Take your factory automation from brittle to flexible
Meet our team
AE Machines is a start-up founded by a husband-and-wife team of engineers. Our product, the AE Design Tool, empowers manufacturers to program and reprogram simple automated systems, even utilizing legacy hardware, without relying on large, expensive engineering teams. The tool achieves this by abstracting the tedious process of programming a microcontroller to one of arranging action and sensing oriented graphical code blocks (primitives) with corresponding actuators and sensor hardware blocks (parts). The tool allows users to build and program an automated cell with minimal training and shows how important we think people – including those already employed in factories today – will be in the factory of the future. Our dream is for factory workers to manage and automate lines with skills they already have.
Our approach is proven and award-winning
We are proud winners of the Product Design of the Year, which recognizes a product design that is unique, improves user experience, and impacts productivity as well as the greater good, at the first annual Fourth Revolution Awards in Chicago, IL.
"The solution these guys designed has allowed us to cut concrete on lots of different job sites with different needs. They listened to our needs on the interface and customized something that works well with our way of working” - Chad Simpson
"Our vision at MakeCrate has always focussed on accessibility for all. Our kits are designed to remove the barriers to circuit building on Arduino that a new user might find, and the partnership with Amy and AE Machines gives us a way to breakdown the barriers to coding in a fun and engaging way as well” - Katie Stephens