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Makers Method

Welcome to Makers Method, a new podcast on The Nerd Party Network. Join Darren Moser, better known as Dr. Sci-Fi, and Derek Young, of the YouTube channel VanOaks Props, as they open up about their process while tackling project issues, discouragement, and triumph in hopes to encourage others on their maker journey.

Tracks

045 - 2023 Wrap Up & Plans
​Derek "Lamp" Young and Darren "Roadtrip" Moser are back this year as we wrap up our 2023 events and plan for the future. Darren recounts his trips to San Francisco to meet actor Alan Tudyk with his K-2SO puppet.​VanOaks Props YouTube | VanOaks Etsy StoreDrScifi YouTube | DrScifi Etsy Store
76:10 1/17/24
044 - Britt (Creatrix Britt)
​Derek "Sanding" Young and Darren "Cosplay" Moser are back this month with guest Creatrix_Britt to talk about her making journey, latest droid project and cosplay drop horror stories. ​VanOaks Props YouTube | VanOaks Etsy StoreDrScifi YouTube | DrScifi Etsy Stores​Creatrix_Britt Twitch
56:36 9/28/23
043 - Restarting A Project
​Derek "Shop Sweeper" Young and Darren "Ask for Help" Moser are back this month to talk about what methods they use to get back into a project after it's stalled. ​VanOaks Props YouTube | VanOaks Etsy StoreDrScifi YouTube | DrScifi Etsy Store
46:08 8/18/23
042 - Staying Motivated
​Derek "2023" Young and Darren "2023" Moser are back as their spring calms down and a Makers Summer begins. Will we return monthly? Only time will tell.
49:46 7/7/23
041 - 2022 Wrap Up & Plans
​Derek "December" Young and Darren "Packaging" Moser recap their three favorite new tools/cons/techniques from 2022. As well as cover some of their plans for 2023. Maybe a new streaming schedule as well.
55:16 1/5/23
040 - Where Have We Been?
​Derek "Halloween" Young and Darren "Costume" Moser are back! It's been another month since the duo recapped their latest project and con visits. Since then Halloween has come and gone with many projects in the works. And a broken laser. We can't wait to share these experiences with you.
41:56 11/16/22
039 - SiliCon & MidSummer Scream 2022 Recap
​Derek "Midsummer" Young and Darren "Droid Pope" Moser are back! It's been a few months since the duo recapped their latest project and con visits. Since then Derek has attended and taught at MidSummer Scream in Long Beach. While Darren visited SiliCon in the Bay Area and was interviewed by Adam Savage! We can't wait to share these experiences with you.https://socalhauntlist.com/
57:06 9/14/22
038 - Celebration Recap Extended
​Derek "Trooper" Young and Darren "Droid" Moser are back! We talk about the greatest con crunch of our lives as we prepared for Star Wars Celebration Anaheim 2022 durn the past two months. Recounting each amazing day of the con, Darren's Droids and Derek's first time cosplaying. This is our longest episode yet at 90 minutes of maker discussion.
100:34 6/11/22
037 - Hodge Podge
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46:24 4/28/22
036 - Managing Your Space
Derek "Cleaning" Young and Darren "Sorting" Moser talk how they approach managing their workspace. When is it time to get rid of a piece of equipment and when do you have to start over?
44:31 4/6/22
035 - Tackling Costumes
Derek "Trooper" Young and Darren "K2" Moser talk how they approach tackling new costumes. You'll hear best practices and tons of tips whether you're 3D printing parts, sewing or saving your aching joints.
49:52 3/23/22
034 - Underutilized Tools
Derek "Vacuform" Young and Darren "CNC" Moser talk about tools they purchased that they thought would change their making game, but instead are collecting dust.
37:11 3/16/22
033 - Maker Meet-ups
Derek "RPF" Young and Darren "DroidUp" Moser talk maker meet-ups they've been too. Both online and in person.
37:48 3/9/22
032 - Favorite Materials
Derek "MDF" Young and Darren "EVA" Moser talk about some of their favorite materials they like to work with.
49:48 3/2/22
031 - Remaking
Derek "Restart" Young and Darren "Update" Moser talk about when you consider remaking a project. Is it just an upgrade or time to start again from scratch?
44:06 2/23/22
030 - Making Money, Making
Derek "Sale" Young and Darren "Discount" Moser talk about how they turn some of their maker projects into money to fund even more projects.
50:20 2/16/22
029 - Nostalgia Projects
Derek "History" Young and Darren "Rerun" Moser talk about making projects based on their favorite properties and how nostalgia plays a part in those choices.
41:34 2/9/22
028 - Project Burnout
Derek "Burn" Young and Darren "Out" Moser talk about their experiences with project burnout and ways they can support each other. Because sometimes it is perfectly fine to take a break.
37:01 1/27/22
027 - (VaultFox)
Derek "VanOaksProps" Young and Darren "Drscifi" Moser are joined by "VaultFox" to talk about creating YouTube content and telling your maker story.
47:04 1/19/22
026 - Do Tools Make the Maker?
Derek "New Tool" Young and Darren "Old Tool" Moser talk about their experiences when a new tool comes into your shop as well as how to teach others your techniques with an open mind.
50:31 1/12/22
025 - Making Resolutions '22
Derek "Standing Desk" Young and Darren "Star To Sail By" Moser talk about their New Years resolutions. YouTube, Desks, Connecting with Makers and more.
52:10 1/5/22
024 - Makers Making Gifts
Derek "Santa" Young and Darren "St. Nick" Moser talk about making gifts for family and friends. Is it easier to just buy something or is the hand crafted nature of a Maker's gift the best option?
42:43 12/22/21
023 - Maker Responsibility
Derek "Respirator" Young and Darren "New Yankee" Moser talk about being a responsible maker when producing content on social media. From dealing with safety tips, caustic substances and gatekeeping. Being a part of the maker community comes with a responsibility to your fellow maker.
38:15 12/9/21
022 - Projects In The Field
Derek "Power Saw" Young and Darren "Zip Tie" Moser talk about when they need to take their projects out into the field. Either for final installation or for an event. Darren also shares about his puppet BD-1's first time out.
48:44 12/1/21
021 - Putting Off Projects
Derek "Procras" Young and Darren "Tination" Moser talk about when you put off projects and letting procrastination flow. When is the best time to put things off? Can that be a making method?
31:32 11/24/21
020 - Eric Jones (Coregeek)
Derek "Sanding" Young and Darren "Sanding" Moser are joined by Eric "Coregeek" Jones to talk about sanding, projects and online cosplay competitions.
60:19 11/17/21
019 - Cutting Projects Loose
Derek "Craigslist" Young and Darren "Dusty Shelf" Moser talk about when the time comes to cut a project loose. Has it been sitting on your workbench for too long? Has your interest waned? Or the next best thing has come along to occupy your time.
29:02 11/10/21
018 - Decision Fatigue
Derek "Halloween" Young and Darren "Spoons" Moser talk about decision fatigue and its impact on their projects and lives. Sometimes it shows up as a bottleneck of your weekly process or a wall you crash into at the end of a long day. But decision making while making and filming presents its own set of challenges.
37:11 10/27/21
017 - Building Immersion
Derek "Tombstone" Young and Darren "Haunted Apartment" Moser talk about building immersion into their builds. Be it a haunted display space or even a galaxy far far away, immersion envelops the stories we tell with our projects.
39:04 10/20/21
016 - Brian Thompson (The Smugglers Room)
Darren "Laser" Moser is joined by Brian "The Smugglers Room" Thompson to talk about how lasers have changed how they design and make their projects.
57:54 10/14/21