Living Cubes, Digital Dudz, Retro Controllers & D’Lo Brown – WIRed #64

In this week’s episode of WIRed — coming “live” from Camp Crystal Lake — I talk about maximizing limited living space with the Living Cube, how a guy quit his job at NASA to design techy t-shirts, the return of 8-bit pixels in controller-form, and why D’Lo Brown got me back into wrestling. Continue reading “Living Cubes, Digital Dudz, Retro Controllers & D’Lo Brown – WIRed #64”

Engineer Leaves NASA Gig to Make Awesomely-Techy Halloween Costumes

Back on August 21st of this year, engineer Mark Rober left his position at NASA in Los Angeles and flew to London, England to become a Halloween costume designer. Yup, you read that right.  Rober himself even said: “I could see the London Eye and I think, ‘what in the world am I doing’. This wasn’t part of the script.” Up until June of this year, Robert was a mechanical engineer at NASA, where he had been for nine years. He spent seven of those years were spent working on the Curiosity Rover project. So, you ask, why the sudden career change? Rober is currently developing wearable tech Halloween costumes and recently sold his company, Digital Dudz, to the British company that makes Morphsuits, where he is now employed.

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