Talk for California Manufacturing Centers of Excellence

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I talked about some of what I've been doing with manufacturing automation, where I see our education system needing to go in order to compete in the future, and about some of the tools coming out for teaching / sharing work in the field.

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Talk for California Manufacturing Centers of Excellence

  1. 1. SolveHard(ware)ProblemsNick Pinkston@nickpinkstonThursday, May 9, 2013
  2. 2. Nick’s ProjectsThursday, May 9, 2013
  3. 3. Thursday, May 9, 2013
  4. 4. Thursday, May 9, 2013
  5. 5. 17 Meetups+5000 MembersThursday, May 9, 2013
  6. 6. Thursday, May 9, 2013
  7. 7. DFM Plug-ins Full-auto FactoryThursday, May 9, 2013
  8. 8. Why Hardware Startups?• Real Problems: Food, water, shelter,medicine... We can’t solve these byjust adding software - new machinesand devices need to be made.• Big Companies aren’t moving fastenough - we need startups to solve thesehardware problems faster and more widely.Thursday, May 9, 2013
  9. 9. The Most Important Skill:Teaching yourself!The future is fast moving and uncertain:Quick learning is the only way to compete.Thursday, May 9, 2013
  10. 10. Learning ResourcesThursday, May 9, 2013
  11. 11. Makers + ManufacturersWe need to teach each other.Thursday, May 9, 2013
  12. 12. AutomationRestoration Robotics:Automated Hair TransplantsWell-Paid Specialists Beware!Thursday, May 9, 2013
  13. 13. EngineeringSuperpowersThursday, May 9, 2013
  14. 14. Robot WranglingBaxter RobotMasterThursday, May 9, 2013
  15. 15. MechE ToolsThursday, May 9, 2013
  16. 16. EE ToolsThursday, May 9, 2013

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