MakerBay Newsletter | 2021 September Issue

Featured Articles of September

UpCycling Plus: Crafting with purpose

‘Cheap or beautiful goods can be found everywhere, but it’s harder to find something personalized or that you really like.’ It is normal to pay for the things you want, but have you ever paid to DIY something you like? Edward Wong founded Luckwalker a few years ago and devotes himself to making metal accessories. He believes that every DIY product is unique and the efforts expended can’t be measured in money as making your own product is way more meaningful than buying a finished product.

Upcoming Workshops

Create Your Own Board Games - Upcycling Mooncake Boxes

Are you a fan of board games? Have you ever wondered what could be done with leftover mooncake boxes from the mid-autumn festival? Join us in transforming mooncake boxes into your own beautiful collection of board games! In this workshop, you will learn basic laser cutting skills and make some board games through upcycling mooncake boxes. It can be a collection of classic board games such as Connect 4, Aeroplane Chess, Chinese Checkers — you name it! Let’s breathe new life into mooncake boxes and relive your childhood memories with traditional games!

Light It Up With Your Unique Lamp

Getting tired of using some bland lamp? Looking for a desk lamp that’s truly out of the ordinary? If yes, then this is the workshop for you! In this workshop, you will make a lamp in your own style with laser cutting skills. You can design and choose your own pattern as well as adding some cool decorations. Let’s make an extraordinary lamp that lights up your room and also your mood!

Happy Halloween! What’s in the Box?

Trick or treat? Halloween is coming and it can be so much fun! Want to have a unique prop to celebrate Halloween? Come and create your own scary box and play a little trick on your family and friends! Boo! This workshop is the perfect chance to get in the Halloween spirit as you’re going to make a scary box for celebrating this spooky festival by applying basic woodworking skills. Come have fun and then ‘surprise’ your family and friends on Halloween!

More upcoming workshops

Upcoming Community Events

Movie Screening - The Living Sea

This is a documentary about Hong Kong corals, produced by Ema Poposka, a 9th-grade student. It aims to raise the awareness toward the uniqueness of Hong Kong corals and showing how everyone can participate in ocean and coral conservation. Sign up for the screening event on 2nd October, and be impressed by the ocean and also the talent of this young lady!

For sign up and inquire please contact +852 4638 0364.😎 

Project Highlight

MakerBay sharing - Kids4kids

We’ve had the pleasure to be invited by Kids4kids to host a workshop during their ‘Powered by Youth’ forum. We shared a bit about MakerBay’s journey, and we talked about how we work with youth to develop solutions for the environment. It was inspiring to see so many of them eager to tackle environmental issues.

We’re really looking forward to seeing the development of the 5 winning projects!

$500 will allow us to provide a full day impact innovation workshop for one youth, during which they will develop an impactful prototype to solve a given problem.

Through the workshops, the youths can strengthen their technical and soft skills:

Combine these skills with design thinking and the youth can create solutions to address real social and environmental issues. Please support us and empower the next generation of innovators!

Graphic credit: freepik

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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.