Born To Design - SOLIDWORKS Podcast

Born To Design - SOLIDWORKS Podcast

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Born to Design takes you inside the most fascinat…


Communication is the Key to Better Design
Nov 17 • 17 min
Eric Spurgeon is an inventor and entrepreneur who owns his own business. Perhaps above all he is a problem solver with some interesting ideas on best practices for solving a design problem, and how to solve a design problem quicker, which I believe you…
How an 18 yr Old Ushering in the Next Generation of Creators
Oct 20 • 23 min
We often hear that high-tech companies are always worried about having enough engineers and that not enough young people today are interested in pursuing careers in technology. Not to worry, as there is one person working very hard to teach our next…
Designing outside the box turns into HUGE wins [BattleBots]
Sep 16 • 35 min
Jonathan Schultz is an entrepreneur and the Team leader for the BattleBots team HUGE. Jonathan made a name for himself in 2018 when he created a revolutionary new fighting robot. Listen in to hear his advice for any designer who wants to step away from…
The Most Important Part of a Start-Up with Josh Aviv - Ep18
Aug 18 • 14 min
What’s the most important part of a start-up? Meet Josh Aviv, the CEO of SparkCharge. Josh took his idea, which he started in college, and turned it into a quickly growing business. Josh has some great advice for any young entrepreneur, and it might…
Educating Engineers Outside of the Classroom Ep 17
Jul 22 • 26 min
Interview with Marie Planchard, which is a familiar name in our industry, as Marie spearheads the Education programs here at SOLIDWORKS, however, you may not know how involved she is in this growing community. Let’s listen in to Marie’s story to learn…
Engineering Tips from the YouTube Engineer - Ep 16
Jun 23 • 19 min
Interview with Jeremy Fielding, who turned his interest for engineering into the creation of a successful YouTube Channel, which evolved into actual engineering jobs. He has a passion for teaching technology to his large YouTube channel audience as well…
One Man’s Journey: from the NFL to Space with Leland Melvin of NASA - Ep15
Jun 2 • 12 min
Interview with Leland Melvin at SOLIDWORKS World 2019. Leland shares his incredible story from playing football in the NFL, to becoming a NASA astronaut and experiencing space travel. It’s an amazing journey, and Leland shares where his success came from.
The Evolution of a Good Idea: from Concept to Company - Ep14
May 12 • 19 min
Braden Reiber is an inventor who stumbled upon an idea, which in turn turned into a better idea that then eventually evolved into a business: RemUV, a company that develops small devices that can clean water using the power of the sun. Braden shares his…
How One Teacher is Changing mindsets, One Student at a Time, with STEM - Ep13
Apr 21 • 20 min
Cesar Gutierrez is a teacher who is literally changing the futures of his students lives every day. Cesar is changing the mindset in his community by showing underprivileged students a future they could not have imagined is possible. It’s almost…
From Fighting Robots to Helpful Robots with Marc DeVidtz - Ep12
Mar 31 • 19 min
Show notes and Transcription: http://bit.ly/2U9a6yG Marc DeVidts is the Co-Founder and CTO of Double Robotics, who turned his passion for building robots into a career. Marc, as a teenager, loved designing and building fighting robots, and eventually…
Inspiring our Future Problem Solvers with Dean Kamen - Ep11
Mar 7 • 22 min
We sat down with Dean Kamen, the inventor of the Segway, the AutoSyringe and founder of FIRST Robotics, and get his thoughts on what it takes to inspire today’s youth. Currently, Dean is actively involved with his global initiative FIRST Inspires, which…
Mentoring our future Entrepreneurs - Ep10
Feb 18 • 31 min
Interview with Shelly Gruenig (the mentor) and Derek Sanchez (the student, now mentor). Shelly started teaching her children robotics at home to prepare them for their future, but ended up mentoring thousands of students (like Derek) on not just robotics,…
How the User Forum Changed the Course of SOLIDWORKS Software - Ep9
Jan 27 • 19 min
I am talking to Rick Becker and Dennis Dohogne who started a movement on the SOLIDWORKS Forum that changed SOLIDWORKS applications. The Movement was simply called: One and Two, which came from the top two enhancement requests from users on the SolidWorks…
A vision for creating better Prosthetics with Easton LaChappelle - Ep8
Jan 6 • 29 min
Interview with Easton LaChappelle, who as a young man had a vision of designing state-of-the-art prosthetic arms for children, which he started designing in his bedroom with a basic 3D printer as a teenager. You would not believe where this idea has taken…
The Hardest Part Of Design with Grant Delgatty of URB-E - Ep7
Dec 2, 2018 • 21 min
Interview with Grant Delgatty who is the inventor of the URB-E, an educator, and designer. Grant has a very interesting background and some great advice for designers and entrepreneurs for any point in their career.
Filling Americas Skills Gap with Veterans - Ep6
Nov 11, 2018 • 28 min
We are speaking with US Navy Veteran Hernán (Air-non) Luis y Prado. After returning home Hernan realized that many of his fellow veterans were not getting proper opportunities in the workforce. Given the skills gap in American manufacturing, Hernan saw a…
Designing Monster Truck Magic - Ep5
Oct 28, 2018 • 20 min
I have an inspiring story that combines design, innovation, a few SolidWorks employees, a monster truck rally, and one incredible young boy named Jonah. They all teamed up with an incredible organization called Magic Wheelchair. I’ll be speaking with…
Kicking Bot and Taking Names with BattleBots Champion Paul Ventimiglia - Ep4
Oct 6, 2018 • 26 min
I will be speaking with Paul Ventimiglia, who is the BattleBot team leader for team Bite Force. Paul has been building robots since he was 14, and is now a 3 time BattleBots champion. He also works building robots in the high tech industry. Paul will be…
Designing In Crisis with Dara Dotz - Ep3
Sep 8, 2018 • 20 min
SOLIDWORKS Born to Design podcast, a Podcast of inspiring stories about those who create, build, invent and engineer new ideas into actual new products. I will be talking to Dara Dotz at SOLIDWORKS World 2018, who is an industrial designer and co-founder…
Just Say Yes To STEM with Betty Baker - Ep2
Aug 17, 2018 • 15 min
SOLIDWORKS Born to Design Podcast, a Podcast of inspiring stories about those who create, build, invent and engineer new ideas into actual new products. Interview with Betty Baker at SOLIDWORKS World, who has a very inspirational story about her journey…
No Excuses To Get Outdoors with Christian Bagg - Ep1
Jul 27, 2018 • 21 min
SOLIDWORKS Born to Design podcast, a Podcast of inspiring stories about those who create, build, invent and engineer new ideas into actual new products. Interview with Christian Bagg, of Icon Wheelchairs, who is an outdoorsman, who had an injury that left…