2011 C77DA

DIY / Hack / Mod

Eric Wilhelm & Christy Canida

CEO of Instructables & Co-founding Partner of Squid Labs and Community & Marketing Director at Instructables

Eric Wilhelm is the Founder and CEO of Instructables.com, a service that helps passionate people share what they do and how they do it. He is also a Co-Founder of the innovation and design firm Squid Labs, which, in addition to Instructables, has led to the creation of energy and health companies. He earned his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from MIT, and believes in making technology accessible and inspiring learning and sharing among others. While at MIT he developed methods to print electronics and micro-electromechanical systems using nanoparticles. He has been recognized as one of the top innovators under 35 by Technology Review magazine, and was awarded the National Inventors Hall of Fame Collegiate Inventors Award.

Christy Canida is the Community and Marketing Director at Instructables.com.  She earned her SB in Biology from MIT, and worked in the biotech industry, transgenic mouse labs, and an aquarium.  Her DIY food, taxidermy, craft, and home renovation projects can be found at http://www.instructables.com/member/canida/