Gavin Smith is a robotics engineer that helps run the Robots and Dinosaurs Makerspace in Sydney, and in his spare time is restoring an Electron Microscope. Because he can.
If you’re not aware, we’re living in the <future>. In the last few years new methods of making things have become available for everybody. In this talk, modestly titled “How to Make Anything”, Gavin will talk about using lasers, molten glass, glowing lights and robots that make things, and above all how to get started.
This talk has two parts. The first is examples of projects that are now possible using microcontrollers, lasers, 3D printing, and other modern techniques.
The second part is a set of tips for getting started using these amazing tools. What materials are needed, what sort of costs there are, and a bunch of tricks should you know. What do you need to lasercut? How do you decide whether to 3D print, lasercut or CNC something? How do I do the electronics for my project? What is that arduino thing?
A couple of example projects will be presented, and process and the choices made for each gone through.
Gavin Smith: How To Make Anything
Saturday 13 August, 2:00 – 3:00pm
Powerhouse Museum Theatrette