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HKMMF Andy Kong Paper Robot

We’re thrilled to see the universal language of making reflected in the many international community-organized Maker Faires taking place around the globe this year. It’s always exciting to see first-time Faires turn into annual events that grow and flourish, bringing the regional maker communities together as word spreads. The second annual Hong Kong Mini Maker Faire is taking place this Saturday, August 17, from 10a.m. to 6p.m. at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and their list of makers is expanded and diversified. There will be everything from 3D printers to robots to art, craft, microcontrollers, and much more.

Here is just a small sampling of maker-made projects that will be on display. Pictured above is Andy Kong‘s giant papercraft robot. Kong says he became involved in the scene because he doesn’t want the city to just be a commercial market: “If I want something and just go out and buy it, that cannot sustain society. The maker movement is a way to push society forward.”

Below is an example of Ho Chun Wa‘s straw and aluminum can art:
HKMMF Ho Chun Wa

There will be many robots at the Faire. Here are just a few:
HKMMF robots

Also, there will be the Groovesizer DIY 8-bit audio platform:

Blinkytape LED strips:
blikytape led

Chris Tang‘s robotic plotter arm:
HKMMF artgrammer arm

Goli Mohammadi

I’m senior editor at MAKE and have worked on MAKE magazine since the first issue. I’m a word nerd who particularly loves to geek out on how emerging technology affects the lexicon as a whole. When not fawning over perfect word choices, I can be found on the nearest mountain, looking for the ideal alpine lake or hunting for snow to feed my inner snowboard addict.

The maker movement provides me with endless inspiration, and I love shining light on the incredible makers in our community. The specific beat I cover is art, and I’m a huge proponent of STEAM (as opposed to STEM). After all, the first thing most of us ever made was art.

Contact me at goli (at) makermedia (dot) com.


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