Fabrication Movement http://kwgs.org en "Why We Make Things and Why It Matters: The Education of a Craftsman" http://kwgs.org/post/why-we-make-things-and-why-it-matters-education-craftsman <p>On this edition of our show, we offer an interesting chat with Peter Korn, the founder and executive director of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, a non-profit school in Rockport, Maine. A furniture-maker since 1974, Korn is also the author of several noted how-to books, yet his latest volume is, so to speak, more of a "why" book. It's a readable and far-reaching memoir called "Why We Make Things and Why It Matters: The Education of a Craftsman" --- and he discusses it with us today. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 22:26:19 +0000 Rich Fisher 57822 at http://kwgs.org "Why We Make Things and Why It Matters: The Education of a Craftsman" "How to Build a Hovercraft: Air Cannons, Magnet Motors, and 25 Other Amazing DIY Science Projects" http://kwgs.org/post/how-build-hovercraft-air-cannons-magnet-motors-and-25-other-amazing-diy-science-projects <p>On today's ST, we offer a thoroughly gosh-wow-how-cool discussion with Stephen Voltz. Along with Fritz Grobe, Voltz is co-founder of the EepyBird Laboratory in Maine --- please see website <a href="http://www.eepybird.com/">here</a> --- which is well-known for its experiments with ping pong balls, sticky notes, balloons, soda cans, Ivory soap, and so forth, with many of these experiments becoming viral videos at YouTube and other sites. Wed, 22 Jan 2014 18:35:17 +0000 Rich Fisher 53192 at http://kwgs.org "How to Build a Hovercraft: Air Cannons, Magnet Motors, and 25 Other Amazing DIY Science Projects" Dale Dougherty, Fab Lab Tulsa, and the Budding American Fabrication Movement http://kwgs.org/post/dale-dougherty-fab-lab-tulsa-and-budding-american-fabrication-movement <p>On today&#39;s show, a discussion of the nascent but rapidly growing &quot;D.I.Y. fabrication movement&quot; occurring in America today. Our guest is Dale Dougherty, the founder/publisher of Make Magazine (see makezine.com) --- and one of the leading voices in this movement. Our own Hardesty Center for Fab Lab Tulsa, which just opened for business a few months ago (and which is one of only 100 or so fab labs worldwide), is hosting the 2012 US Fab Lab Symposium here in T-Town, from April 10th through the 12th. Mon, 09 Apr 2012 21:08:22 +0000 Rich Fisher 16514 at http://kwgs.org Dale Dougherty, Fab Lab Tulsa, and the Budding American Fabrication Movement