Meet Max Keeling
Max Keeling has been Generator’s VIP Machine Shop Head from September 2015 to September 2016. His training was well aligned for Generator as a mechanical engineer. He worked in design engineering of industrial equipment- things like air filtration machines for wood heat and power plants, water screens for fish hatcheries, and other special purpose machines.
He found Generator very intentionally before he moved to Burlington. The concept of a makerspace was no stranger, having been a member of a makerspace in Ann Arbor, Michigan before he moved. Coincidentally, he also wound up living in an apartment in Burlington right near Matt and Erik (of M//E Design), and they encouraged him to get involved right away.
To Max, the best part about being part of Generator was all the people he met, and the wide range of talents everyone possessed.
I have been doing freelance mechanical design work, and having a place to
go besides a home office has been really nice. Aside from the social aspect,
I’ve gotten the chance to get involved with other people’s projects around
the Generator and I’ve learned a lot in the process. Teaching the machine
shop classes has been a new experience for me as well, and I have enjoyed