Pete Houlihan gives Steven a demo of his hand-made guitar effect pedals and John Fabel shows off his custom built guitars. The three also discuss the value of guitar and pedal building for the Maker Movement.
Pete is a Senior Lecturer at the UMass Department of Biology
John is an Assistant Adjunct Professor at the UMass Department of Environmental Conservation
The Maker movement is a grassroots effort to democratize technology and innovation: to transform consumers into people who create, produce and, well, Make things. Makers at Amherst Media, a town-gown collaborative, is an effort to provide a physical space where a community of people with an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) can meet up, work on projects, and learn through “Doing It Yourself” or “Doing It Together.” It is also a place where Makers of all ages can come together and help and learn from one another.