Upcoming Virtual MakerSpace Workshops!

The MakerSpace is excited to announce the upcoming workshops that are open to all NYU students, staff, and faculty! Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all workshops will be held virtually this semester. We hope to see you at one of the following workshops and that you have all been staying safe!

Our first virtual workshop, EG Series: Intro to Circuitry, will take place on September 15th from 12:30 – 2:00 PM. This workshop will focus on introductory concepts of circuitry such as circuit components, translating circuit diagrams into breadboard circuits, and learning how to build your very own blinker circuit! The materials involved in this virtual workshop include: jumper cables, LEDs, breadboards, resistors, transistors, capacitors, a personal computer, and a TinkerCAD account. To register for this workshop, please visit our Eventbrite page, which can be found here.

Do you want to learn more about recycling, what NYC is doing to help, and Sims operations? Join us on the next virtual workshop, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Tour, on September 15th from 4:00 – 5:00 PM. This workshop is a virtual field trip featuring photos, videos, and graphics detailing recycling in NYC and operations at Sims! Here you will be guided by a Sims recycling expert as you discover the expansive system of equipment which sorts hundreds of tons of metal, glass, and plastic each day, explore the 8,000 square foot Recycling Education Center with virtual displays and informational videos, and see sustainability in action with the city’s only commercial-scale wind turbine, native plants, storm water management, and marine habitats. This virtual tour will also include the opportunity for a Q&A session. This tour is part of the 2020 Design Week organized by the Design Lab at the NYU MakerSpace. Learn more about Sims and register for the virtual field trip here!

Interested in fashion designs and wearables? Do you want to learn more about basic design principles? You’re in luck! This workshop, Hand Sewing and Embroidery, will take place on September 16th from 6:30 to 7:30 PM. Here, you will learn the basics of hand-sewing and embroidery in order to innovate and add your own touch of creativity to your clothes! We will go over basic stitches, borders, and patterns that you can incorporate into your own wardrobe or pattern pieces if you’re constructing a garment. Attendees will design multi-perspective and creative products using basic sewing construction and portray their creations in a professionally appealing way. To register for this workshop, please visit our event page, which can be found here.

The last workshop of this week, Intro to Arduino, will be on September 18th from 2:00 – 3:30 PM. This workshop will focus on the fundamental concepts of an Arduino board and navigating the Arduino interface. We will cover the basics of Arduino including: the different ways to use an Arduino Uno Board, how to program the board in the Arduino IDE, how to wire a breadboard, basic syntax, coding, and common functions. Participants will also work on a project and make a circuit that simulates a blinking LED.  To attend this virtual workshop, please register for the event by visiting our Eventbrite page, which can be found here.

More workshops will be posted soon so be sure to look out for those and check out the calendar for a list of upcoming events for September. We look forward to seeing you at our workshops this week!