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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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Air Quality Sensor Maker Week

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Air Quality Sensor Maker Week

Written by Maria Li We worked with the students from German Swiss International School to create an air quality monitoring system in their school. Over  the 5 day Maker Week in our workshop, students learned about The process of invention Citizen science Data visualization Open source electronics Coding (include API, JSON, HTML, Arduino) Rapid Prototyping (such as 3D printing, laser cutting, vinyl cutting) Woodwork Metalwork and Team work Leadership Creativity First, let's see the outcomes:  5 creative inventions for air quality monitoring and data visualization! Only in one week! By students with almost no prior experience. Well done young ladies and gents.  ...

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Berrybot A.I Youth Competition, at Wyng Foundation

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Berrybot A.I Youth Competition, at Wyng Foundation

The Wyng Foundation organized a very cool student competition to introduce them to AI. MakerBay helped mentor the students working on their robots and coding. WYNG Philomathia Machine Learning/AI Competition Corpus Christi College of the University of Cambridge, Philomathia Foundation and WYNG Foundation co-hosted the WYNG Philomathia Machine Learning/AI Competition 2018-19 to encourage AI initiatives in Hong Kong’s upper secondary students and promote the understanding of the role that AI already plays in our daily life and look into the risks and opportunities the new technology has on our society. This competition shares the same theme of “Opportunity” as WMA...

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July 15 MakerBay X Polytechnic University’s Global Youth Leader Summit 2019

July 15 MakerBay X Polytechnic University’s Global Youth Leader Summit 2019

On 15 July 2019, a group of 35 students from the Polytechnic University's Global Youth Leader Summit paid us a visit for a half-day workshop. Participants are undergraduates and postgraduates students from across the globe. The university had not set a topic for us, but since its a leadership program, we came up with a topic that wasn't only new to participants, it was also a new challenge for us! Our team decided to test their understandings of current events. All 35 Students are split into seven groups of fives in random. Each group and came up with an object that either express,...

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Making is Fun! - building scooters for the community

Making is Fun! - building scooters for the community

Written by Kitty Lee In YWCA ITTM, one of the youth centres in Tuen Mun, 9 girls joined the Maker Programs under the YouthCreate Program. At the beginning, they know nothing about woodworking, sewing and laser cutting etc. Since they joined this program, they learnt together with social workers to build maker skills through doing various projects. One of their project is an angry bird shooting game. That was the first time they build such a big toy from scratch. The game was also exhibited in the Maker Faire in February.  People like the game! It was a success and their...

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