Mario the Magician
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Maker Faire Shenzhen will open at Shenzhen Polytechnic tomorrow, providing exhibitions, speeches and workshops through Sunday.
More than 200 makers from all over the world will exhibit their creative projects showcasing the techno-DIY spirit. The projects employ various rising technologies including 3-D printing, drones, biohacking, interactive arts, mechanics and so on.
There will be two days of compelling seminars and panels at the Maker Faire Forum, presented by visionary leaders, community builders and hobbyist makers who will share their experiences, pushing the maker movement forward.
Events are the must-see sessions. Makers from different backgrounds will give making-related performances. The line-up includes Maker Magician, Water Graffiti and Eight-legged Robot Mount, to name a few.
Workshops will provide hands-on skill-building sessions that encourage kid and adults alike to get in the spirit of making.
Mario the Magician
New York’s Mario the Magician will present a live comedic performance of magic and slapstick comedy, empowered by hidden modern technology and robotics that are obscured from the audience’s sight at the fair’s central stage. His repertoire exclusively features hand-made items, often from salvaged materials, and his message is to encourage children to make, not buy. The performance is a high-energy spectacle of vaudeville and humor, with fully-automated, interactive sidekicks.
Waterlight Graffiti is a project created by Antonin Fourneau that involves the use of thousands of LEDs that light up when touched by water. When you touch the frame of an LED, water creates an electrical bridge bringing the power required to light up the LED embedded under the surface. The wetter it is, the brighter it gets.
Nerdy Derby Inc. provides students with hands-on learning activities that are creative and engaging. At the fair, children are invited to join a toy car race.
Twenty-seven workshops on games, fashion wearables, laser cutting, CPF Arduino Blockly, robot design, mechanical design, 3-D printing, modularized PCB boards and virtual reality will be held. Some will charge fees and some are free.
Twenty-five speakers from around the world will share their stories regarding the future, making, platform and education.
‘Visions into the Future’
Time: 9:30 a.m.-noon, Nov. 11
Topic: Educators and entrepreneurs will shed light on the future of making and how more people can follow suit through learning and doing.
‘Making in Industries’
Time: 1:30-4 p.m., Nov. 11
Topic: Open source and digital fabrication tools have greatly accelerated the prototyping process, making it easier for makers to materialize their ideas into reality, and even into markets linked with existing industries. Engineers, designers, entrepreneurs and educators will talk about their projects ranging from smart homes, industrial robots, wearable tech for fashion and aerospace to solutions for social and environmental problems.
Time: 10 a.m.-noon, Nov. 12
Topic: Makers will share their vision for promoting the maker movement, to educate, entertain, and inspire more people to opt-into the spirit of creating.
Time: 1:30-4 p.m., Nov. 12
Topic: Local educators will tell the story of why and how innovative learning has caught on in their own individual communities and how these communities have come together to share and collaborate, encapsulating the spirit of making.
Dates: Nov. 10-12
Venue: Shenzhen Polytechnic, 2190 Liuxian Boulevard, Nanshan District (南山区留仙大道2190号深圳职业技术学院)
Metro: Line 5, Liuxiandong Station (留仙洞站), Exit C