Custom RGB Graphics Card Backplate

This blog post was written by MakerSpace GA Marty Pollard Many graphics cards, including my own, have exposed PCBs that are not aesthetically appealing inside of a custom-built PC. In order to elevate the look of my PC, I wanted to create a backplate for my graphics card that also uses RGB LEDs to match the theme of my other components. There are several companies that sell custom backplates for this purpose, but they can…

Zebras on Iridescent and Clear Acrylic!

This blog post was written by MakerSpace TA Michelle Tabansi Michelle Tabansi is a multimedia artist majoring in IDM. When she is not doing school work, she usually spends her time creating digital illustrations and working on motion graphics projects. For this MakerSpace TA project, clear and iridescent acrylic were engraved with an image of zebras using the Epilog Fusion Laser Cutter and Adobe Illustrator.  I was inspired to turn my digital artwork into a…

CNC Routing a Gingerbread House!

This blog post was written by MakerSpace TA Ariane Schoenwiesner Ariane Schoenwiesner is a senior in Computer Engineering, MakerSpace TA for three years, lover of CNC and all types of Computer Aided Manufacturing (and cookies) **This should not be attempted by non-employees—but feel free to reach out about other possible materials! ** For this MakerSpace TA holiday project, pieces of gingerbread were routed on the ShopBot Desktop, using Fusion360 to design the final product and…

How to Transform the Written Word!

This post was written by Leigh Fisher, the winner of the October MakerSpace Mini Grant. Design Process I’ve been grappling with the intersection of art and poetry for as long as I’ve been a writer. Even now, as a student studying Integrated Digital Media at the Tandon School of Engineering, I’m fascinated by how stories can be brought to life when combined with digital art. I’m still a writer at heart and a devout book…
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Sustainability @ NYU: Longboards

Project and blog post by Isabela “Isay” Acenas At 4PM, the mechanics shop my parents work in closes, but at 4:01PM, I’m setting up for class in the back corner of the warehouse. Saws, screwdrivers, and safety glasses are on each worktable. Although remote learning has been difficult to manage across a 3-hour time difference, it has also allowed me to spend time in the warehouse I grew up in and dive deeper into woodworking…
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