Interviews

Standing desks and Ninjas, what do they have in common?

What do Ninja’s and desks have in common? If you’re Dan McDonley…it’s the inspiration for an easy way to work and stay in shape. You see, when he was younger he got into Martial Arts. Really into Martial Arts and this left him with a few injuries and a bad back. He found that sitting […]

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Customer experience will make or break your company

Are you creating an emotional experience for your customer? You should be. Customer experience is becoming crucial to building a successful business. Here’s the thing, complex ideas that are hard to describe NEVER create emotional experiences for your customer. EVER. Can you describe your idea in 30 seconds? How about in 2 words? Gabe Smedresman […]

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Prototyping your product using a community makerspace

Would you use a community makerspace when prototyping your product if you had a factory at your disposal? Bret Jacoby of eSystems Technology did just that when building his Grill Tender BBQ. But this is no ordinary grill, it’s a computer controlled charcoal grill that turns any user into a grill master. Learn why Bret […]

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Find out how digital fabrication is changing architecture

Have you ever tried to build a house with a ShopBot? Jim Stevens at the Lawerence Technological University has been figuring out cool things to do using digital fabrication tools and the results are eye opening. Find out why digital fabrication when coupled with knowledge and resources…can lead to revolutionary progress. Using a ShopBot and […]

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Two lessons from a genius entrepreneur

How could an awesome idea like “Campfire Cologne” not be successful? It’s like bacon soap…just too cool not to buy. But sadly, the idea did not succeed. Listen to this interview to find out why, don’t let campfire cologne die in vain. Sacha De’Angeli has created some amazing products and ideas. In this interview he […]

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Building Battle Bots and Rockets in New Jersey

Have you ever wanted to build your own battle robot or electronics but don’t have the tools? If so, you want to check out this interview with Rick Anderson one of the founders of FUBAR labs in New Jersey. New Jersey’s FIRST hackerspace. Rick’s main project right now is Fubarino…a ChipKit compatible┬ápic32 board he’s going […]

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Focus on the right type of customer

Is your business serving the right customer? Ever wondered what you can do with a laser cutter? I interview Jason Cross of FabLabATX and The Peculiar Form about how he built a laser cutting service out of his garage. A few of things we discuss: Why focusing on the right customer is crucial to building […]

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Stop putting off your idea and just get started

There is no way to perfect your idea without actually launching it. Laura Bruland of Yes & Yes Designs learned this lesson when she started making laser cut jewelry at her local TechShop in San Francisco. She had seen laser cut jewelry before and wanted to create her own when she found out about TechShop. […]

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How to turn your passion into a hardware business

Following your passion can be a great way to build a sustainable business. But how do you get started? I interview Brian Burling of eMotimo about how he used an engineering degree and a passion for photography into a unique product loved by professionals and consumers alike. What does eMotimo build? Motion control devices for […]

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How to prototype a niche product on a budget

Prototyping your product used to take months (or years) and cost tens of thousands of dollars. Not anymore. Colour Cartel is perfecting a LED light panel for electric guitars which is loved by musicians (and pretty much anyone who sees it in action). Find out how they’ve rapidly built dozens of prototypes in a fraction […]

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