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Talk: Eric Wilhelm, Christy Canida at MakerBay, Nov 25, 2019

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Talk: Eric Wilhelm, Christy Canida at MakerBay, Nov 25, 2019

Talk & Discussion “How to build a great creative community: from university friends to a global invention network” Date / TimeNovember 25th 17:30-18:30Location3F MakerBay Tsuen Wan, 23 Mei Wan Street, Tsuen Wan, New Territories, HKDr. Eric J WilhelmFounder of Instructables, Squid Labs, Makani and OptiOpia. Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from MIT.Eric is an engineer, investor, and successful entrepreneur who has sold companies to Autodesk and Google. He is the founder of Instructables.com; a board of directors member of Datatrak (DTRK); and previously made design and manufacturing software as a vice president at Autodesk. Eric is now CEO of SafeConnect Solar,...

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Hi I'm Ivan, this is my internship experience at Makerbay

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Hi I'm Ivan, this is my internship experience at Makerbay

Day one outline:  FRC The first robotics competition is a stem related competition that involve the participate using their knowledge in the stem to create a robot that does certain tasks. This year’s theme for the FRC is about infinite recharge, on my first day here in maker bay I started by doing some basic research surrounding the FRC. By learning more about this competition, I now have a better idea about the layout of this competition. As the FRC robot designs are mainly centered around the roboRIO which is basically the brain of the robot, I also had to do...

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New Taiwan Happy Family Playground now equipped with lots of LEGOS!

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New Taiwan Happy Family Playground now equipped with lots of LEGOS!

We are very lucky to have received a LEGO donation from the Taiwan Happy Family!  Big thanks to 艾力克斯Alex🙎🏻‍♂️➕李詠嫻Jackie💑➕Ryder👪➕Makayla 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 for their generosity!MakerBay Tsuen Wan now boasts a great LEGO playground open to all. Situated on the ground floor in the reception area, kids and adults can play!Big bottom drawers are mixed buckets, but all the other ones are nicely sorted by colors. When you play, don't forget to put the pieces back by colors ;)  More LEGO donations and other educational toys are welcome :D !!!    

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參與5天泰國自然染工作坊

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參與5天泰國自然染工作坊

作者:Kitty Lee   参与5天泰国自然染工作坊简体中文:  https://www.makerbay.org/blogs/news/5-1Joining Thailand natural dyeing five days workshop English version: https://www.makerbay.org/blogs/news/joining-thailand-natural-dyeing-workshop     我想和你們分享我在野外不可思議的手作經驗。在四月的時候,我參加了由EARTH.er (https://www.earthertaio.com/)所舉辦於2019年4月20日至24日為期5天的泰國自然染工作坊。 <EARTH.er 泰北5天植物染及農村體驗工作坊>在工作坊開始前兩天提前來到了這裡,在這兩天,我去了位於清邁的手作者的天地Makerspace. 也發現了許多位於清邁的布料市場,裡頭五顏六色的布料,總是吸引著你的目光。   來到了工作坊的第一天,工作坊一開始,我便在機場旁遇見了同為此趟染色的隊伍,我們便一同前往下榻的民宿(螢火蟲基金會Nakoli Foundation)。是個寧靜且美好的家園,周圍環繞著綠意盎然的樹木。 工作坊第二天,我們來到了 P. Muck 的染色工作室。他介紹了不同的天然染原料給我們認識。像是紫膠能夠製出紅色。首先,你需要將紫膠壓碎成小塊,接著倒入沸水中,均勻攪拌,重複這個步驟幾次,直到大部分的紅色染料從紫膠中釋出,最後便可得到一碗天然的紅色染料。為了改變成不同層次的紅,我們可以從中加入一些羅望子汁與明礬,這兩樣東西能夠影響染料中的酸鹼值,使顏色根據你添加的多寡而有所變化。假如你想要亮紅色,你可以多加點羅望子汁。假如你想要的是粉紅色,那麼你就可以多加點明礬在裡面。   紫膠無法一年四季都採集的到,P. Muck告訴我們可以在市場裡買到粉末。你只需要將粉末與水混和在一起,你就能夠獲得一大碗的染料,非常的方便但價格也十分的貴。 工作坊第三天,P. Muck 向我們展示如何利用烏木果實製作出深棕色,你可以在8月至9月採集到它們。染料提煉的過程都是十分相似的,但別忘了使用前要先過濾,否則,當你在染色時,果實殘留物將會黏著在你的布上,如此一來,顏色便無法均勻地染上。 在下午,我們做了蠟染,蠟染是利用蠟在布上作畫,接著將布進行染色,有蠟作畫的地方,便無法吸收染料。蠟染染色後,便將布料丟入沸水中使蠟融化,接著你就便可以看到你所畫的圖案了。你甚至可以利用畫筆畫出你特有的圖案,或是將刻好的木章浸在蠟中,把你的設計轉印到織布上。 工作坊第四天,這一整天,我們持續製作我們的染布。 來到了第五天,也就是工作坊的最後一天。早上,我們待在民宿裡(螢火蟲基金會Nakoli Foundation), P. Mudee 跟教我們傳統的編織技術。   在我們回香港前,P. Muck 帶我們來到了Pa-da棉織品博物館 (Pa-da cotton textile museum)。裡面有著非常多細緻的布料,內含許多染色的知識。但我們不能夠在博物館裡拍攝照片,只能夠在一樓進行拍攝,這點讓我有點難過。 這是場非常驚豔又十分難忘的旅程,回到了香港,我想念著去P. Muck的工作室那沿途的風景、天然的新鮮水果、人們臉上的笑容,以及那寧靜清幽的房子。    

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Paper Light Workshop June 29 & 30 2019 at Makerbay Central by Studio AC/AL

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Paper Light Workshop June 29 & 30 2019 at Makerbay Central by Studio AC/AL

What if an elegant design object could be made from the tiny hands of your child? Meet the incredibly talented French Designer duo Amandine Chorr and Aissa Logerot, that we are lucky to have pass by Hong Kong this weekend. They have prepared a beautiful yet simple design for a children workshop at MakerBay Central in PMQ. You can come with your child and walk away with a stylish and minimalist torch and a night light made of card paper. The workshop will be conducted in English (optionally in French, Japanese, Spanish, Hindi & Marathi). Please book your seat fast,...

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