The greatest show-and-tell in Shanghai By Huang Lanlan Source: Global Times Published: 2015-5-10 19:43:01

“Would you like to try our chair?” asks 15-year-old Manon Miller to anyone stopping to look at the winged, cardboard chair placed in the center of the hall. This was no ordinary winged cardboard chair, mind you. It took Miller and her two teammates five weeks every day after school to design the structure, cut the cardboard and meticulously assemble the pieces. “Now the chair can hold at least 100 kilograms!” Miller grins.

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Maker Faire 2015 video highlights

2015 Maker – What pvc pipe can do

Pvc pipe is USUALLY used to house electrical wires. However, I use it for many other purposes. I used it to build a cart that can go up stairs easily while carrying a backpack. I built this because i have to carry alot of stuff up and down the stairs. Also I made a “ping-pong ball blower” to help get the ping-pong balls that are hard to reach under the table. It is hard to reach under the table, but with this handy tool, you can blow the balls right out! Last, but not least, did you know that pvc pipe can be used in rocket science? When you put in sugar, potassium nitrate, and a little bit of kitty litter, you can make a rocket!

2015 Maker – Toy Hack


Learn how to hack a remote controlled toy to make it playable by kids with physical disabilities.

Have fun learning more about Making and Hacking and do something good for the less fortunate at the same time. Donate a remote controlled toy for this great cause.

Shanghai Makerspace, XinCheJian, in association with Nestworks and NYU Interactive Media Arts, will teach you how to hack toys and make them playable for kids with physical disabilities. Pick up a screw driver and a soldering iron, learn about hacking and making and bring smiles and laughs to the faces of kids less fortunate than you! No prior experience required.

All toys will be donated to a charity caring for children with cerebral palsy after the event.

2015 Makers – Aerospace Engineering Class: Drones


Flying Demo Drones (10-15 mins):

Demo a quadcopter race through an obstacle course (designed by the students).

Alex Gu‎; Ji Soo Kim‎; Cassandra Kienle‎; Violet Lim‎; Chris Au-Yeung‎; Zachary Rifareal‎; Ezekiel Rifareal‎; Yukine Yanagi‎; Elizabeth Brandt‎; Andy Tan;‎ Hojip Jeon‎; Johnathan Chen‎

2015 Makers – Plobotics


Plobot is a tool for learning faster. It is open source and it uses arduino + 3D printed tech in order to get technology closer to children.

It helps to develop logic and creative thinking through a set of games.

2015 Maker – Live Recycled Sculpture!

Mr. Mathyk & Carolyn Foote’s Foundations of Art class has been working on creating Chinese Zodiac animals in groups. These will be on display at our booth. At the same time a group from the Foundations of Art class will be actively completing a huge sculpture, a three-headed sheep, ram, goat as the Chinese symbols used for this year.

2015 Maker – Concordia high school robotics team: MATE and FTC robotics

Concordia high school robotics team- MATE and FTC robotics
Demonstration of Concordia high school robotics teams’ FTC ROBOT and MATE underwater remotely operated vehicle. Students will demonstrate their robots and allow visitors to “drive” them as well!

2015 Maker – Raspberry PI projects


We will show some of the cool projects that one can build with a simple $35 device. It is easily purchasable on Taobao here in China and can be done in about 30 minutes.

2015 Maker – Marbleous contraptions