Stemiverse Podcast – Gil Poznanski discusses thinking like a maker

Stemiverse Podcast – Gil Poznanski discusses thinking like a maker

Stemiverse Podcast – Gil Poznanski discusses thinking like a maker Gil was approached to share his ideas about STEM, education and being a Maker with Dr Peter Dalmaris on his Stemiverse podcast. Peter and Gil discussed Gil's history in the film industry, and we drill...

EduTECH conference 2018

EduTECH conference 2018 Gil was asked to present as well as act on the advisory board of EduTECH 2018. EduTECH is an annual two-day educational technology conference and exhibition in Australia. The conference is held at the International Convention Centre Sydney[....

Restoring a rusty vice for the workshop

Restoring a rusty vice for the workshop In the last few weeks, Gil has been putting together a workspace at home to continue working on projects and testing out new equipment and workflows. On a recent walk, Gil found a rusted bench vice that had been thrown out on...

Building a Zombie infection scanner

Zombie Infection Scanner for a diseased future world. In early 2014, Gil was invited to take part in an art show at Artbot Gallery who's theme was that of "Zombie Apocolypse." Eager to take part in the gallery event, Gil worked on putting together an experience that...

Makers Monday – 1 year old

Happy Birthday Makers Monday! With the 52nd episode of Makers Monday, the project to bring Makers and Creatives to the attention of a wider community clock with its first birthday. Conceived after Makertour 2017, Maker Monday became a project to continue meeting...

Rebuilding a secondhand bandsaw

Rebuilding a secondhand bandsaw For the past few years, Gil has been looking for the right opportunity to add a bandsaw into his workshop. After his trip to New York City, to hang out and learn with Jimmy Diresta, Gil came across an old desktop bandsaw that needed a...

Makers Vs Crafters – Gender bias in Maker Culture

Makers Vs Crafters - Gender bias in Maker Culture Makers Vs Crafters At a Buzzconf 2017, a family-friendly technology festival where participants and presenters spend the weekend together in country Victoria, Australia Gil Poznanski presented a talk entitled “How...

New Creative Technologies Hub for Hobsons Bay

New Creative Technologies Hub for Hobsons Bay From September to December 2017, Gil has been seconded to Hobson's Bay city council to work as the Creative Technologist in residence on a new Creative Technologies Hub which will be located in Williamstown. The CTH is a...

Vacuum Former for the Connected Community Hackerspace

Vacuum Former for the Connected Community Hackerspace

Vacuum former created for the Community Connected Hackerspace After Gil returned from my Makertour earlier this year a number of local Melbourne Makers reached out wanting to catch up, build, and socialise together. This became a group we call Melbourne Maker Links...

Library at the Dock Makerspace news article

Library at the Dock Makerspace news article

Library at the Dock Makerspace Library at the Dock's own Makerspace is the subject of a local newspaper article featuringGil Poznanski who is the Creative Technologies Activator for the library. The article discusses what the Makerspace offers to the public as well as...

The importance of story in creating and making

The importance of story in creating and making Gil was invited to the Initiative headquarters to take part in their "Talking Heads" influencers series. Initiative is a worldwide media company    which allowed Gil to bring together his two passions, creating and making...

Jimmy DiResta – New York –  Makertour 2017

Jimmy DiResta – New York – Makertour 2017

Gil arrived in New York City to meet and learn with Jimmy DiResta. For those of you who do not know Jimmy he was a New York-based designer, artist and video producer before co-hosting "Trash to Cash" with his brother John DiResta, "Hammered with John & Jimmy...

St Louis – Maker tour 2017

St Louis Maker tour 2017 Gil got to spend some time with Wyett Weed and Gayle Gallagher in St Louis as part of his 2017 Makertour. Gil got to explore their independent film company Pirate Pictures and as well as discussing their hit YouTube fan film, The Dark Knight...

Los Angeles – Maker tour 2017

Los Angeles - Maker tour 2017 Gil is travelling on his 2017 Makertour and just finished the initial report from his first leg of his journey in Los Angeles.While in transit travelling to his first destination, Gil could not help but file a report informing everyone...

New maker video log and project videos

New maker video log and project videos Gil has created his own YouTube channel to help share the maker experience with everyone. Starting next week, Gil will be video blogging his trip to the US, meeting makers and exploring the maker community in the United States....

Cutting letters with a Bandsaw – Project

Gil recently was inspired to learn a new skill. After watching people using a bandsaw Gil wanted to see if he could replicate the results they were getting. While Gil had no doubt that what I was watching came from years of honing personal skills, he still wanted to...

Andrew Probert – A STEAM Second

I get asked all the time why a large number of my personal projects seem to be based around futuristic technology found in film and television. It is no surprise that I have had a lifetime love affair with cinema, especially films in the science fiction genre. There...

Contours – Melbourne video game exhibition

Contours – Melbourne video game exhibition

Contours - Charting the fringes of independent games in Melbourne and Australia. October 10 - November 11, 2016 Gallery exhibition Level 1, Library at The Dock One of the bigger projects I have been working on for Melbourne Library Service and Library at The Dock has...

Mini Make Day 3 – Wearable Art Show

Mini Make Day 3 – Wearable Art Show

Mini Make Day 3 - Wearable Art Show - Library at The Dock Library at the Dock was host to the third Mini Make Day on the last weekend in August. As part of Melbourne fashion week, the theme for this Mini Make Day was Wearable Art and concentrated on wearable...

EduTech 16 – International Congress & Expo

EduTech 16 – International Congress & Expo

  On 30th and 31st of May this year, Brisbane was host to Edutech 2016, the largest education technology conference held in the Southern Hemisphere, looking at technology and education. Part of the conference was the Future Library Congress looking at the idea of...

Gil to present at EduTEch 2016 – Brisbane

Gil to present at EduTEch 2016 – Brisbane

Gil will be talking at EduTECH 2016 at the end of this month, international congress and expo all about education and technology. EduTECH will host the largest education event in the Asia-Pac and southern hemisphere. Gil will be talking about what he loves, making and...

A US visit to the Makerspace at LATD

A US visit to the Makerspace at LATD

Today I had the pleasure of hosting Danielle Wishka at Library at The Dock. Danielle is the media specialist at Saint Andrew’s Middle School in South Carolina USA, and has travelled down to Australia to see how the Maker and Teaching communities do things down under....

NAO – The little humanoid robot

NAO – The little humanoid robot

It is no surprise that I love robots. Growing up in the seventies, all I saw on the movie and television screen were representations of robots interacting and helping their human counterparts with skills and strengths that far exceeded mortal man. Essentially walking...

3D printing day @ Wodonga Library

3D printing day @ Wodonga Library

Early in the year, I was invited to head up to Wodonga (which is about 3 and a half hours out of Melbourne) to come and share what 3D printing technology is about and how people can get involved. The first thing that surprised me when I arrived at the Town...

Radio interview about Star Wars

Just days away from the release of the new Star Wars film, Ann Paterson and I sat down to talk about all things Star Wars, what it means in popular culture, and what possibilities the new films has in store. Along the way I also got to discuss visual effects and even...

Repairing a Honda CR-V dashboard clock

Repairing a Honda CR-V dashboard clock

Working hard at the Library, I got a surprise phone call from an old friend with some great news. "I bought a car," he told me, a smile in his voice. "Only issue is that the clock in the dashboard doesn't work. I was thinking you might have some time to take a...

Drawing with Light – Light write program

Drawing with Light – Light write program

This week we changed things up in the Makerskills program and introduced Light Write held at Library at The Dock. Light Write uses light and a camera to create images and visual effects with a light source, creating imagery that can only exist in a photosensitive...

Mini Make Day 2 – Melbourne Knowledge Week

Mini Make Day 2 – Melbourne Knowledge Week

On the 25th of October 2015, Library at The Dock held its second Mini Make Day event as part of Melbourne Knowledge Week. Mini Make Day 2 - Melbourne Knowledge Week built on the original Mini Make Day held in April bringing the Maker community and the public together...

Gil’s interview at 3D Printing Showcase 2015

Gil’s interview at 3D Printing Showcase 2015

As part of the 3D Printing Showcase at Uni of Melbourne Last month, Gil was asked to share some of my Maker background, 3D printing skills, and what I do for Melbourne Library Services. Little else needs to be said, cause Gil says it all in the video, here is the...

Mini Make Day – Melbourne Knowledge Week

Mini Make Day – Melbourne Knowledge Week

One of the cool parts of my job has been to create opportunities for Makers and the wider public to come together and explore what has been created in hidden workshops and garages. Earlier this year, I was able to put together Mini Make Day, an event which brought the...

Battery Hack – Keeping down costs

Battery Hack – Keeping down costs

Having been given the task to create some fun, hands-on projects for members of the public to engage in at the Library, I recently had to put my thinking cap on and see how I might be able to build a program within a tight budget. I like to create programs...

Cylon helmet update – Touching on the design original

Cylon helmet update – Touching on the design original

This last week I was working away on my Cylon helmet project and had a flash of inspiration. In the original artwork for the series, Ralph McQuarrie drew up his imagining of the Cylon warrior race, which was robotic with a scanning eye. The real stand out of this...

3D Sharks Den at University of Melbourne

3D Sharks Den at University of Melbourne

One of the most enjoyable tasks working for Melbourne Library Services as the Creative Technologies Activator is introducing and teaching the public about additive manufacturing, commonly known as 3D printing.  During my time here, I have developed a three class...

Cylon helmet electronic eye build

Cylon helmet electronic eye build

I have been really busy building and teaching at work, and have not had time to work on my own projects, so a week ago I took one of my projects-in-waiting out of mothballs and headed down to the Community Connected Hackerspace (CCHS) to hang out with friends and get...

Superdoodle power terminal repair

Superdoodle power terminal repair

I love my Solidoodle 3 3D printer for a number of reasons one of the biggest is that I love the fact that Sam Cervantes went his own way when the Makerbot printer was bought out by Stratasys and made closed source. From that desision came the Solidoodle printer, my...

Scanner mounts for the Melbourne Library Service

Scanner mounts for the Melbourne Library Service

This has been a very busy time for me at work, organising a new Makerspace at Kathleen Symes Library, and some new maker skills classes that will start next month, but some of the best , and most challenging tasks at work sometimes comes right from left field. So when...

My filament jam is better than your filament jam

My filament jam is better than your filament jam

I'm lucky enough to have had some experience with 3D printers in general, but what greeted me at the Library at The Dock new 3D printer bar was a first for me. Right now we have five printers currently at the library: a Makerbot Replicator 2; an Ups Plus; a Printbot...

Intel Galileo day at Library at The Dock

Intel Galileo day at Library at The Dock

Last month I was fortunate enough to take part in an Education of Victoria development day based on the Intel Galileo board. For those of you who have not heard of the Galileo board it is an Arduino-certified development and prototyping board based on Intel...

Melbourne Geek Night – Maker culture and everyone.

Melbourne Geek Night – Maker culture and everyone.

In March 2015, Gil was invited by Melbourne geek night to talk about the process of making, makers, and maker culture.   The presentation was delivered to Melbourne's tech savvy, and Gil was surprised at how this concept was  not known about the maker community...

Connected Community HackerSpace | ALIA students & newgrads

Connected Community HackerSpace | ALIA students & newgrads

The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) students and new graduates came down to the Connected Community HackerSpace (CCHS) and explored what a Makerspace had to offer to the Library Services. Organised by the good friend and fellow maker, Jennifer...

Mini Make Day report – Library at The Dock

Mini Make Day report – Library at The Dock

On the 19th of April 2015, Melbourne Library Services held a gathering of the local Melbourne Maker groups at their flagship library, Library at The Dock. This venue was the perfect place for Mini Make Day as it houses City of Melbourne first Makerspace, a place where...

Mini Make Day – 19th of April 2015 at Library at The Dock

Mini Make Day – 19th of April 2015 at Library at The Dock

This Sunday marks the first Mini Make Day at the Library at The Dock. The day is set to be a gathering of Melbourne Maker groups all under the one roof. Think of it as a "Show and Tell" but with really cool inventions and creations from people who are passionate about...

Makey Makey class at Stephen Heppell Masterclass

Makey Makey class at Stephen Heppell Masterclass

Last week, Professor Stephen Heppell held one of his development masterclasses at the Library at The Dock. Professor Heppel has internationally established himself as a recognised leader in the fields of learning, new media, and technology. So when I was asked to...

Incredible interactive 3D printer comparison chart

Incredible interactive 3D printer comparison chart

Gil is always being asked what type of 3D printer he would recommend. It comes part and parcel with the work teaching people about additive manufacturing at the Library at the Dock. But like buying a car, your needs are not uniform. Some people want a sports car,...

Gil will be talking at Footscray Maker Lab tonight!

Gil will be talking at Footscray Maker Lab tonight!

Gil will be talking at Footscray Maker Lab tonight, Monday 30th March. You can get tickets through Meetup, and Gil will be talking about 3D printing and how available technology will affect the Maker community. If you're interested and available, come down and meet...

Gil will be talking at Melbourne Geek Night

Gil will be talking at Melbourne Geek Night

I have the pleasure of being invited to give a presentation at Melbourne Geek Night this Monday 15th of March 2015 at 23 Meyers Place, Melbourne 3000. The night starts at 6pm. I'll be talking about what Maker culture means for the everyman and  how Makerspaces have...

Costume and Prop building at the CCHS

Costume and Prop building at the CCHS

  I have been having discussions with Dave Chater, president of the Community Connected HackSpace  (CCHS) about our interest in film costumes and prop building. We thought about getting a  building day together at the CCHS. As we both have a strong interest in...

3D printed Bulbasaur engagement ring box

3D printed Bulbasaur engagement ring box

Working at the Library, it's not uncommon for some to approach me in the Makerspace and ask me directly to build a 3D model to print for them. Most of the time after listening to their requests, I smile and offer to teach them how to build their own 3D model to print,...

Vinyl cutter repaired and testing…

Vinyl cutter repaired and testing…

Almost a year ago, I was lucky enough to purchase a vinyl cutter that was not operational at the time. While the machine had seen better days, it took a little bit of time to get it back up and running. The first problem I had to tackle was to get it powered up, and...

Surface mounted prototypes!

Surface mounted prototypes!

This weekend I went into the CCHS and assembled some prototype boards for a super secret Kickstarter project that will be launched later in the year. These boards are the final step to getting the prototypes online and tested. They are all surface mount assembly; the...

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