Tell us your name and what do you do:
John McNulty aka "Jack Trash." I am the sales director at Boca Bearings, and a maker also. I just finished a large fire-shooting sculpture for this year's Burning Man festival, and am currently designing and building next year's project, an art bus of the theme "India meets Mad Max."
|John "Jack Trash" McNulty, Burning Man 2015|
I would build an enormous Juggernauth, at least 6 stories high, that we would pull (at least 200-300 people) across the country from Miami to Seattle. I am very serious. It would probably be the most senseless human-powered act in all history.
What cool maker thing or project you have seen lately that you can’t stop thinking about and would like to tell others?
I saw this at the Orlando Maker Faire a couple weeks ago, and had to buy it. Great idea for learning Arduino, and easy to carry around.
Fail as much as you can take. Then have a cry, then laugh, then fail again, until you get it right.
What do you know very little about, but hope to soon be an expert?
Propane-based fire effects using Arduino controls. Just got started, quite addicting.
Do you belong to a makerspace/hackspace/collaborative group? If you do, how does it help you?
I co-founded Makers Square in Fort Lauderdale back in 2013, and every day I go I meet someone new and interesting.
|Makers Square in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida|
Be ridiculous! Try making the most complicated thing you can dream up. Get your friends involved. Watching how things break is very fun.
What is your favorite tool?
I have been using this wire stripper for years, and love the feel and dependability:
Interested in telling us about yourself, and your projects? Email Cory@BocaBearings.com