Robots, 3D Printers, Hyperloop Pod: New MakerSpace Opens at NYU Tandon
Will boost Brooklyn's 'innovation economy'
- Mary Frost for Brooklyn Daily Eagle September 20th, 2016
- Source: http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2016/9/20/robots-3d-printers-hyperloop-pod-new-makerspace-opens-nyu-tandon
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.