Bio: Patrick Waters

I’m a woodshop-esque teacher in an environmental science program in a very progressive therapeutic private school for students with neurological differences. My job involves a little of everything: lesson planning, curriculum building, community outreach, technology literacy (hence my blog), gardening, erecting permanent structures on campus, wearing a tool belt, generally being awesome and so on. I’m a Texan by way of Virginia (like the original hero in the original western, The Virginian by Owen Wister) with die-hard Boston/Maine family connections and a love of the Pats and BoSox. I graduated from Virginia Tech in ’05 with a degree in English, on the Creative Writing track and have turned what is essentially a hobby into my career. I have a Master’s in Ed. for Curriculum & Instruction from Lesley University in Cambridge, Mass. Check off the wife and two young children box, and yes, I’m living my dream everyday. I am, and have been, extremely blessed. You can catch my work, both in the shop and in the classroom, at

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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