- After 4 years of bumming around after high school working in the trades (tile setting, carpentry, welding, etc.) I got a degree in Biological Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech and went to work for Siemens as a design engineer.
- I have experience in mechanical design, NDE (with a focus in IR and computed tomography), metrology, and am currently working as a R&D Materials Engineer on technology for casting blades for utility scale gas turbines.
- For fun I like making things out of trash, spending time in the great outdoors with the family, and playing D&D.
- If I had more free time I would like to learn Python.
March 27th, 2017 | 1 hr 4 mins
3d printing, arduino, bevels, bones, casting, dice, eeg, icosahedrons, leds, mind control, pin nailers, relays, rng, salvage, scrollsaws, solenoids
We welcome materials engineer Ian Doran as our first guest! Taylor shares knucklebones as an ancient method of random number generation and combines the old-school with the new-school. Ian brings the icosahedral heat! Rob thinks about rolling dice and... the dice roll. We also discuss steam turbines, lost wax casting, teenager as scientist, driveway as science laboratory and bevel math! You heard that right! Bevel math!