Kipp Bradford is a Research Scientist at the MIT Media Lab. His work focuses on reinventing thermal systems. He also explores innovation, manufacturing, and programming languages. His background spans biomechanical and electrical engineering, design, entrepreneurship, and HVAC+R. He is a founder of start-ups in the fields of HVAC+R, transportation, consumer products, and medical devices, and holds numerous patents for his inventions. Some of his more interesting projects have turned into kippkitts.
Kipp was an honored guest at the first-ever White House Maker Faire, and serves on the board of The Nation Of Makers which he helped the White House launch in 2016. He is the author of Distributed Network Data (hardware hacking for Data Scientists, with Alasdair Allan) and contributed a chapter to Building Open Source Hardware. He is one of the cofounders of the Data Sensing Lab; an advisor to Highway1 (a leading hardware start-up accelerator); and founded the Innovation Institute, an NSF-funded project that teaches innovation to underserved youth in New York
City. Kipp also co-founded Revolution By Design, a non-profit education and research organization dedicated to empowerment through technology. He founded and co-organizes the first-ever community-run Maker Faire, what is now the Rhode Island Mini Maker Faire, and founded the Washington, DC Mini Maker Faire, which is now the National Maker Faire. He is one of the USA Science and Engineering Festival’s “Nifty Fifty”. Kipp was the Demo Chair of the 2013 Open Hardware Summit, was on the program committee and a keynote speaker for the O’Reilly Solid conference, and has been recognized as a leading innovator by Frost & Sullivan. He is also a board member at The Maker Education Initiative, The BeagleBoard Foundation, and The Providence Athenaeum. He is a Fellow at the College of Design, Engineering and Commerce at Philadelphia University, was the Senior Design Engineer and Lecturer at Brown University, served as an Adjunct Critic at the Rhode Island School of Design, and served on the technical advisory board of MAKE Magazine.