The making of ‘Gramophone’

I made this gramophone in four weeks. It looks and feels like a gramophone but obviously doesn’t function exactly like one. It has a turntable and (fake) vinyl records, but it is actually a laptop in disguise. There is a webcam on top of the screen, and the electronics inside include a Mac Mini and …

The making of ‘The Synesthete’s Music Machine’

My ex-classmates and I have sometimes talked about doing art projects together outside of school while we were still at LASALLE. We even created our own logo and group name called “Art Makes Us” to reflect that we like to make art. A year after we graduated, even though we are all working then, we actually …

Pacman arcade game for Maker Faire Rome – the making of

I had the good fortune to work on a really fun project for the Maker Faire Rome as part of my freelance stint with Metalworks by Maxus, the creative technology R&D arm of the media buy company. So I would like to share a bit on what went on behind this project. The brief given to …

The Singapore Mini-Maker Faire 2013

This was the second year of the event held on the last weekend of July. While I was a visitor last year, I became a participant this year with my own maker booth entitled “Hobby Electronic Light Gadgets” where I displayed some of my DIY light gadgets. It was held at the Scape Warehouse. This …

Hackers – origins

Interesting 30min documentary about the hacker culture that started in the US in the 1980s. Lots of famous hacker personalities. Without them, the information revolution would not have been possible. I find their dedication and passion infectious. They have a vision to change the world for the better through technology. And seeing young Richard Stallman …

Learning Android development

I ended school last week with my thesis submission and presentation. Yes I am done with school! I am done with the three year Bachelor course in interactive art at LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore. Now that I’ve graduated and have not found a proper full time job, I decided to do some freelance …