This is the fifth year Singapore Polytechnic staff and students are participating Maker Faire Singapore (MFS) as one integrated booth to celebrate making in the course of teaching & learning – reports Shin Jen, who is leading a large contingency of makers, staff and students from Singapore Polytechnic’s various departments.
Staff make projects to demonstrate concepts and ideas to students whereas students make projects with the know-how acquired. MFS is an excellent platform for makers alike to express technical creativity, and to connect with the wider community. We are glad to have staffs from SP whom have undertaken FabAcademy2016 at FabLab@SP, FabLab student assistants, Maker Coaches, students from CCA clubs: SP Makers Club, to show & tell the projects made. For the first time, makers from SP Business School will be participating too! In SP, we make stuff. We actively promote the culture of making through investing in the necessary infrastructure, and building of competencies & capabilities. Staff and students in SP have access to digital fabrication tools housed in FabLabs, experts in the various knowledge domains, and makerSPace to engineer one’s imagination into a reality. Check out the highlights of maker inspired projects:
Machine That Makes (MTM) machines group
Four SP staffs from three departments collaborated, designed and fabricated a 3-axis multi-end-effector MTM in due course, as part of the requirement for completion of the FabAcademy.
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SP’s makers – at-large
Our resident makers-at-large are back with a BANG. Come interact with maker inspired projects such as “BB8++” a value-added Hasbro BB8 with Arduino-powered new features; “Son et Lumiere” Light and gesture control of Arduino-generated music; “Interactive Xylophone” an Arduino-controlled xylophone pump-powered by the public! “ESP8266 WiFi Tank”, a wireless toy tank controlled over the internet. “MyOCD” an IoT device to turn switches on and off without modifying the wall outlet. “ESP8266 SSR”, an IoT device that controls Alternative Current (AC). “Personal Easy Transporter” v3 a multi-usage personal transporter controlled with Android. Projects such as water-bots made in due course of Engineering & Design, a module of Singapore Polytechnic Engineering Academy. And so much more! Video
Pic of waterbots as per attached.