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MakerCast - The Podcast For Makers

This show is about being a maker and everything it means to be one. MakerCast seeks out makers of things and celebrates their uniqueness, skill set, and drive. Their stories, the themes that drive them, and the real answers to your questions are found here. Passionate people in the fields of CNC machining, welding, fabricating, 3D printing, education with STEM curriculum, and woodworking, to name a few. Whether in a makerspace or garage or barn, making is the heart of us.
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Now displaying: April, 2016
Apr 29, 2016

Will Holman is a maker and furniture designer with big ideas. His book, “Guerilla Furniture Design,” comes from a lifetime of living the nomadic lifestyle, often leaving belongings behind when moving from place to place. He is also an architect and the general manager of OpenWorks, a future makerspace in Baltimore. Will hopes to provide a space for community members to learn, work, teach, and start their own businesses. Our conversation with Will covers many topics, including:

  • Experiencing failure
  • The 20K house project and restoring dignity
  • The impossibility of perfection
  • Making makers

podcastformakers.com/will-holman

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Apr 22, 2016

Patrick Laperrière, better known as Pat Lap or Le Picbois, makes woodturning videos that combine skill, humor, and heavy metal. Working out of his grandfather’s workshop in Quebec, Pat began making videos as a way to get more time in the shop. Pat’s sincere enjoyment of life and his love for both making and the community of makers is evident in everything he does. Join us as we talk to Pat about:

 

  • YouTube and the maker community
  • His relationship with Paul Jackman
  • The origins of UNSUBSCRIBE
  • Keeping perspective on life
  • Poutine
  • Making the most of limited shop time
  • Being happy with life

podcastformakers.com/pat-lap

Apr 15, 2016

In his own words, Steve Blom makes beautiful things. Through his business, Sawtooth Woodshop, Steve creates custom items from reclaimed wood. Coming from a family of makers, Steve has a lifetime love of learning and a drive to create new and interesting things whenever he can. Listen as we talk to Steve about:

  • The entrepreneurial spirit
  • Tinkering and encouraging curiosity
  • Working with reclaimed materials
  • Frustration, education, and satisfaction
  • Pricing your work
  • Developing your personal style

podcastformakers.com/steve-blom

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@podcast4makers

@sawtoothwoodshop

Apr 8, 2016

Callye Keen is a product designer with a long manufacturing history and over 200 products under his belt. Coming from a family background in low-volume, high-precision manufacturing, Callye now runs Red Blue Collective, a group that aims to help hardware startups get off the ground. Our conversation with Callye covers a range of topics, including:

  • The satisfaction of manufacturing: holding a product in your hand that you designed and made
  • Transparency and community engagement via showing the process
  • The importance of makerspaces, the maker movement, and social media
  • Ideas are worthless. Execution is everything.

podcastformakers.com/callye-keen

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@podcast4makers

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