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.
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.by