Ben Nortier

Ben Nortier

3D Printing | Robotics | IoT

Ben is an electronic and software engineer with diverse experience. He studied a BSc and MSc Electronic Engineering with Computer Science, developing a GPS receiver for satellite operations. He then worked as a software engineer, building CAD tools for electromagnetic simulation. He also spent time in London where he helped Alstom to modernise their steam turbine design software and worked for Sky on systems with millions of users.

A very early technology adopter, Ben bought and assembled his first 3D printer in 2011 and was recruited by Siemens to be CTO of a 3D printing startup (Ubimake) in Berlin. He bought his first Bitcoin in 2011 and was one of the first Butterfly Labs ASIC miners in 2014. He built one of the first WebGL CAD systems in the world – an open source 3D modelling tool called Shapesmith.

Ben has also built IoT projects for agriculture and thermal simulation tools for architects. Currently, he is fascinated by reinforcement learning in robotics and the work that OpenAI is doing to develop physical robots using simulated learning environments.

Ben Nortier

Ben Nortier

3D Printing | Robotics | IoT

Ben is an electronic and software engineer with diverse experience. He studied a BSc and MSc Electronic Engineering with Computer Science, developing a GPS receiver for satellite operations. He then worked as a software engineer, building CAD tools for electromagnetic simulation. He also spent time in London where he helped Alstom to modernise their steam turbine design software and worked for Sky on systems with millions of users.

A very early technology adopter, Ben bought and assembled his first 3D printer in 2011 and was recruited by Siemens to be CTO of a 3D printing startup (Ubimake) in Berlin. He bought his first Bitcoin in 2011 and was one of the first Butterfly Labs ASIC miners in 2014. He built one of the first WebGL CAD systems in the world – an open source 3D modelling tool called Shapesmith.

Ben has also built IoT projects for agriculture and thermal simulation tools for architects. Currently, he is fascinated by reinforcement learning in robotics and the work that OpenAI is doing to develop physical robots using simulated learning environments.