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…

Spring 2021 Prototyping Fund Cohort

The Design Lab @ NYU Tandon MakerSpace and NYU Entrepreneurial Institute are pleased to announce the Spring 2021 Prototyping Fund cohort! The Prototyping Fund provides students with the necessary support and resources to bring their ideas to life and advance to the next stage of product development. This semester, 6 teams were awarded grants from across the University; students from Tisch, Gallatin, Tandon, GSAS, Wagner, and Steinhardt will participate in the program. To learn more…

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…

Prototyping Fund 2020: A Virtual Showcase with Very Real Prototypes!

Since establishing the Prototyping Fund in the Spring of 2013, we have held two showcases per year, largely in person. The Spring and Fall of 2020 presented the first two opportunities to host the event in a virtual setting.  In both cases, we were impressed by the teams’ resilience and ability to keep working on their prototypes (asking questions, building to testing, collecting feedback and iterating) despite the complex context of an unusual semester. The…
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