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Guides & Tutorial, Pao-Yue Kong Library, The Polytechnic University of Hong Kong

i-Space: MakerMindset@i-Space

Introduction to the services in i-Space@PolyU Library to let you experiment and create prototypes with digital makerspace equipment and technology

 

 

 

To Cultivate a Creative, Curious and Can-do Mindset

The Maker Mindset Programme aims to

  • Organize creative and stimulating events and workshops for students to enhance their awareness in emerging technologies and nurture a “Can-do” mindset; and
  • Help students overcome challenges and adopt any technologies in the future.

Workshops & Events

July - August 2019 

Make Your Own ID Tag: An Introduction to Laser Cutting and Engraving
Date: 17 July 2019 (Wed) Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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How would you like to create a wooden identification tag, using a personal motto and photo of yourself?

This workshop will give you the opportunity to use a laser cutter to create your own ID tag on a wooden board measuring 8 cm x 4 cm approximately.

In this workshop, you will learn:

  • How to prepare an artwork for laser fabrication
  • How to operate a laser cutter safely

Just bring along:

  • A photo of yourself
  • A short text (motto) to embed into your artwork
 
When Chinese Paper-cut Meets Laser Cutter
Date: 15 August 2019 (Thu) Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Digital fabrication tools like laser cutter open up a new way to create and transcend this art form.

 

In this workshop, you will have an opportunity to:

  • Discover stories behind some paper-cut works
  • Appreciate some paper-cut inspired digital fabrications
  • Learn how to convert a paper-cut work to digital artwork for laser cutting
  • Learn the essentials of laser safety

Past events

April - May 2019 

Line Follower Robot
Date: 9 April 2019 (Tue) Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

      Completed   

Line Follower Robot is a basic IoT project to demonstrate a combination of 3 IoT segments: smart sensors, controllers and drivers.

In this workshop, you will learn:

  • How to collect data from smart sensors
  • How to move drivers with IoT controller
Controllable LED Light
Date: 16 April 2019 (Tue) Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

      Completed   

Some IoT controllers are capable to serve as a web server, and able to communicate with other electronic devices within a network.

In this workshop, you will learn:

  • How to use a mobile phone / computer to control an IoT controller
  • How to setup a network service on an IoT controller
Make Your Own ID Tag: An Introduction to Laser Cutting and Engraving
Date: 11 April 2019 (Thu) Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

      Completed   

How would you like to create a wooden identification tag, using a personal motto and photo of yourself?

This workshop will give you the opportunity to use a laser cutter to create your own ID tag on a wooden board measuring 8 cm x 4 cm approximately.

In this workshop, you will learn:

  • How to prepare an artwork for laser fabrication
  • How to operate a laser cutter safely

Just bring along:

  • A photo of yourself
  • A short text (motto) to embed into your artwork
 
When Chinese Paper-cut Meets Laser Cutter
Date: 4 April 2019 (Thu) Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

      Completed   

Date: 15 May 2019 (Wed) Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Date: 28 May 2019 (Tue) Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Digital fabrication tools like laser cutter open up a new way to create and transcend this art form.

 

In this workshop, you will have an opportunity to:

  • Discover stories behind some paper-cut works
  • Appreciate some paper-cut inspired digital fabrications
  • Learn how to convert a paper-cut work to digital artwork for laser cutting
  • Learn the essentials of laser safety

3D Printed Prosthetic

Mike Li, co-founder of 3D Printed Prosthetics, will share his experiences on how 3D printing could create robust 3D printed prosthetic arms with limited resources.

Date: 7 March 2019 (Thursday)
Venue: Digital Visualisation Room, i-Space, 4/F, Library

 

Part 1: Sharing session on 3D printed prosthetic arms project
In this sharing session, you will learn:
  • 3D printing layering technique for printing STL model of prosthetic arm
  • How the 3D printed arms help amputees in China, West Africa and Hong Kong
  • How to choose 3D printers for printing prosthetic arms
Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm


Part 2: Workshop on assembling 3D printed prosthetic arms
In this workshop, you will learn:
  • What materials needed to assemble a 3D printed prosthetic arm
  • How to clean up support materials, assembling & threading a prosthetic arm
Time: 3:00pm - 5:30pm


About the speaker

Mike Li

Co-founder of 3D Printed Prosthetics. This organization aims to produce 3D-printed prosthesis for underprivileged children with disabilities, and incorporates its workshops into STEM curriculum.

Highlights

Virtual Reality Contest 2018/19 - Stories from ancient China

Deadline for Submission : 1 March 2019

Extended deadline for Submission: 10 June 2019

Acknowledgement