2021 Design Week: Designing Waste Out Recap

The Design Lab at the NYU MakerSpace recently held its Design Week, a week of events focused on a critical aspect of design. For the second year in a row, the team decided to focus on sustainability. Design Week 2021: Designing Waste Out was all about taking action and reducing waste. All of this year’s events were virtual and the week was packed with talks, workshops, and a panel. NYU students working on sustainability focused…

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…
Badges

Introducing MakerSpace Digital Badges!

The MakerSpace is excited to introduce the addition of a digital badging program that will allow you to acquire new skills and display your achievements. These badges will demonstrate new skills and competencies gained from attending a series of our workshops and machine trainings. Each badge earned can be added to your LinkedIn, portfolio, or resumé to show off your understanding of leading softwares and hardware, machines and tools, the design thinking process, and much…

Upcoming J-Term Startup Sprint!

Interested in participating in an NYU Startup Sprint? The J-Term Startup Sprint will be held virtually from January 12-22, 2021. Sprints are two-week programs that teach aspiring NYU entrepreneur teams to transform their ideas and inventions into businesses. Sprints challenge participants to deepen their understanding of their customers and build robust business models. NYU students, faculty & staff are welcome to apply.  Teams in the Sprint will experience: Expert startup coaching Daily skills-building workshops $1,000…

Raising Climate Awareness With A Raspberry Pi!

This post was written by Ariane Schoenweisner, part of the Maker-Clock and Climate Clock team, and senior studying Computer Engineering at Tandon At the beginning of Climate Week NYC on September 19, the Metronome Clock in Union Square was replaced by the Climate Clock, a countdown to the Earth warming by 1.5°C. This represents the timeline given by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change before the effects of climate change become even more…
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