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The Machines Room, Limewharf : The Gadget Buzz, London Calling #4

Thomas Ermacora is the man behind LimeWharf, a shared work workspace founded in 2012 in Hackney. As well as keeping East London affordable for start-ups with LimeWharf, Thomas also ignited London's maker community with the nearby Machines Room, bringing 3D print and lathe technology to burgeoning makers. Joe Donnelly talks to Thomas and then meets Professor Frank Trentmann from Birkbeck College, UCL. Frank's latest book Empire of Things is a remarkable journey through 500 years of consumerism, and Joe asks him about planned obsolescence in tech, cities and the future, of things
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Olloclip : The Gadget Buzz, London Calling #2

Olloclip created a whole category on Kickstarter, smart-phone lenses. Their 4-in-1 lens kit is now in Apple retail stores and airport shops around the world. Joe Donnelly and Maggie Zaboura, equipped with some Olloclips, had a wander around Shoreditch, talking about crowd-funding, little lenses and, Joe's close-ups...
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Sam Labs : The Gadget Buzz, London Calling #1

The London-based startup Sam Labs, make modular kits to help curious minds of all ages learn about STEM and even experiment with the Internet of Things. Their Kickstarter campaign in 2014 raised over $200,000, and ignited Sam Lab's global ambition and Joe Donnelly sits down with founder Joachim Horn and sharpens up his maker skills.

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