8 episodes

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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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.

    Ep07 The Maker Hub Meets - Leo Scarff Designs

    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 min
    Ep06 The Maker Hub Meets - Owen Leonard from Ozone Water

    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 min
    Ep05 The Maker Hub Meets - Orla Spollen from NutJob Design

    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 min
    Ep04 The Maker Hub Meets - John Hanley from Tekrapod

    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 min
    Ep03 The Maker Hub Meets - Craig French from Bramblewick House

    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 min
    Ep02 The Maker Hub Meets - Ed Devane

    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 min

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