What We Do


'Howdy, I've known Ken for a very long time and he is really fun to work with, not to mention, a highly skilled designer and engineer.'

                   - signed, Scott Brown, P.E.


"Smart people that think outside the box are hard to find, and I like how you work."

   - a former project contract manager

In the end, Ken simply wants to inform you that you have resources available at reasonable costs through this semi-retired gentleman.  Yes, he would be happy to apply his experience, talent, and knowledge to your project.  A project might consist of help in formulating an idea, applying engineering practice to the idea, determining if the idea is patentable, developing your concept through a SolidWorks CAD program so it can be visualized in 3D and even tested to a certain extent, and then, finally, build the object in a machine shop using either additive or subtractive manufacturing techniques.

Don't let the terms 'additive' and 'subtractive' scare you, though.  Subtractive manufacturing is simply the way we have machined parts for years.  It is the removal of material to create an object of the desired dimensions.  Additive manufacturing is much newer.  It is done using the recently developed 3D printers, which print one layer at a time.  But let us not forget, Ken is known for getting to the bottom layer when it comes to design and troubleshooting electro-mechanical machines.  If he is not familiar with the science behind your particular project, he will tell you.

So here are the bullet points:

  • Do you have a patentable idea?  Let's discuss it, as Ken can help you with a patent search and patent application preparation.
  • We can help you visualize the object, and prepare the details of creating a real object or working machine through our SolidWorks 3D CAD program.
  • We can help with any necessary engineering.
  • We can create a real object or a working machine for you through our additive (3D printing) and subtractive manufacturing processes.  This is known as prototyping.

Feel free to contact Ken with questions or challenges at kwf@attaboydev.com.



P.S.  One more thing: Ken recently moved from Lake Arrowhead, California to Hayden, Idaho right outside of Coeur d'Alene.  When it comes to new energy technology, this is a happening place.  Couple that with some of the nicest people on the planet, and you have, well, home. :-)

Ken himself