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Presentations at SMMF ’14

An exciting programme awaits participants at SMMF ’14. In addition to the booths and workshops, we are also happy that there are presenters who will share their work with us. There will be (almost) continuous presentations during SMMF 14, right in the sports hall at Senja Cashew CC where stories will be told and lessons shared. Here is a quick summary of the presentation schedule

Saturday, 26th July 2014

Sunday, 27th July 2014

Makers Nite on 26th July 2014, 7.00pm

What will you learn at the Singapore Mini Maker Faire 2014?

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Spanning arts and crafts, Science, Engineering, 3D printing and robotics, a series of workshops awaits participants coming to the Singapore Mini Maker Faire 2014.  So what will you learn when you come for SMMF 14?

Here is a quick breakdown of workshops by categories.

Engineering/ Science
Maker Culture
Arts and Crafts
3D Design/ printing

Need a summary of the workshops schedule? 

Art and Craft Workshops at SMMF 14

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Otterly fun with Clay
26th July 2014, 11am, 27th July 2014, 11.45am

Learn the basics of designing cute characters and crafting the idea out of clay. In this session we will make an otter and other creatures. This is the perfect hands-on session to get started on clay crafting for young and old. All materials will be supplied.$10/ participant, Suitable for young children. Register at pay on site.

Clay modelling and character design
26th July 2014, 12.45pm

This aim of workshop is to introduce practical clay modelling as a medium of artistic expression to the public. At the end of the workshop, the participant is able to sculpt a human form character design in clay. $10 per person. Register at http://www.haystakt.com/s/1844

Introduction to Tatting
26th July, 1.45pm, 27th July, 1.30pm

Tatting, is also known as shuttle lace. It involves the use of thread and shuttle to form knots to produce delicate laces. Olden day tatting was used to adorn clothings and hats. Modern day tatting has evolved to include the use of beads to create interesting effects and enhance design on dollies, edging for sleeves, scarves, tablecloth and towels, collars, bookmarks and jewellery like earrrings, necklaces, slave bracelets and ankle corsets. Beginners will start off with basic tatting techniques. Participants with basic tatting knowledge and wish to explore further are welcome. $35/ person. Register at https://www.regonline.sg/smmfWorkshops

Paper Quilling: The fun way
26th July 2014, 4.30pm, 27th July 2014, 5.00pm

Learn the vibrant and versatile art of paper quilling in this fun filled hands- on workshop. Each participant will be making motifs such as hearts, flower and leaves, butterfly etc. which can be used to make your own greeting cards, gift tags, bookmarks etc. or can be used to decorate photo frames, gift boxes, stationery and all or simply convert to a piece of jewellery. $12/ participant Register at https://www.regonline.sg/smmfWorkshops

Portfolio! Bookbinding
27th July, 2.45pm to 4.15pm

Pooja will run a workshop to create a cloth-covered portfolio for holding stationery, drawings, photographs and so forth, using luscious book cloth and beautiful Japanese Chiyogami papers. $15/ participant Register at https://www.regonline.sg/smmfWorkshops

Return to the Imperial Space – More cosmic adventures in upcycled plastic bits
27th July, 4.30pm to 6.00pm

Using found plastic, objects such as bottle tops, drinks bottles and deconstructed toys, upcycle them into works of art. The Sleeping Iron Foundry returns to the Maker Faire for more cosmic adventures in upcycled plastic bits and pieces. $10/ pax. Register at http://www.haystakt.com/s/1811

Custom Cake Topper
27th July 2014, 3.15pm

See your imagination come to life as you make your own custom cake topper and wooden dolls. Learn the basics in designing, crafting and painting cake toppers and wooden dolls. Have a delightful afternoon of hand-making goodness! All materials will be provided. $30/ pax. Register by leaving a message with Little Craft Loft.

Workshops on 3D Design and printing

Tiguu3D Reprap Prusa i3

Do you want to build your own 3D printer?
Saturday 26th July 2014 and Sunday 27th July 2014 (This is a two full day workshop)

This Singapore Mini Maker Faire, Tiguu3D is conducting a 3D printer build workshop. Join us on 26th and 27th July 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. Register your interest at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Jwz-UgLRRcZl45tBAzZX_YGWQvdvWww635KiLfePIGc/viewform

Make Awesome Stuff with Autodesk Fusion 360!!!
Sunday, 27th July: 12.45pm

Quickly and easily explore product ideas in Fusion 360. Start by using simple free-form modeling tools to get just the right shape, or take a shortcut and seamlessly pull your existing data into your Fusion 360 project. Engineer and test it for function. Then prepare it for manufacturing by using the 3D printing utility. Free, Register at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/19-txEljT_wfXp738GDYZGrVV0VNlgh8CxCGHJWyVYvA/viewform?usp=send_form

Workshops on Maker Culture

Design Thinking for Makers
26th July, 1.00pm, 27th July, 10.00am

During this workshop I will share with the participants what and how to apply design thinking principles in a series of small projects that we will be creating together.  Making is a non-linear process and is important to understand the challenges that will be along the way to be successful. We will divide the workshop in 3 parts
– Meaning of making and the importance of empathy.
– I want to be a maker, but how do I start? Exercises to help define, ideate, prototype and test ideas.
– The importance of feedback and sharing in the making process.
$10/ person, Register with the.curious.design.network@gmail.com

How to sell as a founder
26th July, 3.30pm to 4.15pm
When it comes to running a business, selling and growth hacking is arguably the one skillset closest to keeping lifeblood of the company running. Yet for such a vital skill, it is almost unbelievable how many opposing dogmas there are, and more importantly, how many founders actually neglect it.

Based on more than $1 million and 12 years of research, the SPIN selling strategy is one of the most research-backed sales methodologies. More than being rigorously-tested, it is also the gateway to a customer-centric approach to product development.

This workshop will teach you the actionable core of this strategy, as well as various growth hacking tactics.  $20 per person. Register at https://www.regonline.sg/smmfWorkshops

Engineering and Science Workshops at SMMF’14

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Tiny Electronics
26 July, 11.00am and 27th July 10.00am

Teaching kids the wonders and magic of electronics. To teach them the fundamentals of Electronics through basic breadboarding  using our cute tiny little electronic kits and also basic programming using the Arduino. Suitable for children 6 and up (Parents are welcome to sit-in and learn). $15 per child. Register via email with chessmasterg@gmail.com

Make your Own plant press
26th July, 2.45pm

Come and join us in this workshop, and you would learn not only how to align pieces of wood and drill holes but also how to press, dry and mount specimens. You would also pick up tips on leaf rubbing. Participants will get to bring back their very own plant press. In addition, a set of colour cards will be given to each participant, for them to further explore the art of leaf rubbing at home. Suitable for children 6 and up (Parents should accompany the child). $30/ parent child pair, inclusive of all materials. Register via https://www.regonline.sg/smmfWorkshops 

Make your own microscope from a Webcam
26th July, 4.30pm

Do you want to make and have your own microscope? Akbar from Hackteria will be teaching you the mechanics and the inner workings of making this microscope in the workshop. You can also buy the kit and make one yourself there! Join us and have fun playing with microscope! Suitable for children 8 and up (with parental accompaniment).  $25/ microscope, inclusive of all materials. Register at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1cgWFZhVPvPvSf0afvcyzMlskrrJ9pkDd4-Ss3suLED4/viewform. Payment to be made on site.

Make a Roly Poly Toy
26th July, 6.15pm

Ever tried creating your very own toys using recycled materials? Come to “Make Your Own Roly-Poly” workshop at the Singapore Mini Maker Faire 2014, where Mr Ng Pan Yew will show you how to make roly-polys! Suitable for children 6 and up (Parents are welcome to sit-in and learn). $8/ participant Register at http://www.haystakt.com/s/1795

Make your own Kaleidoscope
27th July, 11.45am

Mr Ng Pan Yew will show you how to make Kaleidoscopes! All participants will have the opportunity to put their hands-on skills into good use, make attractive kaleidoscopes, and keep the toys that they have made. Join Mr Ng Pan Yew in applying science concepts like reflection to making your own toys! Suitable for children 6 and up (Parents are welcome to sit-in and learn) $8/ participant. Register at http://www.haystakt.com/s/1796

Lights, Wands and Sensors
27th July, 1.45pm

Build a Wand – kids (and adults!) will be able to build an LED magic wand using just paper, paper clips, copper tape, an LED, battery, and lots of scotch tape. By building the wand, kids will learn simple concepts around what makes a circuit. Perform Magic – everyone could then take their wands, and by dipping them into 4 magic hats (equipped with light sensors), trigger different spectacles. The mapping between light sensors and interactive output was powered by our ConnectAnyThing prototype based on Galileo. Suitable for children 6 and up (Parents are welcome to sit-in and learn). Free. Register at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/13s3iEXZBDH4dphpVP7uvM07lgmHPRZKV_hedo5C1cd8/viewform

Who will you meet at SMMF 2014

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An upward of 200 makers will be gathering to showcase their work at the Singapore Mini Maker Faire 2014. These passionate people will be showing and sharing the work that they have developed over months or even years. Here is a quick introduction to the Makers this year, organized loosely by categories.

Maker culture

3D modelling, design and printing

Science and Engineering

Arts and crafts

Vendors

Immerse yourselves in the Maker culture and find out about opportunities for Makers

Photo Credit: Elda Webb

HAYSTAKT: Commercializing products at crowd-determined prices (Booth, Presentation)

We’d like to present to makers and potential makers how anyone can commercialize their products through our Crowdpricing platform.

Glints: How to Sell as a Founder (Workshop)

When it comes to running a business, selling and growth hacking is arguably the one skillset closest to keeping lifeblood of the company running. Yet for such a vital skill, it is almost unbelievable how many opposing dogmas there are, and more importantly, how many founders actually neglect it.

Based on more than $1 million and 12 years of research, the SPIN selling strategy is one of the most research-backed sales methodologies. More than being rigorously-tested, it is also the gateway to a customer-centric approach to product development.

This workshop will teach you the actionable core of this strategy, as well as various growth hacking tactics.

Masakazu Takasu: How to Make Education by Technology and Art (Presentation)

My name:Masakazu Takasu this crazy japanese fab-geek and Maker/Tech enthusiast. I’m a maker from japan. I love [Make:]

“How to Make Education by Technology and Art.”

Technology and arts can making a lot of fun.

Fun is most important for children growth.

It is not only fun, but also Kickstart to growth of children!

Let us use technology and art for education.

Yes,We Can!

Elda Maria Webb Vargas: The Curious Design Network (Booth, Workshop)

Hands on workshop to apply Design thinking methodologies in your projects.

Sustainable Living Lab: Making a Sustainable Future via a Kampung Culture (Booth, Presentation)

Singapore’s first Makerspace, Sustainable Living Lab, will be presenting a variety of maker projects in the domain of food, water, waste and energy. Come make with us!

www.sl2square.org
www.facebook.com/sl2square

3D modelling, design and printing at SMMF 14

Meka: Tricolor 3D Printing (booth)

An exhibit of a tricolour 3D printer. The user is able to print in 3 different colours or materials.

www.everyoneacreator.com

Autodesk Asia Pte. Ltd: Imagine Design & Create your world (Booth, Workshop, presentation)

Make real life 3D models whatever you dream up by simply using your smartphones, tablets or desktops with awesome Autodesk softwares & mobile apps!

http://www.123dapp.com/
http://www.autodesk.com/education/student-software
http://www.instructables.com/index

Workshop:

Make Awesome Stuff with Autodesk Fusion 360!!!

.. An Integrated Form, Function and Fabrication Experience

Quickly and easily explore product ideas in Fusion 360. Start by using simple free-form modelling tools to get just the right shape, or take a shortcut and seamlessly pull your existing data into your Fusion 360 project. Engineer and test it for function. Then prepare it for manufacturing by using the 3D printing utility. Participants are required to bring their own laptop for the workshop (Register)

AMAKER LLP: AMAKER 3D Printer (booth)

AMAKER 3D printer is the 1st dual ARM open source 3D printer. This assembled, easy to use 3D printer uses built-in color touch screen LCD as user interface. AMAKER 3D printer is a powerful tool for designers & hobbyists. Come stop by AMAKER’s booth to watch live demo of AMAKER 3D printer and have a chat with our team.

https://www.amaker3d.com/

QwikFab: Industrial 3D Printer for Extra-Large Projects (booth)

QwikFab showcases their pre-production large format industrial 3D printer; codename “The Beast”. Ideal for extra-large projects and short-run manufacturing, The Beast boasts an impressive 300mm x 300mm x 600mm large build volume on a dual extruder setup.

The Beast, with it’s large format nature, allows Makers to think big, dream big and create big impact onto their projects without the constraints of a small 3D printer or the fuss of joining multiple parts to create one full piece.

Equipped with dual-pinch extruder technology, built with industrial grade materials and armed with exponentially higher micro-stepping capabilities in comparison to other 3D printers, the Beast is primed to create with speed and quality.

www.qwikfab.com
www.facebook.com/QwikFab

Lucus Lim: Open Source 3D Printer demonstration. (booth)

http://justprint3d.com is brought to you by SIMPLY ENGINEERING. Basically we are members from SG-RUG [ Singapore Reprap User Group ] and we have being making 3D printers

Bio3D Technologies: 3D Printing and Bio-Printing (booth)

To introduce and explain how 3D printing and bio-printing can help the world, now and in the future.

www.bio-3d.com

Neural Cloud Computing: Delta 3d printer and SmartRap (booth)

Demonstration of the delta printer and smartrap printer for students

http://3dwest.blogspot.sg  

Lee Boon Kuey: Tiguu 3D (booth, workshop)

This Singapore Mini Maker Faire, Tiguu3D is conducting a 3D printer build workshop. Join us on 26th and 27th July to build a RepRap 3D printer that you can bring home.

Meet the Science and Engineering Makers of 2014

ADM,Wearable Technology: Art and fashion (booth)

This booth is a mini fashion salon ,including 3 dressforms and possible 2 life models.

Intel: A showcase of Galileo (booth, workshop):

Intel Galileo is the first in a line of Arduino-certified development boards based on Intel x86 architecture and is designed for the maker and education communities. Come and see what Galileo can do

ITE College East: Hardware meets software (Booth)

The Arduino club of ITE college East is back again this year, showcasing new hardware electronic projects using Microcontrollers such as PIC and Arduinos, and different types of mobile robots which can be controlled using smartphones and personal computers via the internet.

Pan Yew: Light up Marina Bay (Booth, Workshop)

I have always been fascinated with the vibrancy and attractiveness of Marina Bay’s cityscape. This motivated me to embark on creating a mini-LED light display of Marina Bay, so as to showcase and bring out its beauty to be admired by viewers. Many of Singapore’s iconic structures – the Merlion, Singapore Flyer and Esplanade, just to name a few – are located in Marina Bay. They are depicted in this LED light display, and operate in sync with your choice of music!

Cytron: Build your own robot today! (Booth)

Sets of ‘reconfigurable robot kit’ for the visitors to build their own robot using the hardware provided. A instructor will be assigned to help the visitors at each station. Each station can train 1-3 participants at one time. Every slot will take around 30-45 mins.

Connect with Cytron: http://rero.com.my/article/view/4

Jingfeng Liu: A laser performance powered by pcDuino (Booth, Presentation)

We will use OpenCV to capture the profile of a person and then project the profile by laser into the screen. All is done by a single computer called pcDuino.

Connect with Jingfeng: www.pcduino.com

John Obrien: Web Steered BeerBot and Silenced 3D Printer (Booth)

Steer a home-made remote controlled robot with Beer (or Coke) can grabbing capability over wifi! See what the robot sees using a Raspberry Pi camera! Drive and activate the can grabbing claw over an SSH connection! Ask insightful questions!

Also starring an iPad controlled RepRap Huxley that will be making demo prints from a custom built noise controlled case.

Connect with John: www.jweoblog.com

Benjamin Low Teck Hui: The Synesthete’s Music Machine (Booth)

A synesthete is a person who experiences a secondary sensation of sound as colour or colour as sound. “The Synesthete’s Music Machine” is a music-making device that imagines how a synesthete is able to ‘hear’ colours. Coloured objects provide visual cues for a machine that interprets what it sees into the form of sound. The audience interacts with the device by using physical objects to create their own sounds in a fun and experimental way. The machine will be built using open source hardware and software such as Arduino and Processing.

Gaurav Gupta: Zen glove! (Booth, presentation)

ZenGlove is a wireless sensor glove which can model a human hand digitally. It can be used to interact with the digital world as if you were in it.

Connect with Zenglove: http://www.zenglove.com

Yeow Chen Hua: EI Lab (Booth)

Soft Robotics and Educational Electronics

Gabriel Perumal: Electronics made easy (Booth, Workshop, presentation)

Teaching kids the basics of electronics so as to raise their curiosity of how things work so as to make them the future makers and innovators of tomorrow

Yuichiro Katsumoto: Catapy Mega (Booth)

Catapy is a toy car that provides the fun of chase. Catapy itself is a palm-sized motorized car covered by a caterpillar track, and it is able to run across a field freely with cute action. People therefore can enjoy chasing Catapy. In this Maker Faire, we show Catapy Mega which is 10 times bigger than the original Catapy. It is huge, fast, and so hot. Let’s chase it!

http://www.yuichirock.com/catapy/

Shi En: SUTD Makers (Booth)

8x RGB LED Cube and one or 2 robots (trainable robotic arm/self balancing robot/hexapod)

Kiki Tay: Special Effects & Magic! (Booth) 

www.kikitayblog.com

Nick Lewty: Centre for Quantum Technologies (Booth)

At the Centre for Quantum Technologies, we study how we can make use of the strange properties quantum mechanics to power the technologies of tomorrow. A lot of the equipment used to probe and understand quantum systems is custom designed and built in house. We will showcase some of the tools we make and demonstrate a few quantum technologies along the way.

www.quantumlah.org

Singapore Homebrew Club: Brew your own beer! (Booth)

Food and beer technologies at SMMF 2014!

http://www.meetup.com/Singapore-Homebrew/

Ong Wei Heng: THE HOMOPOLAR MOTOR (Booth)

The basis of my designs are how homopolar motors works based on Michael Faraday’s Law of Electromagnetism. I am attempting to incorporate the simple motor into a number of attractive items useful for decorative purposes.

How does this motor work:

There are a few neodymium magnets stuck under a normal battery. Magnets have a magnetic field. When there is a current flowing in the copper wire it causes a magnetic field around the wire. When both the magnetic fields interacts with one another the wire experience a force making the wire loop spin. You obtained the magnets from online after much extensive research and tested your motor with scraps of copper that wire given to me by my father.

Why I want to present this project:

How I discovered this motor was out of curiosity. I was searching for how a normal motor work and came across this homopolar motor. So I researched further and realized that it could be made out of simple household items. I gave it a try it’s very beautiful. I also think that it could be incorporated into other household items like home decorations, toys and maybe even on electric cars! I would also like to share this idea with more people through the maker faire, so that they too can build simple yet beautiful things to brighten up their lives. Moreover science is happening in our daily life why not go and explore it and pack even more knowledge.

Gao Guangyan: Loneoceans Laboratories (Booth, presentation)

Ever wanted to make lightning at home? View up close and in detail the various electrical projects and Tesla Coils Guangyan has been building over the past decade in his room. Find out how power electronics is revolutionizing the world of Tesla Coils, and how the newest musical Tesla Coils play music through electrical sparks!

Gao Guangyan shares his projects and experience as a maker and engineer, known for his crazy home projects and Musical Tesla Coils. Follow his journey and learn how he makes lightning at home with an introduction to Tesla Coils, and view up close the inner workings and see hair-raising live-demos of some new Musical Tesla Coils he has built including a new large one in the Singapore Science Centre.

http://www.loneoceans.com/labs/ 

3E Gadgets Pte. Ltd. Arduino for you ? (Booth)

It is simple to make Gadgets using Arduino and the family can have fun together too.

http://3egadgets.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyzEvy3xaWY
http://blog.3egadgets.com/?p=309
http://blog.3egadgets.com/?p=885

CUTE Center, NUS: Smart Sail: An On-sail Force Visualization System (Booth)

SmartSail visualizes the subtle changes of the sail not only to its sailor for making controlling a sailboat easier.