Category Archives: Workshops at Maker Faire 2014

Make a microscope this SMMF 2014

Do you want to make and have your own microscope? Akbar from Hackteria will be teaching you the mechanics and the inner workings of making this microscope in the workshop. You can also buy the kit and make one yourself there! Join us and have fun playing with microscope! The microscope you make can be used to view fabrics and even plant cells.

Date: 26th July 2014
Time: 4.30-5.45pm
Cost $25/ person (And you get to take back the microscope)
Register at Payment to be made on site.


Introduction of speaker, Nur Akbar Arofatullah
Akbar is the Co-founder of Lifepatch, a citizen initiative in Art, Science and Technology, which is part of the Hackteria network. Akbar also works as a researcher in Universitas Gadjah Mada, Department of Biotechnology, Laboratory of Microbiology, focusing on agricultural research.


After attending a workshop held by Hackteria to make a webcam microscope in the Laboratory of Microbiology, Faculty of Agriculture, Gadjah Mada University (UGM) in Yogyakarta., Akbar decided to make one himself when he saw that the body of the microscope in the laboratory was damaged. The result was a reinvented DIY Webcam Microscope with a casing that allows fine-tuning of the focusing on the microscope samples. Akbar holds many webcam microscope workshops in Indonesia, Yogyakarta, from kindergarten to Senior High Schools. He advocates learning among the young through building and experimenting. He has also made many other affordable laboratory equipment including a Gel Electrophoresis Box, Temperature Logger, Laminar Flow hood, Magnetic Stirrer, Vortex Mixer and Horizontal Shaker.

Tiny Electronics: Workshop

Teaching kids the wonders and magic of electronics. To teach them the fundamentals of Electronics through basic breadboarding  using our cute tiny little electronic kits and also basic programming using the Arduino. By Gabriel Perumal


Kids will learn how to create cute tiny little switch circuit with colourful LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes) for kids they are known as cute tiny light bulbs.

Kids will learn how to program to synchronize blinking patterns of LEDs.


26th July: 11.00am-12.30pm
27th July: 10.00am-11.30am
Cost: $15/ child
To register, please contact Gabriel Perumal:

Paper Quilling, The fun way


Learn the vibrant and versatile art of paper quilling in this fun filled hands- on workshop. 

Each participant will be making motifs such as hearts, flower and leaves, butterfly etc. which can be used to make your own greeting cards, gift tags, bookmarks etc. or can be used to decorate photo frames, gift boxes, stationery and all or simply convert to a piece of jewellery. Sounds cool right! There is more!! 

All the supplies will be provided during the class including the blank greeting card/ gift tag base and jewellery supplies to convert your motif to a wearable pendant or earrings. Take home whatever you make in the workshop.

Also, get to lay your eyes on a wide collection of paper quilling projects including greeting cards, wall frames, miniatures, jewellery and an assortment of other projects.

Suitable for kids and adults alike.
Date: 26th July 2014
Time: 4.30pm-5.15pm

Date: 27th July 2014
Time: 5pm-5.45pm


Make Awesome Stuff with Autodesk Fusion 360!!!

.. An Integrated Form, Function and Fabrication Experience

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Quickly and easily explore product ideas in Fusion 360. Start by using simple free-form modeling tools to get just the right shape, or take a shortcut and seamlessly pull your existing data into your Fusion 360 project. Engineer and test it for function. Then prepare it for manufacturing by using the 3D printing utility.

Date: 27th July 2014
Time: 12.45pm-1.30pm
Cost: Free
Note: Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops for the workshop.

Register here:

Workshops happening at the Singapore Mini Maker Faire 2014

We have an exciting list of multi disciplinary workshops happening at the Singapore Mini Maker Faire. For further information and instructions on how to register, please click on the links below.

Note: A full list of workshops with details and registration links can be found at

Saturday, 26th July, Activity Room
Time Activity Maker Cost
(Excludes booking Fee)
Tiny Electronics
(Email to register)
Gabriel Perumal $15
Design Thinking
for Makers
(Email for registration details)
Elda Webb $10
Make your
own plant
Yit Chee Wong, Science Centre Singapore $30
Make your own microscope from a webcam (Register) The DIY Bio SG Group with Akbar from LifePatch Indonesia $25
Make a
roly poly
(不 倒 翁)
Pan Yew $8
Saturday, 26th July, Function Room
Time Activity Maker Cost
(Excludes booking Fee)
11.00am-12.30pm Otterly fun with Clay(Payment on site) Sze Sze Ong $10
12.45pm-1.30pm Clay modelling and character design(Register) Tay Swee Siong $10
1.45pm-3.15pm Tatting(Register) UniQ Creations $35
3.30pm-4.15pm How to sell as a founder(Register) Glints $20
4.30pm-5.15pm Paper Quilling: The fun way(Register) Priyanka Gupta $12
Sunday, 27th July: Activity Room
Time Activity Maker Cost
(Excludes booking Fee)
10.00am-11.30am Design thinking for Makers (Email for registration and details) Elda Webb $10
11.45am-12.30pm Make a Kaleidoscope (Register) Pan Yew $8
12.45pm-1.30pm Make Awesome Stuff with Autodesk Fusion 360!!!
Autodesk Asia Free
1.45pm-2.30pm Lights, wands and sensors (Register) Intel Free
2.45pm-4.15pm Portfolio! Bookbinding (Register) Pooja Makhijani $15
4.30pm-6.00pm Make Sculptures from plastic bottles! (Register) David Liew $10
Sunday, 27th July: Function Room
Time Activity Maker Cost
(Excludes booking Fee)
10.00am-11.30am Tiny  Electronics (Email to register) Gabriel Perumal $15
11.45am-1.15pm Otterly fun with clay (Payment on site) Sze Sze Ong $10
1.30pm-3.00pm Tatting (Register) UniQ Creations $35 Custom Cake Topper (Leave a facebook message with Little Craft Loft to register) Little Craft Loft $30
5.00pm-5.45pm Paper Quilling, The fun way (Register) Priyanka Gupta $12

Workshop: Otterly fun with clay


Saturday, 26th July 2014, 11am-12.30pm
Sunday, 27th July 2014, 11.45am-1.15pm

Workshop fee: $10/ participant (inclusive of all materials)
Participants may register and pay directly on site to Sze Sze Ong. To ensure optimal student-facilitator ratio, there is a limit of 12 participants per session

Learn the basics of designing cute characters and crafting the idea out of clay. In this session we will make an otter and other creatures. This is the perfect hands-on session to get started on clay crafting for young and old. All materials will be supplied.

Sze Sze is a craft hobbyist and constantly curious about other random skills. She likes experimenting with ideas and turning them into little toy-like things. She especially loves making little clay figures of animals and children. You can find out more of her works at or follow her on instagram @sswoss

Custom Cake topper workshop at the Singapore Mini Maker Faire 2014

Custom Cake topper and wooden doll

Happening on Sunday, 27th July 2014, 3.15pm to 4.45pm at Senja Cashew Community Club

Fees: $30/ participant (Limited to 4 participants per session to ensure optimum facilitator-student ratio)

To pre-register, please leave a message on facebook at Little craft loft ( )

See your imagination come to life as you make your own custom cake topper and wooden dolls. Learn the basics in designing, crafting and painting cake toppers and wooden dolls. Have a delightful afternoon of hand-making goodness! All materials will be provided.

Organized by Little Craft Loft


Do you want to build your own 3D printer?

This Singapore Mini Maker Faire, Tiguu3D is conducting a 3D printer build workshop. Join us on 26th and 27th July to build a RepRap 3D printer that you can bring home.

Cost: $800 per printer. Recommended for 2-3 participants to form a team to build a printer.

For optimal learning, we have to limit this workshop to a minimum of 5 and maximum of 10 printer projects.  Registrations close on 10th of July to give the organizers time to procure additional materials.

Register here to start your 3D printing journey

Flyer Tiguu3D Reprap Prusa i3