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Jim Newton


Chairman and Founder, TechShop


   

Jim Newton, the chairman and founder of TechShop, is an über-DIYer and lifelong maker. A serial entrepreneur who holds several design patents, Newton created TechShop because he needed a place to build his own inventions. Prior to that, Newton was a BattleBots competitor and former full-time science adviser on the Discovery Channel’s hit show MythBusters.

Newton spends much of his time onsite at TechShop, and thoroughly enjoys helping TechShop members with their projects. He also enjoys baking sourdough bread, camping with his family, and dreaming up ideas for new projects.

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