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Reflection By Fergus - Summer Intern 2017

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Reflection By Fergus - Summer Intern 2017

By being a summer intern in Makerbay, the experience was totally different than expected. For an intern, one would expect doing repetitive jobs, like helping in photocopying, but in Makerbay, I was to take on a whole project and to finish it for selling with support from members of Makerbay. I have never seen any company giving so much responsibility to an intern to develop their skills in the working environment. Makerbay is a makerspace in the heart of Hong Kong with great space, tools and maker community. They have all the tools that a normal maker would need, ranging...

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Hope Makers Japan Trip

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Hope Makers Japan Trip

Last week, Aki and Maria from MakerBay together with HKBN CSI team and 3 teams of Hope Makers students travelled to Tokyo Japan to learn about how Japan do their city waste reduction. Go Japan! We are the Hope Makers! ====  Day 2  ==== Our first stop is Miraikan - The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation. At 2pm, we arrived Safecast lab to learn how to build a bgiegie from Safecast folks. Many students were excited as this was the first time they do soldering. Then director of Safecast Pieter gave a presentation on the mindset of Safecast and brought...

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Let's Talk Bio! Science x Art Talk at MakerBay Central

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Let's Talk Bio! Science x Art Talk at MakerBay Central

It is our great honor to have Dr. Yun Wah Lam as our speaker in the Science x Art = Knowledge Revolution talk last week at MakerBay Central. This talk is one of the public lecture from the Let’s Talk Bio! series organised by DIY BIO Hong Kong at PMQ. This is the most popular talk among our previous talks so far. In the talk Dr. Lam shared his personal journey in the teaching of science to art students in CityU’s newly created bachelor programme of Art and Science (BAS). Illustrated by student projects, he also tell you why a dialogue between artists and...

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First testing of the DNA Barcoding Project in the DIYBIO Hong Kong community lab!

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First testing of the DNA Barcoding Project in the DIYBIO Hong Kong community lab!

What is Barcode Hong Kong Project? The Hong Kong Barcode Project is a citizen science program in Hong Kong. Just like the unique pattern of bars on the products in supermarket, a DNA barcode is a DNA sequence that uniquely identifies each species of living thing. The Hong Kong Barcode Project aims to engage general public using DNA technology to explore biodiversity in Hong Kong. Projects can use DNA barcodes to examine any aspect of the environment, such as: Sampling biodiversity in a park, garden, office, or school; Checking for invasive plant or animal species; Monitoring disease vectors; Identifying exotic...

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