Benjamin Heckendorn is not an engineer, but what the heck? The Ben Heck Show is still the most watched engineering program on the Internet with more than 7 million viewers worldwide. With 77 episodes in the can and in its third season, The Ben Heck Show -- sponsored by Element14 -- has shown engineers how to prototype more than 50 of the most zany yet sought-after you-build-it projects in the history of engineering -- from a mailbox that tells you when it's just gotten a delivery to robot luggage that follows you around the airport hands-free.
Now the show -- or at least Heckendorn -- is coming to DESIGN West. Even though the point of The Ben Heck Show is entertainment, rather than product development, Heckendorn has amassed a plethora of anecdotes about building engineering prototypes to share with you at his DESIGN West 2013 session "What the Heck is That? Prototyping Tales of Horror from Ben Heck" on Tuesday, April 23, from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m.
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