October 9th, 2018 | 1 hr 12 mins
abom79, adam booth, appleii, art, boiler, brass, camera, challenge, chicago, computational photography, controller, creativity, external combustion engines, fpga, hardware, instagram, kansasfest, knot tying, lathe, lidar, los angeles, machining, making, man on wire, neato, old time steam powered machine shop, photography, pinhole, robots, roomba, software, steam engines, threadcutting, urinals, vacuum, xv11
Quinn Dunki is our guest this episode! Los Angeles in tha house! "Build a working camera and take a photo with it" is our challenge this episode! Thanks Arturo Romo for sending us the challenge!
Rob goes for broke and then goes for broke again.... and... ends up broke. Quinn brings tha heat in order to freeze a moment in our lives. Taylor risks being arrested capturing photographic psychedelia but perseverance and Metallica gets him through. We also talk about amazing wire walker and interventionist Philippe Petit.
Quinn gave us our next challenge at the end of the episode and you can hear the fear in Rob's voice.
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February 14th, 2018 | 1 hr 10 mins
black holes, fermentation, garage band, gary panter, harmonograph, heaven, jiro dreams of sushi, lathe, retrosnickers, samples, sneakers, song, spirograph, tales from earthsea, turning, ursula k. le guin, walnut, wooden bowls
Molly Allis is our guest this week! Los Angeles in tha house!
Ursula K. Le Guin is our challenge this week.
We talk about style and the awesome power of Pee Wee's Playhouse, black holes and sneaker style. We also talked about Jiro Dreams of Sushi, which Rob has not yet seen.
Rob read Le Guin's "Lathe of Heaven" and got a janky string drawing machine built. Molly read "Tales from Earthsea" and wrote an amazing song! Taylor also read "Lathe of Heaven" and got heaven on the lathe!
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