Category Archives: HK Maker Faire
Thanks all coming to our 1st annual Mini Maker Faire. Most of you must think it is crowd. Yes, many people visit the event. We are happy to see you enjoy the event. For whose potential makers, please prepare yourself for the 2nd Mini Maker Faire. We do have people make things.
If you are missed the event, please see the following event photos.
A ‘Maker’ can be any person or group who invents, designs, creates, and/or builds objects or information systems with the goal of learning, teaching, inspiring, or improving the state of the world.
Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafter, educators, tinkers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, anthers, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors. all of these “makers” come to Maker Faire to show what they have made and to share what they have learned.
Let’s watch what is Maker Faire. ( Maker Faire Bay Area 2012)
The maker movement is now spreading around the world. Please see all the Mini Maker Faires around the world and the world largest Maker Faire in US Bay Area . In Asia regions, ( Australia , New Zealand, China (Shenzhen), Korea, Japan, Singapore) Maker Faires have been or will be launched in variety of scales. Now the Maker Movement also belongs to the kids.
In Hong Kong, most people buy things off the shelves for convenience’s sake. It is rare to hear of people who create and invent things, but that doesn’t mean there are none. Most makers in Hong Kong are working individually. Having inspired by some of the makers and organized the first Hong Kong Mini Maker Faire, we hope to gather makers together and promote the maker and DIY culture through the event.
We will start the Maker Faire in small scale and hope it will be run every year with the scale becoming larger and larger.
If you think you are a maker and have something to show, come and join us on 11 August 2012, 2pm – 6pm, at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Core P, Ground Floor, School Of Design, Studio PQ002. The application for Makers can be accessed here. The deadline is 10 July. Act now and prepare your works.
Of course, we welcome you as visitors to the Faire, check out the amazing assemblies you have never thought of or they may inspire you to become makers.
Parker1 is a low-cost WiFi / 4G mobile robot with vision ability. It runs with two popular open source software, Arduino compatible code for easy robot programming, and OpenWrt router OS for a variety of connectivity over WiFi, 4G etc.
Let the users get playing on Parker1 just with a browser device on hand. Parker1 is preloaded with a basic, in full-function codes. And the source codes would be open on internet, hopefully turns into a community-based support system.
Parker1 will have demo in Hong Kong Mini Maker Faire. You can get a play with Parker1. Join and get great funs there!
For more information about Parker1, please visit http://www.pgtechworks.com/parker1/
This is an “AR(augmented reality)-Treasure Hunting Game”. You get virtual treasures by controlling real robot & using your brain wave!
-Look at radar window like dragon radar.
–Show the treasure on radar as red star.
–Center is a place in which a robot is present.
—Blue arrow is direction of robot.
-Look at line graph. This is brain wave line graph.
–You control the robot to the treasure point by your brain wave.
–If you feel some feeling, you control the robot by each feelings.
—Exciting -> Turn left
—Normal -> Go toward
—Relax -> Turn right
It is created by combining various products used as SoC which Pandaboard(http://pandaboard.org/).
–Brain wave sensor(http://www.neurosky.com/)
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Also, there will be a demonstration of Raspberry Pi, a single-board computer developed in by the Raspberry Pi Foundation with the intention of stimulating the teaching of basic computer science in schools.
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This 3D case is develop by BeyondZ Company Limited which convert an iPad screen to a 3D view without wearing glasses.
Do you like XBOX KINECT games? Do you want to play KINECT-liked game by just using iPad 2? Yes! BeyondZ develop an iPad 2 game which let you play a game like this! Wanna try?