Open day at Maker Bar, Shenzhen
Open day at Maker Bar
elf II VRDrone
At the heart of Sci-Tech Park, Maker Bar is one of the maker spaces with self-contained equipment in Shenzhen, which replying on ElecFreaks offers open source hardware service, including brainstorming, tools customization, prototype design, small batch production and abrasive prototypes and it developed a selfie mini drone, a balance car, a robotic arm and more.
Open Day was from 12th to 14th August. The full schedule for the Open Day was:
Part 1: Maker Bar Introduction-15mins
Part 2: Industrial Design & Makers-25mins
Part 3: Open Source Hardware & Makers-25mins
Part 4: Workshop-ELF VRDrone-35mins
We had a blast! Some guests were from Taiwan and US, and some were from Russia. Participants were ushered to their seat to get the idea of how Maker Bar works and how it may benefit the society.
Our host then introduced the whole facilities in the Maker Bar and the outlook of being a maker in the future.
People were enjoying the fun works. Look at this kid! Wasn't she adorable? She just couldn’t get her hands off the Makey Makey, playing Mario by tapping her friends’ arms.
The most fun part was drone assembly. Participants were divided into five groups to assemble ELF II VRDrone. Assembly was fun. Look how tense their expressions were.
As soon as they finished the assembly, though it’s really not a piece of cake, they tested its flying to see if it’s properly installed. Imagine their look when they first saw their DIY drone flying in the sky.
During the whole event, this TV reporter kept moving and angling the crowd. Great work done!
By the way, we want to make it a weekly event in the future, so Open Day could be a means to promote maker
Just in case you’re in Shenzhen, you can take the metro to get off at Shenzhen University Metro Station, and walk straight about 200m, then take the first right turn into Keji Middle Third Road. Go along the road about 200m and you’ll see the Maker Bar on your left before the first traffic lights.