Pete Talbot, Maker in Residence – Cardboard Products
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.
“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 and Ben’s cardboard pinball machines and other creations keep gaining more traction so be looking out for their next debut or invention!