90 episodes

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.

Opposable Thumbs Rob Ray and Taylor Hokanson

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    • 4.9 • 9 Ratings

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.

    Rob shares Liz Mason's wonderful zines

    Rob shares Liz Mason's wonderful zines

    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


    Thanks to Jason Soliday! Our new audio editor! If you're in need of an audio editor, hit him up! https://www.jsoliday.com/
    Links:
    Liz MasonJOIN THE MOVEMENT – WZRD CHICAGO 88.3FMUnfuck Your HabitatHalt and Catch Fire (TV Series 2014– ) - IMDbLiz mason zines | EtsyAlto's Adventure - out now for iOS, Android & Kindle Fireisaac879 (isaac879) / Repositories · GitHub

    • 40 min
    Awkwardistics

    Awkwardistics

    Rob and Taylor check out our brains and talk about how to deal with awkward situations. Is it good to feel awkward? Or is that just misplaced bro-weirdness? How does that affect our work as podcast-people?


    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:
    Opposable Thumbs Episode 30: Prove Yourself Wrongremote.it - remote.itBlitz City DIY - YouTube(5) Raspberry Pi as a USB Webcam - YouTubeWORLD IN REDBOSS - DS-1 | Distortion

    • 27 min
    Emily Velasco and Lydia Cambron

    Emily Velasco and Lydia Cambron

    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:
    Visualizing Sound: Cross-Modal Mapping Between Music and ColorMusical pitch classes have rainbow hues in pitch class-color synesthesiaMapping Sound to Colorgeophone – georgios cherouvimJohn Was Trying to Contact Aliens | Netflix Official SiteSolar Lensing Telescope: NASA Scientists Propose New Technique to Directly Image Surface of Distant Exoplanets | Astronomy | Sci-News.comESOblog - Photographing a black hole | ESOPoofer SupplyFire Sculpture Artists | Flaming Lotus Girls | San Francisco, CASolenoid Valves120 VAC Round Silicone Nitride IgniterQwiic Connect System - SparkFun ElectronicsSparkFun Qwiic | Adafruit STEMMA & STEMMA QT | Adafruit Learning SystemGrove - Seeed Studio ElectronicsMain : Lydia Cambron2020: an isolation odyssey on VimeoBlackHole: Route Audio Between Apps

    • 34 min
    We check out creations by Mohit Bhoite and Emily Velasco

    We check out creations by Mohit Bhoite and Emily Velasco

    Taylor and Rob talk about their projects inspired by the amazing electronic constructions of Mohit Bhoite.


    Check out Emily's work! And make something inspired by the cool things she's making!


    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:
    Mohit BhoitePoint-to-point construction - WikipediaWire Wrapping vs. Soldering: How and When to Use Wire WrappingThe Art of “Manhattan” Style Circuit Construction | San Diego Makers GuildThree Chords and a Lawsuit: A Brief History of Guitars and Trademarks | IP Registration and Enforcement BlogTransferring Images | Expeditionary ArtB.R. Delaney (@fieldstonearts) • Instagram photos and videosB.R. Delaney (@fieldstonearts) • Instagram photos and videosShop — Fieldstone Artistry(8) Jiří Praus (@jipraus) / TwitterLED Jewelry : 9 Steps (with Pictures) - InstructablesSRA #312 Soldering Flux Pen Low-Solids, No-Clean 10ml - Refillable - - Amazon.comXuron - 170-IIF Micro-Shear Flush Cutter - Lead Retainer: Wire Cutters: Amazon.com: Industrial & ScientificEmily Velasco (@mle_makes) • Instagram photos and videos(8) Emily Velasco (@MLE_Online) / TwitterEmily Velasco on Instagram: “Starburst 2”Emily Velasco on Instagram: “Star burst”Amazon.com: Make: Fire: The Art and Science of Working with Propane eBook: Deagan, Tim: Kindle StoreFire Sculpture Artists | Flaming Lotus Girls | San Francisco, CAKatya User Guide + Goals for Internship - Google Docs

    • 28 min
    New awesome format! (kinda like the old awesome format!)

    New awesome format! (kinda like the old awesome format!)

    Taylor and Rob talk about the new format.
    This episode we're talking about the amazing electronic constructions of Mohit Bhoite, Peter Vogel and Jiří Praus. Check em out! And make something inspired by the cool things they're making!


    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:
    Eyeo 2019 - Mohit Bhoite on Vimeo — Mohit BhoiteMohit BhoiteEyeo Festival | Converge to InspirePeter Vogel - The Sound of Shadows (2011) on VimeoPeter Vogel | artnet(20) Jiří Praus (@jipraus) / Twitter(13) Jiri Praus - YouTube(13) LED Heart Slow Build - YouTube(20) Jiří Praus on Twitter: "Brain cell badge. Christmas gift to one of my patrons - neuroscientist. 🧠 #ledjewelry #brain #electronics https://t.co/jKvFTJleFg" / TwitterOpposable Thumbs Episode 3: Found ElectronicsJiří Praus – Maker pro vaše potěšení. Elektronické obvody a sochy.Opposable Thumbs Projects – We tackle a new creative challenge every two weeks and talk about our accomplishments, failures and lessons learned.@opposable_podcast • Instagram photos and videos60 cycles Podcast – Bamanya BrianBamanya BrianEpisode 64 / Vulnerability – Opposable Thumbs ProjectsTrees and networks in biological models (1983 edition) | Open LibrarySee-Through Arduino UNO : 8 Steps (with Pictures) - Instructables

    • 28 min
    Ventilators, felt sculptures, and making your body do strange things.

    Ventilators, felt sculptures, and making your body do strange things.

    Rob dives into the a big chunk of his COVID-19 life. Taylor shares some amazing work by artists making really cool things with felt.
    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:
    JPL COVID-19 Response | JPL/NASAStunning and Mega sized needle Felt wool sculptures by Paolo PuckMr.PStephanie MetzGilou (@gilou._) • Instagram photos and videos‎Claquette - GIF & Video Tool on the Mac App StoreKiwiSDR: Wide-band SDR + GPS cape for the BeagleBone BlackAllison Geller (@the_pink_haired_maker) • Instagram photos and videos

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Batmantha ,

Amazing approach

The first episode I ever listened to was your one on whiteness. I truly appreciate 1) your willingness to discuss the topic and 2) the nuance you brought to the conversation.

I love that you brought the conversation to the maker community. I am searching for more ways to combine what I see as these two worlds - maker communities and communities dedicated to equity, representation, and justice. Maybe I am wrong. In any case- I hope you keep doing more of this!!

Richaroni ,

Good 1st episode

Let's hope they can keep it up!

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