Project Of The Week: SILVANA

           This week’s project features SILVANA!: A vertical take-off and landing aircraft. Team members Sam Zhao, Derrick Yuen, Michael Diaz, Michael Barnes, Safwat Hoque, and Carmine Del Priore are prototyping the aircraft for their senior design project. The group has been funded 1500 dollars by the Mechanical Engineering department (Note:This is the typical fund allocated to senior design projects by this department). The project spans the length of two semesters and…

Raspberry Pi Workshop

We finally had a Raspberry Pi workshop, facilitated by our TA, Simon Chen. The workshop began at 4:00PM and ended at 6:00PM on April 20th. All participants were split into 2 groups and were given a PI, an HDMI cable, and a giant display. Simon taught the participants from the basics – How to start the pi and how to install the Raspbian OS. He also showed the differences between an Arduino and the PI. He…

Arduino Workshop 2 and CAM workshop 2

The second Arduino workshop happened on April 13th from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Gui was the facilitator for this workshop and he taught the participants about using ultrasonic sensors and servos with arduino. He also showed them how to use the adafruit bluefruit module. This was a big crowd of over 20 participants. The second CAM workshop was on the following day, April 14th from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM. I showed the participants…

Featured MakerSpace TA: GuiHui (Jacky) Liu

GuiHui Liu is a senior at NYU Tandon studying Mechanical Engineering in the BS/MS program. He is also soon to become (Fall 2017) the Vice President of Tau Beta Pi, the Engineering Honor Society. Gui works in the Mechatronics lab as a Research Assistant. He has worked on several projects such as a smart glove for finger rehabilitation. At the end of the lab he has published a paper at MIT URTC (Undergrad Research Technological…
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