Parking locations

Parking locations around Bangunan U.A.B &  Penang Science Cafe (PSC) for Penang Mini Maker Faire 2016:

Link: https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1ligKI1PFa0YVYzaurhkOkvQ1Imk

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Paid Indoor Parking
QE II Parking
Fort Cornwallis Parking
Lebuh Duke Parking
Private Parking
Gat Lebuh Pasar Parking
Private Parking
Kompleks MBPPP
Genius Parking Little Indis
Roadside Parking

Penang Mini Maker Faire 2016 – Briefing Day

To successful maker’s application you are invited to join the Penang Mini Maker Faire 2016 – Maker Briefing Day!

The invitation will send via email.  You will be brief about the event during the Makers briefing day. If you are not able to attend, you can refer to the attached file as your reference.

We hope to see you that day to learn more about Penang Mini Maker Faire 2016! Please RSVP your attendance by replying to the email.

To other maker application, we still invite you to be part of us as visitors.

Feel free to join Penang Mini Maker Faire on 15th & 16th October 2016.
Online Tickets: http://pmmf2016.peatix.com/

We would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere gratitude and appreciation to all maker applications.

Thank you!

WeMaker LED Display – Tze Jin

A childhood dream no longer a dream when it be can fulfill. When you grow up, what will you be? Here’s an interesting journey maker about Tze Jin from WeMaker:

As a kid, I always love stuff that light up (Battle ship control panel !!) and all those colorful light setup always make me very happy.
As a maker, I also make quite a lot of simple and crazy LED projects, below are some of them that I have done over the last few months.

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Acrylic LED Light Stand

Acrylic is a wonderful material to work with because it easily available, easy to process with CNC or Laser and very high transparency. And one of the fun aspect of acrylic material is the high internal reflection that enables us to do edge lit display like this.

The above project was done in 30 min for a laser cutting workshop, we showcase how to design a vector line for laser cutting and then import a bitmap image to do raster engraving on acrylic. Then we use a Arduino UNO R3 and the Adafruit Neopixel Shield (an 8×5 WS2812 programmable LED shield) to showcase how to edge lit the acrylic panel.

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LED Strip Display

Lighting up a LED strip is fun, but can we combine a few LED strips together and use them to display picture or word? WeMaker explore this option and we come out a very cost effective way to run a 2000pcs of LED and use it as the display for SDCC launch event.

The above project was done with the help from KakiDIY and SVTMaker, we have tons of fun soldering lot of LED and putting them together using DIY material. The main controller is a 32 Bit Cortex-M4 Teensy. We learn a lot on timing control and power requirement on how to properly design a high speed LED circuit. This lead to a few more LED matrix projects later on.

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Low Cost Arduino LED Matrix

Is there any easier and cheaper way to run a LED matrix display? Sure, there are tons of LED display you can purchase from shop nowadays, but they are quite expensive and you can’t do anything much about it other than the feature their software provided. I happen to have access to some factory rejected 16×32 LED matrix display, so I went ahead and build a low cost battery powered LED display using the low cost china clone Arduino.

The LED panel is mounted on a 3D printed frame where we also design the mounting hole for the Arduino Uno as well. Then we split the power output from the power bank to both Arduino and LED panel and using the Arduino Library from Adafruit. Apparently my cat loves bling bling LED display as well 😀

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Animated GIF Display

Combining the 2 project above, how about we build a low cost open source LED display that we can program using Arduino code? Thus, the animated GIF Display was born.

This prototype is able to drive a 32×32 or 64×64 LED panel, and then read the GIF file that store in SD card and display onto the screen. I am currently still working on this project to create a nicer looking enclosure and adding more feature and hopefully can sell the as a programmable LED display kit.

Project Bolt was the collaboration between Jun Ong the artist, SVTMaker and WeMaker. We set our goal to build an interactive Big LED structure and display in Marina Bays and now in Bangsar.

The prototype was built using wood stick and we tested our Arduino setup on it. After that we assembled the 5-meter-tall structure and all the LED tube. The Structure is run on 8 Arduino Nano as Slave and 1 Arduino Nano as Master using the super long I2C connection to trigger the LED tube.

He will be joining our faire on this coming 15th & 16th October 2016. Want to know more about his project? Visit his WeMaker facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/wemaker.asia

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Talks & Performance Schedule

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ST Maker Club – Saengthong Vitthaya School

Our neighbor country Thailand young makers will be coming to our Penang Mini Maker Faire on 15 &16 October 2016. ST Maker Club lead by  Pathanin Kiniman will be showcased total of 6 projects.

1.Scooter : Auto move while riding and stop when finding an object in front of it.
2.Change Water Machine : Change brackish water to fresh water.
3.Pet Robot : Pet under your spell using the mobile application.
4. Co-Skate: Can move by itself without manual force.
5. Happy Trash: It feels happy when you throw rubbish into it.
6. Transporter Robot: Help you carry things around.

They have made an introduction video just for you. Come and visit their booth. Perhaps they will tell you some inspired story behind each of their projects.

Get your online tickets for the faire here! Link: http://pmmf2016.peatix.com/

Like, Love and Share it.

Don’t let the busy world keep you from showing how much you love and appreciate your family. Penang Mini Maker Faire invite your family and you to our faire. The Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth – a family-friendly showcase of invention. Show how much you care for your family by sharing it. See you soon! #pgmakerfaire

Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/666895996795613/

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Symphony Handicrafts & Accessories – Steven Tang

People are driven by their passions. Those who are passionate about something, they take up their hobbies into a whole new level. Symphony Handicrafts & Accessories was born from family members who love arts and crafts turn their hobbies into a creative business. They will be joining our faire on 15 & 16 October 2016 as commercial maker.

Symphony Handicrafts & Accessories is a project which focuses on handmade related products such as button badges, hair ties, accessory boxes, keychains, and much more.

Looking for an unique bracelet yet affordable for your love one? There will be a workshop provided by them to learn how to make your own bracelets and key-chains. Participants may require to buy the materials from their booth before attending the workshop.

Getting excited? Check out more on their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SymphonyHandicrafts.

Penang Makers Tour – 17 Oct

This year, we have decided to add a special tour. A Penang Makers Tour on Monday, 17 October 2016 with limited seats only. Go and get it before it’s gone!

Link >>> pgmakerstour2016.peatix.com

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Volunteers Recruitment Open Now!

Isn’t it a true happiness to help others? Join us and be a part of Penang Mni Maker Faire volunteer. Do what you love and love what you do. Registration is open now!

KakiDIY – Johnson Lam

If the western country needs Tony Stark to build an Iron Man, Penang Mini Maker Faire definitely need Johnson Lam well known among Malaysian makers to join our faire on 15 &16 October 2016 and he did at the very beginning.

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Johnson Lam the founder of KakiDIY always has been a a hardcore DIY enthusiast who builds up his skills and turn his first DIY computer business at the age of 19. In 2014, he decided to create a KakiDIY online platform for DIY enthusiasts and Maker Community to collaborate, share and provide services to others.

KakiDIY is a direct translation from a Malaysian slang “Kaki” means Buddy and also a Hokkien slang which sounds like “Yourself”. The meaning is synonymous with DIY so it was chosen to be the ‘brand’ for the site.

KakiDIY encourages people to Recycle, Reuse and Reduce waste by making them into usable items; making worthless discarded items into usable items, toys and gadgets to enhance lifestyle KakiDIY also incubated and helped passionate Makers and make them entrepreneurs.

In this year, they have helped MC Arts & Craft grew and now they are now independent and will also be exhibiting in the Penang Mini Maker Faire!

KakiDIY were in Penang Mini Maker Faire ever since the beginning of its inception. It started just as an upscale and recycle showcase previously, showcasing projects made out of recycled / reused household junks. There will be a lot of showcase from KakiDIY.


In addition, a new list of projects  such as DIY Pokeball, Vertical Planters, Cardboard Drones and and 3D Printed Drones. A fun and interesting with booth activites such as DIY VR Cardboard, Ice Cream Sticks Photo Frame and Rose makes from Pandan Leaves.

Want to know more? Feel free to visit their website: http://www.kakidiy.com/