Hey man ! Just back from Shenzen, China two weeks ago ! It was a very cool and inspiring trip for me to Shenzen ! I was so glad to be able to visit Shenzen to participate in the Maker Faire Shenzen 2014 ! I went there with one of my friends, Ting Sheng.
I would like to thanks to Dream Catcher & Chumbaka for sponsoring my trip to Shenzen !
Facebook Page : Dream Catcher
Facebook page : Chumbaka
Here is the details of Shenzen Maker Faire 2014 :
Date : 6 - 7/4 / 2014 ( Sunday & Monday)
Time : 9am - 6pm
Venue : 深圳蛇口南海意库/Shenzhen
The schedule for the 2 days maker faire :
So, let's talk about what I did during the Maker Faire.
On the first day 6/4/2014 ( Sunday ), we went to the event place by using metro ! It took us 1 hour from the place where we lived ( Grand Theater) at Shenzen to the event's place ( Sea World) . For your information, our cost of living for 6 nights at Shenzen for only 390 Yuan total for each person!
Metro Map for Shenzen
Once we reached there, we went to join a talk by keynotes speakers.
Talk by Dale Dougherty - Founder of Maker Media
Talk by Tom Igoe - Co-Founder of Arduino
Great to have a picture with Dale Dougherty - Founder of Maker Media
The talk was so inspiring for me ! Get to hear the experience from the founders of big companies !
Next, we participated in a Mixer Workshop organized by Seeed Studio Company and it's free of charge ( Pre-registered through We Chat/ Email )
Kids were excited to play around with the Mixer block
The Mixer blocks
This workshop is awesome ! They gave us different block of circuit that perform different functions ! For example, we can connect a button block as input and then we connect a motor fan at the output. Then when the button is pressed, the fan spins. This workshop attracted a lot of parents and kids to come over to have a look and I did give the opportunities for the kids to try on it and explain the simple concept to them !
After the workshop, then we walked around the booths at the maker faire.
Ideas to prototypes to products !
Seeed Studio booth
Diifferent module by Seeed Studio
Piano drawn by 'Bare conductive ink'
The flashing card set by bare conductive
Some of the booths and situation at the maker faire
There were so many booths during the maker faire and we tried our best to visit every booths ! There are some booths from Intel, AVR, Seeed Studio, Dangerous Prototypes, 3D Printing, Hackerspace, etc. I will update the list soon !
The peoples that I met during the first day of Maker Faire Shenzen :
Ian from Dangerous Prototype !
Mr. Tan ( Co-Founder) from Cytron Technologies, Malaysia !
Kyosuke Ishikawa from Japan !
It was so great to have met them and talked to them !
That's our first day !
How about the second day ?
Well, in the morning, we went to the Maker Education talk as I knew that Mr. Choo from Dream Catcher and Mr. William Hooi from Singapore will be talking on the stage ! The first speaker of the maker education was from Joey Hudy, a 16 years old teenagers that inspired me a lot from his work ! He is currently working with Intel ! So cool !
With Joey Hudy
Mr Choo's talk
With William Hooi from SG Makers !
Next, we went to be the teaching assistant for the 3D Printing workshop where kids are required to draw something using YAYA 3D Printing Pen.
With the kid
3D Printed spectacle !
I would like to thanks Natalie from Creatica Lab, Hong Kong for giving us such opportunities to be the TA during the workshop.
To end the 2 days of maker faire, the organizer had us a Maker Party !
Some of the organizing committee
Later on, I had my first ever try on Starbucks treated by Mr. William as our supper ! We had a great time talking to Mr. William too about the maker communities !
First try on Starbucks at China
Basically, this is the first part of my journey to Shenzen, China for the 2 days Maker Faire ! I will be updating about the second part of my journey to Shenzen, China soon ! Stay tuned !
Thank you !
More pictures at
More infos about the speakers : http://www.shenzhenmakerfaire.com/post/category/talk
Official Website for Maker Faire Shenzen 2014 : http://www.shenzhenmakerfaire.com/