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…

How to make an LED Light Board!

This post was written by Edward Quito, the winner of the November MakerSpace Mini Grant. Design process This project was a gift to my sister, who asked me to create LEDs for her room. Rather than have simple LED lights strung around her bedroom, I thought of concentrating them into a unique design instead. I also wanted to incorporate her artwork into the design, which ended up being the corner flowers. As for the placement…

Mini Grant Winner: Up-cycling Damaged Laptops

This blog post has been prepared by Somto Ejinkonye, winner of the MakerSpace Mini Grant for the month of October, 2019.Somto is a junior studying at Tandon. Before: Approach: After: Process: ​The project was inspired by the need to reduce electronic waste in our environment by upcycling old or broken electronics. The motherboard was going to be discarded by a local business, so they agreed to give it away instead. Upon closer inspection, the motherboard seemed to be…

Mini Grant Winner : Portable Secondary Monitor

This blog post has been created by Chuwei Guo, the MakerSpace Mini Grant winner for the month of March, 2019.Chuwei is a Computer Engineering student. The main idea of this project is to provide a secondary monitor to display helpful information to increase productivity. Recently there are several attempts to create such portable display on crowd funding website, and several of them made it to retailers such as amazon. However, products such as the Vinpok…

Mini Grant Winner: Tactile Tiles

This blog post has been prepared by Nancy Chiu, winner of the MakerSpace Mini grant for the month of April, 2019.Nancy is a first year graduate student pursuing IDM. As a part of Design for America NYU chapter, our team was task to improve navigation experiences for the visually impaired people in New York City. We kicked off the project with background research, empathy exercise, interviews with experts in the field, and interviews with visually…
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