As of January 21st, 2014 my involvement and association with Matterform ended. I was an early adopter of 3D technology, and had one of the first 3D printers available to consumers. From there I moved on to making my own, and then co-founded Matterform to manufacture the first affordable consumer 3D scanner.
This project has taught me that I need the constant challenge of new projects and inventions, sometimes several at the same time. Nothing excites me more than random packages of parts arriving each week - it’s better than Christmas morning. Working on multiple inventions is what makes life an adventure, and worth jumping out of bed in the morning.
Unfortunately, over the past few months it became clear that my role as an prototyper and pragmatic inventor was no longer essential to Matterform, and it was time to leave. It’s sad of course - it was my idea to create the scanner, and I designed the look of it as well as the electronics that ran it. However, I’ve found that concentrating on sales figures, financial paperwork, etc. is not my passion or expertise, so it’s best left to those that enjoy it and do it well.
Now that the Scanner is in its final stages of mass production, I felt it was a good time to move on to new projects. It’s been an incredible experience, and I’ve gained valuable knowledge that will serve me well in future endeavours. Since I like to build and assemble things myself, I’ve concluded that for now at least, perhaps I am better suited to a small, single owner business.
Thank you all for your confidence and kind words over the past 10 months.