Ben “Fenn” Lipkowitz
Ben “Fenn” Lipkowitz is
an independent industrial automation professional
in the Menlo Park, California Area.
He is the creator of the
Societal Engineering Knowledge Database (SKDB) which was created for
automated manufacturing and technology dependency
Fenn’s programming skills include: vim, Python, C, Perl, bash, CVS, svn, git, gcc, make, rs274ngc, autoconf, C++, and Lisp.
His laboratory skills include: sterile techniques, colony isolation, tissue culture, agarose gels, PCR, notebook-keeping, weighing, photospectrometry, titration, immersion microscope, hematocytometer, distillation, column chromatography, southern blot, NEBlot-phototope, gel extraction, DNA sequencing, and sequence alignment.
His manufacturing skills include: inventory management, hand tools, circuit board fabrication, soldering, lathe, mill, measuring, metal casting, pneumatics, carpentry, MIG, TIG, arc, plasma, CNC, fiberglass, resin casting, oxyacetylene, and papercraft.
Fenn earned his Bachelor’s of Science (with distinction) in Microbiology at Indiana University in 2003. He also has informal education in units, actuators, manufacturing processes, control theory, artificial intelligence, space tethers, turbines, rockets, CAM, CAD, kinematic design, self-replicators, and rapid prototyping.
Watch Bryan Bishop and Ben Lipkowitz talk about how to make a civilization seed with SKDB – Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. Visit his LinkedIn page.