Phase Dock Solutions for IoT and Maker Projects

We got into single-board computers (Raspberry Pi and Arduino) through some great techie/ Maker friends of ours.  These men, women and very smart children work on amazing projects that blow us away.  But they all hit the same wall eventually: 

My own first Pi Zero case came out in broken little pieces when I opened the kit.  So I started thinking about this.  And I haven’t stopped thinking about it since. 

Somehow, suddenly all that thinking turned into a company.

Where do I get all the cool, high-quality stuff I need to finish, protect and rock my project?

How can I easily rework and refine my project without wasting a ton of time?

Because at heart, Makers are creative problem-solvers—and I LOVE to solve problems.

Specifically, our goal is to help Makers stay focused on the things they do best, while we focus on the things we do best.  My wife (and Phase Dock's Marketing Strategist) says it this way: 

If you’re a woodworker, you need hinges, or drawer pulls, or screws. If you sew, you need zippers or buttons. But you don’t want to make those things yourself. You want to buy them so you can get on with the fun part of your project.

I'm focusing years of design and manufacturing experience on helping Makers realize their visions.  Protect and dress up your projects, yes.  Enjoy the creative process more and showcase your innovations, yes.  Most of all, we want to help you do things that you could visualize but could never do before, at least not without a ton of pain and expense.

So our first product is the AstroPi RDX case, but our goals are much broader than that. 


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My Maker friends all use duct tape, rubber bands, zip ties, popsicle sticks, you name it.  They have "re-purposed" kitchen cutting boards and painted wood to look like metal.  They are searching for well-designed, strong and elegant tools, cases and other components.  And most of the time, they cannot find the right things. 

I've been a machinist, a computer scientist and a manufacturing engineer.  I’ve helped build UAVs, flying cars and medical products.  Wood, metal, plastic—bring it on. 

I live for this, just like you.


I was a United States Air Force machinist on the fastest, baddest aircraft ever built—the SR-71 Blackbird.  Everything you heard is true, and then some.

The first time I got close to one was at Beale Air Force Base in northern California.  I had just finished Machinist School, my clearance came through, and when Tech Sergeant Clyde told me to climb into the cockpit and “get it over with,” well, you never forget that.  My time in the Air Force drove home what incredible things we can achieve when we master technology.

So now you can guess where our company gets its logo icon, and maybe a sense for how high we’d like to fly with you.

Join us on the Flight!

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