This week I wanted to take a few minutes and talk a little about who I am. I received a few emails with people asking about my experience with different things both in the CNC world and in the RC hobby world. I’ve been involved in radio control models for over 25 years and was the business development director for RCUniverse.com since they had a mere 5000 members. We grew it to over 500,000 before selling it to Internet Brands. I then went on to become the Executive Editor for Fly RC Magazine, RC Heli Pilot Magazine and I started Multirotor Pilot Magazine (Now called Drones). I am a partner in a premiere aerial production business called Aerial Drone Worx and I co-host a podcast on drones called The Multirotor Podcast (www.multirotorpodcast.com).
My professional expertise is in Business Development, Sales and Marketing. I have been heavily into CNC and 3D printing as part of my job and business for the last 4 years.
I left the magazine business and started Stepcraft, Inc. servicing the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
Today, I started this podcast to share all of the things I have learned along the way with regards to CNC, 3D Printing, Design, Business and more.
This is a 3D printed quadcopter that I made with a Stepcraft 3D printer. It was made from PLA and is assembled by snapping together – no hardware required.
The 3D printed quadcopter in flight
The Woodrone in flight.
This week I also talked about Kickstarter, specifically the Kickstarter Campaign that Stepcraft ran back in April 2015. You can see the campaign here: www.stepcraft2.com. The campaign was very successful, raising over $500,000. With that came some challenges which we overcame to help build a strong business centered around service and support. Kickstarter is a great place to find some very cool and innovative ideas and products. Don’t be afraid to support a Kickstarter campaign.
Lastly, I talked about the Dremel (specifically the model 4000) as a spindle for a CNC machine; its capabilities and limitations.