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About - Richard Arlon Platt


Matt 25: 22 - “Also the one who had received the two talents came up and said, ‘Master, you entrusted two talents to me. See, I have gained two more talents.’ 23 His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful slave.

" We all have gifts, using those gifts given to us "more" is my biggest challenge and purpose. Using our talents, brings joy to our Lord. So I paint, design and teach.


As a designer, the natural extension of design is making the things we design. I have been on 10 year mission to design CNC machines that lets my students and myself become even more creative in making the things we design. From the design of those CNC machines, is to then create beautiful, practical and things to make our lives even better. Still at it, more machines to make.


Teaching Engineering, Design & Manufacturing is an amazing career. I thank the School Board of Manatee County for this opportunity to work with these special young people, who make my life a true joy.