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Fab Lab Maker Hub Podcast

Fab Lab Maker Hub Podcast

By Fab Lab Maker Hub
Human Centred Stories. Digitally Fabricated Designs.

Stuart Lawn is the host on this new series where each week we talk to designers and makers, artists and inventors who in some way use digital fabrication tools and processes in their work and business.

We explore the stories of how they got started, the pros and cons of using digital tools and how technology has helped them develop their unique products.
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Ep07 The Maker Hub Meets - Leo Scarff Designs
In the seventh episode of the Maker Hub Podcast we talk to Leo Scarff about his design studio and brands, Leo Scarff Designs and Hiberform. Leo tells us how tinkering with woodwork in the garden shed with his father turned into a lifelong love of design and making. He talks about living, studying and working in Scandinavia and how the design ethos he experienced there has influenced his own designs over the years. We explore how CNC technology has helped him develop signature pieces and how the blend of the handmade and digital elements have fascinated and inspired him. Lastly we talk about the reasons why he thinks Fab Labs are important enablers to get more people interested in design and making. Follow Leo on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/leo_scarff_design/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/LScarffDesign Leo's New Webshop - https://www.leoscarffdesign.com/shop/ Main Leo Scarff Design website - https://www.leoscarffdesign.com/ Follow Fab Lab Maker Hub on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/fablabmh Our new YouTube Channel features tutorials and tech demos - https://www.tiny.cc/makerhub Fab Lab Maker Hub Website - https://www.makerhub.ie
36:19
October 28, 2020
Ep06 The Maker Hub Meets - Owen Leonard from Ozone Water
In the sixth episode of the Maker Hub podcast we talk to Owen Leonard from Ozone Water.  Owen tells us how growing up in the family engineering factory and having access to some dangerous tools and materials from a young age led him to become an engineer, inventor and entrepreneur. He talks about his love and fascination with all things water related and explains how Ozone infused water could be the solution to a safer and healthy future for humans and animals alike. He describes how he used CNC milling and 3D printing to create the prototypes for his newest invention and how that secured him funding from Enterprise Ireland. Follow Owen on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/owenleonard/ Owen's new website - http://www.peroxigen.com/ Follow Fab Lab Maker Hub on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/fablabmh  Our new YouTube Channel features tutorials and tech demos - https://www.tiny.cc/makerhub  Fab Lab Maker Hub Website - https://www.makerhub.ie
31:48
October 21, 2020
Ep05 The Maker Hub Meets - Orla Spollen from NutJob Design
In the fifth episode of the Maker Hub Podcast we talk to Orla Spollen from NutJob Design. Orla explains how an early love of arts and crafts led her to become a Design and Technology Teacher and how having her own children gave her the ideas and impetus to start her laser cutting business in 2016. We hear how a lifelong love of working with wood and natural materials has shaped the products she now develops and sells through her online store and the influence of mindfulness and meditation has had on her range of intricate lasercut Mandala designs. Lastly we talk about her inspiring lockdown experience of The Free Hug Project, where she designed and distributed for free small lasercut heart hug tokens to send to loved ones who were separated during the lockdown. This local gesture of compassion soon turned into an expression of hope and love for staff and residents of nursing homes province wide. Follow Orla and Nutjob Design on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/NutJobDesign Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/nutjobdesign And the NutJob Online Store - https://nutjobdesign.ie Follow Fab Lab Maker Hub on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/fablabmh Our new YouTube Channel features tutorials and tech demos - https://www.tiny.cc/makerhub Fab Lab Maker Hub Website - https://www.makerhub.ie
37:21
October 14, 2020
Ep04 The Maker Hub Meets - John Hanley from Tekrapod
In the fourth episode of the Maker Hub Podcast we talk to Inventor and Triathlete John Hanley who turned his love for open water swimming into a successful Kickstarter campaign with his unique water safety backpack called Tekrapod. John's love of invention and problem solving took him from go-karts in the garage to a career in civil engineering and after a rugby injury forced him to reevaluate his sporting life, he found a new passion in competitive Triathlons. An engineer and maker at heart, he dived into 3D CAD and 3D Printing to produce the prototypes for his Tekrapod invention after attending a Fab Lab workshop on building 3D printers. Follow John and Tekrapod on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/tekrapod/ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/tekrapod/ And buy a Tekrapod on the web - https://tekrapod.com/ Follow Fab Lab Maker Hub on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/fablabmh Our new YouTube Channel features tutorials and tech demos - https://www.tiny.cc/makerhub Fab Lab Maker Hub Website - https://www.makerhub.ie
31:41
October 07, 2020
Ep03 The Maker Hub Meets - Craig French from Bramblewick House
In the third episode of the Maker Hub Podcast we talk to Craig French from Bramblewick House Glamping & Handmade Crafts.  Craig and his wife Amy moved back from England to Amy's childhood home in Co.Longford to start their own craft and tourism business in 2016. Craig was looking for a new angle on producing the handmade soaps and candles they were selling online and at local markets.  After some research he discovered 3D Printing as the perfect technology to help them blend the handmade aspects of the craft with some unique 3D design elements. Craig explains how with no previous design training he has taught himself 3D CAD and 3D Printing from scratch. Follow Craig and Amy on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/BramblewickHouse Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/bramblewickhouse/ And on their online webstore - https://bramblewickhouse.com/crafts/ Follow Fab Lab Maker Hub on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/fablabmh Our YouTube Channel has tutorials and tech demos - https://www.tiny.cc/makerhub Fab Lab Maker Hub Website - https://www.makerhub.ie
36:57
September 30, 2020
Ep02 The Maker Hub Meets - Ed Devane
In the second episode of the Maker Hub Podcast we talk to Sound Artist, Music Producer and Instrument Designer - Ed Devane.  We hear how Ed's love of music and sound inspired him to build his own musical instruments and how his background in art led him to use digital design to create interactive sound sculptures and installations.  He explains how he has grappled with 3D Printing, Laser Cutting and CAD over the years and the unique workflow he has now developed to start his own audio electronics business called Soniphorm.  We finish by talking about how the lockdown has allowed him time to work on his biggest project yet - an outdoor rain-powered sound sculpture for Galway 2020 Festival. #hopeitrains Follow Ed on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/ed_devane Ed's Website - http://www.eddevane.com Soniphorm Website - http://www.soniphorm.com Galway 2020 Sound Sculpture - https://galway2020.ie/en/projects/from-sky-to-soil-through-song Follow Fab Lab Maker Hub on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/fablabmh Fab Lab Maker Hub Website - https://www.makerhub.ie
42:38
September 23, 2020
Ep01 The Maker Hub Meets - Louise Carroll Designs
In the first episode of the Maker Hub Podcast we interview Louise Carroll who has her own craft and design studio based in Dromahair, Co.Leitrim. Louise uses a mixture of traditional handcrafting and digital fabrication to produce custom gift products. Her tools of the trade include vinyl cutting stencils, sandblasting slate, and laser engraving on glass. We talk about how her husband encouraged her to leave the safety of working in the insurance industry to follow her dream of running her own craft business. To see and purchase Louise's work visit her Website (www.louisecarrolldesigns.ie) Also check out Louise's Facebook Page for regular updates. @louisecarrolldesigns Fab Lab Maker Hub Website (www.makerhub.ie) Maker Hub Facebook Page @fablabmh Maker Hub YouTube Channel (www.tiny.cc/makerhub)
37:07
September 14, 2020
Ep00 - Fab Lab Maker Hub Podcast Series Trailer
The Fab Lab Maker Hub Podcast is a new series where each week we talk to designers and makers, artists and inventors who use digital fabrication tools and processes in their work and business. We explore the stories of how they got started, the pros and cons of using digital tools and how technology has helped them develop their unique products. Coming up in the first episode on Weds 16th Sept we talk to Louise Carroll who runs her own craft business from her home in Dromahair, County Leitrim and how she combines hand crafted slate with digital fabrication techniques. Future episodes feature Sound Artist - Ed Devane, Kickstarter Inventor - John Hanley, 3D Printed Crafter - Craig French and other inspirational stories of Northwest of Ireland based makers and designers who have turned their ideas into profitable businesses by using digital fabrication. Follow us on the web and in social media... Fab Lab Maker Hub Website - www.makerhub.ie Maker Hub YouTube Channel - www.tiny.cc/makerhub Maker Hub Facebook Page - www.facebook.com/fablabmh
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September 11, 2020