Radio MakeFest

Meet The Makers – Electric Flapjack Guitars

It’s the second episode of our new season for 2019 and this time our guest maker is Michael Dales of Electric Flapjack guitars. Maker of fine custom guitars and luthier, a subject close to my heart.

The Clydesdale guitar designed and made by Electric Flapjack
The Clydesdale guitar by Electric Flapjack

Michael works out of Cambridge Makespace, we discuss how knowledge sharing and community are so important to makers. We even get into Open Source and Michael tells us how he shares his 3D models and other resources on his website, why that’s important to him.

Michael Dales

Check out Michael’s website to find out more about his work –

Also follow him on Instagram for great photos of in progress projects and some cracking videos too! –

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Meet The Makers – DoES Liverpool

We’re back with series 2 of Radio MakeFest, the podcast companion to Liverpool MakeFest, the largest maker community event in the UK! This year we’re interviewing the Makers, volunteers and amazing people involved in the upcoming event on June 29th 2019.

I began this series by sitting down with Jackie Pease and Adrian McEwen of DoES Liverpool, a makerspace and co-working hub in the heart of Liverpool, and it’s close to my heart too because Liverpool LUG meets there.

2 t shirts printed with the DOES Liverpool logo

DoES supports loads of great community groups and events such as the regular Maker Night every Thursday and Maker Day on the 2nd Saturday of every month.

Jackie is also one of the organisers of the Wearable Tech Group which meets regularly in the space and does some amazing things. For example the light up Samba costume she mentions in this interview.