The Edge

A podcast about the designers, engineers, and businesses exploring the frontier of digital fabrication

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Season 2 Episode 8 – Alberto Savoia: Lessons in Prototyping & “Pretotyping”

Season 2 Episode 8 – Alberto Savoia: Lessons in Prototyping & “Pretotyping”

In this last episode of Season 2, we talk all about prototyping and “pretotyping.” Our guest, Alberto Savoia, is a mathematician and engineer, who among many things led the initial development of Google’s Ad Words
Season 2 Episode 7 – Nadya Peek: Making Modular & Accessible Machines

Season 2 Episode 7 – Nadya Peek: Making Modular & Accessible Machines

Nadya Peek is a professor in the department of Human Centered Design & Engineering at the University of Washington, where she runs an interesting lab called Machine Agency. Her work focuses on unconventional digital fabrication tools, small-scale automation, and advanced manufacturing.
Season 2 Episode 6 – Dan Shaprio: Glowforge, Lasercutters & Why We Make

Season 2 Episode 6 – Dan Shaprio: Glowforge, Lasercutters & Why We Make

This week we speak with Dan Shapiro, the co-founder and CEO of Glowforge. You probably recall the 2015 launch of this desktop laser cutter that took the digital fabrication world by storm. What’s most unique about Glowforge, however, isn’t the sleek industrial design, but the diverse community that’s rallied behind this tool.

Season 2 Episode 5 – Mohit Bhoite: Giving Life to Electronics

Season 2 Episode 5 – Mohit Bhoite: Giving Life to Electronics

This week we speak with Mohit Bhoite. By day, Mohit is a senior electrical engineer at the IoT startup Particle, but come nights and weekends, Mohit is a full-time sculptor. In this episode, Mohit shares more about how he assembles his freeform circuit sculptures and what initially inspired him to get started in electrical engineering.
Season 2 Episode 4 – Greg Wolos: Design Thinking

Season 2 Episode 4 – Greg Wolos: Design Thinking

In this episode we sit down with industrial designer and engineer, Greg Wolos, to speak about design thinking. Greg is not only focused on the way consumer goods look, feel and get manufactured, but also the way in which we incorporate consumer electronics in our lives on a more conceptual level.
Season 2 Episode 3 – Will Langford: Machines That Make Machines

Season 2 Episode 3 – Will Langford: Machines That Make Machines

In this episode, we speak with Will Langford, an engineer and researcher at the Center for Bits and Atoms. CBA – a part of MIT — is an interdisciplinary initiative exploring the boundary between computer science and physical science. 
Season 2 Episode 2 – Aaron Panone: Leaving Your Mark

Season 2 Episode 2 – Aaron Panone: Leaving Your Mark

In this episode, Bre and Zach visit with Aaron Panone in his studio in Boston, Massachusetts. Aaron is a self-producing designer and engineer who focuses on making acetate eyewear and custom bicycle components.
Season 2 Episode 1 – Ian Schon: For the Love of Craft

Season 2 Episode 1 – Ian Schon: For the Love of Craft

In this episode, we sit down with watchmaker, Ian Schon. Ian is in love with watches and the craft of horology. He also makes and sells a beautiful collection of pens, but really for him, the drive is much more basic: It’s about making. Full stop.
Season 1 Episode 8 – Bre Pettis: Utopia, Hackerspaces & the Early Days of MakerBot

Season 1 Episode 8 – Bre Pettis: Utopia, Hackerspaces & the Early Days of MakerBot

In this last episode of Season One, Bre Pettis, co-host of The Edge, talks about the early days of MakerBot. As co-founder and former CEO of MakerBot, Bre played a huge role in popularizing 3D printing and making it accessible to students, educators, and makers.
Season 1 Episode 7 – Tiffany Tseng: Designing Tools & Interfaces For Making

Season 1 Episode 7 – Tiffany Tseng: Designing Tools & Interfaces For Making

In this episode, we speak with Tiffany Tseng, a mechanical engineer turned UX/UI designer. As fabrication tools make their way from the factory floor to our desktops, designers like Tiffany have spent a lot of time thinking about how to create powerful yet intuitive and modern interfaces for makers like us to use.
Season 1 Episode 6 – Wazer: What Does "Desktop" Fabrication Actually Mean?

Season 1 Episode 6 – Wazer: What Does "Desktop" Fabrication Actually Mean?

The desktop machine category has expanded to include industrial machinery that’s sometimes hard to imagine actually putting on a desk. One recent addition is Wazer, a desktop waterjet cutter.
Season 1 Episode 5 - Liz Corbin: Expanding Our Materials Library

Season 1 Episode 5 - Liz Corbin: Expanding Our Materials Library

Liz Corbin is a materials designer and researcher. In this episode she talks about biomaterials, and how her organization Materiom is enabling makers and designers to experiment and fabricate with these alternative materials.