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Maker Technology at CUNY’s Docs Education Makerspaces in NYC

This is a list of Makerspaces around the city, with some general information for each one. 

[CUNY]

Baruch College – MakerHub

Borough of Manhattan Community College (building in-process)

  • Website:
  • Contact person: Jody Culkin, Professor of Media Arts & Technology, jculkin@bmcc.cuny.edu & Anna Pinkas, Assistant Professor of Media Arts & Technology, apinkas@bmcc.cuny.edu
  • Departmental or college-wide:
  • Equipment:
  • Maintenance:

Bronx Community College (to open in Spring 2017)

  • Website:
  • Contact person: Albert Robinson, Center for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT), Albert.Robinson@bcc.cuny.edu
  • Usage: College-wide. Managed by CTLT.
  • Equipment: 3D printers (2 x 5-gen + 3x 3-gen Replicators, 3 x cube), 3D scanners (1 handheld cube, 1 iPad scanner, 1 Makerbot scanner).
  • Maintenance: Part-time staff (19hrs/week @ $15/hr)

City Tech

  • Website:
  • Contact person: Usage
  • Equipment:
  • Maintenance:

The Graduate Center, CUNY – GC Maker Space

  • Website: https://gcdi.commons.gc.cuny.edu/gc-maker-space/
  • Contact person: Mary Catherine Kinniburgh, GC Digital Fellow and PhD candidate in English <mckinniburgh@gmail.com>
  • Usage: Small-scale making and prototyping with a focus on pedagogical and critical applications. Hosts regular drop-in Monday Maker Hours, programs workshops on equipment with GC Digital Initiatives.
  • Equipment: holdings in physical computing, sound production, and 3D printing. Includes multiple teaching kits of Arduino Uno, Raspberry Pi, physical computing items (sensors, servos, toolkits), MakerBot Replicator 2 (currently undergoing repairs), portable digital recording and mixing equipment.
  • Maintenance: Mary Catherine Kinniburgh maintains part time in collaboration with Hannah Aizenman and the GC Digital Fellows

LaGuardia Community College – NYDesigns & Library

  • Website: http://nydesigns.org/
  • Contact person:
  • Usage: Entrepreneurs and small business
  • Equipment:
  • Maintenance:
  • Website:
  • Contact person: Ann Matsuuchi, Instructional Technology Librarian, amatsuuchi@lagcc.cuny.edu
  • Usage:
  • College-wide; for designated student group projects with faculty guidance.

  • Equipment:
  • (3) MakerBot Replicator 2, Replicator+, LulzBot TAZ 6

  • Maintenance:
  • 1 p/t CLT

Queens College – Klapper Digital Imaging Lab

Queensborough College – Advanced Manufacturing Laboratory

  • Website:
  • Contact person: Stuart Asser, Professor and Chairman of Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology, SAsser@qcc.cuny.edu
  • Usage: Engineering Technology department only
  • Equipment: Wide array of high end 3D printers, scanners and laser cutters. 20 Makerbots (for full list, see: http://www.mdlawrence.net/lab_assets)
  • Maintenance: 2 dedicated technicians + Engineering Technology dpt faculty

York College – Makerspace (soon to be The Digital Convergence Center)

  • Website:
  • Contact person: Daniel Phelps, Associate Professor of Communications Technology, DPhelps@york.cuny.edu
  • Usage: Communications Technology courses + Robotics team
  • Equipment: Makerbots (to be updated with Ultimakers), CNC, 2x large laser cutters + fume extractors, dust suppression equipment, large plasma cutter, large CNC,Desktop CNC, Wire bender, Fanuc robotic trainer, Vacuum forming table, 2x 3D scanners, 20 laptops, scanning + digital archiving equipment,
  • Maintenance:1 part time non teaching adjunct. 20 hours/week (paid by tech fee)

[NON-CUNY]

NYU / ITP

  • Website: http://tisch.nyu.edu/itp
  • Contact person: Ben Light (Post-doctoral fellow and adjunct assistant professor)  bl1236@nyu.edu .
  • Usage: ITP students and faculty only
  • Equipment: Laser cutters, CNC Router, Other Mill CNC, soft lab (sewing and embroidery machines), hard lab (surface mount equipment), wood shop, physical computing lab, equipment room https://tisch.nyu.edu/itp/itpvirtualtour/itp-facilities#slide0
  • Maintenance: 4 full time staff responsible for shop, equipment room and floor activities. Part-time students staff physical computing lab and equipment room

Parsons School of Design – Making Center

  • Website: https://www.newschool.edu/parsons/making-center/
  • Contact person: Will McHale, Making Center Director,
    Will.mchale@newschool.edu
  • Usage: entire school. Goal = peer-to-peer networking accross departments.
  • Equipment:For full list, see http://resources.parsons.edu/
  • Maintenance: 120 staff/student techs, including 6 managers, 16 full-time/7 part-time technicians

NYU Integrated Digital Media Program Tandon School of Engineering

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