Assembling the Adafruit Cupcade

Spent about two days assembling the Adafruit Cupcade as a gift for a friend. Some soldering and fiddling around with the command line is required. I ordered the kit online. You have to provide the Raspberry Pi though, more specifically a Model One Revision B. I had an old one lying around that I bought …

Proposal for Singapore maker faire – the “Neobombe”

So some of my friends and I (our group has a name – “Art Makes Us“) decided to take part in the Maker Faire in Singapore this year. It will be held a primary school in Tampines sometime early July. Here is our project description: “Neobombe” is a scientific artwork based on the Turing machine …

The making of the “yes-no” box

I was given a mysterious job at work from the very top management in my company. I was asked to make a simple communication device that merely says “yes” or “no” with a single button. A longer press means “no” while a short press means “yes”, denoted by a blinking red and green LED respectively. …

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 …

‘Fluid Vase’ by Kwok Pan Fung

Beautiful example of how code can be realised in the physical world through 3D printing. This vase takes the form of a 3D freeze  of water in motion captured in a split-second time frame. Description from Vimeo:- Fluid Vase РAction becomes Object from Kwok Pan Fung on Vimeo. Launch of Fluid Vase at http://www.supabold.com

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 …