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C4Q

Queens

C4Q creates pathways out of poverty. We believe that people from every community and background—across ethnicity, gender, and socio-economic background—should have the opportunity to learn to code, gain jobs in tech, and create companies of the future. We teach adults who are living in poverty and who do not have college degrees to code, help them gain software engineering jobs in tech, and support them in launching their careers and becoming entrepreneurs.

Our students represent the potential of our community and come from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. We are preparing software developers for tomorrow’s technology careers. Software is vital to industries as varied as Digital Manufacturing to Wearable Fashion. C4Q Labs aims to ensure inclusivity in these emergent sectors by providing access to relevant experts, education, and equipment. We are equipping our fellows and alumni with the skills and relationships they will need for the tech jobs of the future.

Space

Equipment

  • 3D Printing

    Ultimaker 3

  • Electronics Tools

    Arduino
    Raspberry Pi

A/D/O

Brooklyn

A/D/O is a creative space in Greenpoint, Brooklyn dedicated to exploring new boundaries in design. At its heart is the Design Academy, which offers a range of programming to professional designers, intended to provoke and invigorate their creative practice. A/D/O is located in a 23,000 square foot former warehouse in Greenpoint, Brooklyn’s Industrial Business Zone. It has been converted into a space for creative exchange, with both public workspaces and desks for rent. It offers free hotdesking plus an application-based coworking area with desks for 24 members (including unlimited access to the workshop). Founded in 2017.

Space

Through Futureworks Shops, A/D/O is offering four months of subsidized Workshop space for a hardware startup. The Futureworks x A/D/O Sponsored Workspace membership runs from Oct 1 through January 31. Applications are now closed.

Equipment

  • 3D Printing

    Lulzbot Taz6 3D Printer

  • Audio / Video

    Seamless Table Top
    Lighting Kit
    Photography & Video Lighting Kit

  • Copying & Printing

    RISO Duplicator
    8-Color Large-Format Printer

  • Cutting

    Roland GR640-60_ Vinyl Cutter
    Sawtrax Panel Saw
    Hot Wire Foam Cutter
    Axis CNC Router
    10_ Contractor Table Saw
    Compound Miter Saw
    Drill Press

  • Hand Tools

    Dremel
    Clamps
    Hand Tools

  • Laser Cutting / Engraving

    Trotec Speedy300 Laser

  • Textiles

    Wax-cutting Studio
    Desktop Digital Loom
    Sewing Machine

BF+DA

Brooklyn

The Pratt Institute’s Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator is redefining the apparel industry to benefit the environment and society. BF+DA provides workspace, manufacturing services, mentorship and programs designed to build financial success alongside ethical production. It offers open-plan studio space with 24/7 access as well as hotdesking opportunities. Manufacturing services are open to the public and free public tours are offered every other Thursday. The BF+DA is a community initiative of Pratt Institute, and over the past three years, it has supported over 40 emerging ventures and collaborated with close to 200 organizations. Founded in 2013.

Space

BF+DA is offering two 100-square-foot studio spaces to wearable tech companies for six months. The studio space opportunity runs from Nov 1 through April 30. Applications are now closed.

Equipment

  • 3D Printing

    ProJet 660 Ð SLS 3D Printer
    Stratasys uPrint SE Plus Ð SLA 3D Printer

  • Copying & Printing

    SMTmax SL-70/8 Air Compressor

  • Laser Cutting / Engraving

    Full Spectrum Laser Cutter H-Series 5th Gen
    Universal Laser VLS 6.60

  • Textiles

    Alvanon Dressforms (various sizes)
    Highlead YXP-18 Skiving Machine Mod
    Hoffman SBT48X60 Steam Table
    Industrial Air CP1580325 Air Compressor
    Jiffy J-Series Stand Up Steamers
    Juki MO-6700S Serger
    Juki DDL-5550N Straight Stitch Sewing Machine
    Juki LBH-783 Buttonhole Machine
    Juki LK-1900B Computerized Bar-tacking Machine
    Juki LU-1508N Heavy Duty Walking Foot Machine
    Juki Vias Sewing Machine Blind Stitch
    Juki Vias Sewing Machine Overlock
    Marusan CM-2HT (240V) Portable Yarn Winder
    Meon 6gg, 8gg,10gg, 12gg Linking Machines
    Metro Laundry UniMac 18lb Washing Machine
    Metro Laundry UniMac 25lb Drying Machine
    Shima Seiki SDS-ONE APEX 3 Design System Station
    Shima Seiki MACH 2X¥ 15L Whole Garment Machine
    Shima Seiki Mini with Yarn Unwinding Attachment
    Shima Seiki SSR 112 SV ¥ 7G Flatbed Fully Fashioned Knitting Machine
    Shima Seiki SVR Intarsia

Bronx Innovation Factory

The Bronx

MIT CoLab, CommonWise Education and a half-dozen local partners are teaming up to build the Bronx’s first makerspace. Bronx Innovation Factory is a pilot that will provide the borough with free access to digital fabrication facilities, startup and product-design workshops and workforce training. This pilot will inform the development of a larger freestanding facility. Bronx Innovation Factory’s mission is to increase wealth and ownership among Bronx residents. Founded in 2017.

Space

Bronx Innovation Factory is offering $4,000 for a Bronx entrepreneur to use towards prototyping and production credits at any Futureworks Shops location. Applications are not yet open.

Equipment

  • 3D Printing

    3D Printer

  • Cutting

    Vinyl Cutter

  • Electronics Tools

    CNC Desktop Mini-Mill

  • General Shop Equipment

    High-temperature Furnace

  • Hand Tools

    Basic Hand Tools

  • Laser Cutting / Engraving

    Laser Cutter

  • Metalworking

    CNC Milling Machine

Collab

Manhattan

Collab gives innovators and creative entrepreneurs access to prototyping and digital fabrication equipment in the heart of Manhattan as well as the mentoring and space to build their ideas. Collab offers 24/7 open-access space, permanent desks for entrepreneurs and private studios for companies. Members can reserve space for events, classes and seminars. Collab has been able to generate millions in revenue for itself and its members by creating products and installations for its corporate clients such as Hearst, L’Oreal, Intel and the UN. The collective has helped launch more than ten companies with a combined valuation of $200 million+, creating more than 250 new jobs. Founded in 2009.

Space

Futureworks and Collab are teaming up for three months of free studio space and woodshop access. This opportunity is exclusively available to women-led startups.

Equipment

  • 3D Printing

    Formlabs Form 3D Printer

  • Audio / Video

    Green Screens
    Lavalier Microphone

  • Copying & Printing

    HP DesignJet 25500
    HP Large Format Printer
    HP High-speed Color Printer
    HP Ink Jet Printer
    Binding Equipment
    Letterpress

  • Cutting

    Festool Circular Saw TS 75 EQ
    Festool Handsaw
    Festool KS120 EB Miter Saw, KAPEX
    Festool Jigsaw CARVEX PSB 420 EBQ
    Festool Cutting Tables
    Laguna 14BX Bandsaw
    Summa D120 Vinyl Cutter
    Paper Cutters
    Festool Phillips Impact 2-25mm SX, Tl
    Festool Cordless Drill T15 Li 4.2 Set

  • Electronics Tools

    Soldering Iron

  • General Shop Equipment

    Festool Calipers
    Heat Press

  • Hand Tools

    Festool Full Plier/Cutter Set
    Festool Full Socket Set
    Festool Channel Grip Pliers
    Festool Claw Hammer
    Festool Full Allen Wrench Set (Standard and Metric)
    Festool Full Screwdriver Set
    Festool 12-inch Vise-Grip Sliding Clamps
    Festool 48-inch Bar Clamps
    Festool Locking Vise-Grip C-clamp
    General Crafting Tools

  • Laser Cutting / Engraving

    EPILOG 60W Helix Laser

  • Metalworking

    Festool Tin Snips

  • Textiles

    HP Digital Fabric Printer
    Juki Industrial Overlock w/ Table
    Juki Industrial Sewing Machine w/ Table
    Mannequins

  • Woodworking

    Festool Domino Joiner DF 700 Set
    Festool Chisel Set
    Festool 8mm Domino Cutter, Joiner
    Festool Planer HL 850 E
    Festool Router OF 1400 EQ
    Festool 6_ Dual Mode Sander RO 150 FEQ
    Festool CT26/36 Boom Arm Set, Dust Extractor
    Festool Dust Extractor CT 36 HEPA
    Festool Block Plane
    Festool MFT/3 Multifunction Woodworking Table
    Laguna DB 12/6 Combination Disc and Belt Sander

Craftsman Ave

Brooklyn

Craftsman Ave opened up their 1500 sq-ft space to help New Yorkers bring their ideas to life. Daily open passes for $40, monthly open-access passes for $200, event space and rooftop access. Since then, they’ve had more than a thousand students come through for workshops in everything from product design, jewelry making, woodworking and prototyping. Craftsman Ave partners with instructors at Pratt and Parsons, and six of them were awarded Best Instructors by CourseHorse in 2016. Craftsman brings creatives together in an inspirational, fun environment and provides consulting support in industrial design and brand identity. Founded in 2015.

Space

Craftsman Ave offers free branding and product-development sessions every Monday until the end of February. Sign up for a slot here.

Equipment

  • Cutting

    Vinyl Cutter
    Band Saw
    Chop Saw
    Jig Saw
    Table Saw

  • Drilling

    Drill Press
    Drills

  • General Shop Equipment

    Air Compressor

  • Hand Tools

    Hand Tools


  • Jewelry Making

    Flex Shaft
    Oxy Torch

  • Metalworking

    Grinding and Buffing Wheel
    Angle Grinders

  • Textiles

    Various Leatherworking Handtools

  • Welding

    MIG 150 Welder
    MIG 175 Welder

  • Woodworking

    Belt Sander
    Sandblaster
    Planar
    Router


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