Lattes and Lasers hosts
Lattes & Lasers: A Maker Podcast

About

Welcome to Lattes and Lasers, the podcast where creativity meets technology, hosted by Holly McCaig and Amy Kant. Join us on a journey fueled by lattes and powered by lasers as we delve into the fascinating world of making.

Get ready to be immersed in the world where lattes fuel ideas, lasers bring them to life, and two friends share their passion for making on Lattes and Lasers.

Lattes and Lasers hosts
Lattes & Lasers: A Maker Podcast

About

Welcome to Lattes and Lasers, the podcast where creativity meets technology, hosted by Holly McCaig and Amy Kant. Join us on a journey fueled by lattes and powered by lasers as we delve into the fascinating world of making.

Get ready to be immersed in the world where lattes fuel ideas, lasers bring them to life, and two friends share their passion for making on Lattes and Lasers.

About Us

What began as a serendipitous online connection in the early days of Twitter has blossomed into a friendship spanning more than 15 years. Holly and Amy, both full-time creators and makers, share a passion for bringing ideas to life through the magic of lasers.

We invite you to sip on your favorite caffeinated beverage and join us on a journey where lasers ignite creativity, and every project tells a unique story. Whether you're a seasoned maker or just starting your creative journey, Lattes and Lasers is your go-to source for inspiration, insights, and a frequent dose of laughter.

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Meet the hosts

Holly McCaig

Holly is an innovative entrepreneur and laser crafting expert. Her journey began with the early days of Glowforge, evolving to the Aeon Mira 9. Holly's entrepreneurial spirit was first kindled through the online sale of diverse digital products, from scrapbooking essentials to photography templates and hand lettering resources. Today, she leads The Laser Collective, a specialized platform for laser files, showcasing her deep understanding of running a successful laser business. Beyond digital, Holly has successfully launched two physical laser product businesses, one focusing on unique accessories and the other on creative kids' goods. Her passion for being her own boss is evident in every aspect of her work. Residing in Denver, Colorado, Holly continues to inspire with her ability to blend cutting-edge technology with creative flair, making her a standout figure in the modern world of maker businesses.

  • First Laser

    Glowforge

  • Current Laser(s)

    Aeon Mira 9 and Glowforge

Amy Kant

Amy is a passionate creator and entrepreneur. Amy's creative spirit has been flourishing in the makerspace since 2008 when she opened her first Etsy shop and began doing craft fairs and makers markets. Specializing in personalized gifts and home decor, her shop has evolved and grown into a thriving business as Sconnie Squirrel. Amy faced a career shift when she was laid off from her "real" job in September 2023. She embraced the opportunity to focus full-time on her Sconnie Squirrel venture and has since thrived as a self-employed artisan. Amy lives in Wisconsin with her husband and two daughters. 

  • First Laser

    Omtech K40

  • Current Laser(s)

    Omtech Polar (with an Aeon Mira 7 on the way!)

Give us a shot of motivation

Your support is more than a caffeine boost; it's a vote of confidence in the passion and dedication we pour into each episode of Lattes and Lasers. So, join us in this creative journey, one sip at a time, and let's craft a caffeinated connection that fuels our shared love for making!