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We (Taylor Hokanson and Rob Ray) assign ourselves (and a guest) a new creative challenge every two weeks. We then talk about our discoveries, problems, solutions, failures and successes and.... try to steer clear of catastrophic shop accidents.

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We (Taylor Hokanson and Rob Ray) assign ourselves (and a guest) a new creative challenge every two weeks. We then talk about our discoveries, problems, solutions, failures and successes and.... try to steer clear of catastrophic shop accidents.

    Episode 71: Retrograde

    Episode 71: Retrograde

    Ross Takehashi is our guest! Las Vegas in tha house! Ross is an an sculpture artist and art educator working in cast metals.


    We talk about underappreciated art communities, houseless art makers, casting worms in bronze, animal preservation, taxidermy, cicada shell gundam models and lost sketchbooks.


    Taylor pounds the pixels. Ross presses the FISH button. Rob rolls for damage to the


    You can check out our projects at http://projects.opposablepodcast.com


    Props to Wesley Ellis, Blondihacks, Nik Kantar, Walter Kitundu, Federico Tobon, Kelly Martin, Luke Noonan, Mike Tully, Adam Mayer, David Bellhorn, Tim Sway and Charlene McBride! They're our top Patreon supporters! Join 'em at: https://www.patreon.com/opposablethumbs
    Special Guest: Ross Takehashi.
    Links:
    Ross TakahashiJunji Ito Provides Dark, Honest Take on No Longer Human [Review]No Longer Human: Junji Ito, Osamu Dazai: 9781974707096: Amazon.com: BooksHideki Kamiya - WikipediaUzumaki - WikipediaWhite FragilityOver the Garden Wall - WikipediaRoss Takahashi (@ponzutakahashi) • Instagram photos and videosHomeless not phoneless: Society's forgotten tech users : tech

    • 53 min
    Episode 70: Happy New Year 2020!

    Episode 70: Happy New Year 2020!

    Happy New Year 2020!!!!


    Thanks to all of our listeners and guests! No challenge this episode. Just a short thank you!


    You say Nevada, I say NevAHda. Taylor is tuning up his Fusion 360 LinkedIn Learning Class. We also talk about Dungeons & Dragons, white fragility, and pacing ourselves--even when trying to learn a new thing.


    You can check out our projects at http://projects.opposablepodcast.com


    Props to Wesley Ellis, Blondihacks, Nik Kantar, Walter Kitundu, Federico Tobon, Kelly Martin, Luke Noonan, Mike Tully, Adam Mayer, David Bellhorn, Tim Sway and Charlene McBride! They're our top Patreon supporters! Join 'em at: https://www.patreon.com/opposablethumbs
    Links:
    You Say Nevada, I Say Nevada… | News Center | University of Nevada, Las VegasTaylor Hokanson - LinkedIn LearningNew Free Fusion 360 Subscription Types - Fusion 360 BlogWhite Fragility by Robin DiAngelodawn chorus - Google SearchBirds Singing at Dawn and What it Means(134) from DAWN CHORUS by Marcus Coates - YouTubeArmchair Expert

    • 18 min
    Episode 69: Breathing

    Episode 69: Breathing

    Kay Dartt is our guest this episode! West Virginia in tha house! Kay is a 3D fabrication badass so we're really excited to hear more about her work and see what she's created!


    Rob puts the idle in paradiddle. Kay makes our weird bodies even weirder. Taylor toots his own horn.


    You can check out our projects at http://projects.opposablepodcast.com


    Props to Wesley Ellis, Blondihacks, Nik Kantar, Walter Kitundu, Federico Tobon, Kelly Martin, Luke Noonan, Mike Tully, Adam Mayer, David Bellhorn, Tim Sway and Charlene McBride! They're our top Patreon supporters! Join 'em at: https://www.patreon.com/opposablethumbs
    Special Guest: Kay Dartt.
    Links:
    Kay Dartt (@kmkdartt) • Instagram photos and videosKay Dartt | Franconia Sculpture ParkPaolo Pedercini Personal Home PageSimplify3D Software | All-In-One 3D Printing SoftwareOpposable Thumbs - J Stephen LeeSpin casting - WikipediaAll You Need to Know About Rotocasting - Jaycon Systems - MediumMovement! Ear! Lung! | Rob RayListening as (a) movement | Elana Mann(130) Depeche Mode - Personal Jesus (Official Video) - YouTubeTesla valve - WikipediaRhino 6 for Windows and MacGrasshopper - New in Rhino 6Cocoon – bespoke geometryJanelle Monáe Official Website | DIRTY COMPUTER OUT NOWLizzo - New Video For Hit Single "Good As Hell" Out NowMusic | LiturgyHow to work within power structures that don't work for you — I used to want to live the artist’s life. I imagined this meant being unfettered by a 9-5 job and spending my days in my studio and my nights meeting friends at gallery openings. This is a naïve but common image of The Artist. I imagine if you’re reading this you already know it is a fantasy.Angela Sheehan Is Developing Wearable Tech With Whimsy | Hackaday

    • 57 min
    Episode 68: Future Nostalgia

    Episode 68: Future Nostalgia

    Jen Hofer is our guest this episode! Los Angeles in the house!


    Taylor fondly reflects on future millennial-turned-boomer maladies. Remember back when our insect protein crumbs would get stuck in the keys of our keyboards?
    Jen asks Taylor and Rob to make connections and draw conclusions.
    Rob stitches the 1846 to the 2019.


    Thanks to David Picciuto for the Future Nostalgia challenge!


    You can check out our projects at http://projects.opposablepodcast.com


    Props to Wesley Ellis, Blondihacks, Nik Kantar, Walter Kitundu, Federico Tobon, Kelly Martin, Luke Noonan, Mike Tully, Adam Mayer, David Bellhorn, Tim Sway and Charlene McBride! They're our top Patreon supporters! Join 'em at: https://www.patreon.com/opposablethumbs
    Special Guest: Jen Hofer.
    Links:
    Jen Hofer | Poetry FoundationAntenaJen Hofer | Otis College of Art and DesignJen Hofer | NEAthe dictionary of obscure sorrows - Google SearchWhat does “OK boomer” mean? The meme, explained - VoxMake Social Graphics, Short Videos, and Web Pages To Stand Out—In Minutes | Adobe SparkMatthew ShenodaF. Douglas BrownTC TolbertFady Joudah | Poetry FoundationPerformancer Violet HarloSawako Nakayasu | Poetry Foundation(129) Interrupt V: Sawako Nakayasu, Charles Shields, Judd Morrissey & Abraham Avnisan - YouTubeOpposable Thumbs Episode 13: Make a FlagDolly Parton's America : Episodes | WNYC Studios | PodcastsRead-o-Meter | Estimate the reading time.Antena Los AngelesThe Operating SystemTRIPWIRE | a journal of poeticsLitmus PressSMFA at Tufts | School of the Museum of Fine Arts | Tufts UniversityAtari Middle Age Riot - Atari Middle Age Riot

    • 58 min
    Episode 67: Gridlock

    Episode 67: Gridlock

    David Picciuto is our guest! Toledo, Ohio in tha house! Gridlock is our challenge! Thanks to Liz from Blitz City DIY for tha challenge! We talk about about local businesses, making something through making mistakes, and "Art" (We sipped wine and held our pinky fingers in the air during this part of the discussion.). We got David's rule #6! We also sand in the place where we live.


    Rob takes a trip down guano lane. Yikes. That sounds horrible. David's finishing moves are both infinite and... non-existant. Dude... Taylor puts the Living in living hinge.


    You can check out our projects at http://projects.opposablepodcast.com


    Props to Wesley Ellis, Blondihacks, Nik Kantar, Walter Kitundu, Federico Tobon, Kelly Martin, Luke Noonan, Mike Tully, Adam Mayer, David Bellhorn, Tim Sway and Charlene McBride! They're our top Patreon supporters! Join 'em at: https://www.patreon.com/opposablethumbs
    Special Guest: David Picciuto.
    Links:
    Make SomethingMake Something - YouTubeWoodworking Project | Kitchen Drop Leaf Table - YouTubeGetting Started in Screen Printing. How it Works and What You Need! - YouTubeBatseeker Ultrasonic Bat DetectorsKenCraft CompanyKenCraft CompanyTerminology | KenCraft CompanyKenCraft CompanyCounting of the Omer - Wikipedia@opposable_podcast • Instagram photos and videosBon Appétit - YouTubeWatch It's Alive: Goin' Places | Brad Makes a Custom Outdoor Grill Part 1 | Bon Appétit Video | CNEPastry Chef Attempts to Make Gourmet Mentos | Gourmet Makes | Bon Appétit - YouTube"Love, Death & Robots" Zima Blue (TV Episode 2019) - IMDbLACC: Lasercut ATX Computer CaseAmazon.com: Lenink AA Battery Eliminator Power Supply Adapter,Replace 2 AA Battery(1 Pack): Home Audio & TheaterAmazon.com: USB Rechargeable Lithium AAA Batteries Triple A Li-ion Battery with Micro USB Charging Cable 1.5V 450mAh 1h Quick-Charge Fuvaly (4pack): Home Audio & TheaterAmazon.com: Whizzotech Parallel AA to D Battery Adapters Holder 1.5V Output Case Box 3 AA to 1 D Converter Pack of 8 (Yellow): Electronics

    • 1h 3 min
    Episode 66: Marathon

    Episode 66: Marathon

    Rob and Taylor tackle the Marathon challenge! They dig into the complexities of data storage and archiving. We creative people who document our work in photos, videos, and text. It's a huge pile of digital stuff! We decided to converse three separate times as we tackled the worlds of atx, microatx, minitx, drive shucking, mdfind, RAID, NAS, DAS, VPN, and file recovery! Taylor got called a FIP.


    You can check out our projects at http://projects.opposablepodcast.com


    Props to Wesley Ellis, Blondihacks, Nik Kantar, Walter Kitundu, Federico Tobon, Kelly Martin, Luke Noonan, Mike Tully, Adam Mayer, David Bellhorn, Tim Sway and Charlene McBride! They're our top Patreon supporters! Join 'em at: https://www.patreon.com/opposablethumbs
    Links:
    The Best NAS for Plex - QNAPTS-228A - Features | QNAP (US)How to Get Premium Hard Drives for Cheap by “Shucking” External DrivesAmazon.com: QNAP TS-228A-US 2-bay NAS, ARM Quad-core 1.4GHz, 1GB DDR4 RAM, 3.5" SATA HDDs, 1xUSB3.0, 2xUSB2.0, 1x GbE LAN: Computers & AccessoriesThe 3-2-1 Backup Rule – Data Protection StrategyFIPAmazon.com: Mediasonic ProRaid USB 3.1 10Gbps 2 Bay 2.5” & 3.5” SATA Hard Drive Enclosure – USB 3.1 Gen 2 10Gbps / USB-C/USB Type C (HUR5-SU31C): Computers & AccessoriesIt's A Digital Disease!GitHub - robdeadtech/giant-piles-of-data: Creative people have Giant Piles of Data

    • 49 min

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