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Hi this is Scott Tarcy and welcome to the Engineering Entrepreneur Podcast

I’m a mechanical engineer and the president of CADdesignhelp.com. My company does CAD work and prototyping. I love designing and inventing products and creating businesses around that activity.

There are many podcasts out there about entrepreneurship and a few about inventing, but I have yet to find a podcast specifically about the engineering and technical side of entrepreneurship

Since I couldn’t find the exact podcast that interests me as a design engineer and entrepreneur, I decided to go out and create it myself

My strategy with this podcast is to interview engineers, designers and inventors who have created businesses around their inventions and products

I specifically want to focus on the engineering and design side of their products and inventions

The Engineering Entrepreneur Podcast Scott Tarcy

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Hi this is Scott Tarcy and welcome to the Engineering Entrepreneur Podcast

I’m a mechanical engineer and the president of CADdesignhelp.com. My company does CAD work and prototyping. I love designing and inventing products and creating businesses around that activity.

There are many podcasts out there about entrepreneurship and a few about inventing, but I have yet to find a podcast specifically about the engineering and technical side of entrepreneurship

Since I couldn’t find the exact podcast that interests me as a design engineer and entrepreneur, I decided to go out and create it myself

My strategy with this podcast is to interview engineers, designers and inventors who have created businesses around their inventions and products

I specifically want to focus on the engineering and design side of their products and inventions

    Photography Card Deck Invention - Eric Bohring – Ep 90

    Photography Card Deck Invention - Eric Bohring – Ep 90

    Photography Card Deck Invention - Eric Bohring – Ep 90  

    Eric used to work in a corporate job, then set off to travel the world to follow his passion for photography.  

    Eric invented a playing card deck that doubles as a cheat sheet for photography. Each card has tips and tricks for taking great pictures. He also had a successful Kickstarter campaign to launch the product.    

    We talk through his entire process, from initial concept to prototypes, to the Kickstarter campaign and final production.  

    Contact info:  

    Youtube and Instagram: travel9to5  

    Website:  https://travel9to5.com 

    Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/travel9to5/photography-deck 

     

    • 34 min
    Machine learning, Artificial intelligence and the OAK Project - Brandon Gilles - Ep 89

    Machine learning, Artificial intelligence and the OAK Project - Brandon Gilles - Ep 89

    Machine learning, Artificial intelligence and the OAK Project - Brandon Gilles -  Ep 89 

    Brandon is the founder and CEO of Luxonis and Chief Architect of the OpenCV AI Kit (OAK).  He's driven to build things that materially impact the world - and views OAK as his biggest opportunity to do so." 

    The OAK kit is a small chip with a camera that can be used to build your own AI machines. Say you want to remove a bad apple from a large pile? With OAK, you will be able to automate a robot to control this process. 

    We discuss a lot about how AI and machine learning work. If you are new to these topics, this will fill you in a lot. 

    We then discussed the specifics of Brandon’s background and how he created OAK.  

    His Kickstarter campaign just finished up and we discussed how that went as well. 

    Contact info: 

    Discussion Forum: https://discuss.luxonis.com/ 

    Slack Community Invite: https://join.slack.com/t/luxonis-community/shared_invite/zt-emg3tas3-C_Q38TI5nZbKUazZdxwvXw 

    Email: brandon@luxonis.com 

    • 36 min
    Cybersecurity and Hackers - Raffi Jamgotchian – Ep88

    Cybersecurity and Hackers - Raffi Jamgotchian – Ep88

    Cybersecurity and Hackers - Raffi Jamgotchian – Ep88 

    Raffi Jamgotchian is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional who has helped thousands of small companies with their cybersecurity and he is the President of https://triadanet.com.

    We discussed many of the realities of cybersecurity in the modern business world. How to prevent getting hacked? What are ways to prevent critical information, like your intellectual property, safe? 

    We also discussed what is the dark web, what is ransomware, and some other related topics. 

    Contact info: 

    contact: 

    triadanet.com 

    triadanet on Twitter, Instagram  

    The Engineering Entrepreneur Podcast is produced by Scott Tarcy, President of CADdesignhelp.com. You can reach me at info@caddesignhelp.com 

    Follow me on Twitter/Instagram @caddesignhelp 

    • 29 min
    The Edboard Invention –Cody Candler – Ep87

    The Edboard Invention –Cody Candler – Ep87

    The Edboard Invention –Cody Candler – Ep87
    Cory is an engineer from CU Boulder Colorado. He invented the Edboard, which a magnetic circuit-building kit made for kids. He has a Kickstarter campaign in progress as of the time of this recording to fund the first units.
    The invention is like a big breadboard that is magnetic so young kids can learn electronics.
    We discuss the process of how Cody and his team created it.
    One of the things that helped him was the accelerator program at his school, Catalyze CU.
    Cody’s number one tip:
    Be honest with yourself where your weaknesses are.
    Cody wasn’t ready for pitching at competitions and had to be told to do so.
     
    Contact:
    Kickstarter campaign
    www.edboardtechnologies.com
    The Engineering Entrepreneur Podcast is produced by Scott Tarcy, President of CADdesignhelp.com. You can reach me at info@caddesignhelp.com.
    Follow me on Twitter/Instagram @caddesignhelp.
     

    • 22 min
    Advice from an Experienced Entrepreneur – Cory Lee– Ep86

    Advice from an Experienced Entrepreneur – Cory Lee– Ep86

    Advice from an Experienced Entrepreneur – Cory Lee– Ep86
    Cory is an entrepreneur, business builder, and leadership developer who is passionate about helping entrepreneurs navigate business growth without sacrificing their faith, family, and fitness. He and his wife have built and sold multiple businesses in the healthcare and fitness industries.
    We cover a lot of topics about entrepreneurship in general. For example, do you need experience in an area to start a business in it? Or just a passion for it?
    Another important topic is commitment. If you want to start a business, you first need to have that commitment.
    Cory gives a lot of great advice for inventors and entrepreneurs and his number one tip is to invest in yourself.
    Contact info:
    https://www.coryleeleadership.com/engineering
     
    The Engineering Entrepreneur Podcast is produced by Scott Tarcy, President of CADdesignhelp.com. You can reach me at info@caddesignhelp.com.

    • 25 min
    The Origami Bottle Invention– Petar Zaharinov – Ep85

    The Origami Bottle Invention– Petar Zaharinov – Ep85

    The Origami Bottle Invention– Petar Zaharinov – Ep85 

    This week I interviewed Petar Zaharinov, an inventor & product designer. He is an architect by education but truly an inventor and innovator by heart. He has been a product designer for the last 10 years. 

    Patar is an expert at finding hidden functionalities in design. He sketches first, then make some simple paper prototypes and finally uses software like Grasshopper to create the final designs. We talk about how this software is good for folding designs which is what Patar specializes in.  

    His latest project, which is an active campaign on kickstarter, is an Origami bottle. It is a folding water bottle, made from a single injection mold. What makes his bottle different than existing folding water bottles is that it is very stable in the non-folded state.  

    Check out the links at the end, you will really appreciate how well his designs work and are thought out.  

    Petar’s Number one tip: Follow your intuition when solving a problem 

     
    Contact: 

    https://difold.tech/ 

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/difold/origami-bottle 

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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

Virtue21 ,

Amazing podcast!

This Podcast is VERY helpful! Im a new inventor and I’m taking notes! Thank you so much for taking the time out and doing this! Blessings and continued success!!

Rafael Testai ,

Perfect for SolidWorks Inventors

This is the perfect podcast for an inventor proficient in SolidWorks like me. Scott asks the right questions at the right time, with the perfect balance of talking to listening ratio.

Savvy caddy ,

Great resource and interesting shows!

Scott has an excellent podcast where he interviews interesting entrepreneurs and does a good job of going into depth with his guests so listeners really get a treat. It's a great podcast for any entrepreneur. I highly recommend it.

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