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EP12 - Talking Shop: Communities, Prototypes, Hacking, Ham Radio, Telecoms and Robots!

A conversation with Joey Loman

Episode Summary

This week on the Carolina Code Cast, host Barry Jones chats with Joey Loman, Shopmaster at SynergyMill. During this episode, Barry and Joey talk about the building things, fabricating prototypes, 3D printing, robotics, Ham radio, dialing into Bulletin Board Systems (BBSs), making TV studios, running telecom companies, hacking stories (allegedly) and community building.

“I have one expectation of people who work with me. Show up and don’t do worse than last time. Incremental improvement.” - Joey Loman

Episode Notes

Highlights from this week’s conversation include:

  • SynergyMill - Fab Lab, Makerspace, Community Workshop (0:47)

  • The World of 3D Printing (8:04)

  • TV Studio and Telcom War Stories (15:20)

  • Dialing into BBSs (23:15)

  • h@Ck3r stories…allegedly (27:52)

  • Getting into Ham Radio (33:27)

  • Robotics too…why not? (42:59)

  • Community: Beer & Napkins, Hack Greenville Labs and SynergyMill (45:13)


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Developed with assistance from Heard Media.

Carolina Code Conference™
Carolina Code Cast™
The tech podcast of the Carolina Code Conference, a polyglot conference for all who code that's held every August in Greenville, SC. The podcast features interviews discussing a wide variety of topics from around the programming, DevOps and security community.