In 2017 two UTS (University of Technology Sydney) engineering students, Scott McKeon and Will Scuderi were playing around with a way to extend their laptop screen using an iPad. Will went home that day and 3D-printed a bracket to hold the iPad to his laptop. It was crude and clunky but worked. More importantly, it gave them the idea to create something new, something not just they both, but everyone needed.
With some borrowed money, they jumped a plane to China, inserted themselves into the world of consumer electronics manufacturing, crowd-funded nearly half a million dollars, and built themselves the Espresso Display.
Having won rave reviews from Forbes and TechCrunch Scott and Will have forged their destiny, well the start of one anyway.
I talk with Scott McKeon about their inspiration, vision, journey, and plans for living up to the title of being creators of the 'portable screen that could change your life'.