CASE STUDY 1

LA BANDITA SPEEDSTER

The worlds 1st car designed in VR, engineered with AI, developed with the full power of advanced manufacturing and delivered by the supply chain of the future. The ‘Bandita’ project is our proof of concept, intended to demonstrate the key elements of the Hackrod platform.

 
 
 
 
 
 

HACK ROD’S ENDGAME IS TO PUT CREATIVITY AND INVENTION IN EVERYONE’S HANDS—PEOPLE IN SMALL BUSINESSES, MAKER SHOPS, GARAGES, AND DORM ROOMS. “WE’RE NOT TRYING TO BE A CAR COMPANY,” MCCOY SAYS.

“WE’RE LOOKING TO START A MANUFACTURING COMPANY THAT ALLOWS EVERYDAY PEOPLE TO CREATE, DESIGN, AND BUILD WHAT THEY WANT, NOT WHAT’S DICTATED TO THEM BY BIG, MASS CORPORATIONS.” WHAT STARTED OUT AS A RESEARCH PROJECT HAS OPENED UP A NEW WAY OF MAKING JUST ABOUT ANYTHING. SAYS HOLST, “THIS IS THE NEW INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION.”

 
 

The Team

Mouse McCoy

Chief Executive Officer

Mike ``Mouse ``McCoy is the CEO/Co Founder and Creative Director of the Digital Industrial start up company Hackrod. Prior to founding Hackrod Mouse was the CEO of the award-winning Entertainment Studio Bandito Brothers. During his ten years at the Helm of Bandito Brothers he is most proud of architecting the unique branded entertainment model with the US Navy SEALs that led to the #1 box office Feature Film ``Act of Valor``which he Produced and Directed. Following up on that success Mouse Directed the global trans media campaign ``Hot Wheels for Real`` for Mattel that set three Automotive World Records and earned a Cannes Gold Lion , Clio Gold and numerous other awards. Mouse started his career as a professional motorcycle racer with such accolades as winning the Baja 500,Baja 1000 and staring in the now cult film classic ``Dust to Glory``. From his racing career he moved on to being a top Hollywood stuntman that paved the way for his movie Directing career . The realization that quite a bit of his world revolved around taking artists 3D renderings and engineering rapid prototyped manufacturing solutions for the production of entertainment led to the Launch of a Deep Research project in collaboration with Autodesk looking at Future of Making Things. With the theme of could three kids in a garage start a car company and solve large scale complex industrial problems using future forward technologies Hackrod was born. Hackrod is currently laying claim to the world's first car designed in Virtual Reality ,Engineered by Artificial Intelligence, made with the full potential of Advanced Manufacturing and delivered by the Supply Chain of the Future .

Slade Gardner PhD

Chief Technology Officer

Dr Slade Gardner is a world leading expert on advanced manufacturing, digitization of manufacturing operations and digital translations of physical materials science phenomena. As CTO of Hackrod he is shaping the manufacturing context of the future toward automated and digitally guided work spaces that amplify the power of high performance computing, artificial intelligence, networked engineering disciplines, advanced manufacturing and digital quality assurance all for the benefit of manufacturing unique, high complexity engineered products. He has advised corporations, institutes, national laboratories and the US Government on strategy, priorities and development needs on incorporation and industrial application for advanced manufacturing. His technical background includes equipment configuration, materials development and engineering transition from laboratory to factory to customer for: large additive manufacturing, aerospace composite structures, nano-materials, and thermoplastic composites. His technology insertions can be found on spacecraft, aircraft, sophisticated ground systems and are currently reaching into sporting goods, watercraft and motor sport. Previously Slade was a Fellow at Lockheed Martin Space Systems and a Fellow at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics in the Skunk Works division. His PhD in Chemical Engineering is from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University where he studied under fellowship from the National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center for High Performance Polymers and Composites. His BS in Chemical Engineering is from Lafayette College. Personal interests include traveling and dining with his wife, all seasons of mountain sports and he is an avid motorcycle enthusiast.

Felix Holst

Chief Product Officer

Felix Holst is Chief Product Officer/Co Founder at Hackrod. Felix served as Vice President of Creative for the Wheels division at Mattel until 2014. He graduated with a degree in Design for Industry at the University of Northumbria in the UK, and over the past two decades has pursued a career combining his love of automotive culture and cutting edge innovation with mass manufacture and story telling. Taking a job in the toy industry in 1996 he quickly developed the skills to navigate global manufacturing as a designer and built a reputation as an innovator and pragmatic leader. In 1999 Felix left the toy industry to pursue a career in the music industry performing in the cult British band ‘The Kustom Built’ and witnessed first hand the disruption the digital music production revolution had on an established industry. In 2004 he returned to the toy industry moving to Los Angeles and joining the Hot Wheels division at Mattel Inc. A decade of driving innovation in product, manufacturing and content led to the award winning Hot Wheels For Real campaign, three world records and an insight into the future of ‘Made Media’. For the past two years, alongside his partners at Hackrod, he has been researching the implications of VR design tools, AI driven design and engineering and additive manufacturing. With an unfettered belief in the idea of anything is possible, Felix is passionate about empowering design and engineering students and professionals to excel and change the world. With Hackrod he sees an opportunity to connect the every man with the power of mass manufacturing and disrupt industry for the better.

Fraser Campbell

Principal Designer

Fraser Campbell is a world class automotive designer from Leicester, England. a life long obsession with science fiction and transport design led to a 20 year career as a Staff designer with Hot Wheels. Fraser has worked with some of the biggest names in the automotive and entertainment spaces including, General motors, Ford, Lucas Film and Legendary pictures.

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