About

I’m currently working as a Baker Professor of Practice in the Masters of Engineering in Technical Entrepreneurship program at Lehigh University.

Lehigh’s Professional Master’s in Technical Entrepreneurship provides training in the art and practice of creating new companies while bringing revolutionary products and services to market. The one-year, in-residence program draws upon Lehigh’s deep-rooted and powerful ecosystem of programs dedicated to the teaching of business and technology innovation, building upon the success of such endeavors as Lehigh’s Integrated Product Development (IPD) program and the Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity and Innovation.

Prior to teaching at Lehigh, I was Director of Product Development at MAKE. Throughout my years at MAKE, I have written countless posts about DIY science and technology on makezine.com, several articles and featured builds in the print version of MAKE, and have been able to speak at various events across the country. It’s been an amazing journey, with an amazing group of people.

In the past I’ve worked in several different fields including a period of time as a traditional metal-smith, illustrator, and 3D model maker. I have learned that what really makes me happy is the process of making and educating. One of my greatest career accomplishments is the implementation of the ‘Learn to Solder’ program at Maker Faire. We have taught over 10,000 people of all ages and backgrounds a life long skill, and hopefully inspired many to become realize they are makers.

As of lately my main interest is micro-controllers, open source hardware, interactive art, and anything that uses technology in a unique way. However, I also enjoy anything that has great design, regardless of the medium. When I’m not developing a new product in my studio, which is a very rare occurrence, you can be sure I’m either skiing, playing ice hockey, or out sailing with my family.

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