Maker Spaces

Mar 15, 2019 by LetsTalkTrash

This show takes us into the world of Maker Spaces.  A relatively new take on the old phenomenon of sharing resources within a community.  In this case, the spaces usually offer training and access to anything from modern tech like 3D printers, to old school sewing machines that won’t quit.  All this for a reasonable monthly membership.  We’ll take a close look into one Maker Space in the North East of the United States to learn what it takes to put one together, how members are sharing resources, and how it can be part of the answer to our overconsumption on the planet.

One member of the Let’s Talk Trash team, Ingalisa, and her partner Ben joined a Maker Space for the winter and will share what creative projects they got up to.  We’ll also hear an update about Powell River’s collaborative groups and find out how to get involved.

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Maker Spaces, eWaste & Community Composting

Sep 29, 2016 by LetsTalkTrash

This episode you'll hear how two local tech heroes are creating a Maker Space in Powell River.  We'll also dive deeper into the topic of eWaste with a returning guest who will discuss candidly about what really happens to electronics once they hit the recycling bin.
Details of the coming community compost drop off pilot will be revealed, including why compostable plastics are out of the program.

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