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We are researchers but we are makers too!

At the Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT) booth, you will probably find some really interesting tools and toys, things that are used in actual research in a Research Institute, but designed and built by the researchers themselves!

Dr. Nick Lewty (3rd from left) and Prof. Christian Kurtsiefer (extreme right)

Dr. Nick Lewty (3rd from left) and Prof. Christian Kurtsiefer (extreme right)

Last year, the CQT team had a blast at the Singapore Mini Maker Faire connecting with an interested audience, such that they are back for more this year. The team is eager to showcase the tools they built to aid in their research work in the lab.

In a way, the message I received through the interview is “We are researchers but we are makers too!”, and that researchers and makers share certain similar traits and skills, whereby research skills could be cultivated and developed through the process of making. Whoever you are, this is a chance to speak with real scientists and find out how they also DIY!

Interested to find out what the CQT booth will showcase? Here is a sneak preview:- Levitating magnets and home built lasers!

So, wait no further and come by the Singapore Mini Maker Faire this weekend at Senja-Cashew CC!