ALP 2015 - Shenzhen Maker Faire D1

Pretty short week with most of the time spent researching about all power generators in the market used for Electrosurgery.

Got my one day leave approved for a short 3 day trip to Shenzhen for..... Maker Faire! The biggest and officially endorsed 2015 edition.

departure

While waiting at the boarding area... We noticed that it's all about manual labour to move the push carts around.

manual-pull

Have you ever taken a bus and board the plane..president style? That bus is 1.5x the width compared to a public one.

airport-bus

Trying to take a photo facing the sun is...meh...

group-photo

Pleasant surprise. Never knew that our short, 2 hour, domestic plane ride comes with breakfast!

plane-bfkast

Here's an interesting cartoon-based safety video if you understand chinese:

New way of push-carting your child.

bag-cart

Spotted this at the Shenzhen Bao-an airport. This definitely looked nearly identical to the original retail store of Gong Cha.

gong-tea

After a quick trip to our Airbnb apartment and lunch following, we headed down to Keyuan station to check out Maker faire!

mf-banner

Shenzhen Maker Faire is hosted at a software "park" officially supported by the Government.

sw-park

HUGEEEE Makebot spotted!

mf-bot

We first headed to the new SeeedStudio Office for a short tour by Jim from the Productization Division. For those who are unfamiliar, SeeedStudio is a company selling sensors breakout and all sorts of fancy electronics related kits for easy development.

seeed-playarea

This symbol looks familiar....

seeed-symbol

seeed-group

Back to check out the Faire :)

Some arcade-style gripper game made of Lego.

lego-gripper

Nice little piano made of bent and laser-cut Acrylic pieces.

acrylic-piano

Rubik-cube solver spotted.

cube-solver

Racing vehicle by Hunan University. Looks like an electric-powered race car.

race-car

Wireless charging spotted...

wireless1

Charging an iPhone wirelessly with a inductor pad addition behind.

wireless-iphone

This is an interesting educational kit made by a group of educators to expose the young ones to electronics through building blocks and graphical programming. As they grow up, they start to understand the inner workings of each block and eventually be well-versed about electronics instead of simply piecing electronics modules together.

That's a long-term vision isn't it? Considering the age the they are getting exposed to such knowledge.

e-blocks

e-fritzing

Also went to checkout the HAX (formally HAXLR8R) booth at the faire where they exhibited some of the products from their previous graduating classes. They are one of the best hardware accelerators around so check them out if you are a hardware startup/company!

hax-banner

Opentrons

bio-tank

Some tank related project what allows you to monitor what's inside the tank with a video camera.

video-tank

Interesting project spotted that monitors localized air quality based on sensors embedded in the device. Love the wood casing. much EPD!

aqi-meter

Spotted this modified kickscooter. HEY! That's a similar version we bought a month ago as an in-campus transport, but manual powered. Sounds like it's time to hack ours?

ev-scooter

Robot built using recycled parts. Neat!

recycled-robot

Makeshift Maconalds' booth. WOW.

makeshift

Badass' drone spotted.

huge-drone

Here's a freescale educational truck that "transformalized"

freescale-truck

So Mini is an official Maker faire sponsor and you see tons of mini cooper around.

Mini on water

mini-water

mini-bulldog

paint-car

Tesla was here as well to promote their full electric car. It's sad that they pulled out from Singapore.

Tesla

Interesting 3D printed product!

3D-bumble

That's all for Day 1 :)