Live Stream: 23rd of March at 11:30 PM CT (Chicago) or 4:30 PM GMT


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Join element14 presents hosts David, Clem, Lorraine, and Katie.


They will be discussing their latest projects, answering live questions and generally having a good time.  We'll also have community feedback featuring where the presenters will share feedback from members of the community:  , ,  and  .




They'll be talking about Katie's  Lego Raspberry Pi HQ:


The Panel:


VCP Biography: DavidMAYER MAKES - Clem

I have always liked to tinker, from a very young age I took things apart and tried to fix them. Occasionally, I would actually fix things! I kept this up, complete with bad soldering using a 1960s soldering iron until I got into computers at about 18. Then everything changed for me, I started to discover projects that could overlap electronics and computing. Other than a few simple PC mods (mostly LED lighting) the first big project I worked on was a touchscreen coffee table.

In only got into watching Youtube about 18 months ago, where I discovered Element 14 presents. So when they held a competition, I thought why not! I had so much fun working on the project and video, I wanted to keep doing it.

Thank you so much for joining me on the journey, I am learning lots as I go, both with the electronics and the video production. I always aim to learn something new and push myself, so don't expect me to make anything look easy!

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. .
VCP Biography: Lorraine VCP Biography: Katie

Lorraine is a Senior Teaching Associate at Lancaster University, instructing undergraduates in computer science in hands-on studio sessions. Even with a degree in Computer Science, Lorraine was never interested in electronics until she attended a Raspberry Pi training session for educators called Picademy. That event opened Lorraine's eyes to electronics, and introduced her to a new love: LEDs, which have since become one of the focuses of the many projects she's built. In 2020, she wrote her first book: "Save the World with Code: 20 Fun Projects for All Ages Using Raspberry Pi, micro:bit, and Circuit Playground Express" in paperback, which was published by McGraw-Hill and is on sale today.

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.