Blank Slate Systems makes design tools for everybody.
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Mission: To make design tools that empower people
to design, build, think, create
Founded By: Gabe Johnson and Mark D Gross
Location: Boulder, Colorado
Sketch It, Make It (SIMI), our first product, is a design tool for making things on laser cutters. The prototype featured in the video was Gabe's PhD thesis from Carnegie Mellon (supervised by Mark Gross). The National Science Foundation has awarded us a Small Business Innovation Research Phase I grant to explore the feasibility of our sketch recognition-based tool in educational applications.
We're currently hard at work making an iPad version of SIMI.
Not Just For Laser Cutting
Better design tools can unlock a person's ability to shape their world—we aim to provide those tools. Nearly everyone who designs also makes quick drawings to solve problems. We use people's natural inclination to sketch as the starting point for providing powerful design tools that are easy to learn and use.
Our first product, SIMI, enables laser cutting. This is just one small part of our vision. Any arena in which people sketch is a candidate for this computational support: software engineering, architecture, math education, industrial design, and far beyond.
Blank Slate Systems Global Headquarters: 1724 Broadway, Boulder CO 80302
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