My name’s Matthew Borgatti. I am a maker, designer, and engineer. You may have seen some monsters I’ve built, printed objects I’ve released, or watched videos I’ve made. Chances are there’s one of my passports hanging around at your hackerspace.
I am the lead scientist at Super-Releaser, a robotics company developing technologies to usher soft robots into the real world. We have done product development for Google and engineering for NASA. We have developed medical device prototypes for SOLS and Phoenix Medical. Our focus is making soft robots practical by exploring them through a design for manufacture lens.
I got a BFA in industrial design from RISD in ’07. Between then and now I’ve built a fleet of plotter robots for Bond, developed projects in house for Instructables, built kite powered racers for Makani, designed the CNC curriculum at TechShop, and animated a TV series for NOVA.
Email me: sm.rah@m
- Linkedin for my resumé
- Thingiverse for open source designs
- Flickr for photos
- Instructables for DIY projects
- Twitter for status updates
- Youtube for video experiments
- BoingBoing: Air-powered 3D-printed robot tentacle
- TechCrunch: This Open-Source, Robotic Tentacle Will Haunt Your Dreams
- BoingBoing: Brightly colored Guy Fawkes mask-scarves
- MakeZine: 3D Printed Soft Robot Tentacle
- JWZ: A Friendly and Helpful Tentacle
- PopSci: A 3-D Printed Silicone Robot Tentacle
- Ponoko: An air-powered robotic tentacle using Processing and Arduino
- MakeZine: Make Talk 015 – Matthew Borgatti
- BoingBoing: Laser-cut bento box
- Phoenix New Times: Laser Bento Boxes Are Totally Awesome
- Makezine: Anywhere Organ – An Interview With Matthew Borgatti
- Boingboing: Guy Fawkes OWS Bandanas
- Coilhouse: Coilhouse Presents – Matthew Borgatti’s OWS Bandanna Remix Pack!
- Laughingsquid: Guy Fawkes Bandana for Occupy Protestors
- JWZ: Wherein we make our saving throw against Gypsy Curse
- JWZ: Anonymous Bandana
- Extreme Futurist Fest: Interview
- Extreme Futurist Fest: Art is Wrong
- Coilhouse: The Anywhere Organ – Open-Source Pipe Organ of the Future
- BoingBoing: Raptor Cufflinks
- The Awesome Foundation: The Anywhere Organ
- Steampunk Workshop: Anywhere Organ!
- Motherboard TV: Fairytale Fashion
- GETV: What is Steampunk?
- Super Punch: MST3Shades
- Craftzine: DIY Scratch-Off Cards
- Craftzine: Folded Jellyfish Lamp
- The Daily What: T-Rex Skull Cufflinks
- Makezine: Major Hackers Infiltrate Rhode Island
- Makezine: Digitally Fabricated Steampunk Goggles