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Showcases from the ArtScience Museum-OneMakerGroup Team

ArtScience Museum has teamed up with OneMakerGroup (OMG) to bring eight exciting, hands-on booth to the Maker Faire Singapore this year. Check out the array of activities that they are showcasing, from copper sculptures soldering to cardboard armour making, radio building and DIY watering can making!

Light Painting (Maker: Din)
Create your own dreamscape through painting with light, and observe your painting captured through a HD camera.

Join Din in using a HD camera and a light source to make your own wonderous light photograph! Participants will begin their journey in the dark room, draw out a shape or word in the air while the long exposure camera will capture the light sketch.

Din - Light Painting

The Waterflower (Maker: John)
Make your own waterflower to take home, as you learn about recycling

John will be sharing how to reuse plastic bottles, trap rain water with them and turn them into watering devices. John’s watering cans are also able to pour the water to the roots rather than allowing water to be wasted on weeds.

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HoverRover (Maker: Anabelle)
Discover the HoverRover through play or your own DIY robot.

In this booth, participants will be led by Annabelle to either play with the DIY HoverRover or make their own mini self-balancing robot. Discover how the HoverRover works!

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Cardboard Sculpture & Automata (Maker: Bart)
Join us in building an enormous cardboard teddy bear head and play with the automata surrounding it.

Bart will lead the participants to build an enormous cardboard teddy bear head and put a medium sized automata around the teddy bear head. Participants can build the cardboard head, or play with the automata surrounding the head.

Bart Cardboard Sculpture

Renaissance Booth (Maker: Sullivan)

Create a renaissance experience through DIY activities.

At this booth, Sullivan will guide participants through a renaissance experience by making their own leather pouches, hand-sewing a medieval costume and even making their own chainmail!

Sullivan - Chainmail

Nest of Memories (Makers: Farah & Agatha)

Create an expression of memories with us through this activity. Try your hands at weaving colourful hulahoops, circle frames or even a welded stool.

In this booth, participants can enter an area with lots of weaved, colourful hulahoops hung on the ceiling. Farah and Agatha will invite participants to try their hand at weaving on the hulahoops, tiny circle frames or a welded stool using old T-shirts. Each old T-shirt and clothes represent the memories or identity of a person. Weaving them together creates an expression of a nest of memories.

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Power Drill Car (Maker: Nah Wee Yang)

Have a go on the hand-build Power Drill Car!

Wee Yang will be making a fully working car that uses power drills to power the wheels forward!

Wee Yang - Drill Kart

PCB Making & Cardboard LED Lamp (Makers: Haw Kiat & Leon)

Understand how to make a printed circuit board using basic materials you can find at home. Fold and build your own cardboard table lamp and create your own LED lamp!

Join Haw Kiat and Leon who will be showing you how to make a printed circuit board from scratch, by heat pressing the circuit and then etching basic ingredients that you can find at home. Learn how to solder different components in a circuit board and bring what you have learnt to make your own Cardboard LED Lamp.

Leon - Pcb Etching workshop 2Haw Kiat - cardboard lamp

Accessories making by theKANG

I interviewed Kang at his booth at MAAD, Market of Artists And Designers, a monthly event that takes place at the Red Dot Design Museum. Along with me was a crafter friend I met at another event, and off we went to MAAD to soak in the ambience of creativity, and to get inspired.

IMG-20130607-WA0000During the brief interview with Kang, better known for his accessories label “theKANG”, he shared how he had always liked to personalise his own clothings and accessories such as his Tshirts and shoes during his teenage years. He likes handmade things with a unique touch, and which is different from others.

Kang produced a wide range of accessories using the chainmaille technique, such as rings, bracelets, necklaces and earrings. From the video he shared below, you can see that he is very well versed with it. What is impressive is that he picked it up from scratch on his own.

Recently, he also explored using cable ties in his accessories-making. When asked where he gets inspiration from, Kang said ideas just come along as he makes stuffs. How true!

Kang shares stuffs at the Instructables website too. For those of you who are not familiar, Instructables allow people to share with other people how they do things. It contains lots of wisdom put together by those who believe in the open source.

Kang shared that theKANG is his full time endeavour, and he has been doing this for about a year. Check out his website and Facebook Page too.

Interested to speak with Kang personally? Find him at his booth at the Singapore Mini Maker Faire 2013 at SCAPE Warehouse on 27 & 28 July.