Guest Teacher: Art and Maker Workshop with NUS Yale

Zhana Sandeva , NUS Yale, September 27, 2015

Maker Movement: Art and Craft of the New Economy


Prof. Yibei Liu, Ken Panko, Prof. Ajay Mathuru, Nishant Jalgaonkar, Nabila Binte Abu Talib, Md Shafei Bin Seri, Zhana Sandeva


From September 23 - 30 a team from NUS Yale was exploring the maker movement in Singapore. The aim was to look at the movement from an interdisciplinary angle – social, economic, technical, etc. and to introduce students to various aspects of the maker economy. That included meeting with makers, entrepreneurs, innovators, private companies and government bodies. The students were also actively engaged in making through workshops in woodworking, 3D printing, laser cutting and others.


Detailed Itinerary

Wednesday September 23 – Exploring the Singapore Makers Landscape

8:15am Health and safety briefing (CIPE Classroom 16)

9:00am Bus pickup at the Oculus

9:30am Introduction to the Maker Movement by Veerappan Swaminathan (Veera)

OneMakerGroup Prototyping Lab @ 111 Middle Rd, Singapore 188969

11:30am Lunch 

2:00pm Visit and makers workshop with IDA Labs @ 111 Middle Rd, S 188969

4:00pm Design thinking workshop with Ms Ng Foong Wai @ IDA Labs

6:15pm Return to campus. Free time to review case studies and brainstorm solutions.


Thursday September 24 – Public Holiday

All day Free time to relax, brainstorm, browse designs, tutorials, and models to generate ideas for projects.


Friday September 25 – Laser Cutting

9:30am Adobe Illustrator workshop @ Yale-NUS Computer Lab 

11:30am Lunch 

1:30pm 3D Design workshop @ Yale-NUS Computer Lab

4:00pm Teams present preliminary thoughts on case studies @ CIPE Classroom 16

6:00pm Dinner and movie night @ Black Box Theatre


Saturday September 26 – Woodworking

9:00am Woodworking Workshop Part 1@ Yale-NUS Fab Lab (Studio 5)

11:30am Lunch 

AfternoonWoodworking Workshop Part 2 @ Yale-NUS Fab Lab (Studio 5)


Sunday September 27 – Home, Art and Foodhacking

8:00am Bus pickup at the Oculus (Group 1)

8:30am Repair Kopitiam Session (Group 1) @ Jurong West Ave 1, Block 425

Arts making workshop with Isabelle Desjeux (Group 2) @ Yale-NUS Fab Lab

11:00am Return to campus (Group 1)

11:30am Lunch 

12:00pm Bus pickup at the Oculus (Group 2)

12:30pm Repair Kopitiam session (Group 2) @ Jurong West Ave 1, Block 425

Arts making workshop with Mamakan aka Kristine Oustrup (Group 1) @ Yale-NUS Fab Lab

4:00pm Talk and debrief between the two groups about arts projects.

7:00pm Food hacking+fermentation talk and pickling workshop by Markéta Dolejšová and Samson Berhane @ Saga College Buttery


Monday September 28 – Electronics

9:00am Bus pickup at the Oculus

9:30am Visit to Hope Technik dronemaking start-up @ 6 Penjuru Close, 608614

11:30am Return to campus

12:00pm Lunch @ Dining Hall

3:00pm Electronics workshop with Gabriel Perumal (CIPE Classroom 16)

6:30pm Bus pickup at the Oculus

7:00pm Visit and “Papers We Love” event at HackerspaceSG (344B King George’s Ave)

9:45pm Return to campus.


Tuesday September 29 – 3D Printing

9:00am Bus pickup at the Oculus

9:30am 3D printing workshop with Simplifi3d @ 20 Peck Seah Street #03-00 S 079312 

11:45am Return to campus

12:00pm Lunch @ Dining Hall

Afternoon Design and 3D print items @ Yale-NUS Fab Lab (Studios 4 and 5)

6:30pm Bringing Tech to Market @ NUS Main Campus

Engineering Workshop 2, 1 Engineering Drive 3, Singapore 117580

TechHub (Glass house beside the A* Star Data Storage Institute).


Wednesday September 30 – From Makers to Entrepreneurs

Morning Prepare case study presentations

12:30pm Presentation of case studies @ Saga College Lecture Theatre 1

5:30pm Makers-turned-entrepreneurs discussion @ Saga College Lecture Theatre 1.



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