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Build your own 3D printer at Maker Faire 2015

This Maker Faire Singapore 2015, Tiguu3D is, once again, conducting a 3D printer build workshop. Join us on 11th and 12th July 2015 to build a RepRap 3D printer that you can bring home.

Cost: $800 per printer. Recommended for 2-3 participants to form a team to build a printer.

For optimal learning, we have to limit this workshop to a minimum of 5 and maximum of 10 printer projects.  Registrations close on 20th June to give the organizers time to procure additional materials.

Register here to start your 3D printing journey

Flyer Tiguu3D Reprap Prusa i3

Learn to work with glass

Talented glass artist Anjali Venkat will be at Maker Faire Singapore over 2 days, giving demonstrations and workshops on how to cut, color and grout glass.

Register for the 2 Day workshop for more indepth skills or the quick mosaic workshop for a taster.

2 Day workshop – Make your own Glass Mosaic

2day 1

In this two-day workshop, learn how to cut pieces of glass, mirror, and vitreous glass tile. Learn also about the principles of mosaic, colour, design and assemble the mosaic, and then leave it to dry. Grout and finish your art work on the second day (optional, you can choose to take the grouting supplies home and finish by yourself).  The mosaics created by the participants will be fairly flat and even, and can be used as coasters or table art.

Cost: $30/ person


11th July, 1.30pm-3pm and 12th July, 2pm-3pm

11th July, 3:30 – 5:00 and 12th July, 3:15 – 4:15

11th July, 5:15 – 6:45 and 12th July, 4:30 – 5:30

Quick Mosaic


In this 45-minute workshop, Anjali will give a demonstration of how to cut pieces of glass, mirror, and vitreous glass tile, explain the principles of mosaic, colour and how to design a piece. Participants will use pre-cut and tumbled pieces of glass and tile to embed into quick-drying cement to form a pattern of choice on a 5” x 5” piece of wood. The finished artwork can be taken home and used as wall art pieces.

Cost – $25 per person


11th July – 11.30am-12.15pm, 12.30pm-1.15pm

12th July – 10.30am-11.15am, 11.30am-12.15pm, 12.30pm-1.15pm

What will you learn at Maker Faire Singapore?

Over 50 workshops have been planned through two days at Maker Faire Singapore 2015. No matter what age you are and what you may be interested in, the workshops will give you ample opportunities to pick up new skills.

Come on down, meet some wonderful people, ask interesting questions and learn about what makes a Maker.

Science and Engineering Track Craft Track

Craft Track 2015

Full day and special sessions:

Tatting workshop
Community Yarnbombing!
Learn to work with glass
Build your city with POPIN

Saturday: 11th July 2015

AlJazari Room Rodin Room
Time Workshop Title/ Maker Cost Workshop Title/ Maker Cost
11.15am – 12.00pm Polymer Clay
$10 Fish Bone Sculptures
Bernice Lau
12.15pm – 1.45pm Sewing
$15 Hard Designed Cards
2.00pm – 3.30pm Leather Card Wallet
$25 Tissue Holder
Amy Toh
3.45pm – 5.15pm Flowers from disposable spoons
Alice Choo
$10 Design Thinking
Elda Webb
5.30pm – 7.00pm Paper Quilling
Priyanka Gupta
$15 The Art of Zentangling
David Liew

Sunday – 12th July 2015

  Al Jazari Room   Rodin Room   Michaelangelo room
Time Workshop Title
/ Maker
Cost Workshop Title
Cost Workshop Title
10.30am – 11.15pm Polymer Clay
$10 Leaves with memories – Davy Young $15
11.30pm – 1.00pm Sewing
$15 Paper Quilling
$15 Leaves with memories – Davy Young – Two 45 minute sessions $15/ session
1.15pm – 2.45pm Coin Purse
$30 Hand designed cards
$18 Design Thinking
Elda Webb
3.00pm – 4.30pm Flowers from disposable spoons,
Alice Choo
$10 Tissue Holder
Amy Toh
$25 David Liew
The art of Zentangle

Listen to Makers and be inspired at Maker Faire 2015

Saturday, 11th July 2015

Time Maker Topic
11.30am – David Effendi Chorus Text
12.15pm – 1.15 pm Jeannie Chew Soap Making
1.30 pm – Raymond Luo QwiFab 3D printing
2.15 pm – 3.15 pm Harshwardhan Electronics and Robotics
3.30 pm – 4 pm Ma Chi Hung Internet of Things
4.15 pm – 4.45 pm Bernice Lau Fishbone Sculptures?
5.00pm – 5.30 pm Autodesk Making with Autodesk
5.45 pm – 6.15 pm Gabriel Joachim Electronics made Easy
6.15 pm – 6.45 pm Elda Webb Design Thinking for Makers

Sunday, 12th July

Time Maker Topic
10.30am – 11 am Alice Choo Scottie Crafts
11.15am – 12.15 pm Chris Long Design Thinking to get ideas
12.30 pm – 1 pm Glenn West Over view of 3D printing
1.15 pm – 2.15 pm Nishant Verma My making journey
2.30 pm – 3pm Mazakasu Takasu How to Make Education with Technology and Art
3.15 pm – 3.45 pm Sumanta Bose Posterlah!
4.00pm – 5 pm Intel Enabling Makers with Intel
5.15 pm – 5.45 pm Jeannie Chew Soap Making

Young Makers 2015

How old do you have to be, to be a Maker? This year, our youngest Maker is six years old. Read on to find out more about what Singapore Youth are making and drop by at Maker Faire to be inspired to start your children on a Maker’s journey

1.  Yee Chern

Yee Chern and his family will be showcasing some simple “weekend projects” that the children or teenagers can do using some common household items and tools mostly made by his children who are 13 and 14 years old. While you are at it, ask Yee Chern to tell you about the drill powered car he is making, and maybe you can ride on it!


2. Wonderful Makers

Anjali Curic and Sophia Curic are sisters aged 8 and 6. The lovely duo who adore Making says:

“We would like to share and teach pottery and book making, as well as some of the other Maker stuff that we do in our home Makerspace. People visiting our booth will learn how to make pottery using clay and a home made pottery wheel, gt some inspiration on how to make their own pottery wheel. They will also learn how to bind and make their own books.”

3. Commonwealth Secondary School

Commonwealth Secondary has embarked on Maker education as part of its curriculum. Besides 3D printed products from our Bits and Atoms students, our Secondary 1 Normal (Technical) students also designed and created soft toys which combines sewing with electronics. Students will present their works and what they have learnt in the process.

4. Nishant Verma

Nishant will be doing a hands-on with the learn electronics kit that he designed by himself. The E-blocks kit was designed by Nishant when he was 17.

Read about how Nishant’s journey started as a Maker:

“I would say it all started when I was six. I had this balsa wood airplane powered by a rubber propeller. It came with an electric winder to wind the propeller – a simple motor with a counter. Most unfortunately, the plane got crushed by the ginormous foot of an unidentified giant. So all I was left with was the winder. My father must have seen me distraught. He sat down with me and we took the winder apart with a saw and screwdriver. We then rewired it and soldered it, turning it into a table fan with the plane’s propeller as the fan blade. Since then I have been taking part every electronic device I could get my hands on. Television, microwaves, air-conditioning systems, telephones, and printers… nothing has been spared!”


5. Marsiling Secondary School

Arduino Timer Plug ,Tetra-Umbrella

6. Temasek Secondary school

Exciting projects through Learning in Fun & Engaging ways done by staff, students & even parents!

7. ITE College East

Displays of student projects

8. Singapore Polytecnic

The Singapore Polytechnic students – are exhibiting a variety of different activities such as LED Cube, Teddy alarm, Fewcloud automated 3d print service with cloud computing, Arduino Bluetooth smartwatchP.E.T (Personal bluetooth Transporter).

Muhammad Firasfidin Bin Razali LED Cube
Teddy alarm
Tsu Wei Quan Fewcloud automated 3d print service with cloud computing
Muhammad Hassanul Ihsan Arduino Bluetooth smartwatchP.E.T (Personal bluetooth Transporter) (if possible to bring there)

9. Sudharshan

Sudharshan is a  student from NUS High School. He says:

“My booth will feature all of NUS High School’s engineering projects. On of the projects features are the ORB-3d gaming mouse. This project is documented on my Hackaday page-( This is a 3D mouse that allows for more immersion while playing computer games like TF2. The second project is a TF2 sentry life scale model with autonomous targeting and shooting. It also comes with a semi-auto nerf gun which allows for it to shoot nerf darts at the target by activation the gun with a servo.”



10. SUTD Makers

Two 3D printers will be displayed, built by Shi En and Samantha from SUTD

11. Gabriel Joachim Perumal

A Electronics Workshop teaching kids the beauty and marvels of electronics and the secrets behind our evolving technology in the world.



Making as a family

1. The Nah family

Wee Yang and his family will be showcasing some simple “weekend projects” that the children or teenagers can do using some common household items and tools mostly made by his children who are 13 and 14 years old.


2. The Curic family

Anjali, Sophia and  their parents Make as a family. They have been introduced to making since they were 4 years old. The girls are curating their own booth this time around.

The girls say : ““We would like to share and teach pottery and book making, as well as some of the other Maker stuff that we do in our home Makerspace. People visiting our booth will learn how to make pottery using clay and a home made pottery wheel, gt some inspiration on how to make their own pottery wheel. They will also learn how to bind and make their own books.”

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3. Elda 

Elda and her son Make together to bring Jurek’s ideas and imgination come true. As for her workshop:
Visitors will be able to start their Maker journey by making a simple craft.
They will be able to explore the materials available and the tools at their disposal. After which they will be able to start making something right there and then.
They can personalize a notebook, a mirror, or a treasure box.
The purpose of the boot is to get everybody that passes by the possibility to be a maker.


4. The Know What’s OK (KWOK) Family
Members of the Kwok family will be showcasing and sharing their DIY projects on Art & Craft, Arduino, Robotics, Quad-copters and 3D-printing. Discover how you and your family members can have fun by learning and tinkering together.

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5. Makers of Temasek
Exciting projects through Learning in Fun & Engaging ways done by staff, students & even parents!

6. Singapore Homeschoolers group

Homeschoolers exhibit their science projects. Science craft bags also available for purchase of $2 each, with funds raised towards the Queenstown Library Community Garden.



Come with your family and learn together at Maker Faire Singapore!

Maker Faire Singapore offers a plethora of opportunities for families to work and learn together. Here are a few of these experiences:

1. Play with paper circuits
How can electronic components be combined with conductive tape to add an additional dimensionality to your works of art – join this exciting combination of art, craft and engineering to find out more.

Paper 1

2. Shrinky Plastic – Design your own keychains
What happens to plastics when you heat them? Well, different things really, depending on the type of plastics. make jewellery and ornaments with plastics and maybe learn a  bit about recycling while you are at it.


3. Fun with Soldering
Learn to solder: Whether you are making metal sculptures or making amplifiers, soldering is an essential skill to pick up.


4. String Art
What can do you with paper and string? Turns out you can learn a lot about mathematics and art. So try some string art!

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5. Legos out of cardboard?
They are legos, but they are made out of cardboard. Come along and play with some cardboard blocks. Make a statue, or maybe a throne for yourself.

Photo Courtesy : Straits Times

6. Sewing with electronics
Learn to sew with conductive thread


Take part in one of the many workshops. Learn about paper quilling, glass cutting, 3D printing, knitting, electronics, arduinos, programming, tinkering etc through our many workshops. Check out the schedule for Maker Faire workshops here!

"Teacher could you please help me with this?"

Learning Electronics

New Picture (3)

Repair cafe

Hydraulics demonstration


Polymer clay workshop



Project Upcycle

Project upcycle was a two month long collaboration with Central Community Development Council.

When the CDC approached us with the idea of holding workshops to encourage community residents to embrace upcycling as part of their daily lives, we immediately reached out to two Makers who take environmental issues very seriously – Susan Ong and Priyanka Gupta. Together with the Makers, we put together a three workshop series on Making to Upcycle.

During the first workshop on fabric upcycling, we stretched the boundaries of what consitutes fabric and how fabrics can be upcycled. This included teaching participants how to sew electronics and how fabrics can be made from plastics by fusing plastics with an iron. We also tried to level up participants by encouraging them to use the sewing machine.

Usage of the sewing machine

Our volunteer Suganti teaches a participant how to use a sewing machine

We were very encouraged by the participants, especially the young children and families, who jumped right in and wanted to do advanced sewing like sewing zippers.  This little girl as so proud that she was able to upcycle her old skirt into a handbag.

Skirt upcycled into a handbag

After fabrics, we moved on to paper. While participants were taught skills like quilling and paper circuits (We had a number of LEDs left over from the laser pointer mutilation spree of the SSEF pop up Makerspace in early March), they were also free to experiment and make what they wanted.

Paper Bead

Paper Bead

Newspaper quilled into a vase

Newspaper quilled into a vase

Perhaps the most crazy of the workshops was Making with Cardboard. We brought in our heavy tools and workbenches, jigsaws and drills, as well as a laptops. The cardboard workshop was also very ambitious in that we wanted to observe how the participants stepped up to the use of equipment. Adrian Curic had setup a station to also teach some Autodesk 123D and pepekura.

Cardboard shelf

Cardboard shelf

Personalised Shelf

Desk organizer

Kids Making their interesting designs

Kids Making their interesting designs

The workshops allowed us to work with participants of a wide age and ability range. A large number of seniors worked side by side with children and families.

In some ways, the workshops were also an experiment for us to identify what constituted a good activity. Instead of a workshop of step by step instructions, we divided the workshops into Skill stations and Making areas, giving the participants an option to move to skill stations when they needed with pick up a new skill. This gave rise to several interesting observations.

1. Families and children were more enthusiastic about jumping in and learning to use different tools. We had children as young as eight who wanted to sew zippers upon their first time using the sewing machine, as we had kids who wanted to use the jigsaw to heard to cut thick corrugated cardboard.

2. Showing examples to participants can be both good and bad. Often, it depends on the kind of example. Funnily, we observed that the lousier the example, the more creative the participants are.  Its like they are one-upping the facilitators and they can make something better than the facilitators, and that always feels good!

3. Interestingly, when we gave templates or examples which were perfectly done, certain groups of people simply wanted to follow the example given. For the Making with cardboard workshop, we had gotten the google cardboard templates along with us for people to understand that something as simple as cardboard and Daiso lenses can give rise to a Virtual Reality experience. However, some participants simply wanted to follow the template and make their own VR goggle.

4. Leaving things loose and limber allows for more creativity. We structured the workshops such that after the introduction, the Makers left their samples on the front and did a quick introduction to the possibilities. After this, the participants were given the freedom to walk around, play with the skill stations, or straight away jump into their project and learn the skills as they went along. This worked much better than structuring the learning separate from the Making and gave participants the opportunity to experience learning on demand.

Call for Submission for Art/Science Installations

Call for Submissions for an exhibition on Art/Science Installations at the Science Centre Singapore

Frozen Shadow

For the period of May to August 2015, in collaboration with Ars Electronica, Science Centre Singapore will be bringing in exhibits specially curated by a stellar line up of creative contemporary artists for its mid-year Blockbuster Exhibition. The exhibition will take on the overarching theme of Digital Interaction and promises to be a truly visceral journey.

Ars Electronica Linz GmbH is an Austrian cultural, educational and scientific institute active in the field of new media art, founded in 1979. It is based at the Ars Electronica Center, which houses the Museum of the Future, in the city of Linz. It is probably the most famous institution in new media. Ars Electronica’s activities focus on the interlinkages between art, technology and society. It runs an annual festival, and manages a multidisciplinary media arts R&D facility known as the Futurelab. It also confers the Prix Ars Electronica awards.

The Science Centre is currently seeking for interactive works in the form of installations which will be part of the exhibition at the Science Centre. The works should have a focus on interactive media systems that have an innovative technological concepts blended with excellence in science, art and/or design. We are also encouraging works which have harmonious parts of content and interactive technology, with a focus on human usability, and expanding the scope of media for use in human society.

Aims of the exhibition

  • Demonstrations for emerging interactive techniques for the public
  • Promotion and propagation of interactive techniques
  • Sharing of knowledge of virtual reality, augmented technologies and its roles in entertainment
  • Promotion of collaboration between experts, edge researchers and industry
  • Out reach of interactive techniques

The type of works which we are seeking may include:

  • Innovative interfaces
  • Music and audio
  • Novel displays
  • Haptics
  • Sensors
  • Robotics
  • Entertainment and Gaming
  • Collaborative environments
  • Health and medicine / biotechnology
  • Virtual and mixed reality
  • Ubiquitous computing
  • Wearables, hand-helds
  • Real-time graphics and animation
  • Mobile technologies

It is a prerequisite that the projects have already been realized to the extent that they may be judged on the basis of documentation and must be ready for installation by 4 May 2015

The work entered must have been created, realized or significantly updated within the last two years. Participants may be individuals, groups, schools, institutions, companies etc. Exclusively commercially oriented activities in the sense of product advertisement or commercially available products are excluded.

Submission Details

Each work is to be explained in a combination of
(1) No more than 4 page demo/exhibition description (essential)
(2) A video of the work (essential). *send the YouTube link only

(3) Other supporting media or documents (optional)

Deadline             : 15 April 2015

Notification       : 24 April 2015

Submit to            :

Since a presentation of an outstanding interactive work naturally also depends on the technical requirements for on-site realization, it is essential to include information that is as specific as possible about technical hardware and software and spatial requirements. All entries will be judged by a jury of experts. In addition to the works entered by participants, each jury may also nominate other works.

Selected works will be offered support for the travel and exhibition costs. This support may not cover the entire cost of travel and exhibition costs, depending on the nature and expense of the work.  Open Call submissions must be showcased for the whole duration of the exhibition.

For further inquiries and clarifications, please contact: