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Weekend Missions: Maker Faire 2013

 

Welcome to Maker Faire 2013!
Welcome to Maker Faire 2013!

Well, it was very much half a Maker Faire and half a Science Busking Exhibition, held at the Scape Warehouse this year. Raven, Sarah, and I went down to the event to take a look.

Very much like last year’s there were quite a few booths of enthusiastic students, showcasing their work ranging from bubble-making machines to water filtration. The public were also able to vote for their favourite booths, so it was kind of like the Science Fairs you see happening on teen serials.

In conjunction with the Science Buskers, a bee mascot made an appearance…

Bee spotted!
Bee spotted!
Follow that bee! I want my bells!
Follow that bee! I want my bells!
Gotcha bee!
Gotcha bee!

Moving on to the Maker Faire itself, the highlight of the year can be said to be the 3D printers. While there was a dedicated corner to the printers and demonstration, the limelight seemed to be focused on two specific names – Shapeways and Funbie Studios.

The Make magazine booth.
The Make magazine booth.
To quote the tiger, "Hipster fans!!!"
To quote the tiger, “Hipster fans!!!”
Beautiful Steampunk Submarines.
Beautiful Steampunk Submarines.
Pieces on display with Shapeways.
Pieces on display with Shapeways.
Products from the 3D Printer.
Products from the 3D Printer.
General crowd during that day.
General crowd during that day.

One thing I did learn from Sarah was that Shapeways is quite known on the Internet, but has yet to set up office or shop in Singapore. The booth there was to give awareness to the brand for future plans.

There were many other crafts on exhibit as well. I particularly liked the steampunk submarines from The Sleeping Iron Foundry. And Make Magazine, a magazine focusing on teaching you how to umm… make stuff, was especially flown in for the event.

By the way, at least I got to touch this minion.
By the way, at least I got to touch this minion.
Success kid!
Success kid!

So there you have it, something from Maker Faire 2013. See you all again next year!

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