bricolage episode 8 jasmine brackett

I was delighted to be able to have a chat with Jasmine at the PiWars event in Cambridge. Jasmine was on a visit to the UK to celebrate her Grandmother-in-law’s 100th birthday but was also able to visit a large number of maker-related events! Jasmine is the “keeper of the hounds” at Tindie, managing the Tindie community and promoting the Hackaday Prize.

Listen to the Episode Here! 



bricolage podcast episode 7 tanya fish

Continuing the interviews I made whilst at the Pi Wars event in Cambridge (thanks Mike and Tim). In this episode of Bricolage I speak with Tanya Fish from Pimoroni.

You can find the episode here

Links of the stuff we speak about:

Thanks as ever to Robert Nixdorf for help with the editing and sound. Also the band of the US Marine Corp for turning up in my kitchen to make the theme music which is also available royalty free on YouTube.

bricolage podcast episode 6 lucy rogers

Bricolage is a podcast for makers, and it returns today with episode 6. I did toy with the idea of changing the season number but thought better of it.

We’ve managed to blow the dust off the microphones and recording equipment, we found a building where a number of makers were being held (not entirely against their wills) and we managed to record the things some of them said and edit them into something you can listen to!


Please do tell others about this podcast, like and/or subscribe on Apple Podcasts or wherever else you can find it. No I don’t have some RSS feed thing. I need to get a better website I guess but that costs money I can’t spare right now (sorry), as this podcast really is a hobby.

In this episode I talk to my friend Lucy Rogers better known as Dr-Lucy-Rogers usually said in one breath. She is a fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers. Lucy is known for being a strong presence in the maker scene and for her work in broadcasting. She was a judge on the last 3 series of BBC Robot Wars. Recently she embarked on the founding of a guild, the Guild of Makers, an organisation that supports the growth of the industry related to makers and providing them with support and opportunities to build a community together.

We met at the Pi Wars event at the  Cambridge Computer Laboratory on a sunny Saturday in late April 2018. The 2019 event has already been confirmed and you can get dates and more info by joining their mailing list. The event was very well attended, with teams of makers of all ages as well as school children running their Raspberry Pi brained robots around a series of 7 challenges. It’s with great thanks to organisers Mike Horne & Tim Richardson (and their sponsors) for putting on the event and allowing us access as press (got our own room and everything).

Amongst other things we talk about: 

This episode was recorded and edited by Robert Nixdorf and Dominic Morrow (who is I’m). The music in this episode is provided Royalty Free by the Band of the US Marine Corp (oorah). It is a Morrow Works Pangolini Studio production for the internet.

bricolage podcast 005 tool-autopsy special part 1

In my ongoing “hobby” podcast, Bricolage Podcast, I bring you episode number 5 which is (the first?) Tool Autopsy episode with Paul Beech (again).


The basic premiss of this new podcast flavour or segment or… something, is that me and Paul (and maybe other people in the future) go, with a pocket of loose change, to a flea-market (or boot sale or whatever) and buy a few tools. We then do no research and using only our own vague knowledge and intuition we talk about them.


The picture above (is the best picture I have) of the tools we got (don’t worry there are more not so good ones later). I suppose this is a sub project of @toolotheday

In this episode:



That’s your lot!

Thanks to the US Army for the Royalty Free theme music and to Monika Nitz for the intro, Monica you did a great job on it, thank you.

bricolage podcast episode 4 Nick Zammeti, NZ Woodturning & Makers Central

In this new episode of Bricolage, a podcast for makers, I speak with Nick Zammeti of NZ Woodturning Co and Makers Central. Nick was very welcoming and let me have a look around his workshop where he and his son Charlie film his YouTube channels.


IMG_1590Nick Zammeti (left) and Dominic Morrow in NZ Woodturning Co workshop

Nick is also behind the upcoming Makers Central event at the NEC in Birmingham in 5th & 6th May 2018 which will include lots of varied making including electronics, robotics, woodworking and lots of big name YouTube makers. In this show we mention lots of topics and makers including:

You can find Nick’s channel here or follow him on twitter, facebook or instagram.

You can follow the podcast @BricolagePod on twitter.

Music in this episode is Red Velvet by Dyalla

bricolage podcast episode 3 Donald Bell

The podcast is now available on Apple Podcasts. Or you can listen to it at the link below:


In this episode (the first via Skype) I speak with Donald Bell, he is in California and I am in the  UK so we have a bit of a time difference adding an extra challenge.

We talk about:

You can find more about Donald Bell by following his projects on twitter @MakerProjectLab and on Instagram @makerprojectlab all his videos and projects are documented on

You can follow the podcast @BricolagePod on twitter.

bricolage podcast episode 2 Laura Kampf

I was lucky enough to get to meet up with Laura Kampf whilst at the Maker Faire in Rome earlier this month. I recorded our conversation and you can listen to it here:


(can’t afford fancy pants plugin)

In this episode, I talk to Laura Kampf. If you have not seen Laura’s YouTube channel you are in for a treat.

Laura Kampf on YouTube

Instagram & Twitter

and her website


Jimmy DeRista

Bob Clagett

Making It podcast


Tom Sachs

Adam Savage

April Wilkerson

and her YouTube

Giaco Whatever

Simone Giertz

Tim Hunkin

& Secret Life of Machines

World Maker Faire New York

Chris Anderson

Jimmy DeRista Starkey

and Laura and many others will be at Makers Central at the NEC in May 2018

Thank you to Laura and also thanks to Robert Nixdorf for cleaning up the sounds!