Zack Weaver
Teaching Assistant Professor • Director, BTU Lab
ATLAS Institute

Zack returns to the ATLAS “Blow Things Up” Lab (BTU). He played a key role in getting the lab established, but left ATLAS after a year of PhD study to pursue an electronics company he co-founded while teaching interaction design and digital fabrication at Carnegie Mellon University. In 2020, he became a lecturer in CTD, teaching “Object” and “Creative Technologies” in the undergraduate and graduate programs, respectively. He brings to BTU the successful experiences of the nationally recognized BLDG 61 Makerspace where he was the co-director, since 2017. Zack is an evangelist for the learning and community-building power of makerspaces and is excited to take BTU into a radical new future. He received a BFA from the University of Michigan and an MS in architecture from Carnegie Mellon University. His passion for equity and accessibility in hands-on learning drive him to advocate nationally for public access to technological literacy. 

Meet the Maker: BLDG 61 (Tested) 
The Joy of Learning and Creating: The Rise of Maker Spaces (KGNU)
Auto-Meter Reader Feeder Keeps Meter-Maids at Bay (Hackaday)