How to Create Jewelry in the MakerSpace

This post was written by Cat Almuete, a sophomore majoring in Computer Science and minoring in Game Engineering, & winner of the October 2021 MakerSpace Mini Grant. For this project, I decided to prototype with creating jewelry using a variety of machines and non traditional mediums. During this prototyping, I created designs for earrings and necklaces. With this personal project, these pieces are now going to be Christmas gifts for the beautiful women in my…

Meet the Fall 2021 Prototyping Fund Cohort!

The NYU Prototyping Fund is a collaborative program offered by the Design Lab @ NYU Tandon MakerSpace, the Technology Management and Innovation Department, and New York City Future Manufacturing Collective (NYC-FMC), that awards teams of students up to $500 in the first round of funding and up to $2,000 in the second to be used to build hardware or software prototypes, and connects them with the resources, tools, and mentors they need to bring their…

NYU Steel Bridge Results!

NYU Steel Bridge is a VIP Team that works out of the MakerSpace and MakerGarage to design and construct a 20 foot long bridge that can hold 2500lbs and meet several other specifications. The NYU Steel Bridge VIP Team has recently competed in the annual American Institute of Steel Construction Competition. Although this year’s competition was virtual, the team was the only one in the metropolitan region to build a bridge. As a result, they…

Funding Opportunity: James Dyson Award Info Session

The James Dyson Foundation has announced that they will be hosting a James Dyson Award info-session and Q&A on May 5th from 12pm – 1pm EST. Participants will have the opportunity to share their inventions and innovative ideas on how to solve problems.Winners will receive prize money and global media exposure! The prize money includes: $2,600 for the national winner, $6,600 for the international runners-up, $40,000 for the sustainability winner, and $40,000 for the international…

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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