Live Stream: 22nd of June at 12:00 PM CT (Chicago) or 6:00 PM BST (Leeds)


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Join element14 presents hosts James Lewis, Clem Mayer, and Katie Dumont.


They will be discussing their latest projects, answering live questions and generally having a good time. Join us, won’t you?




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The Panel:


James 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.