Category Archives: Maker’s ShowRoom

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(2012)Rita Huang – 小娘の手芸屋(komusumeRita’s handicraft)

“小娘の手芸屋”為日文,譯為”黃毛丫頭的手藝店”

小娘(こむすめ)為小丫頭之意.以小丫頭的純真性情 和豐富的想像力為根本,努學習,創新創作,利用身邊垂手可得的素材,以平凡來創造不平凡.本手藝屋專於繩結創作,讓藝術溶入生活.除了藝術性更有實用性.對於日本傳統手工藝[手毬]更是沉迷不已.讓這手毬由傳統步向新潮的香港!

temari本由中國的蹴鞠發展而來,於飛鳥時代傳入日本,剛開始也只是用腳踢,到了平安時代便發展到用手來玩耍,於這個時代temari在貴族女性間還非常風行呢!雖然當時也只不過是用線捲成個球狀罷了!於謙倉時代的歷史書中亦記載著公家貴族們在正月二日還會參加[てまりの会]的聚會呢!

到了室町時代,貴族的女性們更用絹線來製作,甚至還用來互相比較,炫耀之用.temari也於此時開始廣為流傳.

江戶時代初期不只用線來捲.,還於芯中加入殼或砂之類的東西,使之於玩耍時可發出聲響.

temari還有驅鬼避邪之用,母親會在女兒出嫁或出遠門時,親手縫製來贈送,表關懷與思念.

於現今,手毬不只於節日時用來擺飾,還是送贈他人的佳品.如此美輪美奐的小球真是讓人愛不釋手.

Websites:
http://www.facebook.com/komusumeRita
http://www.flickr.com/photos/komusume-rita/

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(2012)Parker1 Mobile Robot



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/

(2012)Noritsuna Imamura -Treasure Hunting Robot

This is an “AR(augmented reality)-Treasure Hunting Game”. You get virtual treasures by controlling real robot & using your brain wave!
Rule:
-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/).
-Hardware
–ARM-based board(Pandaboard:http://www.pandabord.org/)
–Brain wave sensor(http://www.neurosky.com/)
–2-leg Robot
–see-through display(http://www.brother.com/en/news/2011/airscouter/index.htm)
–Xtion(http://www.asus.com/Multimedia/Motion_Sensor/Xtion_PRO/)
-Software
–Linaro/Android(http://www.linaro.org/)
–openFrameworks(http://www.openframeworks.cc/)

Websites:
http://www.siprop.org/en/2.0/index.php?product%2FTreasureHuntingRobot
http://www.siprop.org/en/2.0/index.php?plugin=attach&refer=product%2FTreasureHuntingRobot&openfile=hirotaka.JPG

(2012)RS Components DesignSpark – a gateway to online resources and design support for engineers

DesignSpark powered by RS logo
DesignSpark.com is a gateway to online resources and design support for engineers powered by RS components limited.

There are lots of free design tools available in DesignSpark’s Spark store, which are very useful for the DIY Makers. One of them is DesignSpark PCB, a fully featured, free of charge PCB Design tool.

Our 3D CAD model libraries contain thousands of 3D models, all available to download in a wide range of file formats to suit most of today’s most popular 3D CAD modeling suites.

DesignSpark’s Design Centre, a collection of technology micro sites rich (e.g. Arduino) in design content, resources, examples and support.

eTech is a digital and tablet edition electronics magazine published quarterly by RS Components. It covers the latest technologies, design developments and new product releases to keep you up to date with what is happening within the electronics industry and marketplace.

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.

Website:

Visit the online resource and design support gateway at http://www.designspark.com

Download the powerful free and easy to use DesignSpark PCB from here: http://www.designspark.com/pcb

Find all the resources you need for your Raspberry PI on DesignSpark: http://www.designspark.com/theme/raspberrypi

(2012)Maker: BeyondZ Company Limited

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?

(2012)Victor Lee

A 30 years experienced IT veteran in Hong Kong! Interested in system software development and hacking, also an expert in micro-controller programming. Recently added interest to vintage electronics making tube FM radios, Nixie and VFD clocks!

MT-System MCU boards, MT Servo Controllers, Learning Robot Kits

VFD Clock

Nixie Clock

FM tube radio

(2012)Robot Freddie

As a children’s performer, I always wanted a robot that can be pop out of my sound system and talk to the kids. This was a 3 year on and off project to get it going.

Originally built from OOPic and has since been re-done in Arduino. It uses a decoder to split the IPOD output into 2 which then can synch up the voice and the actions perfectly.

(2012)Maker : Brian ho

I am a DIY maker, and have knowledge about AVR programming, Matlab and now focusing about the 3D printing project.

here belows is my link, you can found some interesting project I made before

http://www.youtube.com/user/brianhomerhk?feature=watch

http://blog.yahoo.com/_7XOMEHMCDOQJXEMDXCOKHD32OU/articles/page/1

will update any interesting things periodically

(2012)Robert Lam : UncleBob

Knight Templar 2 to be featured in 2013 HK Makerfaire
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WAHOO the smartphone control robot featured in 2012 HK Makerfaire
 
Knight Templar 1 KungFu Robot
Robert Lam aka Unclebob is the original founding member of Unclebob Robotech. He has built larger size robots to perform KungFu and martial art competition in Korea.

robertlam18@gmail.com

(2012)Andy Kong : Fun to make stuff

Fun to make stuff

Robotics is an integration of different technologies. My first robot was built in 1998. It was for my second year project in UBC – fire fighting robot. Then, I started building robots for fighting (Botbash.com, Arizona), maze robot (Seattle Robotics), automation, bipedal robots (Japan)… My full-time job is R&D for different companies. From Laser Ethernet, wireless stuff, smart antenna, FPGA, parallel processing, imaging processing to Big LED screen and smog detection system. Now, I’m into 3D drawing and make it into real objects. Here is my website, www.andykong.com. My email is andykong51@gmail.com. Let me know if you are into robots, 3D or paper crafts. I may be crazy but my dream is to build a really big robot. Anyway, some time, crazy people are the ones who actually change the world. haha

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If you like to make a Gundam Robot Head, please follow these 4 steps.

1. Download this pdo file. http://www.tamasoft.co.jp/pepakura-en/gallery/gallerydetails.php?id=1281

2. Download and install Pepakura software (Free). http://www.tamasoft.co.jp/pepakura-en/download/viewer.html

3. Print it in your printer (I use A3 printer, I guess you can print it in A4 and stick them together.)

4. Cut the pieces out and use the Pepakura software as a guide of how to glue the pieces together.

You can use any paper, I prefer 250 gram paper. You can make it in a day.

If you encounter any problem, please email me with clear description and pictures. And if you make the mask, please take a picture and email me at andy@hkmakerfaire.com, Cheers.

Robot Club in UBC 1999

Robot Club in UBC 1999

Internet control 6 legged robot in 2000

Internet control 6 legged robot in 2000

Botbash 1999 In Arizona

http://www.flickr.com/photos/botbash/sets/72157608924470396/

Botbash 1999 In Arizona

Teaching in St. Georges High School

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Designing my first Gundam head in 3D software



One of the big LED screens behind me

Designing another LED screen. Beta version in progress.
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My work space at home

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Lots of VHDL coding

One of a Gundam shield I designed and made.


Bill Clinton mask. (I think he doesn’t mind… :P)

My 2 meter tall papercraft Gundam (2013 March)

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