We’re always talking about the future of design, the future of technology, the future of MAKING. In a world where fully-immersive virtual reality headsets will become the new standard in living room gaming, a world where crowdsourced thermostats will adjust the temperature of a room based on the average of people’s comfort levels…how do we find the next ‘big thing’? MakerGalaxy is a show that explores the crossroads of Design, Technology, and the Future of Making.

This week we talked with a very interesting guy by the name of Chris Elsworthy. Chris is the founder of the design agency CEL as well as the creator behind the successfully Kickstarted 3D printer and micro-manufacturing device…the Robox. The Robox aims to be the first 3D printer that allows a user to change print heads and materials based on specific 3D print needs or other design tasks for small-scale, desktop prototyping. We’ll talk with Chris about everything from how he got the idea for the Robox, to how he defines the role of a Design Engineer, and where he thinks we can find the best Shepherd’s Pie.

We’ll be discussing:

  • Where can we find the world’s best Shepherd’s Pie?
  • On becoming a design engineer
  • from rapid prototyping in the studio to creating a new way of rapid prototyping
  • Kickstarter trials and triumphs
  • advice for launching a product design idea
  • …and more!

For more information on ordering a Robox or to find out more about CEL, head on over to the Robox homepage.


Simon is a Brooklyn-based industrial designer and Managing Editor of EVD Media. When he finds the time to design, his focus is on helping startups develop branding and design solutions to realize their product design vision. In addition to his work at Nike and various other clients, he is the main reason anything gets done at EvD Media. He once wrestled an Alaskan alligator buzzard to the ground with his bare hands… to rescue Josh.