grab a slot and schedule
The hackCast’s focus is making things of course but more importantly the motivation it takes to follow thru and complete projects.
amazing makers I plan to interview
- Ty Hager | Trig Owner
- Derek Hugger | derekhugger.com (requested)
- Bob Clagett | I Like to Make Stuff
- Ally Kalifa
- Vince Foote – Professor Emeritus College of Design (requested)
- Bryan Laffitte | Associate Professor of Industrial Design
- Mike Laut | Laut Design
- Nick Rayburn | Kinetic Sculpture Artist https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0GgxVNm2lE
- Montie Rolland |Montie Design
- Christopher Blasius
- Stephen Kirk | Owner, Designer, Creator at Cryptic Woodworks
- Tim Laursen Sun-Bird | Kinetic Art | Carpentry (requested)
Ty Hager | Trig | Business Owner | Trig Innovations
Matt McDonnell | Metal Sculptor | Business Owner | McDonnell Studios
Derek Hugger | Designer and Kinetic Sculpture Artist
Each of his kinetic sculptures, clocks, and machines aim to meticulously blend art with engineering.
Carefully crafted woodworking plans are available for purchase and download. http://www.derekhugger.com
Bob Clagett | Maker | I Like to Make Stuff
Whether it’s music, websites, software, furniture, vintage scooters or motorcycles—you name it. He is the father of two three four, husband of one and loves his life completely! He recently left the software industry to make stuff for a living and started I Like To Make Stuff.
Bryan Laffitte | Associate Professor of Industrial Design
Bryan Laffitte is an industrial designer, teaching courses involving drawing and modelmaking. He has published papers on the role of drawing in design, and the use of visualization in the team design process. In his professional practice, Laffitte is a conceptual designer for companies specializing in mechanical and robotic systems. Laffitte taught industrial design at Arizona State University from 1986 to 1987 and at Carnegie Mellon University from 1988 to 1993 before joining the faculty at NC State University. He has served as a regional education chair and treasurer for IDSA and has worked as a consultant for Bally Design and Agnew Moyer Smith in Pittsburgh, and Machina Design in San Francisco.
Nick Rayburn | Kinetic Sculpture Artist
Christopher Blasius | Designer and Maker
German Designer Christopher Blasius makes small wooden machines and then shares his designs online, including plans that can be purchased. Watch as he carefully cuts, glues, drills, sands, paints, and precison.
Stephen Kirk | Designer and Maker
Stephen is Following a dream to make items that are intriguing, puzzling and unique. He creates unique handmade wood boxes and furniture featuring puzzles, locks, secrets and mechanisms. CrypticWoodworks specializes in creating items that invite the user to investigate their mysteries and use them. They make a variety of puzzle boxes and furniture with secret compartments, intricate mechanisms and other puzzle themed designs. – “For many years I was a technology guy in the corporate world (specializing in data visualization/analytics) but I always had my own woodshop and a desire to make a living with it. Last summer I succumbed to the rounds of downsizing hitting so many companies. Taking this as a golden opportunity to start something new I began Cryptic Woodworks. I’ve always been intrigued by box and furniture pieces with puzzles, secrets and mechanisms built into them. Having been a long time gamer and fan of sic-fi/fantasy these types of objects are prevalent. Not only did I think it was possible to make such items, but I found that this was done in the past, it just went out of style (and almost no information as to how they made their pieces exists, unfortunately). So I set about designing my own products and incorporating puzzles and secrets into them. What shows up on the store is me diving deeper into the form, learning new techniques and designing more and more devious and clever items.”
Tim Laursen | Metal Designer and Maker | Sun-Bird | Kinetic Art | Carpentry