The DesignSpark Podcast
History Makers E3 - Computer Programming: “The first computer bug was a moth”

History Makers E3 - Computer Programming: “The first computer bug was a moth”

September 16, 2018

Former Robot Wars judge and DesignSpark blogger Dr Lucy Rogers is joined by comedians Bec Hill and Harriet Braine for the History Makers podcast, where they explore modern technology and the people throughout history who have made it all possible.

In episode three, the trio discusses whether computer programming is our salvation or damnation. Dr Lucy explains the origins of programming, “robot” Harriet uses her databanks to bring a maker from history to life and Bec works out whether C++ really is Fortran's evil cousin or just her best ever maths score.

So set your ears to receive and your mind to blown for History Makers!

Featured Maker: Grace Hopper

History Makers is brought to you by DesignSpark, the engineering community of RS Components. DesignSpark provides free software, tools and resources to help turn your ideas into reality. Join free today at www.designspark.com.  

History Makers E2 - Artificial Intelligence: “What would Mary Shelley make of Westworld?”

History Makers E2 - Artificial Intelligence: “What would Mary Shelley make of Westworld?”

September 10, 2018

Former Robot Wars judge Dr Lucy Rogers is joined by award-winning comedians Bec Hill and Harriet Braine for the History Makers podcast, where they explore modern technology and the people throughout history who have made it all possible.

In episode two, the trio discusses whether artificial intelligence is our salvation or damnation. Dr Lucy explains how AI has developed, “robot” Harriet uses her databanks to bring Mary Shelley to life and Bec keeps her eye on the kill switch in case it all goes wrong.

So set your ears to receive and your mind to blown for History Makers!

Featured Maker: Mary Shelley

History Makers is brought to you by DesignSpark, the engineering community of RS Components. DesignSpark provides free software, tools and resources to help turn your ideas into reality. Join free today at www.designspark.com.  

History Makers E1 - Wireless Communication: “It’s addictive, dangerous and I don’t trust it”

History Makers E1 - Wireless Communication: “It’s addictive, dangerous and I don’t trust it”

August 30, 2018

 

Dr Lucy Rogers is joined by comedians Bec Hill and Harriet Braine for the History Makers podcast, where they explore modern technology and the people throughout history who have made it all possible.

In episode one, the trio discusses whether wireless communication is our salvation or damnation. Dr Lucy explains how Wi-Fi works, “robot” Harriet uses her databanks to bring some makers to life and Bec tells us why we should have never moved on from plastic cups and a piece of string.

So set your ears to receive and your mind to blown for History Makers!

Featured Makers: Guglielmo Marconi, Heinrich Hertz, Hedy Lamarr

History Makers is brought to you by DesignSpark, the engineering community of RS Components. DesignSpark provides free software, tools and resources to help turn your ideas into reality. Join free today at www.designspark.com.