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The Irish Makers Podcast

The Irish Makers Podcast

By Irish Makers Podcast
From Satellites to Salvage Artists we cover all aspects of making, right here at the Irish Makers Podcast. Join us as we explore how Crafters, Makers, Builders and Hobbyists explore their passion and create amazing items !

- Host: Nathan Wheeler
- Production: Vicky Twomey-Lee
- Music: GurtyBeats

If you are a Maker or know a Maker send us a message, we are always looking to speak to exciting Makers in the community !
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Minisode EP 1: TOG Hackerspace and Radiona - The Right to Repair

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S2E4 - Dublin ComicCon 2022: Cosplay Makers of Ireland Panel - The Irish #Makers Podcast
We had an amazing time at Dublin ComicCon Summer Edition 2022 at The Convention Centre Dublin. It took place on Sat Aug 6 - Sun Aug 7. Nathan was the moderator of Cosplay Makers of Ireland Panel at The Geek Ireland Panel Room on Sun Aug 7. "The Irish Maker Podcast interviews some of the most active cosplayers in Ireland, asking them listener submitted questions about making, and all things cosplay!" Emily Waters & Jay McKeown - @TeamEmeraldCOS Marie-Thérèse - @Empty_Cosplay Olha Zakharova - @Oliver_Chest ABOUT IRISH MAKERS PODCAST Host: Nathan Wheeler  (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgBSsNl2OoE7XFGxHj-TAaw) Production: Vicky Twomey-Lee (https://beacons.page/whykay) Special thanks to Aoife Wheeler (Social Media) and Michael Twomey (AV) on the day Music: GurtyBeats - https://soundcloud.com/gurtybeats Community Partner: Coding Grace (https://codinggrace.com) If you are interested in showing what you make or have a story to share, drop us an email: Irishmakerpodcast@gmail.com Also find us on: Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theirishmakerspodcast/ Twitter -  https://twitter.com/TheIrishMakersShow TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@irishmakerspodcast Website - https://irishmakerspodcast.ie
01:00:46
August 10, 2022
S2E3 - Dublin Maker 2022 - The Irish Makers Podcast
What a fantastic comeback with Dublin Maker and all the Makers who were showcasing to so many visitors on Sat Jul 23 at Merrion Square. Well done to the Dublin Maker team! 👏  In this episode we talked to a few Makers about their projects and what they do. You can also find the video version of this podcast on our Youtube channel. MakerShop.ie TOG Hackerspace - Repair Cafe MakerMeet.ie 3D Animatronic Droids & EIRSAT-1 David from Dublin Maker talking about EIRSAT-1 Creative Spark Mechatrons JellyLab Tomas from Dublin Maker The "ç" Button by François National Print Museum Saraden Designs Millinery Atelier Moonlight Candles Arrow Craft From Fibre to Felt Adrian Finlay Coffee Pods Second Life ABOUT IRISH MAKERS PODCAST Host: Nathan Wheeler  (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgBSsNl2OoE7XFGxHj-TAaw) Production: Vicky Twomey-Lee (https://beacons.page/whykay) Special thanks to Aoife Wheeler (Social Media) and Michael Twomey (AV) on the day Music: GurtyBeats - https://soundcloud.com/gurtybeats Community Partner: Coding Grace (https://codinggrace.com) If you are interested in showing what you make or have a story to share, drop us an email: Irishmakerpodcast@gmail.com Also find us on: Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theirishmakerspodcast/ Twitter -  https://twitter.com/TheIrishMakersShow TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@irishmakerspodcast Website - https://irishmakerspodcast.ie 
54:27
July 27, 2022
S2E2 - Restoring Retro Petrol Pumps - The Irish Makers Podcast
In this episode we are talking to Stephen Hynes about restoring retro petrol pumps. ABOUT STEPHEN HYNES My name is Stephen Hynes, im 32 years old, born and raised in Glasnevin, Dublin 11. A plumber by trade in a family of tradesmen in Glasnevin dating back as far as the early 1800's spanning 5 generations in the area. I started making and upcycling things 7 years ago and started with making a dog house out of pallets for our jack russell. From then on making stuff became a need to do as opposed to a want to do and  got obsessed with challenges and builds. I now stand at well over 100 projects builds ranging from my workshop, industrial steampunk lighting, antique furniture restoration, indoor and outdoor furniture/decor, bars, vintage petrol pump overhauls, even down to my fiancee's  engagement ring, which i made from two brass nuts and took over 2 years to make. Ive found something in my life that not only do i love to do but i need to do for my mental health. It keeps me calm, driven, focused and passionate about what i do no matter what im making. Ive spent countless hours on youtube studying how to do things i need tocknow before i embark on them myself, some videos ives watched easily 100 times just so i was sure i knew what i had to do i.e the engagement ring. My favourite thing to do, is build stuff for or with my family. Our most recent family project was a cool mud kitchen for our son Charlie.  My most memorable moments are: Seeing Charlie and Shars faces when ive built them something cool. Featuring on RTE's Big DIY Challenge. Featuring on the late late show. Featuring in many newspapers and radio stations. Radio Nova were awesome! My top five fun cool builds are Shars engagement ring The big bbq unit (RTE big DIY Challenge) Charlies custom couch chair The Guinness petrol pump My workshop. ▶︎ https://instagram.com/reclaiming_the_past ABOUT IRISH MAKERS PODCAST Host: Nathan Wheeler  (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgBSsNl2OoE7XFGxHj-TAaw) Production: Vicky Twomey-Lee (https://beacons.page/whykay) Music: GurtyBeats - https://soundcloud.com/gurtybeats Community Partner: Coding Grace (https://codinggrace.com) If you are interested in showing what you make or have a story to share, drop us an email: Irishmakerpodcast@gmail.com Also find us on: Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theirishmakerspodcast/ Twitter -  https://twitter.com/TheIrishMakersShow TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@irishmakerspodcast Website - https://irishmakerspodcast.ie
01:02:43
July 20, 2022
Minisode EP2: Chatting with DublinMaker and upcoming Maker Festival
In this minisode, we talk to Jeffrey Roe and Tomas Ward, who part of a team of volunteers who organisers one of Ireland's largest #Maker festivals called Dublin Maker. The Dublin Maker Festival will be held at Merrion Square, Dublin on Saturday 23rd July. It's #FREE and everyone can come along and check it out.    Dublin Maker  ▶︎ http://dublinmaker.ie ▶︎ https://twitter.com/DublinMaker ▶︎ https://www.facebook.com/DublinMaker ▶︎ https://www.instagram.com/DublinMaker Jeffrey Roe is the Dublin Maker enforcer. He can rip a phone book in half with his bear hands. Yes bear. Raaarrrr! He just showed up with them one day after a camping trip. We don't ask questions. Jeffrey is also CEO of TOG, Dublin's hackerspace. ▶︎ https://twitter.com/Jeffrey_Roe ▶︎ https://tog.ie Tomas Ward is the co-founder of Dublin Maker. Could sweet talk a sweet into talking. A professor in Dublin City University. Owns multiple flannel shirts. ▶︎ https://twitter.com/tomasward  ABOUT IRISH MAKERS PODCAST 🎙 Host: Nathan Wheeler  (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgBSsNl2OoE7XFGxHj-TAaw) ⚙️ Production: Vicky Twomey-Lee (https://beacons.page/whykay) 🎶 Music: GurtyBeats - https://soundcloud.com/gurtybeats 💖 Community Partner: Coding Grace (https://codinggrace.com)   If you are interested in showing what you make or have a story to share, drop us an email: Irishmakerpodcast@gmail.com     ▶︎ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theirishmakerspodcast ▶︎ Twitter -  https://twitter.com/TheIrishMakersShow ▶︎ TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@irishmakerspodcast ▶︎ Website - https://irishmakerspodcast.ie
16:12
July 13, 2022
S2E1 -🔪 Blademakers 🔪 - The Irish Makers Podcast
Welcome to our first episode of Season 2. And we are chatting with two amazing Blademakers, Sam Dunn and Sam Gleeson. 🍿 You can also watch & listen this podcast via our Youtube channel: https://youtu.be/QWEALsLB2nI. About Sam Dunn: He handmades knives made in a humble workshop in the lush, green surrounds of Glengarriff, Ireland. Specializing in both stainless steel and high carbon steel, he aim to make knives that bring a smile and make your time cooking pleasurable.  🏡 https://dunnbladeworks.com 🔪 https://www.instagram.com/dunn_bladeworks About Sam Gleeson: I specialise in bladesmithing; making knives for culinary use. The craft of bladesmithing includes metalworking techniques similar to those used by blacksmiths, woodworking for handles and sheathes and leatherworking for rolls or cases. 🏡 https://www.thisiswhatido.ie 🔪 https://www.instagram.com/thisiswhatwedoo ABOUT IRISH MAKERS PODCAST Host: Nathan Wheeler  (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgBSsNl2OoE7XFGxHj-TAaw) Production: Vicky Twomey-Lee (https://beacons.page/whykay) Music: GurtyBeats - https://soundcloud.com/gurtybeats Community Partner: Coding Grace (https://codinggrace.com) If you are interested in showing what you make or have a story to share, drop us an email: Irishmakerpodcast@gmail.com Also find us on: Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theirishmakerspodcast/ Twitter -  https://twitter.com/TheIrishMakersShow TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@irishmakerspodcast Website - https://irishmakerspodcast.ie
01:12:22
July 06, 2022
Minisode EP 1: TOG Hackerspace and Radiona - The Right to Repair
In this episode, we chat to Jeffrey Roe from TOG Hackerspace, Deborah Hustic and Goran Mahovlić from Radiona - Zagreb Makerspace. TOG Hackerspace, Dublin https://www.tog.ie Jeffrey: https://twitter.com/jeffrey_roe Radiona - Zagreb Makerspace, Croatia https://radiona.org/ Deborah Hustic: https://linktr.ee/deborahhustic Goran: https://mobile.twitter.com/gmahovlic ABOUT IRISH MAKERS PODCAST Host: Nathan Wheeler  (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgBSsNl2OoE7XFGxHj-TAaw) Production: Vicky Twomey-Lee (https://beacons.page/whykay) Music: GurtyBeats - https://soundcloud.com/gurtybeats Community Partner: Coding Grace (https://codinggrace.com) If you are interested in showing what you make or have a story to share, drop us an email: Irishmakerpodcast@gmail.com     Also find us on: Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theirishmakerspodcast/ Twitter -  https://twitter.com/TheIrishMakersShow TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@irishmakerspodcast Website - https://irishmakerspodcast.ie
23:03
June 23, 2022
S1E6 - Space! - The Irish Makers Podcast
In this episode we are talking about the Irish Space industry. We will be talking to three of the Ireland pioneers in the Space industry, we will be talking about Ireland first satellite, STEAM education,  the James Webb Space Telescope and how you can join Ireland's growing space industry! Our guests are  Dr. John E Ward a Space Product Manager at Réaltra Space Systems Engineering https://twitter.com/astro_ward https://twitter.com/RealtraSpace https://realtra.space  Dr. David McKeown star of the big life Fix on RTE, an Assistant Professor/Lecturer in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering,and the Engineering Manager for the EIRSAT-1, a project to build Ireland's First Satellite https://twitter.com/dj_mckeown https://twitter.com/scihackday_dub https://www.instagram.com/davidmckeown http://dublinmaker.ie  And last but certainly not least Dr. Niamh Shaw is an academic and space communicator. Passionate about igniting people's curiosity, space explorer Shaw combines her degrees in engineering, her science PhD, performance & communication to create theatre, public events, workshops and lectures to share the human story of science and space. https://niamhshaw.ie Crumlin Climate Action TV: https://www.crumlintakingactiontogether.ie https://twitter.com/dr_niamh_shaw  ABOUT IRISH MAKERS PODCAST Host: Nathan Wheeler  (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgBSsNl2OoE7XFGxHj-TAaw) Production: Vicky Twomey-Lee (https://beacons.page/whykay) Music: GurtyBeats - https://soundcloud.com/gurtybeats Community Partner: Coding Grace (https://codinggrace.com)   If you are interested in showing what you make or have a story to share, drop us an email: irishmakerpodcast@gmail.com Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theirishmakerspodcast/ Twitter -  https://twitter.com/TheIrishMakersShow TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@irishmakerspodcast Website - https://irishmakerspodcast.ie
01:01:19
May 19, 2022
S1E5 - Blacksmiths: Hammer and Fire - The Irish Makers Podcast
This episode we are speaking to a father son combo, Michael Budd and his Son George! Michael is an award-winning blacksmith and sculptor located in Castlebaldwin, Co. Sligo. In 2006 he set up his own forge in Riverstown and in the interim has since steadily built a reputation for his hand forged works. Michael has created sculptures all over the country, taught literally hundreds of students the art of blacksmithing!  https://www.instagram.com/michaeljbudd https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC47DLN2lDUIZ-m8e-AhdJSQ https://michaelbudd.ie His son George ! Has grown up around blacksmithing his whole life, spending the time he wasn't in school just hammering on the anvil and assisting his father!  George recently completed the DFS programme in Herefordshire, Ludlow & College in the UK where he completed his blacksmithing training and is now a journeyman blacksmith. https://www.instagram.com/forged_by_george ABOUT IRISH MAKERS PODCAST Host: Nathan Wheeler  (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgBSsNl2OoE7XFGxHj-TAaw) Production: Vicky Twomey-Lee (https://beacons.page/whykay) Music: GurtyBeats - https://soundcloud.com/gurtybeats Community Partner: Coding Grace (https://codinggrace.com)   If you are interested in showing what you make or have a story to share, drop us an email: Irishmakerpodcast@gmail.com     Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theirishmakerspodcast Twitter -  https://twitter.com/TheIrishMakersShow TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@irishmakerspodcast Website - https://irishmakerspodcast.ie
01:11:30
May 05, 2022
S1E4 - All-Island Makerspaces - The Irish Makers Podcast
This episode we are talking to representatives from maker spaces from all over the island of Ireland.  Benchspace Cork - Maeve Murphy Benchspace is an open access factory offering industry grade tools, technology and business support for professional makers & creative start-ups. We know there’s more to running a creative business than being creative. Our programmes give creatives the tools they need to turn an idea or skill into a successful enterprise. Through a series of enterprise workshops, peer networking, mentorship and industry-engagement opportunities, benchspace helps creatives navigate all aspects of developing a creative livelihood Maeve is a passionate advocate for Irish craft and design, Maeve brings with her a breadth of experience spanning arts management and practice.  Maeve is a Board member of the Design and Craft Council Ireland. benchspacecork.ie instagram.com/benchspacecork facebook.com/BenchspaceCork twitter.com/BenchspaceCork linkedin.com/company/benchspacecork Farset Labs - Artemiy Kondratiev Farset Labs Hackerspace is a community funded and volunteer operated charity, opened in 2012 as a place for creativity and technological tinkering. We’re open to everyone, no matter what you do, and we welcome people from all walks of life to use our space, come to our events and get involved with the maker community in Northern Ireland. farsetlabs.org.uk twitter.com/farsetlabs meetup.com/farsetlabs Art is a self-taught professional in the technology industry with a specialisation in cyber security, and long-time hackerspace member - learning, making and sharing in Belfast. linkedin.com/in/artemiy-kondratiev twitter.com/awflwafl Fab Lab Maker Hub, Leitrim - Stuart Lawn  Fab Lab Maker Hub is a digital fabrication training facility providing individuals and creative industries with access to a wide range of digital fabrication technologies such as 3D Printers, Laser Cutters, Vinyl Cutters, CNC and Open Source Electronics. Founded in 2014 by Stuart Lawn, Leo Scarff and Ali Farrell, the Fab Lab has delivered hands-on workshops and digital fabrication training courses across the North West and works closely with the regional enterprise offices, schools and libraries to promote creativity and innovation in art, craft and design.   Stuart worked as an audio engineer in the music industry in London before moving to Ireland in 1999 where he co-founded a business providing equipment, system design and support to the film and TV industries. After moving to Leitrim in 2012 his life long love of tinkering with technology led him to the Fab Lab movement that was starting in Ireland. This drove him to create the first Fab Lab in the North West of Ireland, which itself was only the third Fab Lab in the Republic.  makerhub.ie twitter.com/fablabmh facebook.com/fablabmh Youtube: https://tiny.cc/makerhub  Podcast: https://anchor.fm/fablabmakerhub
01:00:04
April 21, 2022
S1E3 - Makers in Isolation - The Irish Makers Podcast
This episode we have 3 Makers talking about their experiences making in isolation during Covid-19. If you have experiences about making/crafting in isolation, share it with us in the comments below or on Twitter or Instagram.   Note: Apologies about the sound quality. OUR GUESTS Ian Carey: Hi, my name is Ian! I am a professional engineer and maker from Ireland. I spend most of my spare time making all kinds of things and writing about them. You can find videos about some of the stuff I make here. Check out my website if you want to see more of what I do. If you like my work, consider supporting me on Patreon.  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChWigmcpi0rkFe0nwMOFwRg https://www.linkedin.com/in/iancarey/ https://www.patreon.com/careyi3 Namrata Chaudhary: I'm Namrata. I'm a senior systems engineer at Zendesk by profession but a huge creative person at heart. I love to bake, knit and occasionally paint and do jute weaving. I moved to Ireland in the middle of the Coronavirus pandemic in 2020 and it was really hard to socialise and make friends or meet new people during that time. I took on more serious knitting projects at the time to keep me occupied. I can be very goal oriented so it worked out well for me. I also lost my grandmother later in the year, and she was the one who taught me how to knit and cook. A part of me feels very connected to her every time I work on a project, however small. Baking, on the other hand, has been extremely rewarding for me (and the people around me, let's be honest haha). I was inspired by Claire Saffiz's words "There are no “just cooks” out there, I am convinced. There are only bakers who haven’t been converted yet.  https://namc.in Heather Reid: I've been crafting on and off for several years. My mum is a seamstress so we've always been working on some kind of project when we had the chance. My husband and I had worked on a few pieces of furniture upcycling before this too. Lockdown saw us take on our biggest projects to date though. This was largely because we had much more time on our hands but it gave us a welcome distraction from the news and doom scrolling too. https://twitter.com/heather_reiduff ABOUT IRISH MAKERS PODCAST Host: Nathan Wheeler | Production: Vicky Twomey-Lee Music: GurtyBeats Website: irishmakerspodcast.ie
44:11
April 07, 2022
S1E2 - Prop Makers -The Irish Makers Podcast
In this episode we are fortunate enough to have 3 professional prop makers with us to discuss the world of setting up a prop making business and working on film and tv. Our guests Christine Harold & David Flynn from The Props Factory: We are two kids who grew up in the 80’S watching too many monster films. We worked hard and got through art college where we met lots of other talented people who we are still lucky enough to work with today. Having been lucky enough to have learned from generations of prop makers and sculptors over our many years in the industry, we now have a wealth of knowledge that we love to share with other makers. https://propsfactory.com / https://www.instagram.com/thepropsfactory / https://www.facebook.com/the.Props.Factory / https://twitter.com/PropsFactory / https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBHHxYxYMA6KH9tLVNzixZA  Bryan Campbell from Arachnid FX and Poly-Props: Co-Owner of Arachnid Fx and co director of Poly-Props EU. First started making props in 2010, worked on props and sets for Dublin Comic Con.  Formed Arachnid Fx  alongside Karl Walsh and Mark Maher August 2018. First film work was January 2019 til present, mostly alongside Odyssey Studios.  Arachnid FX retailing sfx materials from hobbyists to film industry professionals.  Also Prop rental(currently working on a catalogue- we've a lot of props to log) - https://www.arachnidfx.com / https://www.poly-props.eu /  https://www.facebook.com/arachnidfx / https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCskEMV4MSEfGfqeNWRzAeWA  ABOUT IRISH MAKERS PODCAST Host: Nathan Wheeler (@craftynathan) Production: Vicky Twomey-Lee (@whykay) Music: GurtyBeats - https://soundcloud.com/gurtybeats If you are interested in showing what you make or have a story to share, drop us an email: Irishmakerpodcast@gmail.com Instagram - instagram.com/theirishmakerspodcast Twitter -  twitter.com/TheIrishMakersShow TikTok - tiktok.com/@irishmakerspodcast Website - irishmakerspodcast.ie
01:03:33
March 07, 2022
S1E1: Cosplayers - The Irish Makers Podcast
Welcome to our first episode of The Irish Makers Podcast! We will be discussing the world of conventions and cosplay, from humble costumes and sewing, to 7 foot behemoth dragons.  Our guests  Marie-Therese a.k.a. Empty Cosplay: She started cosplaying in 2018. Her first cosplay was Maiev Shadowsong (pronounced My-ev) from the online game World of Warcraft, which won the Best Craftsmanship award at Dublin Comic Con: Anime Edition 2018. Since then she has won numerous awards for her cosplays and has been asked to be a guest and judge at conventions throughout Ireland. https://www.instagram.com/empty_cosplay / https://facebook.com/EmptyCosplay  Meg a.k.a Without a Stitch Cosplay She began 'officially' cosplaying 2014, however feels she cosplayed her whole life before she knew what cosplay was. She started making her own Halloween costumes when she was 8. In 2001, after completing a Bachelors of Art in theatre and costume design, she moved to Ireland and continued to pursue her creative passions which often focus on sewing and fibre arts. She has judged cosplay competitions in Ireland, including Dublin Comic Con, since 2015. - https://linktr.ee/withoutastitch Eimear O’Connor a.k.a Obsidian Dragon Creations  She started cosplaying in 2015 and enjoys combining her passion for engineering with the costume creation process. Her first cosplay was Chell from Portal 2 but she soon became better known for her dragon quadsuit of Cynder from The Legend of Spyro. Since then she has added Unipey the Na’vi and Viserion the dragon from Game of Thrones to her collection. - https://www.youtube.com/c/ObsidianDragonCreations / https://www.instagram.com/obsidiandragoncreations  ABOUT IRISH MAKERS PODCAST  Host: Nathan Wheeler (@craftynathan) Production: Vicky Twomey-Lee (@whykay) Music: GurtyBeats - https://soundcloud.com/gurtybeats If you are interested in showing what you make or have a story to share, drop us an email: Irishmakerpodcast@gmail.com Instagram - instagram.com/theirishmakerspodcast Twitter -  twitter.com/TheIrishMakersShow TikTok - tiktok.com/@irishmakerspodcast Website - irishmakerspodcast.ie
36:04
March 07, 2022
The Irish Makers Podcast Trailer
From Satellites to Salvage Artists we cover all aspects of making, right here at the Irish Makers Podcast. Join us as we explore how Crafters, Makers, Builders and Hobbyists explore their passion and create amazing items !    Host: Nathan Wheeler   Production: Vicky Twomey-Lee  Music: GurtyBeats - https://soundcloud.com/gurtybeats  If you are interested in showing what you make or have a story to share, drop us an email: Irishmakerpodcast@gmail.com   Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theirishmakerspodcast/ Twitter -  https://twitter.com/TheIrishMakersShow Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqgmNS8RuRSOt_SZpuwY9Q TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@irishmakerspodcast
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February 15, 2022