We’re always talking about the future of design, the future of technology, the future of MAKING. In a world where LEGOs have become a prototyping tool for building robots in your living room, a world where you can carry a 3D printing pen in your pocket, 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 Mr. Brooks Myers, CEO and Founder of the mobile 3D scanning company Knockout Concepts. After a short career in the Time-Based Media field in Los Angeles Brooks returned to his industrial design roots to create a mobile 3D scanner that allows everybody from casual users to professional designers to capture the world around them. We’ll talk with Brooks about everything from how working in a different industry helped him rediscover his roots as a designer, how he even even began the process of creating a 3D scanner, to why he thinks we’re on the cusp of a 3D scanning boom.

We’ll be discussing:

  • on finding the ‘golden idea’
  • what is Knockout Concepts?
  • creating a cordless mobile scanner
  • the 3D scanning market…who? why?
  • on getting that ‘golden idea’ out there
  • …and more!

For more information on Brooks and Knockout Concepts, head over to the Knockout Concepts site.


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.