Meet Micah: 3D Lab Tinkerer
June 27th, 2018 | Rachel Tepper, Operations Manager
In the spirit of the “Humans of New York” photo series and social media phenomenon, Do Space is inspired to work with staff and volunteers to create a “Humans of Do Space” series that shares the stories of our members, volunteers, users, and staff. The goal of this effort it to capture the people that are using the space and how it affects their lives. What does it allow them to do? What does it allow them to make? How are people using the space to overcome obstacles and get things done?
Today we are pleased to introduce you to Micah Vogel. Micah is a Relay Specialist who adventured to Do Space after seeing it from the road. Micah caught our attention when he worked with staff on creating a wheelchair for Snicks the bunny who had a broken spinal cord. He has also used our 3D printers to make a replacement heater knob which he designed and printed for his Toyota Tacoma. He is currently planning on making more wheelchairs to bring to the Humane Society to use as examples that might help a potential adoptee with a similar disability.
What does Do Space mean to you?
Do Space is a great creative outlet for me, but it has also afforded me an opportunity and resources to learn some digital design and 3D design. I have also been able to fabricate some useful parts that I use every day.
What have you been able to accomplish at Do Space?
I have laser cut replacement latches, designed and 3d printed replacement parts for my truck and that of a coworker, and of course, made a (mostly) 3d printed bunny wheelchair.
What tools and resources are you using at Do Space?
The laser cutter, the 3d printers, and the PCs with adobe illustrator.
How does Do Space empower you to grow either individually or to grow your company?
I’ve been teaching myself adobe illustrator and basic 3D design with Tinkercad.