Bio: Kelley Obrien

Kelly O’Brien is a Mechanical Engineer from the hoary lands of the Giant Northmen. Nursed on the oak-hard teats of a rabid wolverine, he learned to kill before he could walk. After a middling and short-lived career as a bare-knuckle rodeo clown, Kelly awoke one day aboard a steamboat carrying counterfeit designer shoes to the Port of Houston. Seven years later, his passage paid and freedom secure, he stumbled into TX/RX Labs with an insatiable hunger for teaching. In the real world he is a mechanical engineer specializing in mechanical design, with interests in fine craftsmanship, CNC machining and guerrilla art. Raised in Minnesota and educated at NDSU, Kelly came to Texas after a brief stint as a kayak guide in Alaska, snow board bum, and general wonder. His new mission in life: Make Badass Stuff.

About TX/RX Labs

Established in 2008, TX/RX Labs is a non-profit hackerspace for the greater Houston area. Housed in the East End District, we offer courses in and access to our rapid prototyping lab, woodshop, machineshop, electronics lab, and a wide variety of other tools. Our goal is to educate the public about technology and show how seemingly complex techniques can be used by anyone. If you like what we do, please donate.

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