MAKERSHiP Profile: Trevan

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What brought you to the MAKERSHiP Project?

I was a diesel technician for 5 years and now I’m looking to build on the skills I have. My main job was in electrical diagnostics so I’m looking forward to working with circuit boards and alternating current systems. I found out about the MAKERSHiP Project when I read about it on Reddit.com

What classes have you taken?

So far I have taken almost all of the Arduino classes, Autodesk Inventor, Soldering and Electronics, and Concepts of CNC. I’ve been spending a lot of time in TechShop working on my projects.

Jar of Fireflies - in process

What have you made? What do you plan to make?

I’ve made small circuit boards. I’m currently working on a “Jar of Fireflies” project. I’ve programmed a microcontroller to light LEDs in a way that mimics the way fireflies act. This firefly project is for my girlfriend who loves fireflies.

I also have plans for a simple robotic spider. I want to use the 3D printer to create a cheap exoskeleton for a prototype and eventually mill the final version out of metal.

How do you envision using the digital manufacturing skills you have learned through the MAKERSHiP Project in your career?

I would eventually like to work in robotics on building prototypes. I would want to be the one who works with his hands and actually builds the prototype. I’d rather not sit in a chair all day doing the coding. I’m open to working with a startup company or a mature manufacturer because each has its advantages.

Trevan (on the right) was an integral member of the team who designed and installed the exhibit at the Warhol Museum for the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh's Holocaust Remembrance Day event.

Trevan (on the right) was an integral member of the team who designed and installed the exhibit at the Warhol Museum for the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s Holocaust Remembrance Day event.

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