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

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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...

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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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Lunch with biohacker Josiah Zayner at MakerBay

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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...

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Talk: Robb Godshaw "absurdity of gender binary", March 14th 2019 19:00 PMQ

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Talk: Robb Godshaw "absurdity of gender binary", March 14th 2019 19:00 PMQ

Time: March 14th, 19:00 - 20:30. Informal intimate talk and discussion. Location: MakerBay Central, PMQ unit H508.  35號 Aberdeen St, Central Price: Free entrance | Eventbrite registration | Facebook event Language: English Robb will be talking about his current and past projects, including a light-powered kinetic bathroom sign that switches constantly from pants to dress, exploring themes of gender, inclusion, playful information design.  A restroom sign which changes from person-in-dress to a person-in-pants, constantly in flux. This project aims to highlight the absurdity of gender and of gender segregation. Infrastructure shapes culture as culture shapes infrastructure. Ungendering restrooms reduces barriers and even violence...

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Talk "From hobbies to professional challenges" by Lauri Väin

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Talk "From hobbies to professional challenges" by Lauri Väin

Lauri Vain will share his experiences with the UAV Outback Challenge before UAVs were mainstream, the NASA Centennial Challenge and how hobby projects lead to professional challenges. Lauri will also talk about forming teams, connections, honing skills while solving real problems and acquiring insights from that experience.

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