About

It is our mission to create an environment where people interested in art, technology, science and business can collaborate on creative projects; share tools; learn; teach; make things; prototype new ideas, products and services; start ventures; meet new people; and share knowledge.

We are tapped into and support the Colorado Springs startup community.

 

BIOS:

Hello my name is Chris Vestal,
President of the Pikes Peak Makerspace.

I currently run 2 companies. Concept Vision LLC & MotoMinded LLC

Started tinkering in the garage and restoring classic autos with my father at 11 years old.

Restored and sold classic cars until leaving for college.

AS in Mechanical Design

1994 Forward and rear lighting designer for General Motors (my start in 3D Printing)

1997 Mechanical Engineering firm where I developed a curriculum & trained 30 designers to draw in 3D.

1997 to Present.  I founded and still operate Concept Vision LLC. A Digital 3D Computer Animation company, specializing in product visualizations. I have 3 employees with the company.

1999 I taught an AutoCAD 3D night class. Group of 20, age range 13 – 50 years old. First time beginners to intermediate.

2013 I started MotoMinded LLC. A motorcycle accessory company. I design, manufacture, promote ship products. Current products are produced from additive manufacturing (3D Printers)

2013 I started the Colorado Springs 3D Printing Community and the Pikes Peak Makerspace Communities, both on Meetup.com.

I have been tinkering, designing, building for as long as I can remember. I enjoy teaching and inspiring new products and companies.

My wife and I have restored and sold several homes over the last 15 years.

 

Proficient in: Woodworking, Metal Fabrication, 3D Printing, Computer Assembly, 3D Modeling, 3D Animation, Graphic Design, HD Video Recording, Video Editing.

Dabble in: Motorcycle Racing, Robotics, Home Improvement,

 

Hello I’m George Ott,
Treasurer of the Pikes Peak Makerspace

Electrical engineer by trade, have worked in semiconductor industry locally, currently with Aeroflex

Have run a small consulting engineering business

Have taught at Intellitec & Colorado Technical University

Eagle Scout, currently troop committee chair (ask me about Seabase sometime)

Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

Interested in electronics, speculative fiction, blacksmithing, woodwork, welding, landmine detection, sustainable civilization, boat building, films, storytelling, steam engines, rockets, gardening, using organization and thought to do good things, teaching, learning and doing stuff not just talking about it.

Maker, builder, hacker, dreamer by inclination, big fan of whiteboards really big fan of turning ideas into clever arrangements of atoms.

 

2 thoughts on “About”

  1. I am the Education Director of the Dinosaur Resource Center in Woodland Park….I was wondering if anyone in your great sounding activities ever does an outreach program like coming to our museum and showing the different things that you are doing.to our visitors…….I would love to talk to you about this if you are interested. Please call me at: 719-686-1820×110 if this is a possibility. Thanks for your time and for sharing your talents.

    Regards,
    Geri LeBold

  2. This is exactly what I’ve been looking for! I want to learn some simple woodworking techniques (mostly turn pens) but didn’t want to invest in equipment I don’t even know how to use! So excited find you!

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