Welcome back! In this episode the guys are joined by Megan Augustine of St. Luke's to discuss how makers came together in a variety of ways during the COVID19 pandemic. 


Do you know of a great DIY/Maker project that has come out of the pandemic? Share it with us via social media! 


-Will and David

And we now return to our regularly scheduled content.... This week on the SimGeeks Podcast the guys debate whether or not allowing the manikin to die in a simulation is an acceptable practice... but wait there is more! The one and only Ed Rovera joins the cast to play moderator and occasionally drop some hardcore truth bombs about death in simulation... It wouldn't be a SimGeeks episode without going off topic once (or four times) so fill up your popcorn and plastic cups, grab your ringside seats and join us for another fun filled hour of SimGeeks Rock-em Sock-em nonsense!

-Will and Dave

Whoa, it has been a long time! We promise there is a good reason and this episode is going to talk a little about that. SGUSA or SimGhosts Dallas is now SimGhosts Global Experience and we have all the details. This one is short and to the point so fire it up on your drive home and hear all the reasons you won't want to miss this opportunity!


-Will and Dave

The guys are joined by Nick Brauer to discuss cleaning and disinfecting your lab and everything in it. COVID19 is very much a concern for everyone involved in healthcare right now but the information contained in this episode will remain relevant long after the current pandemic has slowed. 

All of the items referenced in this episode will be added to this list as well as any other useful resources that are sent our way so please check back often and feel free to contribute.

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- Will and Dave

Resources and links: (PDF guide still to come!)

Building on last week's Moulage Basics the guys start into the basics of using silicone for prosthetics and task trainers. This episode will take you from learning what silicone is and what types are available through to where to get it, how to start using it and even how to paint it. 

Silicone will be another topic that comes up again and again so if you have a specific question you'd like us to answer please hit us up on social email or through the Podbean app!



Will and Dave 


Join us for a quick review of moulage pigments and application methods in the first episode of a multi-part moulage series.

This episode dives into several pigment based makeups that we enjoy using ranging in price from a few bucks up to the professional level products. Application methods are also covered at a variety of price points from cotton swabs to airbrushing. 

Think we missed something? Let us know your tips, tricks or opinions on moulage! 

The review:

This is the quick and dirty version. There is MUCH more to talk about. Just a quick couple notes to go with what we went over in the show. 

    • Safety - Never takes a vacation (Thank you Thingergy)

      • Your safety - Is key. Don’t underestimate it.
      • Role-Players
        • Cold concrete can cause Hypothermia even in 90+ degrees
        • Emotional Safety is important. Explain everything
      • Impalements - Dont strap unsafe items to people
      • Allergies - Why would you even take a chance? Don’t chance someone’s health
      • Don’t double dip/Cross Contamination - Especially Cream and RMG
      • Buy from reputable sources. 
      • https://www.frendsbeauty.com/frends-with-benefits-registration
    • Learning objectives are all that matter
    • Don’t be afraid to say no! (amputations) - Don’t “Hide the leg” if the treatment pathway is the same, go with less materials, and time. 


  • Possible upcoming video on some of this to support an upcoming conference - keep an eye out



  • Cream makeup - Ben Nye, Mehron, Etc. Good but transfers. Good around eyes

    • You can thin with Isopropyl Alcohol to make washes
  • RMG - Rubber Mask Grease Paint - Cream with castor oil - Sticks well to latex
  • Alcohol Paints - Not cheap, but AWESOME. Doesn’t transfer when dry. 
    • Skin Illustrator, EBA, Reel Creations
  • Tinsley Studios Makes great stuff!

Looking for advice on large scale mass casualty events? Not sure where to find actors? How many do you need? Need moulage artists? How detailed should you get? 

In this episode the guys dig in to the planning process with insight based on their own successes and failures with multi-patient and multi-agency events. 


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-Will and Dave

The Sim Geeks break from their normal content to release an interview that was recorded at IMSH2020 with Phillip Wortham of CAMLS. Follow along as Phillip takes us through his journey from SimTech in Colorado to Director of Operations at a major sim center in Florida. 

Like what you hear? Please remember to subscribe, rate, comment, etc. Your feedback drives content and helps others find us! 


-Will and Dave

We are back!

After an unexpected hiatus (details inside) the SimGeeks take on a topic they are both extremely passionate about... 3D Printing! What printer should you buy, how does it work, is it expensive, what materials do you need, where do you find printable files? It's all here in our longest episode yet. So grab a beverage and settle in or maybe jump in your car for a nice sunset cruise while the Sim Geeks answer your 3D printing questions.

Have a question we didn't answer? Hit us up on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or even in the Podbean app and we will get back to you with answers! Please remember to hit that subscribe button!(It helps us)

  • Where to get files: 

    • Thingiverse.com,
    • https://3dprint.nih.gov/ 3d National institute of health print exchange (Thank you Megan @ St. Lukes!)
    • https://www.embodi3d.com/ (Again Thank you Megan)
    • Polyunity.com - Saw  Polyunity at IMSH. interesting startup
    • My Mini Factory - Fun stuff/gaming
    •  Make your own, ETC

Printing Problems links- 





 Filament Guides:

https://www.makerbot.com/stories/design/3d-printing-materials/ (Thank you Dan Robinson!)


Happy Holidays from the SimGeeks Podcast crew! No matter what you are celebrating we hope you're enjoying time with your family and friends!

In this episode Will and Dave chat about their own past, present and future as makers and how it relates to simulation. Whether you consider yourself a full blown maker or you are just dipping your toes into the DIY side of simulation; join us for some project ideas and hopefully gain a few resources that may make your journey a little easier.

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