In the spirit of the “Humans of New York” photo series and social media phenomenon, Do Space is inspired to work with staff and volunteers to create a “Humans of Do Space” series that shares the stories of our members, volunteers, users, and staff. The goal of this effort it to capture the people that are using the space and how it affects their lives. What does it allow them to do? What does it allow them to make? How are people using the space to overcome obstacles and get things done?

Today we are pleased to introduce you to David Burget. David is originally from Springfield, IL and currently resides in the Council Bluffs area. He is passionate about spending time with his family and making things with his kids. David is the Multimedia Design Specialist at Metropolitan Community College (MCC) which, in addition to branches across the city, has a location on the second floor of Do Space. Do Space and MCC were able to come together for David’s project to create a really cool learning tool for students. 

How did you first get involved with Do Space and what does it mean to you?
Do Space helps bring knowledge and education to the community. I first got involved with Do Space when MCC was moving in upstairs and then my kids started going there to MCC’s College for kids. While they were upstairs, I used the laser cutter to make gifts and cut out cards for Print-n-Play games.

What have you been able to accomplish at Do Space?
Using the Dimension 3D printer at Do Space we were able to print a 1/8 scale engine for the AUTT(Automotive) Department while MCC’s printers were transitioning to the new facilities. The functioning model engine designed by Eric Harrell, was open for us to print and it was a perfect learning tool for AUTT students. The idea is to make these engines so students could fully handle them and not be injured, while also reducing the cost of full-size cut-away versions that cost anywhere from$5000 to $25000 or more.

I had already made a four-cylinder engine with transmission but found the precision of 3D printers a challenge. An eight-cylinder engine was going to have a lot more parts and many are really small so I needed I high degree of precision from the prints. The Dimension 3D printer and Do Space staff were able to provide that.

What tools and resources are you using at Do Space?
Personally, I have used the laser cutter to make some gifts for the kids. Professionally I have used the Dimension 3D Printer.

How does Do Space empower you to grow either individually or grow your company?
Do Space technology and staff, along with the MCC partnership, has really helped to provide great services to the community. They’ve allowed me to learn something new along the way as well.


About Author
Taylor Enderle
Taylor Enderle is our Marketing Intern at Do Space. She is currently a student at Creighton University and in her free time she enjoys hiking, cooking recipes she finds on Pinterest, and reading a good book.