Robots, 3D Printers, Hyperloop Pod: New MakerSpace Opens at NYU Tandon

Will boost Brooklyn's 'innovation economy'

Computer engineering student Matt Cocca plugged a cable into a tabletop pneumatic piston.

“This is a braking system for the Hyperloop pod,” he told this reporter.

Cocca and his fellow engineering students are competing to design and build the best Hyperloop (a super-fast ground transport system) pod in a contest sponsored by Elon Musk and SpaceX, he explained.

In another corner, John Knox, a computer science student with a love of robotics, was working on a prototype of a 3D appendage that will attach to a harness on his back and perform useful functions.

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