As one of our primary services, the Innovation Labs makes 3D printing, scanning, and design software available to all members of the NYIT community. 3D printers work by taking a design file of a three dimensional item and recreating it, layer by layer, with solid material. The Innovation Labs’ available printers and services are detailed on our 3D Printing Lab page. There are three parts to the process of 3D printing:
The Innovation Labs were recently featured in an article on the NYIT Box blog. As president of NYIT’s Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Nicholas Cariello is happy to show fellow NYIT students what makes technology tick. That’s the reason why, inspired by NYIT’s Innovation Labs, the computer since major held a workshop for his peers to demonstrate the adaptability and potential uses for the Raspberry Pi computer boards. “The idea for a Raspberry Pi workshop came from surveying new and current student members of the ACM using an online Google form to gauge their areas of interest,” Cariello says.
The Innovation Labs were recently featured in an article on the NYIT Box blog. At NYIT’s Innovation Labs (iLabs) in Old Westbury and Manhattan, students from all disciplines can explore technologies and services that foster experimentation and collaboration. Areas of focus include 3-D printing, scanning, and design; virtual and augmented reality; electronics and programming; and multimedia production. Since opening last fall, students from several NYIT schools and colleges have used the iLabs for course-related projects.
The Raspberry Pi is a small, single-board computer capable of many of the computing tasks as the desktop or laptop computer that you are likely most familiar with. What makes the Raspberry Pi special is its extendability and low cost. The board brings enough computing power to run a desktop operating system and programs including web browsers, word processing, spreadsheets, and graphics editing applications. The board features standard connections including: