Yearly Archives: 2012

Alexis McKenzie

Happy Thanksgiving!

11.21.2012 by Alexis McKenzie

Andy Rogers

Habitat for Humanity

11.19.2012 by Andy Rogers

Most of us at Key Tech thoroughly enjoy renovating things…it’s just in our blood as designers and engineers to take something old and outdated and transform it into something new and useful. Whether it’s refurbishing an old bike, or renovating a run-down vaudeville theater into our office, Key Techer’s are innately passionate about applying their talents and resources to improve something. Thus, it’s no surprise that a handful of Key Tech volunteers spent a day recently in the South Baltimore neighborhood of Brooklyn volunteering for Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake.

Keith Lipford

Re-Engineering Beer

10.31.2012 by Keith Lipford

While we didn’t win any awards at the GABF, the event inspired us to take beer brewing to a new level and if successful, we hope to be eligible to compete at the GABF in 2013 – stay tuned!

Abbie Shoemaker

Betascape 2012

10.03.2012 by Abbie Shoemaker

2012 marked the third year of Betascape, the annual weekend gathering of artists and technologists (some may say nerds) from the Baltimore area to explore the intersection of their disciplines.

Chet Larrow

TED Talks: Designing for the Real World

09.12.2012 by Chet Larrow

TED Talks over the last couple of years has published many inspiring and informational pieces and has become a staple for those working in creative industries. The relevance of the one floating around the KeyTech office this past week was no exception.

jcowperthwaite

Portable Electronics and the Wicked Witch of the West

08.31.2012 by jcowperthwaite

Neither does great with water. I dropped my iPhone in a lake this summer and while the phone was recovered, functionality was not.

Alex Flamm

IDSA Annual Report

08.22.2012 by Alex Flamm

The Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) just held their annual international conference in Boston, MA. Jeremy Savage and I attended the 4-day event and had the pleasure of listening to some great presentations, ranging from the informative to the inspirational.

Ben Lane

Engineering the Crab Feast

08.01.2012 by Ben Lane

Early in July, Key Tech hosted our annual crab feast on a farm north of Baltimore. This event started more than a decade ago when the company had less than 10 employees, and now hosts nearly 100 employees (current, past, and future), family, friends, clients, and vendors.

Dave Hershey

Engineering Beer

07.18.2012 by Dave Hershey

For the scientific mind, brewing is a fascinating activity – chemistry, biology, physics, and engineering are equally important to crafting the perfect pint.

Josh Mull

Pinhole Camera to Venus

06.29.2012 by Josh Mull

On June 5, Venus passed between the Earth the sun causing a rare celestial event. This event caught some of us at Key Tech by surprise, and at the same time we felt the need to see this event that will not happen again until 2125. As such, we spent part of our afternoon trying to devise ways to stare at the sun without hurting our eyes, and the best option we found was to build ourselves a pinhole camera.