Innovation Consultation

Turning an idea into an actual product may be a challenging task, especially for students participating in competitions which the end product has to be submitted in a limited time frame. Our experienced instructors will provide guidance in the design process, source the required components conduct training on coding and prototyping skills.

Students are welcome to use different materials, electronics and machinery in our makerspace, such as laser-cut, 3D printing, and woodworking.


➜ Building Autonomous Vehicles for Space Exploration

We supported a group of young makers from TWGH Mrs. Fung Wong Fung Ting College. The students worked in three teams to develop their ideas and build prototypes of one satellite and two autonomous rovers for exploring the surface and atmosphere of extraterrestrial planets. 

Each team made use of different materials and tools in our maker space with applications of various maker skills, such as laser-cutting, 3D printing and woodworking. Our team helped the students to improve their coding skills and creative problem-solving!

➜ Creating Safe Traffic Navigation for Blind Users

Students from St. Clare’s Girls’ School wanted to help visually impaired people to navigate the traffic more safely with an AI solution. MakerBay Foundation supported them by providing guidance in the design process, sourcing the required components, and developing their coding and prototyping skills.

The solution consists of two parts, a road camera with a custom machine learning model and a smart watch. The smart watch uses an Arduino UNO connected to a Speaker, Vibration Motor, 4-Digit display and a WiFi module. The WiFi module will connect to the ESP32-CAM and get the reading (“car” or “no car”). If the AI detects a car, the speaker will make noise and the vibration motor will rumble to alarm the user. The watch will also display the current time on the 4-Digit display, as any regular watch.

We are here to advise and work together to implement your projects. Contact us to discuss the details.

Ms. Angie Zhou

Education Specialist

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Angie Zhou is an Education Specialist at MIT App Inventor. She was the founder and CEO of Dreams Come True in Shenzhen, where she developed online coding courses for kids. She also has previous curriculum development, teaching and staff training experience at First Code Academy in Hong Kong.