Does your son or daughter need assistance bringing an idea to life? Maybe they have a class project that requires modifying mechanical or electronic components of an existing product. Or, maybe they need help designing and fabricating an advanced class assignment from the ground up that involves some materials research and structural testing. Their project could be as simple as making geometric shapes from popsicle sticks or a more complicated experimental project requiring precision fabrication, CAD computer work, testing and research.
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My Instagram shows some of my skills: www.instagram.com/Leif_Maginnis
I have a workshop in Culver City available for close collaboration with students. I have been working with groups of students on industrial design and architectural projects at the college level for ten years as well as working one on one with students at the junior high and high school level on class projects.
I have a master's degree in industrial design and 20 years of experience in advanced welding, machining, mechanical fabrication, plastics and woodworking. I have advanced knowledge of mold making and casting of plastics and years of experience in the TV/film industry making custom props and electromechanical devices.
I work a lot with electronic components and enjoy creating work that incorporates interactive elements. I also work with Arduino and other microcontrollers. I can help with the design process for 3D printing parts, I use the CAD software Solidworks for design and help with assembly of parts.
I have relationships with outside companies offering services for multi-axis machining, metal forming, laser cutting, water-jetting and other services.
I regularly show my interactive electronic work at the annual Bay Area Maker Faire.
This is what I brought this year: www.instagram.com/p/Bjy2PVwgFj8
$60/ hour - I can provide local references
We can discuss the project on the phone and see if I am able to help with your project.
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