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Eric Wilhelm
Founder Instructables.com

Eric earned his SB, SM, and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering from MIT, where he developed methods to print electronics and micro-electromechanical systems using nanoparticles. Eric co-founded Squid Labs in order to have impact through early-stage innovation. He spun Instructables out of Squid Labs as an independent company, which he now runs with a passion. He loves building kite-powered contraptions, cooking breakfast, and demystifying technology so that even his Grandmother can use it. Axel Kilian
Assistant Professor at the Princeton University School of Architecture

Axel Kilian is an Assistant Professor at the Princeton University School of Architecture. He previously taught Computational Design at TU Delft and at the Department of Architecture at MIT. In 2006 he completed a PhD in Computation at MIT on design exploration. Mr. Kilian has lectured widely and published extensively in technical journals. His publications include Architectural Geometry (Exton, PA: Bentley Institute Press, 2007) together with H. Pottmann, A. Asperl, and M. Hofer. Randy Sarafan
Technology Editor, Instructables.com

Randy Sarafan is the Technology Editor at Instructables.com and author of the books 62 Projects to Make with a Dead Computer (2010) and Simple Bots (2012). He was a resident with Eyebeam and is currently a Fellow with F.A.T. (Free Art and Technology) Lab. Mitchell Heinrich

Mitchell Heinrich once won the silver ribbon in the 100 yard dash at his 3rd grade field day. He currently works as a hardware designer on secret projects at Google X. Judges will be posted in the coming weeks.
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