I dropped by the One Maker Group (OMG) prototyping lab at the National Design Centre this week. I spent a whole month at this space last year making something for the Singapore maker faire. It is a maker’s den with many tools such as laser cutters and 3D printers.

workshop tools
workshop tools

I caught up with my friend who made some sort of casing for a mobile phone out of laser cut cardboard.

Mithru's cardboard structure
Mithru’s cardboard structure

There are still workshops, meet-ups and prototyping going on, but with the new addition of one humongous laser cutter that belched smoke.

huge-ass laser cutter
huge-ass laser cutter

I am glad that there is such a space for people like myself who appreciate the convenience of having all the machines and tools in one space, and a conducive environment with like minded individuals and consultants on site to work with. I do wish however, that the space could be bigger, but I also understand the cost constraints with land being so expensive in Singapore.

The maker map of Singapore
The maker map of Singapore

You can see a picture of me and my teammate in one of the photos on the lower right, below the maker map.

OMG is at the heart of Singapore's maker movement as well as Singapore's city centre
OMG is at the heart of Singapore’s maker movement as well as Singapore’s city centre
laser cutting
laser cutting
3D printers
3D printers
electronics lab
electronics lab

The electronics lab is my dream workspace. I have a smaller version of this at my own work place.