If you have been checking out interesting electronics projects on MAKE magazine, or on our Facebook Page, here is your opportunity for your own hands-on experience!
The Singapore Mini Maker Faire would like to introduce a workshop on how to make simple LED-based blinky light circuits using basic electronics components and breadboards, happening on 28 July, 11.15am – 12pm at SCAPE Colony Room (Level 4).
About the workshop
The idea is to use a kit (which will be provided) to build a simple circuit which blinks faster or slower depending on brightness of the ambient lighting.
Breadboards, which are easy tools to quickly build electronics circuits, will be used, and participants can experience electronics in a simple and fun way.
At the end of the workshop, participants can also bring home the blinking LED circuit!
About the person behind the workshop
This workshop is the brainchild of Chinmay Pendharkar, an avid follower of the Singapore Mini Maker Faire since its beginnings.
Chinmay shared that the idea came about while he was reading the MAKE blog article and he felt that this simple and fun workshop could be run at our local Mini Maker Faire to get people interested in the maker culture and to start tinkering with electronics and circuits.
Chinmay said that when the Singapore Mini Maker Faire was first held last year, it was already a good start, featuring various projects that many people are making.
He is happy to see the Singapore Mini Maker Faire grow this year, with an exciting lineup and a good variety of makers and tinkerers that are involved, and he felt a sense of hope for the Singapore Maker Movement and potential for it to grow bigger and larger.
About the way forward
When asked about the way forward, Chinmay expressed hope for the Singapore Mini Maker Faire to become a regional convention that could attract participation from neighbouring countries and more types of makers in areas which are not seen in our local maker scene, and for inspiring “movers” and “shakers” in the global maker community to come to Singapore to share their passion with the local makers through workshops, forums and seminars.
What about you? What kind of future would you visualise for our Singapore Mini Maker Faire?
It is unfortunate that Chinmay is not able to join us in person this year, but the workshop will still be run by his fellow electronics enthusiast, Shanmugam.
No pre-registration is required, but places will be available on a first-come-first-served basis. Simply make payment ($5 per pax) at our counter at the Colony Room to confirm your workshop place.