FAN2 Day 3 – Presenting Fablab Saigon to the world

Sorry that this is a late post because we are getting busier and busier at the very fast-paced conference.

On the stage today, Mai presented about Fablab Saigon. She shared Fablab Saigon’s current status, direction and what it will look like in near future after renovation. We received good compliments from the audience afterwards.

Check out our presentation slides here.

Fablab Saigon
Mai shares Fablab Saigon News with the Fablab Asia Network.

Coming up next, Mr. Yoshisuke Kuramoto showed his DIY Fability Scooter which he designed and fabricated for himself at Fablab Hamamatsu.At the age of 68, he still looks clear-minded and energetic. The reason why he wants to make the scooter is that mobility scooters are expensive in Japan and the ones on the market do not fit well to his body. Thank you Yoshisuke-san for sharing his inspiring project and true maker spirit.

Fability Scooter
Mr. Yoshisuke Kuramoto presents his DIY mobility scooter project.

In the afternoon, we joined a 3D color printing workshop conducted by True Dot Technology. Their Full Color 3D Printing system is not on the market yet but it will be launched in July this year. Unlike MakerBot, they use inkjet printing technology and you can print any shape you want, without having to build a support structure. Although it is still under testing phase, the quality of product is pretty impressive.

3D color printer
3D color printer
Iron Man Mask printed using True Dot Technology’s 3D Full Color Printer

We volunteered to conduct a DIY Lamp Workshop the next day. To prepare for it, we headed to Fablab Taipei to use their drilling and soldering tools. Plus we wanted to check out their place as well.

Fablab Taipei Front Door
Working desks are placed right next to the front door.
Fablab Taipei CNC Machine
3D Printer and CNC Machine
Fablab Taipei Wood Machines
They have a big basement for woodwork.
He is testing his “BayMax”, a character in Disney’s 2014 animation film Big Hero 6.

As we headed back to the hotel at 12.30am, we were completely totally exhausted but very pleased about another day full of interesting encounters and new knowledge.

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