The June 2016 Maker Faire Singapore was organised as part of the Singapore Science Festival event. It showcased innovation, creativity and the resourcefulness of the “do-it-yourself” culture. It was also a platform to be inspired, to exchange ideas and to learn from one another.
STEM applied learning secondary schools showcasing their STEM projects at the 2016 Maker Faire Singapore.
Some of the secondary schools offering Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Applied Learning Programme participated in the showcase too. The schools are East View Secondary School, Greendale Secondary School, Hong Kah Secondary School, Junyuan Secondary School, Nan Chiau High School, Ping Yi Secondary School, Regent Secondary School and St. Patrick’s School.
St. Patrick’s School boy demonstrating how he controlled a prosthetic (robotic) hand by attaching electrode pads onto his arm.
Some of the projects that were on showcase are the prosthetic (robotic) hand, SeaPerch (ROV - Remotely Operated Vehicle) in a water tank, wind turbine, vertical farm, SMART Kitchen, eHealth sensors and bluetooth controlled cars. The exhibits engaged families, young children and working professionals alike.
Boy focusing on controlling the baby SeaPerch in a tank. Photo courtesy of James Koh.
The family, intrigued by the wind turbine on display. Photo courtesy of James Koh.