The ideal engineer, Vaibhav Chhabra, relates to us the experiences of immense satisfaction through productive collaboration to be found by participating in maker-spaces. He encourages the practice of creating one’s own solutions to everyday problems such as building furniture and simple equipment. He retraces his inspiring steps as he continues to make popular the practical use of scientific and artistic knowledge among the people, ushering in a quiet revolution to embrace creativity.
Vaibhav Chhabra is a mechanical engineer, who graduated from Boston University in 2011. He spent two years building eye diagnostic devices. He is currently an instructor at the MIT REDX health care innovation labs, where he mentors the teams on health care devices and solves problems for Kumbh Mela. He has founded Makers Asylum - a collaborative maker space for incubating creative technological endeavors and fostering a culture of innovation and learning across the domains of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM). He has also been avidly involved in research throughout his career and educational life and has spent some time as a teaching assistant.
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