Jen Schachter

Jen is a maker and mastermind of big, collaborative builds — a set of giant light-up letters for the Obama White House, an interactive puzzle hunt for SXSW, a monumental 3D-printed sculpture of Rosie the Riveter, and most recently, a crowd-sourced replica of the Apollo 11 hatch for the National Air and Space Museum.

You can catch her on TV as a fabricator on the set of Savage Builds, find her product reviews in Make: Magazine, her tool manuals at fabrication shops in Baltimore, and her builds with Adam Savage on

After years of studying “fine art” Jen began acquiring power tools, and these days finds herself covered in sawdust and solder more often than paint. She gets her best, most epic ideas in the shower, washing off said sawdust, and will someday pursue her dream to build a pop-out workshop / tinyhome inside a tourbus, and travel the Americas.

Jen lives and makes in the Bay Area, where she operates a small Etsy manufacturing business out of her apartment workshop, and contributes design and build videos to Tested’s Youtube channel.

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