Photo by Billie Grace Ward

I’m Matthew Borgatti. I am a maker, designer, and engineer. My work has appeared in Wired, Vice, BoingBoing, PopSci, and TechCrunch. You may have seen 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 mechanical designer and co-founder at Super-Releaser, a robotics company that specializes in human/machine integration, digital fabrication, and soft mechanisms. We have developed drone technologies for Google X, and space suit glove components as a NASA subcontractor. We have developed compliant mechanical designs for SOLS, Midnight Commercial, Google ATAP, 3Scan, and Phoenix Medical. Our focus is making soft robots practical by exploring them through a design-for-manufacture lens.

I got my BFA in industrial design from RISD in 2007. 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. I’m also a member of NYC Resistor, New York’s longest running hackerspace.

My other hobbies include urban spelunking, developing open source products, graphic design, and photography.


Email me: sm.rah@m