EngineerVsDesigner
By Josh Mings & Adam OHern
About this podcast
Engineer vs. Designer is the dankest product design podcast on the block thanks to JOSH MINGS of SolidSmack.com, and ADAM O’HERN of cadjunkie.com. Each week we’ll bring you the latest digital design news, tips & tricks, Q&A, and an industry special guest.

Episodes (Total: 94)
Oct. 23, 2013 · 00:19:15
This week EngineerVsDesigner sat down with one of the co-founders of the KICK-BUTT Kickstarter project that aims to bring self-sufficient farming into your living room, Mr. Josh Rittenberg of Aqualibrium. We'll talk with Josh about everything from "What's the difference between hydroponics and aquaponics?" to how he and his team came up with the idea and developed a prototype for a self-cleaning aquarium that grows food.
Oct. 16, 2013 · 00:17:57
This week EngineerVsDesigner sat down with the young and talented founder of one of our favorite product design sites, Mr. Jude Pullen! We'll talk to Jude about working with your hands in a digital prototyping age, how the idea for his site Design Modelling came about, and why he believes that working with your hands is the best method for 'Happy Accidents'.
Oct. 4, 2013 · 00:17:57
This week EngineerVsDesigner sat down with the young founder of a new tool company that has redesigned the traditional shovel as we know it, Mr. Stephen Walden! We'll talk to Stephen about how he got the idea for his product, how he developed it as a non-designer/engineering, and how he is going about leading his crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter. Rock.
Sept. 20, 2013 · 00:18:33
This week EngineerVsDesigner sat down with one of the design engineers behind the all-in-one 'Machine in a Box' Microfactory, Mr. Jeremy Fryer-Biggs of Mebotics. The Microfactory is a combination 3D printer, mill, and laser etcher. We'll talk with Jeremy about everything from how the individual components on the machine compare to other systems on the market, what an industrial designer could create on a Microfactory, and most importantly: would he bathe daily in a vat of eels and octopi if it meant having every meal for the rest of his life prepared by a five-star sushi chef?
Sept. 11, 2013 · 00:10:58
This week we stopped by the Dassault Systèmes headquarters outside of Boston, MA to talk with SolidWorks CEO Bertrand Sicot about what we can expect from SolidWorks 2014 and other SolidWorks products as we approach the new year. We'll talk with Bertrand about everything from what's new in SolidWorks 2014 to what we can expect from the yet-to-be-released Mechanical Conceptual software.
Sept. 4, 2013 · 00:18:15
This week our very special guest is a guy with his own woodworking YouTube channel by the name of Frank Makes, Mr. Frank Howarth! Frank's background in architecture helped him design and build a super kick-butt woodshop that he uses to create stop-motion films of the development process of various woodworking projects.
Aug. 14, 2013 · 00:27:10
This week we’re talking shop with Jon Troutman and James Krause--AKA the guys behind the design of the Indiegogo sensation, Canary! The Canary is a multi-sensor, home monitoring device that aims to replace existing home security systems. We'll talk to Jon and James about the ins and outs of developing a smart home product, why they chose Indiegogo over Kickstarter, what their design process is like and how does it feel to have raised over a million dollars through crowdfunding?
July 31, 2013 · 00:23:07
This week EngineerVsDesigner sat down with one of the guys who is ridding the world of peanut butter knuckles one screw thread at a time...Mr. Spencer Vaughn! Spencer is one of the engineers behind the viral hit 'Jar with a Twist'---a new take on packaging design that gives the user a constant 'full jar effect'. We'll talk with Spencer about how he and his team came up with the idea, how they developed and prototyped their idea, and would he grow cricket legs if given the opportunity?
July 26, 2013 · 00:31:12
This week EngineerVsDesigner sat down with two guys who are connecting Makers to the People...Mr. Mike Salguero and Jim Haughwout of CustomMade.com! Believe it or not, CustomMade is one of the earliest E-Commerce sites and has been around since 1996. Recently, Mike and Jim have been putting CustomMade into sixth gear to connect even more Makers with people who want custom made furniture, jewelry, and other goods. We'll talk with Mike and Jim about how it all works, what some of the best projects are, and which direction CustomMade is going in this Maker era.
July 10, 2013 · 00:25:41
This week EngineerVsDesigner sat down with the ONE guy you want to have with you during the zombie apocalypse: Joerg Sprave of the popular YouTube Slingshot Channel. With over 250,000 YouTube subscribers, millions of views, and dozens of feature stories on prominent blogs, Joerg is the definition of an internet celebrity. We had the chance to talk with Joerg about his slingshot designs, how he builds them, what he thinks of 3D printing, and most importantly.....which of his over 250 slingshot designs would he take with him during a zombie apocalypse?
June 27, 2013 · 00:30:24
Both Autodesk and GrabCAD have made some exciting announcements this week with Autodesk's Fusion 360 launch on Tuesday and GrabCAD's new Workbench which will allow even more powerful sharing features for the growing CAD community. We had a chance to sit down with GrabCAD CEO Hardi Maybaum and Autodesk's Director of Mechanical Design Products Prabakar Murugappan. So what does all this mean to you as a designer, engineer or maker? Listen in as we find out more about CAD in the Cloud, what Fusion 360 means to existing CAD users, and where GrabCAD's new Workbench fits in with all this. Rock.
June 19, 2013 · 00:16:04
What does it take to design and build giant robots that fight each other to total destruction in four months? This week we had the chance to sit down and talk with robot designer Mark Setrakian about designing robots for the new SyFy tv show Robot Combat League. We'll hear about what software he uses, how he prototypes, and does he actually have his own personal robot?
June 12, 2013 · 00:47:31
Well folks, this week we've been in Anaheim, California for this year's 2013 PTC Live Global event. We had a chance to sit down with Brian Thompson, VP Product Management, CAD Segment and talked with him about the Creo roadmap, 3.0 features, and why apps are getting into the 3D printing scene.
May 30, 2013 · 00:28:23
How do you 3D print a house? This week's guest is robotics expert and CEO and Founder of the D-Shape large-scale printer, Mr. Enrico Dini! Enrico was recently featured in the documentary The Man Who Prints Houses, which centers around the development of his large-scale 3D printer and his vision for a future of 3D printed houses. We had a moment to talk with Enrico at the 3D Printing Industry convention a few weeks ago in NYC.
May 17, 2013 · 00:36:01
We don't even know where or how to start to explain how awesome our guest Steven Heller is. He is currently the co-chair of the MFA “Designer as Author” Department at New York’s School of the Visual Arts, is a former art director for the New York Times Book Review, a contributing editor for many design magazines, and has written over 150 books on the subject of design, including books on writing for design and design entrepreneurship.
May 9, 2013 · 00:39:26
This week we have the great pleasure of speaking to failure analysis expert, design history aficionado, prolific author, and paper clip extraordinaire, Mr. Henry Petroski! Henry has written over 17 books on design and engineering ranging from the history and importance of the toothpick, to why failure is paramount in the design process.
April 26, 2013 · 00:24:13
Is it too good to be true? This week we have the great pleasure to speak with the founder of the ever-popular NerdFitness.com, Mr. Steve Kamb! Steve has developed a loyal following of hundreds of thousands of readers through his unique fitness site aimed at Nerds from all walks of life. We'll talk with Steve about everything from why he preaches the Paleo diet, to gamifying your life, to how to stay active at your desk while hammering through those CAD models. Rock!
April 19, 2013 · 00:53:59
This week we have the great pleasure to speak with the founder of the ever-popular NerdFitness.com, Mr. Steve Kamb! Steve has developed a loyal following of hundreds of thousands of readers through his unique fitness site aimed at Nerds from all walks of life. We'll talk with Steve about everything from why he preaches the Paleo diet, to gamifying your life, to how to stay active at your desk while hammering through those CAD models. Rock!
April 3, 2013 · 00:34:24
This week we have the great pleasure to speak with the talented Elliot Blanchard of Invisible Light Network. Elliot is a multi-disciplinary designer who recently presented his latest 3D printed product at Austin’s SXSW Festival.
March 23, 2013 · 00:53:23
This week we have the great pleasure to speak with the one and only Conor MacCormack, CEO and Co-founder of MCor Technologies, makers of the paper-based 3D printer currently in use at Staples locations around Europe. We'll talk with Conor about what led him into the 3D printing industry and how he even thought to develop a paper-based 3D printer.