Monthly Archives: September 2015


Pop Up Maker Space @ Tampines Secondary School

On 25th-27th August 2015, we had a teaser workshop with 560 Tampines Secondary School students. The objective was to introduce the Maker mindset to students by encouraging students to work in a team on an open ended activity. let the students complete the tasks given (e.g. making something that can draw or making a duster move without touching it) using their own ideas and creativeness. Little instructions were provided and of course, the right way of solving the problem has not yet been invented.

We were joined by a wonderful group of facilitators from Imagin8ors.

Dr Kiru introducing about maker

Students started off working on paper circuits using aluminium tape, LEDS and coin batteries.  There were a number of Ahs and Ohs as students discovered the properties of the materials given and a better understanding of circuits. .

Grup boys trying out paper circuit

Trying out paper circuit

Teacher joins in together with the students to make paper circuit

Teacher joins in together with the students to make paper circuit

Dr Kiru create class name paper circuit

Some of the projects created by the students were really creative and impressive! We were very amazed and encouraged by the students’ eagerness to learn, as well as their determination to complete the various tasks.

We strongly believe that there are a lot of youths out there with a lot of potential as a maker and we hope that they will be nurtured, especially through workshops as these.

Here’s are few examples that were done by students

Making the brush to move by itself

Origami brushbot

Moving Brush Video Recorder

Brushbot video recorder

Spinning LEDs Bowl

Spinning LEDs Bowl

Portable mini fan with LEDs

Portable mini fan with LEDs

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