Jack Whipple

Workshop Manager


Contact: whipple@mit.edu | 617.324.2581

Jack showed up at D-Lab in 2011 to look after the shop for six weeks -- and never left. In addition to managing the shop, he teaches tool usage, problem solving, welding, CAD, metalwork, and machine design. A graduate of the Robot Making School of Hard Knocks, Jack has worked as a mechatronics consultant, electrical consultant, machinist, mechanic, and brewer. In 2012 he traveled to Nigeria to work on cargo bike designs for a recycling project. By night, he tinkers with cars and bikes (he has a fleet of blue girls' bikes from the 30s), and splashes molten iron around. He likes coffee, long walks on the beach, and having the opportunity to use his full skill-range at D-Lab.