# Jake Read at the CBA Hi! I'm Jake Read, a Master's candidate at the MIT [Center for Bits and Atoms](cba.mit.edu), and I'm interested in the ways we will manufacture in the next 25 years. Specifically, I'm interested in developing flexible capital equipment with reconfigurable hardware and software to show how we can bring rapid prototyping (a generalist's practice) into large markets (typically dominated by specialists). ## Automatakit [Automatakit](https://gitlab.cba.mit.edu/jakeread/automatakit) is a demonstrator project for flexible automation. With ATK, machine components and mechanisms are individually addressable, sensitive, and composable. <video width="800" height="450" controls> <source src="video/layers-sept-2018.mp4" type="video/mp4"> Your browser does not support the video tag. </video> ![atkapi](images/atkapi.png) ## RCT Gantries [RCT Gantries](https://gitlab.cba.mit.edu/jakeread/rctgantries) Is parametric hardware for rapid prototyping of automation equipment. ![mpvm](images/rctgantries.jpg) ## Actuators [Brief Study on Actuator Availability](https://jakeread.pages.cba.mit.edu/actuators/) and unpublished ongoing work on actuator design. ![actuators](images/nri-actuators-plot-cxst.png)