Live Stream: 16th of February at 10:00 AM CT (Chicago) or 4:00 PM GMT (Leeds)
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Join element14 presents hosts James Lewis, Clem Mayer, Katie Dumont, and DJ Harringan.
They will be discussing their latest projects, answering live questions and generally having a good time. They will also revisit some of the discussions that happened around past episodes in the community so don't be surprised if you hear your name mentioned! They'll be getting back to aspork42 , koudelad , and beacon_dave . So if you have a time in your day and want to catch up with them live then let them know you will be watching by confirming that you will be at the event! If you can't make it a recording will be available after the event.
They'll be talking about DJ's LOST Swan Station Split Flap Display Timer:
|Bald Engineer - James Lewis
|MAYER MAKES - Clem Mayer
Back when James was in high school and had hair, he grabbed a soldering iron for the first time. Repairing a Heathkit training board immediately hooked him on electronics. Well, after the burns healed. His first hardware hack was changing the RC oscillator on his TI-85 calculator to make games, like Breakout, run at a reasonable speed. During the PS2 gaming era, he created UnitiBlue, a modular adapter to use classic console controllers with PC emulators. (Back then we said “classic,” not “retro.”)
Today James 3d prints, laser cuts, and solders together things that beep, blink, and fly. Known as the Bald Engineer, he writes engineering articles, makes Arduino tutorials, and rants about capacitor types. His YouTube channel, AddOhms, features simple animated tutorials to explain electronics to everyone.
|I'm Clem Mayer, a maker and 3D printing enthusiast. I'm a generalist in making, if an idea sparks in my head, I just start building it. No matter if I already have the skills for the project, I learn them as I go. I live in the eastern part of Austria right in the middle of Europe, not to be confused with Australia. In the slightly over thirty years of my life I've built various projects and toured lots of Maker Faires in Austria and Germany with them. My first lurk into hacking stuff was in fact modding and building electric guitars, just because I wanted my guitar to be different. I soon realized , after building a few custom guitars, that I'm better at making stuff than playing those instruments. But my real first projects were PC game mods, in particular Wolfenstein 3d (which was illegal to own in Austria because of the WW2 theme), I started modding it and making my own non ww2 themed versions of that game and shared it on floppy disks with hand drawn logos on them (I had no access to a printer). I can't remember when I started that but it must have been around 1998/99. For me making started as a hobby, that soon became a passion and turned into a job. After spending about ten years selling farming supplies, I quit my day job and became a full time Maker. .
Katie is an electronics engineer and mother of two. She got interested in electronics from her brother's robot magazines (which he had little interest in), and went on to study Electronics and Programming at A-level and university. Since leaving university, she has worked in the industry doing design, fault finding and repair, and compliance and testing.
In her spare time she enjoys doing a variety of crafts, especially sewing, and frequently makes her own clothes and bags.
Katie volunteers as a STEM ambassador and runs a Code Club at a local primary school, teaching 9 to 11 year olds to code and do basic electronics. She also helps out at local events, such as Cornwall Tech Jams, meant for anyone interested in learning more about programming and electronics, and TECgirls, which run events in the local area where girls can explore coding, robotics, games, and digital making in a welcoming and supportive environment. TECgirls also produces a quarterly magazine for girls age 6 through 12 to download, full of inspiration and activities.
DJ is a designer and maker based out of Southern California. Inspired by countless gadgets and inventions shown in T.V. and films, he's always been inspired to bring that kind of fantastical technology to life. In the past he's put his skills to use creating puzzles for escape rooms, building gadgets and writing tutorials for Instructables.com, prototyping hardware for SLA 3D printers, and teaching many people how to solder and use CNC lasers. He currently works as an instructor at a local makerspace where he shares his passion for digital design and open source hardware. In his spare time, he runs his personal YouTube channel: Mr. Volt, where he builds custom gadgets and 3D-printed props.