Tiny Electronics: Workshop

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. By Gabriel Perumal


Kids will learn how to create cute tiny little switch circuit with colourful LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes) for kids they are known as cute tiny light bulbs.

Kids will learn how to program to synchronize blinking patterns of LEDs.


26th July: 11.00am-12.30pm
27th July: 10.00am-11.30am
Cost: $15/ child
To register, please contact Gabriel Perumal: chessmasterg@gmail.com

Paper Quilling, The fun way


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. Sounds cool right! There is more!! 

All the supplies will be provided during the class including the blank greeting card/ gift tag base and jewellery supplies to convert your motif to a wearable pendant or earrings. Take home whatever you make in the workshop.

Also, get to lay your eyes on a wide collection of paper quilling projects including greeting cards, wall frames, miniatures, jewellery and an assortment of other projects.

Suitable for kids and adults alike.
Date: 26th July 2014
Time: 4.30pm-5.15pm

Date: 27th July 2014
Time: 5pm-5.45pm

Register:  https://www.regonline.sg/smmfWorkshops 

Would you like to design your own clay model character?

Mr Tay Swee Siong, an adjunct lecturer in the National Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) and Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP), will be taking part at the Singapore Mini Maker Faire for the first time this year, and he will be sharing with us his knowledge on clay modelling to create more awareness about this form of art. Read on to find out more about Mr Tay.

Being a lecturer on sculpture, drawing, painting and design and having worked with a variety of mediums like wood, metal, resins and kinetic sculptures, Mr Tay is particularly interested in clay modelling, and specifically in human figurative sculpture. He shared that he has been making clay models for more than 15 years, ranging from life size human figurines to figurines as small as 20 cm and he kept some of these models at his studio. Here is a photo of an exhibition showcasing his students’ work at a library.


At the Singapore Mini Maker Faire that will take place at Senja-Cashew CC over the weekend of 26 & 27 July, Mr Tay will both showcase some of his works at a maker booth and also conduct a workshop.

Named “Clay Modelling and Character Design”, the workshop will demonstrate the process of making a clay model character design by introducing various sculpting materials, tools and practices. Mr Tay shared that the intention to introduce sculpture to the public is the main inspiration for running this workshop.

If you are curious about clay modelling, do come by Mr Tay’s booth and find out more! Registration details for the workshop will also be out soon.

Make Awesome Stuff with Autodesk Fusion 360!!!

.. An Integrated Form, Function and Fabrication Experience

Inage source: http://gfxspeak.com/2013/06/25/autodesk-formally-unveils-fusion-360/

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.

Date: 27th July 2014
Time: 12.45pm-1.30pm
Cost: Free
Note: Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops for the workshop.

Register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/19-txEljT_wfXp738GDYZGrVV0VNlgh8CxCGHJWyVYvA/viewform?usp=send_form

Do you know “reprap”?

Do you know what is “reprap” in the field of 3D printing? Short for Replicating Rapid Prototypers, it allows self-replicating, i.e. allowing the making of components which can be assembled into another DIY 3D printer. If you are into printing your own 3D printer and you are keen to join a like-minded community, check out this informal group, SG-RUG which stands for SG RepRap User Group, initiated by Lim Soon Wei for a group of 3D printer owners who meet up once in a while to catch up on new development on each others’ projects.

20130727_131713Last year, Soon Wei and some members of SG-RUG took part at the Singapore Mini Maker Faire and showcased the “Cube 3D printer” he made. His partner Ian showcased “Rostock”. When asked about the project that he was working on, Soon Wei shared enthusiastically about a tri colour print head that he was working on. While Soon Wei is aware of the Maker Faires overseas, he did not realised that we have one in Singapore until a few months before the last Faire. His group hence took the opportunity to sign up for a booth to showcase some of the printers that they are making, hoping to interest more people in the area of “reprap”.

2014-04-08-22_49_03Soon Wei shared the challenges of juggling work commitment and running meet-ups for the group, which I believed most working individuals will face, but despite that, members do make effort to meet up regularly. Since the Singapore Mini Maker Faire last year, his group has also came together to set up an online shop “Justprint3D”! This year, they would like to showcase their new printer, the Ai3 (Aluminum i3) printer. From the last year’s Faire, he felt that there are more people becoming interested in 3D printers but are not sure how to start. SG-RUG would like to show these people how by introducing them a new design print which is easy to build.

If you are interested to be part of this community, do visit the online presence that Soon Wei has created for the community and come by the Singapore Mini Maker Faire 2014 to take a look at these machines yourself!

Reprap Forum
Facebook SG-Reprap

Justprint3D website & Facebook page

Who will you meet at SMMF 2014


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


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!


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.


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!



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.


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.


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.


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

Demonstration of the delta printer and smartrap printer for students


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!


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) 


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.


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

Food and beer technologies at SMMF 2014!



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.


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

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


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.

Meet the Crafters of SMMF 2014

The Bunglin’ Tinker: METAMORPHOSED TEES,  Upcycled Adornments (Booth)

Add pizzazz to your look with your expendable tees . . . not your wallet! These fun, breezy no-sew projects will illuminate the wonders & versatility of a humble tee. Psst. Helps reduce fashion wastage for our globe too!  Upcycled Adornments include  T-Shirt Scarf, T-Shirt Bracelet, T-Shirt Belt, T-Shirt Headband, T-Shirt Slippers. All materials and tools provided.


Pooja Makhijani: Portfolio! (Booth, workshop)

Make a beautiful, hardcover portfolio for holding stationery, a stamp collection, wall paper samples, or pressed flowers or for carrying drawings, sheet music, or photographs.

http://notabilia.wordpress.com  twitter.com/notabilia

Ong Sze Sze: Otterly Fun with Clay – Add a touch of wildlife to your home with this otter making workshop! (Booth, Workshop)

Have you caught on the excitement with the increased sightings of wild otters in Singapore? While it’s illegal to keep a real otter as a pet, it’s way more fun to make your own pet otter.

Learn the basic concept of designing a character and crafting the idea out of clay. This is the perfect hands-on session to get started on clay crafting for young and old.


Little Craft Loft: Custom Cake Topper and Wooden Doll Making for Birthdays and Special Occasions (Workshop)

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.


Xiaomi-Leathercraft (100% Handmade Leather Bag): (Booth)

Xiaomi the founder is a typical Kampung girl who had spent her childhood in the little mountain away from concrete jungle. Natural surrounding like waterfall, bird singing, dog barking and children laughter in these day younger generation can never experience but she had spent her 18 years growing up from the tranquil forest.

Dreams to reality when she had her 1st baby girl in year 2012. The exciting experience of the baby girl arrival has reminded of her childhood dream when at the age of 14, the same feeling she had when she make her first handmade bag from her old torn jeans.

It’s time she decided to continue her passion of making handbag, not from her old torn jeans anymore but genuine leather, that’s the story began of Xiaomi’s Handmade Leather Bag.

Davy YOUNG Pak Nang: Leaves with Memories (Booth)

I will be selling fine hand-crafted ceramic leaves.  These are suitable for ornamental and functional purposes.

Each ceramic leaf is pressed from a real natural leaf onto a thin slab of fine white clay, then fired in a kiln at 1,000 degrees Celsius.  The fired piece is then glazed in tones of green and/or brown, then fired a second time at 1,2000 degrees.

Each leaf is unique, and no two pieces of the finished product are ever identical.

Production is carried out in small batches of about 20 leaves at a time.


Hang Li Kheng: Hangmade by Gladys (Booth)

Self made fabric craft items such as bags, stuffed toys,
cases, cushions, cushion covers and others.
Connect with Gladys: https://www.facebook.com/HangmadebyGladys

Priyanka Gupta: Just Love Crafts (Booth, Workshop)

Handmade crafts such as greeting cards, photo frames, tealight candle holders, Jewellery made from paper and other natural materials.
Everything will be handmade and OOAK.
All my products are handmade in Singapore and ecofriendly.


Barangshop (Booth, Workshop)

Love bags or shoes? Want to know to how make them? Join our workshops and you’ll get to learn to make a leather card wallet or even a mini shoe!

Connect With Barangshop www.barangshop.com.sg , www.facebook.com/barangshop

Tay Swee Siong: Clay Modelling Character Design (Booth, Workshop)

This exhibition is a showcase of scale model character designs using clay as a sculpting medium. The exhibition will demonstrate to the public how a figurine character can be sculpted by showing the tools and techniques used. The objective of this exhibition is to increase public appreciation and nurture more local talents in the genres of scale modelling, figurines, 3D illustration in Singapore.


Benjamin Tan: Crafts of Origami (Booth)

Have you ever wonder what models can be made by folding sheets of paper?

Connect with Benjamin:


Joyce Lim: Introduction to Tatting (Booth, workshop, presentation)

Learn to make handmade lace and expand your creativity. Don’t let technological advancement kill our creative life.

Connect with Joyce: http://www.uniqcreations4u.com

David Liew: Steampunk art and other Strangeness (Booth, Workshop)

David Liew is a model-maker, animator and children’s book illustrator.  Working with things he finds around him in his daily life, he gives them a new lease of life as artwork

Connect with David: https://www.facebook.com/pages/David-Wolfe-Liew/133971020120363

Tang Zhi Jie: Photography (Booth)

A Photography exhibition by Jordan’s Photography which mainly focus on Landscape & Urban Architecture photography.

Connect with Jordan: https://www.facebook.com/SshutterMmoments

Sew Fun! @ Art Loft: A craft initiative (Booth)

Drop by to experience how electronics and textiles can be combined

Zheng Hao Choo: The Green Club Project: Making your own JUGGLING props using recycled material (Booth, Presentation)

The unique skill of juggling and circus arts can sometimes limited by the cost of the props required. In order to reduce this limitation, the Green Club Project was started by the Bornfire Community Circus to create a large number of juggling clubs at reasonable costs. Come have a look at our DIY props, and try your hand at making them, or just learning some circus skills!

Presentation description: Juggling: a physically and intellectually demanding skill which happens to be strangely addictive too. Learn how juggling as a hobby has evolved over the last few decades with the pervasive reach of the Internet. Take a look how social media has radically changed this obscure hobby into a global interactive community.