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You CAN Get Started 3D Printing

You CAN Get Started 3D Printing

In this episode of Make:cast, Make: books editor, Patrick DiJusto talks 3D Printing with the authors of Getting Started with 3D Printing, Second Edition, Liza Wallach Kloski and Nick Kloski. Liza and Nick run HoneyPoint3D, which started in 2012 as a small 3D printing shop in Northern California. Explaining 3D printing to many people was […]

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Make:cast #16 – Build It and See What Happens

Make:cast #16 – Build It and See What Happens

As part of a $50 million grant to the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in 2017, the Maker Library & Innovative Learning Complex of the Future is under construction on campus. The new $17.5 million building will house a makerspace open to all students. Austin McChord is the RIT donor and I talk to him in this episode of Make:cast.

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Make:cast – Making New Music With Helen Leigh

Make:cast – Making New Music With Helen Leigh

In this conversation with Helen Leigh, we talk about technology from reel-to-reel tape recorders to synthesizers and to making electronic music with Makey-Makey and the Bela board. Helen is an advocate for people learning how to make their own instruments, to experiment with music and be makers of your own kind of music.

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Make:cast – Making Things That Don’t Yet Exist

Make:cast – Making Things That Don’t Yet Exist

Industrial Designer Neil Cohen How do you transform ordinary stuff into meaningful things, even beautiful things? How you make things that don’t yet exist, something original rather than a copy? That’s the topic of this conversation between New York-based industrial designer Neil Cohen and Dale Dougherty of Make Magazine. “Some of what I do in […]

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Make:Cast – Ten Years of Open Source Hardware

Make:Cast – Ten Years of Open Source Hardware

Ten years ago, a community came together around a definition of open source hardware to be clear about what it means to share designs for physical things, and doing so in a way that allows others to make, modify, distribute or use those things. This definition has been managed by the Open Source Hardware Association (OSHWA). In this episode, I talk with Alicia Gibb, Executive Director of OSHWA and board president, Michael Weinberg about the growth of open source hardware, its certification process and the role of open source hardware in the maker response to COVID-19.

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Make:Cast – How Hard Can It Be?

Make:Cast – How Hard Can It Be?

In this episode, I talk with Tim Deagan in his garage workshop in Austin, TX.  He says his lifelong motto has been: “How Hard Can It Be?”, even though he has repeatedly learned that most things are indeed harder than they initially look. We talk about creating Flame Effects, Propane Patio Heaters and the resurgence of Ham Radio during Covid-19.

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Give Maker Mom  Podcast A Listen, Even If You’re Not A Mom

Give Maker Mom Podcast A Listen, Even If You’re Not A Mom

At a recent event, I was fortunate enough to watch Katie Freeman of Freeman Furnishings do some power carving (grinding away at some wood to create wonderful organic curves). While talking with her, she introduced me to her podcast, of which I had no idea. Katie runs Maker Mom, a podcast devoted to highlighting the […]

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