Jeff Hooper is the creative mastermind behind Backhand Bikes.
Using AutoDesk Fusion 360 and the practical knowledge he has gained in working a career in manufacturing, Jeff creates designs that are almost organic, but are CNC machined from metal.
We talk about CAD/CAM, solid modelling, climb milling versus conventional milling, IMTS, ToolingU, and the perceptions versus the misconceptions of a college education.
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In this episode we learn all about how Linn from Darbin Orvar got started in making and where she sees the maker movement going. Some of the topics discussed include:
Growing up in Sweden, and the expectations for school age children
Growing a successful following on YouTube
The origin of the Darbin Orvar name
Advice for the Maker Movement - do what you want to do!
You can learn more on the shownotes page.
Jim and Jason were nice enough to come on the show, and we had a great time and great conversation. The main topic we focused on was how do we get students interested in manufacturing? We need to change perceptions:
1. Get talking about how clean the shop environment is
2. Show that modern machines are the definition of high technology
3. Get more women involved in manufacturing
4. Get aesthetics on display
5. Highlight innovative thinkers
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A degreed engineer by trade, Tom spends his days pushing paper, and doesn't have the opportunity to scratch the maker itch.
Nights and weekends is when Tom is able to spend his personal time doing small woodworking and metalworking projects in his home shop.
We dive into his back story, if a college degree is the right choice, Tom's current crowdfunding campaign to restore a Southbend lathe, and where he sees the future of the maker movement.
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TechShop is a membership-based DIY workshop that provides members with the use of tools and equipment. CNC metal cutting machines, manual metal cutting machines, 3D printers, sewing machines, and woodworking machines are all available to its members.
CoFounder Bob Thomas explains how TechShop grew out of an idea and continues to thrive on the passion of the makers inside, plus a whole lot more.
Visit www.podcastformakers.com/bob-thomas for show notes and links.