Talk Story with Rich O’Reilly

  • Jessica Else/The Garden Island

    Rich O’Reilly shows off the Makerspace insignia, printed on the organization’s 3D printers.

  • Jessica Else/The Garden Island

    Rich O’Reilly shows off a 3D printed ornament, complete with a set of string lights inside that illuminate the bulb.

  • Jessica Else/The Garden Island

    Using many of the tools at Makerspace in Puhi, members can make a variety of things including metal medals, jewelry and figurines.

  • Jessica Else/The Garden Island

    You can print nearly anything on a 3D printer, including the popular Hogwarts House insignias from the movie “Harry Potter”.

  • Jessica Else/The Garden Island

    This sign, advertising Makerspace in Puhi, was made with the organization’s 3D printer.

  • Jessica Else/The Garden Island

    Rich O’Reilly tinkers with a 3D printer at Makerspace in Puhi.

  • Jessica Else/The Garden Island

    Rich O’Reilly shows off an engraved tile, which can be colored to create a beautiful centerpiece, coaster or hanging ornament.

Between a tiny house prototype and a large breadfruit tree in Puhi is a building where Kauai’s tinkerers and techies, hobbyists and laymen come to make things.

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