© 2016 by Alex Bandar, with thanks to Wikipedia user Physicsch for the PID graphic, Creative Commons License here.

March 19, 2018

It has been a while!  A lot has happened in the last couple of years, and I look forward to posting more frequently.  Above is a link to a "sizzle reel" I created, documenting some of the knowledge, talent, and mischief we've created at the Foundry.  I'm going to be pu...

April 10, 2016

Colin Powell has an inspiring list of management tips, and one of my favorites is: "hire people who can see around corners".  While trying to "look around the corner" myself a while back, something interesting occurred to me...  But first some background....

February 29, 2016

 

As a kid, I was always inspired by visions of the future that I had read about in sci fi books and seen in movies - "hardcore sci-fi" like Arthur C. Clarke (2001, Rendezvous with Rama) and more pop stuff like Star Wars, Bladerunner, Aliens....  Worlds where robots wou...

January 25, 2016

 

One of the original reasons I became inspired to learn how to make things, and to have a workshop, was so that I could make furniture.  I was in a furniture store in 2006 where I spied a beautiful high-backed upholstered chair with a really simple geometry yet an astr...

January 21, 2016

As you can probably guess, I'm a proud geek..... and I totally geeked out in college when I learned about control theory.  

 

I go more into this in my later post (Idea Foundry Origin Story), but as a kid, I was inspired by visions of the future I had read about in...

January 15, 2016

So - the last ten years have been a whirlwind...  Got my PhD.  Moved to Columbus and joined a tech company.  Started a small hobby business called the Columbus Idea Foundry (ref: "Origin Story" post on this blog...) Managed that business while still main...

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So - the last ten years have been a whirlwind...  Got my PhD.  Moved to Columbus and joined a tech company.  Started a small hobby business called the...

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