Ben Moir

Ben Moir is the founding member of Snepo Research where for the last 12+ years he has used 
his diverse knowledge to design novel systems combining quirky hardware and bespoke software. Formally trained as an Electrical Engineer, he brings to Snepo a commercial grounding but also likes to roll up his sleeves, taking a hands on approach to design and product development. Snepo owes its success to a team of developers working under the guiding principle of novelty, adventure and fun. Through Snepo Ben’s latest endeavour is the setup of Sydney’s first Fab Lab. The Snepo Fab Lab provides widespread access to modern means for invention. They began as an outreach project from MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms (CBA). CBA assembled millions of dollars in machines for research in digital fabrication, ultimately aiming at developing programmable molecular assemblers that will be able to make almost anything. Fab labs fall between these extremes, comprising roughly 150 thousand dollars in equipment and materials that can be used today to do what will be possible with tomorrow’s personal fabricators.

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