Cart 0

News — Science

Talk: "Energy Autonomous Flexible Robots" by Dr Hemma Philamore, Oct 31 at MakerBay Tsuen Wan, Nov 11 at HKU

Art citizen science Science Talk

Talk: "Energy Autonomous Flexible Robots" by Dr Hemma Philamore, Oct 31 at MakerBay Tsuen Wan, Nov 11 at HKU

Poster by Anthony Cheuk Wang Time Session 1: October 31st, 17:30 - 19:00 Location: MakerBay Tsuen Wan, 23 Mei Wan Street, Tsuen wan Time Session 2: November 11th 14:30-15:30 Location: The University of Hong Kong, Knowles Building, Room KB730  We present an energetically autonomous robotic tadpole that uses a single membrane component for both electrical energy generation and propulsive actuation. The coupling of this small bio-inspired power source to a bio-inspired actuator demonstrates the first-generation design for an energetically autonomous swimming robot consisting of a single membrane. An ionic polymer-metal composite (IPMC) with a Nafion polymer layer is demonstrated in a...

Read more →


Lunch with biohacker Josiah Zayner at MakerBay

Bio Biohacking Biology Science Talk

Lunch with biohacker Josiah Zayner at MakerBay

Today, we were very lucky to have the visit and share lunch with the Biohacker Josiah Zayner. It was great to hear first person his perspective about his work, the community and how the field of biohacking is moving, in the USA, China and other places. Here is an hour and a half lunch. Below are some of the things we talked about: https://youtu.be/WKj1BhefV68 Josiah Zayner Odin Companyhttp://www.the-odin.com/about-us/ Hong Kong regulations on GMOshttps://www.afcd.gov.hk/english///conservation/con_gmo/gmo_control/gmo_control.html Zebra fish embryos to test toxics in Hong Kong Science Parkhttps://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/education-community/article/1828945/hong-kong-based-entrepreneur-discovers-new-wayhttp://www.vitargent.com/ Low cost biosimilar drugshttps://www.investors.com/news/technology/biosimilars-rival-biologics-amgen-abbvie-roche/ Genetic Immunotheratyhttp://www.personalhealthnews.ca/research-and-innovations/innovative-new-lung-cancer-treatment-extends-lifehttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5932400/ Assistant Professor He Jiankui and GMO baby in Chinahttps://www.scmp.com/news/china/science/article/2182964/china-confirms-gene-edited-babies-blames-scientist-he-jiankui Zika...

Read more →


Talks and Discussion "Workshopology": The art of doing workhsop with Marc Dusseiller with Helen Lo, Brian C Smith and Mark Barnett

Art Education hacking Maker MakerBay Central Science STEAM STEM

Talks and Discussion "Workshopology": The art of doing workhsop with Marc Dusseiller with Helen Lo, Brian C Smith and Mark Barnett

Marc Dusseiller on Workshops from DIYSECT  Hong Kong kids and parents are passionate about STEM, STEAM and Maker Education. But what is it really? And can it be best given so that it has maximum educational effects on the participants? Should teachers become facilitators, or is there something even better we can do? Should education be about learning existing knowledge, or exploring, experiential, creating new things, or advocacy and even activism?  We are very fortunate to have the visit of Marc Dusseiller, co founder of Hackteria in Hong Kong who is a Global Hacker and Workshop organizer who wants to...

Read more →