Hey guys! Super excited to finally open Hacksmith.store to the public! We've been developing this for the better part of 2020, and are working around the clock to roll out a ton of cool products throughout 2021, so make sure you check back often or sign up for our newsletter! So without further adieu... let me present... Engineered by Hacksmith is our in-house designed premium apparel and products for everyday wear and use. Using only the best materials, minimal branding, and focusing on the customer experience, we've created quality products people love -- even if they aren't fans of my YouTube channel! I can't tell you how excited I am about this! Each product that bares the Engineered by Hacksmith logo has been handpicked, designed, tested and evaluated by myself, the Hacksmith. If it's got my name on it, I use it. And it's good stuff. I only like wearing good stuff. In fact, half the reason I started this apparel brand was so I wouldn't have to buy regular clothes anymore! The ultimate goal is having quality apparel available from head to toe. Like socks! Why is it you can only buy good quality socks one-pair a time from expensive outdoorsy stores? Why are they so expensive? I'm entirely too excited about the socks we're coming out with later this year... Anyway -- take a look around the web store (I highly recommend the Smith Wallet) and let me know what you think!
The following is the first master plan that’s been in the back of my head since shortly after coining the term Hacksmith in 2013. It is now in the final stages of completion. It wasn’t all that complicated and basically consisted of the following: Build a profitable and internationally recognized YouTube channel and brand. √ Use that money to develop and grow our manufacturing and engineering capabilities to build better projects while inspiring makers around the world. √ Use that exposure to establish industry partnerships to further expand our capabilities and resources. √ Develop Site 2 – Hacksmith Industries Research Campus, a multi-acre property with room for expansion for over a dozen buildings. Looking forward we need to clearly define the next steps and where we want Hacksmith Industries to end up in the next 5-10 years. INNOVATING While one of our leading values for making inventions that aren’t exactly commercially viable was simply “sometimes we do things for shits and giggles” it is important to continue to push the envelope with new technology and resources to continue innovating and testing new ideas – after all, some of the greatest inventors were told “you’re crazy, that won’t work!”. All while continuing to inspire others by sharing our projects on YouTube. IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF LIFE Technology advances society, and while we’re great at entertaining and inspiring others we also need to create real products that allow everyone a better life – to ensure everyone can run, jump, and play. Products that benefit mankind and ensure our survival as a species – not our demise. Starting with EDC products. SHARING Collaboration breeds innovation, so we need to support our community and give people the tools and resources they need to make the future we want to live in. Makerspaces with built-in business incubators paired with local venture capitalists could be the missing piece in supporting and nurturing start-ups. Starting right here in the Creative Capital Of Canada. And if it goes well? Internationally. So, in short, Master Plan, Part Deux is: Continue trying “far-out” ideas in the R & D division, to push the envelope over just commercial viability – all while inspiring the next generation of inventors. Create and sell technologies to better mankind, eventually in human augmentation. Start a community Makerspace that doubles as a business incubator.
A few years ago, I had the honor of speaking in Kansas City at TEDxKC, one of the largest independently organized TED events in the world. With over 3000 people in attendance, it was a bit nerve wracking -- but I was able to share my story with the world to hear. For a behind the scenes video leading up to the talk, check out my video here.