Ian Charnas

About Ian


Ian Charnas is a director and co-founder of Sears think[box], a 7-story Makerspace and Innovation Center at Case Western Reserve University that is free and open to the public. He graduated from Case Western with degrees in both computer and mechanical engineering.

His personal work blends art and technology in creatively-themed exhibits and group projects, including the World’s Largest Twin Musical Tesla Coils, a real-life Mario Kart, and a Waterfall Swing. Ian and his work have been featured on Gizmodo, Make Magazine, Wired, Forbes, NPR, NBC, ABC, Popular Mechanics, BoingBoing, AdaFruit, PitchFork, and Hack-a-Day.

He aims to inspire creativity and the belief that you can do anything.

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