Start Making Early and Be Ready to Shift: Learnings from the Spring 2021 Prototyping Fund Showcase

On May 6 2021, we held our 15th Prototyping Fund Showcase (Our first one was in Spring 2014: Time flies!). It was also our 3rd Remote Showcase. The Prototyping Fund is a collaborative program offered by the Design Lab @ NYU Tandon MakerSpace and the NYU Entrepreneurial Institute that provides teams of students mentorship and funding to build and test prototypes. To adjust to the circumstances, this spring, we had a small cohort and we kept the showcase small and interactive. The…

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…

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…
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