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Making a mood lamp with led and fish bones

Make a moodlamp and assemble fish bones to form a crane also known as a tsuru. Have a whirl at Lo fi electronics and a hands on making time at this workshop.

Date: 12th July 2015
Time: 4.00pm to 5.30pm
Cost: $30 person


Tour of Makerspaces in Singapore

(Image Source:Ground Up Initiative)

Date: 13th July 2015
Time: 10.30am-5.45pm
Meeting point: Bottle Tree Park
Cost: $10/ participant (includes transport and lunch)

Tour Agenda:
10.15am: Meet at entrance to bottle tree park
10.30am: Tour of Kampung Kampus/ Ground Up initiative
12.00nn: Tour of One Maker Group, National Design Centre
12.45pm: Tour of Materials Design Lab 1.15pm: Lunch and Tour of IDA labs
2.45pm: Tour of HackerspaceSG
4.30pm: Tour of Makerspace@SP
5.45pm: End of Programme

String Art workshop

string art

String art is the use of string, thread, wire or fibre as an art medium to create geometrical patterns or abstract designs. The medium is wound around a series of nails fixed to a surface or the edges of a pattern, or stitched through a pattern with a needle. The lines formed are straight lines , but it is the slightly different angle or position each line takes and intersects with other lines that form the mesmerizing patterns.

Here, participants will learn about the different kinds of string art construct their own patterns using the Maths construction set and make a geometric pattern to take home.

Date:12th July 2015
Time: 12.30pmto 2.00pm
Cost: $20 per parent-child pair

Come with your kids to Maker Faire Singapore 2015

There is many things happening at Maker Faire Singapore to wow families and kids. Join the Faire to see some of the awesome projects that this year’s Makers have put together.

See how some of the families in Singapore have inculcated the Maker Mindset as part of their everyday lives. This year, we are launching the Busy Hands, Happy Hearts book as part of the Faire. The book interviews fifteen families including the family of Scientist turned Artist Isabelle Desjeux and self published writer Don Bosco, creating snippets of how families work together to benefit from and contribute to the Maker movement.

A number of these families are taking up booths at Maker Faire Singapore – so drop in and have a chat with Annabel of Luv and Co, Chinmay and Sayanee at the HackerspaceSG booth, Wai Him and his family at the Know What’s OK (Kowk family) space. Get inspired by some of the projects that they have worked on together, which you can do at home just as easily.

It is also prideworthy to note that a number of schools have come on board Maker Faire Singapore. Find out how the local Educational Institutions have embraced the Maker movement and the learning opportunities it offers.

Sign up for one of the many Science and Tech or Craft workshops. Learn about various topics such as 3D printing, robotics, IoT, programming, future skills, paper crafting, clay working,upcycling and much much more…

Try one of the many activity stations – ride the upcycled bikes in the carpark, get started with tinkering and find out about the Maker mindset at the Science Centre, Art Science Museum and One Maker Group spaces. Learn about sustainable living with the folks at Ground up Initiative.

Wander and explore. There are nuggets of interesting things to be found in every corner.


Curated List: For Educators and Students

Students and Educators will have plenty of learning opportunities at Maker Faire Singapore.

Here are a few of the must sees and must dos.

Join the Making in Education Forum on 11th July, 3.00pm,-5.00pm where eminent educators and speakers will be sharing about the importance of the Maker Mindset in Education. Speakers include Dale Dougherty, Founder of Maker Media, Sonak Anshul from Intel mobile Telecommunications, Erik Thortennson, Founder of Strawbees, Isabelle Desjeux, Creative Director of Playeum, the play museum and Saminathan Gopal, Principal of STEM Inc. This is the first time the Making in Education Forum is being organized in Singapore, so be sure to catch it.

Understand how schools have incorporated the Maker culture in their curriculum. School participation in Maker Faire Singapore is the highest this year. Speak with the Educators and Students from Chongzheng Primary, Commomwealth Secondary, Temasek Secondary, Marsling Secondary, NUS High school, ACS Independent and Nanyang Girls High school.

The need for a Maker mindset continues to tertiary and beyond. Find out how the Maker movement is encouraged at the tertiary level by talking to students and teachers from Singapore Polytechnic, National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, ITE college East and SUTD.

There is no dearth of learning opportunities at Maker Faire Singapore. Sign up for one of the many Science and Tech or Craft workshops. Learn about various topics such as 3D printing, robotics, IoT, programming, future skills, paper crafting, clay working, upcycling and much much more…

Beyond School. The Maker culture is growing very fast in Singapore and the region. Just walk around the 200 over booths at Maker Faire Singapore 2015 and you will be sure to see several inspiring ideas on how the culture and mindset is closely related to Future Skills and offers new horizons for students to explore and learn!

The Art of Zentangle by Mabel Yap

A doctor by day but an artist at all times, Mabel Yap is a Certified Zentangle Trainer who will be offering beautiful ZIA (Zentangle-inspired Art) crafts.

11th July 2015, 5.30pm-7.00pm
12th July 2015, 3.00pm-4.30pm
Cost: $15. Register and pay on Site.

Leather card wallet and Coin purse by Phoebe Na

Phoebe Na from Barangshop will be conducting workshops on how to work with leather. Join her to learn about Handcutting of leather, snap setting, initials embossing. All materials and tools are provided.

Leathercard wallet workshop:
11th July, 2pm-3.30pm
Cost: $25
Register on site or by emailing

Coin Purse workshop
12th July, 1.15pm-2.45pm
Cost: $30
Register on site or by emailing

Upcycled Lifestyle Product workshop by Susan Ong of the Bunglin Tinker

Each participant gets to make a customised lifestyle item of their choosing with the available myriad range of materials that are harvested &/or treated from a variety of expendable materials.

Tools are provided for use.
Date: 11th July 2015
Time: 11.15am-12.00nn
Cost: $25/Participant
Register by contacting the maker:

Paper gift bag and Origami workshop

Learn to make colorful ribboned paper gift bags for all occasions. Now you can make your own gift bags at home for that perfect wedding or birthday present!  Also learn basics of origami with a tiny paper dress or shirt.


Cost: $10/ participant
Register at
Sunday, 12th July, 10.30am-11.15am

Tic Tac Chope – Sewing workshop

Kids Workshop 2 CHOPE! Tissue Holder

Tic-Tac-CHOPE! Tissue Holder (Beginner Level)

11th July, 2pm-3.30pm Register at!store/c1079

For most Singaporeans, the tissue pack has an additional function other than to clean one’s mouth after a meal: to chope (reserve) seats with. Nowhere else in the world is the tissue pack used for such a purpose except in Singapore. Why not celebrate this unique practice of ours by sewing a distinctive ‘chope already’ tissue holder, where the flip side is a tic-tac-toe grid where you can play the game with your friend while waiting for your food at a kopitiam?

This is a beginner sewing workshop: no prior sewing experience needed. Suitable for children (9 years and above) and adults.