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Eric Gradman

Mad Inventor
Two Bit Circus

Eric Gradman is an inventor & entertainer who makes others see technology as magic. He has a colorful history as a circus performer, professional whistler & roboticist.

For 15 years he has designed and built cutting-edge technology products including 3d-touch displays, virtual reality systems, satellite control systems, intelligent robots, concept cars, assistive devices and novel game systems. He is at the forefront of a revolution in rapid prototyping tools that make inventing accessible to all.

He is cofounder of Two Bit Circus: a Los Angeles idea factory making education more entertaining and amusement more enriching. He is one of the brains behind the STEAM Carnival, reimaginging the carnival with robots, lasers, and fire.

Eric is on television: as an on-screen inventor for ABC's Extreme Makeover Home Edition, a talking head for Outrageous Acts of Science (Discovery), and as a special guest on several shows including Invention: USA (History), and The NEXT List (CN

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