Quezon City, Philippines — Over a hundred students, teachers, and professionals attended the first ever maker festival held at the Department of Mining, Metallurgical, and Materials Engineering, UP Diliman.
The event showcased the work of designers, engineers, artists, inventors, and tinkerers through interactive booths.
One notable exhibit was Alab, an ultra-light car designed and built by a cross-disciplinary team of Materials, Mechanical and Electrical & Electronics Engineering students. They’ve designed the vehicle to be as light as possible by using carbon fiber and reducing the amount of materials in order to accomplish optimum fuel economy. They’ve been working on the car for a year and entered the vehicle as part of the recent Shell Eco-Marathon.
car as light as possible.
Of course, no maker festival will be complete without robotics. Booths by Felta and SparkLab showcased their robotics projects as a way to encourage people to make their own robots.
Erick Chua from Shapecloud introduced accessible 3D printing in his talk 3D Printing at Your Fingertips while Jeremiah Mojares of Make It 3D discussed the Startup Opportunities opened up by 3D Printing. Jerome Castaneda of 3D Tayo, on the other hand, Cultivated a Maker Culture in School.
SparkLab invited participants to a follow-up Laser Cutting Workshop at the SparkLab Innovation Center.
Congratulations to the people behind Makers ShowUp for their successful event. We are excited to see more events like these that promote maker culture in the Philippines.
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