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i-Space: Past Events 2019

Consisting of the Digital Makerspace, Digital Visualisation Room, One Button Studio, Digital Studio and Digital Creativity Workstations

MakerMindset@i-Space Programme

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 & Seminars

September - December 2019 

 

   Eligibility: PolyU & CPCE students and staff

Virtual Reality Contest’s theme talk on Latest Development of the Virtual World

 Mr Kevin Lee Ka Tsun, Founder & CEO of Redspots Creative

The development of media technology and digital entertainment has been evolving rapidly in recent years. Technologies like virtual reality and augmented reality have been getting more popular and becoming part of our daily lives. Mr Kevin Lee is going to introduce you the latest developments of these technologies and related applications, where you can experience the trends and future of the virtual world.

 

 

9 Oct (Wed)

 

 

5:30 – 7:00 PM

 

Student Sharing@i-Space : Wikipedia for Project-based Learning

William, a student majoring in Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Development, is an Education Programme Coordinator of Wikimedia Community User Group Hong Kong. He will share with us about the misconceptions of Wikipedia and use Wikipedia to find information for your project-based learning activities.

8 Oct (Tue)

4:00  – 5:00 PM

   Eligibility: PolyU & CPCE students

Robotic Innovation for Inspiration (Kung Fu)

This workshop introduces the concept of digital transformation in different applications, specially in safeguarding the Intangible Art & Cultural Heritage. 

 

 

25 Sep (Wed)

24 Oct (Thu)

 

 

5:30 – 7:00 PM

 

Introduction to Internet of Things (IoT) and Cloud Data Connection

This workshop will give you a basic electronic concept and programming skills to setup and control an IoT device.  This workshop is suitable for students from all disciplines without any programming knowledge.

In this workshop, you will learn:

  • How to do basic programming on ESP32 MCU board to control device's I/O
  • How to generate data from IoT devices to aggregate and process data in Cloud service

 

 

15 Oct (Tue)

13 Nov (Wed)  

This workshop has been cancelled.

 

 

3:00 – 5:00 PM

 

Internet of Things (IoT) on Smart Planting

27 Sep (Fri)

3:00 – 5:00 PM

Controllable LED Light

17 Sep (Tue)

5:30 – 7:00 PM

  Laser Cutting Workshops

   Eligibility: PolyU & CPCE students

When Chinese Paper-cut Meets Laser Cutter

 

24 Sep (Tue)

23 Oct (Tue)

19 Nov (Tue)

This workshop has been cancelled.

 

 

3:00 – 5:00 PM

 

 

Make Your Own ID Tag: An Introduction to Laser Cutting and Engraving

9 Sep (Mon)

9 Oct (Wed)

6 Nov (Wed)

 

3:00 – 5:00 PM

 

   Virtual Reality Workshop Series for contestants 

   Eligibility: PolyU & CPCE students

 

 

Deadline for Submission

5 Jun 2020 (Fri)

 

 

Introduction to VR and Unity

Instructor: CareerSky

 

26 Sep (Thu)

 

6:00 – 7:30 PM

VR Interaction in Unity

Instructor: CareerSky

 

3 Oct (Thu)

 

6:00 – 7:30 PM

Building VR Application 1

Instructor: Doris Lin, Department of Electronic and Information Engineering

 

10 Oct (Thu)

 

2:30 – 4:00 PM

Building VR Application 2

Instructor: Doris Lin, Department of Electronic and Information Engineering

 

17 Oct (Thu)

 

2:30 – 4:00 PM

Building VR Application 3

Instructor: Doris Lin, Department of Electronic and Information Engineering

 

24 Oct (Thu)

 

2:30 – 4:00 PM

Building VR Application (Round-up)

Instructor: Leo Wong, Library

 

31 Oct (Thu)

 

2:30 – 4:00 PM

3D Modeling in SketchUp

Instructor: Ben Koo, Forida

 

7 Nov (Thu)

 

10:00 – 12:30 PM


 

Student Sharing@i-Space

Student Sharing@i-Space : Wikipedia for Project-based Learning

William, a student majoring in Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Development, is an Education Programme Coordinator of Wikimedia Community User Group Hong Kong. He will share with us about the misconceptions of Wikipedia and use Wikipedia to find information for your project-based learning activities.
Date: 8 Oct 2019 (Tue) Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Venue: Digital Visualisation Room, 4/F, Library

      Completed   

 

About the student speaker

William Kwok-on Chan is a 3rd year Undergraduate student majoring in Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Development and pursuing a Bachelor of Engineering. He is currently a Board Member and the Education Programme Coordinator of Wikimedia Community User Group Hong Kong, where the User Group is a recognized movement affiliate of the Wikimedia Foundation and the Wikimedia Movement.

Robot Kung Fu

Robotic Innovation for Inspiration (Kung Fu)
Date: 25 Sep 2019 (Wed) Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Venue:Digital Makerspace, 4/F, Library

Date: 24 Oct 2019 (Thu)

Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

      Completed   

The Robotic technology is one of the most innovative and creative tools for inspiration nowadays. This workshop introduces the concept of digital transformation in different applications, specially in safeguarding the Intangible Art & Cultural Heritage.  Participants will have an opportunity to program a Kung Fu Robot with step-by-step tutorials. 

 

About the speaker:

Paul Chan, Principal Consultant (Innovation Management), Pauldesign Ltd.

MDes (Interaction Design), MHKDA

Hong Kong ICT Awards 2011

Grand Award for Green Building Award 2012

FuturArc Green Leadership Award 2013

Most Successful Design Award 2013, 2015

IOT Workshop - M5

Introduction to Internet of Things (IoT) and Cloud Data Connection
Date: 15 Oct 2019 (Tue) Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Venue: Digital Visualisation Room, 4/F, Library

Date: 13 Nov 2019 (Wed)

The workshop has been cancelled.

Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

      Completed   

Internet of Things (IoT) applications have the potential to give an innovative solution to improve efficiency on every aspect of your daily life from collecting environmental data to establishing a smart city.  This workshop will give you a basic electronic concept and programming skills to setup and control an IoT device.  This workshop is suitable for students from all disciplines without any programming knowledge.

In this workshop, you will learn:

  • How to do basic programming on ESP32 MCU board to control device's I/O
  • How to generate data from IoT devices to aggregate and process data in Cloud service

Note: The i-Space will provide a ready-made M5Stack IoT device to the participants. Each IoT device may be shared by 2 to 3 participants.

IOT Workshop - STEM Edu

Internet of Things (IoT) on Smart Planting
Date: 27 Sep 2019 (Fri) Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Venue: Digital Makerspace, 4/F, Library

      Completed   

We will make a little smart planting machine by using Arduino board, soil moisture sensor, and servo motor to integrate a planting helper with the data upload to cloud, when you are away from home, the smart planting system will take care of your plant, and you could monitor the soil moisture condition of your plant remotely over the cloud.

In this workshop, you will learn:

  • How to program on ESP32 / Arduino board with Arduino IDE
  • How to handle sensor's signal between cloud network and irrigation machine

About the speaker:

Silas Hung is an electronic engineer for 25 years, other than his engineer work, he has been a part-time lecturer with VTC for over 1500 teaching hours in electronic engineering, and was an invited speaker in many engineering conference, he has published over 20 technical paper in Journals and conferences.

Paper-cut

When Chinese Paper-cut Meets Laser Cutter
Date: 24 Sep 2019 (Tue) Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Venue:Digital Makerspace, 4/F, Library
Date: 23 Oct 2019 (Wed) Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Date: 19 Nov 2019 (Tue) Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

      Completed   

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

Laser Cut

Make Your Own ID Tag: An Introduction to Laser Cutting and Engraving
Date: 9 Sep 2019 (Mon) Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Venue:Digital Makerspace, 4/F, Library
Date: 9 Oct 2019 (Wed) Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Date: 6 Nov 2019 (Wed) Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

      Completed   

How would you like to create an acrylic 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 an acrylic board measuring 11 cm x 5 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
 

IOT Workshop - LED Controller

Controllable LED Light
Date: 17 Sep 2019 (Tue) Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Venue: Digital Makerspace, 4/F, Library

      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

Past events

Past events - 3D Printed Prosthetic

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 Mar 2019 (Thu)
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

The MakerMindset@i-Space programme is now exhibited at the Library Festival - Achievements of Libraries of Tertiary Institutions in Application of Technology.

Date : 24.10 - 6.11.2019 (10am - 8pm)

Venue :Exhibition Gallery, Hong Kong Central Library

MakerMindset@i-Space - When Culture Meets Technology

The “Virtual Reality Contest: Stories from ancient China” organised by the Library was extended from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University to secondary schools. A selection of winning entries, including Chinese Tea Culture, The Story of Qu Yuan, Mongol Siege of Diaoyu Castle, and Confucius Stranded on the Road from Chen to Cai, will be showcased in the exhibition for visitors to experience stories and fables from ancient China through immersive VR games.

科技遇上文化
圖書館舉辦的「虛擬實境創作比賽:中國古代故事」比賽,今年由香港理工大學推廣至中學。展覽展出的得獎作品包括中國茶文化、屈原傳、合州釣魚城之戰、孔子之厄於陳蔡篇等主題,參觀者可身歷其境,透過虛擬現實遊戲體驗中國古代故事和寓言。