Part 2 of my visit to the mini Maker Faire held in Singapore, August 4. We have robots that walk and do self-defence and play soccer. And musical instruments made out of unusual materials. And a fire tornado.
I went to the mini Maker Faire at the Singapore Science Centre.
In the video, there’s a device that measures distances using ultrasonic waves, and based on that, turns a light on or off. It took me a while before I finally understood the concept. I thought it was directional, because she explained the device by pointing it up and down for light-on and light-off. Then I asked if it could be programmed to understand sideways directions…
Basically, if you block the emitting device (ultrasonic waves) within a certain distance, the light switches on. That’s why pointing to the ceiling switches it off, because the distance between the device and the ceiling exceeds the programmed distance limit.
I attended some talks at Barcamp Singapore 8 held at Tembusu College. I also gave a talk on “Vlogging on YouTube”, which had less-than-enthusiastic reviews.
In which you learn some Malay/Indonesian/Hokkien/Chinese words. This is when you’re ordering tea or coffee from a local coffee shop or drinks stall in Singapore. Not Starbucks.
What’s the longest beverage customisation you’ve ever ordered?
The Tea Project:
The June 2011 issue marks the birthday (birthmonth?) of Singularity! This is the 13th issue, and I thank you for reading the magazine. Download this month’s issue (about 7MB).
Behind the scenes
So I found a solution to my cat ride problem. I negotiated heavily with my cat, and she decided (rather imperiously, I might add) that she shall have 1 back massage per month.
“I thought I give you back massages!”
“Oh yeah, I haven’t done that for a while…”
“AARRRHHH! Whaddya do that for?”
So now I have fairies as hired help, but I have to feed them and they are allowed cat rides. My cat shreds junk email and I persuaded her to give cat rides. In return, I have to give her back massages. What have I gotten myself into…