My name is Stephen, and I make things!

flamethrower

…and I have ever since I was young.  I participated in the Connecticut Invention Convention first through sixth grade.  Because of my inventions, I was featured on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Martha Stewart Show.

After the Invention Convention, I started working on my own projects, building whatever I could with the materials I could get my hands on.

In high school, I discovered HTML, which inspired me to learn CSS, JavaScript, PHP, and SQL, and start doing freelance web design. In college, I learned Matlab, Python, Java, and Processing, bought my first 3D printer, and started learning about electronics.  I quickly realized that building projects that combine software and hardware in interesting ways is what I love to do.  I started work on a wrist-mounted flamethrower, a full body 3D scanner, then on to prosthetics.

In early 2016, I founded Atlas Laboratories, at first a prosthetics company through which I developed the Atlas Arm prosthetic hand.  As part of this project, I received the UConn IDEA Grant, won $10,000 from UConn Innovation Quest and participated in their startup incubator, and took lab space as part of the UConn Technology Incubation Program in Farmington, Connecticut.

After this, I moved to Pittsburgh to work for the incredible company Deeplocal. During this time, I designed and built functional and visually appealing engineering prototypes in timelines as short as nine days for clients such as Google, Lyft, Nest, Android, Netflix, and many others. This included supporting demos and activations all over the world, including India, China, Japan, and the UK. 

Then I moved to Boston to work at Formlabs, where I help make incredibly powerful 3D printers.

I recently launched a Kickstarter for the Glowtie, a light-up bowtie you control with your phone. The Kickstarter was successfully funded in 24 hours.

Click here for a copy of my resume. Follow me on Instagram and check out my YouTube Channel where I make videos about my projects!

Please don’t hesitate to contact me at sphawes@gmail.com. Thanks for visiting!