Category Archives: Pre-Maker Faire Workshop

Kids can hack and make too!

Students who went to the Senja-Cashew Community Club on 4th and 5th January for their Edusave Merit Bursary Awards were pleasantly surprised to walk into a hall full of activities – and very unusual activities too.

Hackidemia (4-5 Jan 14)In one corner, 3D printers were humming, printing what kids doodled on the app – doodle 3D. Kids were walking around with 3D printed flowers, butterflies and even their names. Other children took their first foray into making with electronics as they tried out Hackidemia SG’s classic offerings – Vibrobots, Zombie Signalizers and Little Bits.

Parents stood back and watched, proud and at the same time apprehensive, as kids as young as 4 tried wielding a saw and mallet at the woodworking station. Makers from different parts of Singapore and different walks of life came together with a singular goal – to instill the value of hands-on making to parents and the empowerment it gives to young children who delight in the simple pleasure of seeing and loving what they have made with their own hands.

Check out the video uploaded at the Singapore Mini Maker Faire Facebook Page!

The maker roadshow at Senja Cashew Community Club was jointly organized by Science Centre Singapore, Singapore Mini Maker Faire, Hackidemia Singapore, Silicon Straits, Simplify3D, Sustainable living Lab and Senja-Cashew Community Club, leading up to the Singapore Mini Maker Faire 2014 later on this year.

This blog entry has been contributed by Dr Kiruthika Ramanathan, Science Centre Singapore.

Pre-Maker Faire workshop: Kooky Krazy Piano 30 Mar 2013

“Imagine a wild way to play the piano, then make it using everyday stuff: fruits, stationery, people, even candy! The secret to a great invention is clever use of electrical conductivity and a little computer code.

Participants will invent their own device by connecting everyday materials to the computer then turn them into piano keys by programming their behaviours in Scratch. This workshop is a fun introduction to inventing and programming; perfect for kids to tinker, play and explore adventurous ideas.”

How do you like the sound of the above? If the visual cannot get to your mind yet, try clicking on this video. :)

Yes, this will be our first official pre-Maker Faire Workshop leading up to the July Faire, conducted by Playlab.me! If you are keen to join us for some tinkering fun, here are the details!

Date: Saturday 30 Mar 2013
Time: 10am-12pm
Venue: Einstein Room (Level 2)
Cost: 1 adult +1 child (7-12yrs) ( $50 (for members), $66* (for non-members)
*Cost of programme include admission to Science Centre
Registration opens till 29 Mar.

Please email wyc_hooi@science.edu.sg for registration and enquiry.

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