Justin

Let’s make some stuff.

Our outlook in life is largely informed by the pain (and success) we’ve experienced in the past.

Good to think about when we’re doling out advice, or reacting to other people.

Just published a new episode!

Play episode 6 of MegaMaker

Millions of shirts are made every year; but how can we make t-shirts that people actually want to wear?

Learn how to make your own t-shirts, and watch Justin as he launches his own t-shirt brand.

Show notes

Patrons:

  • Leading Snowflakes – a book by Oren Ellenbogen, “Become the leader your engineers need.”

You can get a shout out on this Saturday’s show by becoming a patron: megamaker.co/sponsor

Thank you:

Here are the text messages between myself and my designer friend (Keenan Kirk):

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I also created this mood board on Pinterest:

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So since I can’t pitch this to you in person and explain it I’ll give you a short little write up. Alright. Here you go:

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After checking out everything you sent me I noticed a lot of grungy, metal, typographic, (and like you said) subversive influence. I tried to create something reminiscent of the community in “join the collective” mixed with artwork from a lead single of Striker’s next album. The letters are all drawn incredibly tight together like a well thought out idea. No need for second guessing. No room for error. But still a seamless fit. Almost like it came together with ease. Though “Maker” may be a little difficult to read (I don’t think it’s bad at all) the strength of the letters as one unit is far more important to me than immediate legibility. If you can make something eye catching and interesting that people want to figure out, that a few more seconds they’ll spend on your site or on your company. The logo was also built to work as a stencil too. Just an idea for down the road.

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Wow. Just thought of this post while drinking coffee, and decided to just write it and publish it. All in about 15 minutes.

justinjackson.ca/split-human/

Dragline: Why you got to go and say fifty eggs for? Why not thirty-five or thirty-nine?

Luke: I thought it was a nice round number.

burrito-day

If you could sell 40-50 lunch specials, that would be pretty freakin’ awesome.

Our goal was to sell 50 lunch specials. We sold 63 during lunch. It was insane. It was packed. So many friends and supporters came out.

I’m editing the podcast episode as we speak.

Love this iPad painting submitted by Brad:

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Tomorrow the MegaMaker burrito goes live at Station BBQ

Here’s what you can expect:

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The MegaMaker Burrito: BBQ pulled pork (the meat is the star of this dish, sauced with special sauce), baked beans, wild rice, and cheddar cheese.

Served on a bed of slaw and lettuce leaf. Topped with maple-peach salsa and cheese. Comes with a side of fries and a beverage.

I love getting your updates + photos from your maker projects.

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Here’s one I just got from Sam:

Got my Raspberry PI project on the way last night. Making a little game console with it using Retropie, going to make my frist 3D model basing it on NES. My controllers came in today!

(let me know what you’re making by joining the maker challenge)

Created a real-time list of who is coming to try the MegaMaker burrito this Friday:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/13qZvfFDH6JOlQ0UFAhK9cItj6miK6MljVoF8JX_I1xQ/edit?usp=sharing

Listen to the brand new episode of the podcast!

Play episode 4 of MegaMaker

Of all the things I’ve made (software, apps, books) I think this is one of the most challenging.

For the podcast’s first “maker mission” I challenged myself to make a burrito, and get it on the menu at a local restaurant.

This is outside my comfort zone in all sorts of ways: I’m a terrible cook, I’m most comfortable typing on a keyboard, and I know nothing about a restaurant works.

You’ll have to listen to hear what happens next. 😉

Update: MegaMaker just landed in iTunes! Please help by leaving a 5 start review at megamaker.co/review

1. Edited a podcast
2. Almond milk testing at Ratio Coffee
3. Video workshop for Product People Club
4. BURRITO PROTOTYPING AT Station BBQ

Got to hang out with these two beauties today:

Dan and Tom from Studio Neat

Dan and Tom from Studio Neat stopped by for a virtual visit.

Their interview is coming soon to the MegaMaker podcast.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/megamaker/id1074661788

Think we can get it into New & Noteworthy? (We only have 8 weeks)

Want to help? ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ reviews go a ​long way (subscribing, reviewing, downloading helps too)

Thanks!

Here is the second episode of the MegaMaker podcast!

Play episode 1 of MegaMaker

“Fighting an obstacle to achieve a goal.”

In this mid-week bonus episode, Justin digs into our creative motivation. Can we express our creativity and make a living at the same time?

These are “early access” in that the feed isn’t yet in iTunes. I’ll wait until there are 3-4 episodes in the feed before I submit it there. In the meantime, you can:

PS: want to share it? You can tweet it here, or give it some ❤ on Product Hunt!

Just finished and published item #27:

We own you

“The best way to complain is to make something.” – Tobias Van Schneider

“Improving your creativity 1% each day is what makes a person larger than life.” – James Altucher

Which title should I use for episode 1 of the podcast?

Vote here!

Alright. Here’s a sneak peek of episode 1. With any luck, this will be published tomorrow morning (Saturday, 5am Pacific).

Starting recording on episode 1 of the podcast.

Podcast recording

Wish me luck!