Maker Faire to me was a carnival to enjoy on the web. Being mostly held in the US area, I’m simply denied the luxury of attending  it. So when I received a news letter from sgbotic.com about their promotions during Singapore Mini Maker Faire 2012, I’m stunned.

It is a day to remember, 4th August 2012, that I attended the inaugural Singapore Mini Maker Faire 2012 (#SMMF12).

SMMF12 poster
Mandatory SMMF12 poster

Door gift, a SMMF12 badge with blinking LED light.

SMMF12 badge
SMMF12 badge

A paper Optimus Prime guards the entrance. Size does matter, is it?

Paper Optimus Prime
Paper Optimus Prime

Seems everybody is talking about 3D printer. This is the famous MakerBot Replicator.

MakerBot Replicator
MakerBot Replicator

“Portabee”, selling at much cheaper S$600 as a kit. It is foldable and “portable”. The interesting feature is that all the plastic parts are actually 3D-printed (chicken-n-egg story!) . I think a wise way to use it is to print a set of spare parts before they wear out.

Portabee
Portabee

A rotating LED POV display by RS-Components (DesignSpark), demonstrating Renesas GR-SAKURA board. I wonder how reliable the connection rings are.

Rotating LED POV display
Rotating LED POV display

A beautiful laser-cut Raspberry Pi case by 3DGadgets. Wish I can have one.

Raspberry Pi casing by 3DGadgets
Raspberry Pi casing by 3DGadgets

Had a chat with Mr. Adrian Koh from 3EGadgets. He shows me the wire wrapping on his LED board. Impressive!

Wire wrapping technique
Wire wrapping technique

An Augmented Reality game by Mr. Masahiko Adachi. Kids love it!

Augmented Reality game
Augmented Reality game

Electronics Puzzle by Mr. Masahiko Adachi again. To my guess upon finishing you should have a working radio.

Electronics puzzle
Electronics puzzle

Angry Bird game by National Instruments. Impressed by the improvements of Labview.

Angry Bird game by National Instruments
Angry Bird game by National Instruments

Had a nice chat with Ian of Dangerous Prototypes. Great to meet some celebrity (can I have a nicer photo?) We talked about ATX bench power supply, Bus Pirate, Shenzhen electronics market, and he introduces me to hackspace.sg

Ian of Dangerous Prototypes
Ian of Dangerous Prototypes

I also had a long chat with NUS-HCI lab students and their supervisor. Nice to meet you Biyan, Brian, Kin Yong and Shengdong. I love the Tangible Programming Toolkit. What a pitty I didn’t take a photo! Oh!

Finally my tribute to sgbotic.com. If not for your news letter I would not know this amazing event! Anyway I got your discount coupon. Let me support your web shop 😀

It is really nice to meet the maker community here in Singapore. Shall I setup a booth next year?

 

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