Big Ideas at the Singapore Mini Maker Faire

A little late to the party, but hey, better late than never.

So last week I was at the Singapore Mini Maker Faire, the city-state’s second year to host a Maker Faire. I didn’t get to attend the first one as I only heard about it after the event finished (fail). From what I’ve read, majority of the exhibitors last year were science / engineering-related, and very few crafters.

I’m glad I came down for this year’s event as there was a good distribution of engineers, builders, crafters, and even illustrators, among the crowd. There were free and paid workshops on different topics but, unfortunately, I didn’t have enough time to check them out.

Overall, it was an enjoyable way to spend an afternoon, seeing interesting creations and being inspired to make something. Here are some of my favorites:

  

Pop-up cards by Jessica Ang of Scissor Paper Print. From shophouses to Singapore city skyline to Sadako!

Pretty illustrations from Yvonne Soh (E’von LeAngelis S.)

Here’s a handmade prototype of Yvonne’s interactive book for children, Outside the Gadget City. The aim of the book is to get children to enjoy and appreciate nature more by getting their hands dirty (in a good way!) and discovering that there’s more to life than video games and the internet. Click here to learn more about the book.

This one’s for the dudes and the cosplay chicks. Guns, swords and gunblade replicas from Scouter Props.

Final Fantasy XV gunblade! I’d love to have one of these!

  

Light saber AND demo from FightSaber! What a treat!

3D printing to the extreme. There were quite a few 3D printing companies at the event. Photos above are from creations by Funbie Studios.

   

Steampunk spaceships made from recycled plastic bottles by David Liew of The Sleeping Iron Foundry. Check out the extraordinary detail!

My top pick is definitely this ingenious, sexy, and innovative cable tie neck piece from The Kang. Do check out The Kang’s Etsy store for more cool stuff!

Guess who made a special guest appearance?

Mojo Jojo from Powerpuff Girls Z!

So psyched for next year’s Maker Faire! I bet it’s going to be bigger and better!

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