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[htxt.africast] Making things at Maker Faire

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There was plenty of technology news for us to cover this week but you may have noticed a surge in news about makers. That’s because Brendyn and Clinton were in Cape Town last weekend attending the inaugural Maker Faire Cape Town and Maker Conference.

From free flight drones to stoves powered by 1W fans there was absolutely no shortage of creations to boggle and amaze the mind.

While at the Faire, Clinton and Brendyn met up with founder of KAT-O Robyn Farah and Adam Weston from the Modern Alchemists. Our two makers were so enthralled by the work they do that we invited them to appear on our weekly Africast, and lucky us, they accepted.

So this week we talk KAT-O, Modern Alchemists, Maker Faire and the rise of the maker movement in Cape Town and South Africa with special guests Robyn Farah and Adam Weston joining us on Skype.

Charlie Fripp

Charlie Fripp

Charlie started his professional life as a motoring journalist for a community newspaper in Mpumalanga, Charlie explored different journalistic angles since his entry into the fast-paced world of publishing in 2006. While fostering a passion for the arts, Charlie developed a love for technology – both which allowed him to serve as Entertainment and Technology Editor for an online publication. Charlie has since been heavily involved in consumer technology for various websites and publications. He thoroughly enjoys World War II films and cerebral documentaries; aviation; photography and indie music. Oh yes, and he also has a rather strange obsession with collecting coffee mugs from his travels.