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(2012)1st Hong Kong Mini Maker Faire Part 1

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Flickr 上的相片集 Hong Kong Mini Maker Faire

(2012)1st Hong Kong Mini Maker Faire Part 2

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Flickr 上 HKMMF-Second 的相片集 Hong Kong Mini Maker Faire

(2012)Event complete

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.

Event Photos Part 1

Event Photos Part 2

(2012)Introduction

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.

(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/

(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?