Clearing Things Up with PodClear

Join us for today’s Table Top Inventing Podcast episode with the team at PodClear. PodClear is what we podcasters have been waiting for!!  It’s a podcasting app that records both sides of a conversation to cut down on audio glitches.  The PodClear team, made up of Hannah Russell Goodson, Spencer Handley, and Josh Lankford share the story of how their company started by accident during a road trip and their experience with completely bootstrapping a fast growing company!   Listen and subscribe: You’ve heard Continue reading →

Cube Satellites and Education with Kevin Simmons

Today on the Table Top Inventing Podcast, I get to chat with aerospace junkie and life long science aficionado Kevin Simmons.  Kevin currently works as an analyst for the National Science Foundation.  He is also the founder and CEO of BLUECUBE Aerospace.  Kevin explains the work he does with high school and middle school students through BLUECUBE using their CubeSat kits.  CubeSats are small satellites used for research.  Students use the CubeSat kits to conduct research while getting great hands on experience!  Kevin will also Continue reading →

Failure is a good thing

  Believe it or not, failure is actually a good thing! Thomas Edison once said, “I have not failed.  I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”  We’ll discuss the importance of failure and more on today’s podcast with Dr. Jonathan Butcher and graduate student, Daniel Cheung.  They come to us from the Cardiovascular Developmental Bioengineering Laboratory in the Biomedical Engineering Department at Cornell University. We’ll cover the work Dr. Butcher and his team are doing in his lab with 3D printing, heart valves, and Continue reading →

TTI Mission: Change the World – One Kid at a Time!

Every once in a while, you come across something that just makes you stop and think… As I watched this video, I knew without a doubt that what we are doing here at Table Top Inventing is more than just selling a few 3D printers and some electronic parts. It’s more than just the cool factor or the thrill of presenting at conferences. It’s about inspiring a generation of kids to be like THIS kid – tinkerers, explorers, innovators, deep thinkers. It’s about giving them Continue reading →

Wonder Wednesday: The Anatomy of a Rubik’s Cube

Lots of people see and play with Rubik’s cube everyday, but how does a Rubik’s cube actually work?A Rubik’s cube is a series of cubes that connect to a rotating center, a thin pole runs along each axis (x, y, and z) that connects to the center of the cube, rotating a series of six cubes, one for each face.  A Rubik’s cube has twenty six cubes, and six are attached to the poles, which leaves the remaining twenty cubes to connect to each other Continue reading →