Design Specialists & Technicians

July 29, 2016 | 11:28 am

A significant part of the Jacobs Hall Design Specialists’ role is to train and advise Maker Pass holders. Our Design Specialists and Technicians conduct equipment trainings, lead workshops, fulfill material store orders, and are available to answer questions about design projects and ideas. Their combined knowledge and experience cover an expansive range of subjects. Below, you can learn more about each design specialist and see their schedules. Maker Pass holders may book appointments with design specialists during their office hours. Appointments last up to 30 minutes and are ideal for advising on class projects, group projects, or personal projects. For shorter questions, feel free to approach a design specialist when they are on duty.

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Design Specialist

Gary focuses on electronics and robotics. Contact him regarding Jacobs Hall’s spaces and tools for electronics-based making or to hear about his BattleBots experiences.

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Design Specialist

 Cody is a designer, fabricator, and roboticist whose work centers around surface rationalization and computational solutions for complex facade and enclosure problems. His interests are in computational design and digital fabrication and their roles within the greater discourse of design. Contact him about CNC fabrication, PCB fabrication, robotics, computation, optimization, and general design questions.

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Design Specialist

 Chris brings broad experience in digital fabrication, from 3D modeling to laser-cutting. Contact him about high-end 3D printing or to hear about hacking shopbots to draw.

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Design Specialist; Lecturer

Adam loves CAD/CAM, casting, laser-cut mechanisms, and design research. He also lectures for Jacobs Hall, and between his lecturer appointments post-graduation and his prior work as a GSI, Adam has taught seven courses in Jacobs: Discovering Design, Prototyping and Fabrication, Design Field Notes, Critical Practices, Technology Design Foundations, Designing Emerging Technologies, Critical Making, and Theory and Practice of Tangible User Interfaces. He has also co-founded at least one failed startup! Schedule time with him to talk about your product ideas, fabrication strategies, class projects, and what you definitely should NOT do when trying to get a product off the ground.

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Design Technician

 Nicole is a design technician with a focus on 3D printing. She enjoys woodworking and permaculture.

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Design Specialist Schedule


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