Pete Talbot: Resident of January/February 2015

Pete Talbot, Maker in Residence – Cardboard Products

January/February, 2015

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Before Pete Talbot had joined Generator as a maker in residence, he was fully submersed in the laborious craft culture of hand fabricating cardboard arcades called Grottoblaster. Pete got a small taste of the magic of laser cutting which brought him to Generator.  His idea to create a cardboard pinball machine that would serve as a platform for fun, creativity, and learning grew into a larger social and manufacturing project than initially imagined. By the time he finished his residency, Peter became an expert Adobe Illustrator and laser cutter user. He not only had a working prototype but the beginnings of a whole new line of product and educational services.

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“Generator’s community was helpful for bouncing ideas off of people.  The members come from a wide array of backgrounds and skill sets; someone always has good advice about a process or how to problem solve. Generator helped me to save money and to be smarter”.

-Pete Talbot

 

Pete and Ben’s cardboard pinball machines and other creations keep gaining more traction so be looking out for their next debut or invention!