HP’s Maker Space

HP’s Maker Space

Projected to open this Spring, the HP Maker Space in Boise, Idaho will help grow the maker spirit globally at HP

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Friday, September 2, 2016 - 7:40am

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In our inaugural Issue we introduced you to Chris Morgan, the Engineering Manager of the HP Robotics Lab in Boise, ID. The robotics team is filled with strong multidisciplinary backgrounds that include computer, mechanical, and electrical engineering disciplines with emphasis on AI, Automation, and Mechatronics.

This year they’re extending beyond robotics to build the HP Maker Space in Boise. Intended to give all HP employees greater access to innovation and group collaboration, the space will be filled with several work stations, staging areas, along with four 50” monitors and a 360* camera system to enable virtual collaboration with HP Makers across the globe.

“Our goal is to promote and encourage innovation in technology, engineering and robotics. The best part of our jobs as Makers is when we can take what we have learned and share it with others. This space will help us to do just that,” said Chris.

The space, filled with useful tools and supplies, removes inhibitors to innovation, encourages collaboration and network building across teams and organizations, allows for product testing and feedback, provides employees with new skills and experiences, and offers the opportunity to discover the next big thing.

One person especially enthusiastic about this Maker Space? HP Robotics Lab Intern, Camille Eddy. As an intern at HP, Camille created a 3D-printed robotic hand that uses a 3D camera to capture human movements and then mimic them. With the new Maker Space, the possibilities for what team members like Camille can create are endless.

“There’s a lot of excitement around the Maker Space at HP. I’m looking forward to seeing all of the collaborations and innovations that will be realized because when you have the tools you need, you can create things you never imagined possible,” said Camille.

Stay tuned to discover the latest about the HP Maker Space.

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