Maker Faire Taipei 2015

Following FAN2 conference, Maker Faire Taipei 2015 took place at Huashan 1914 Creative Park on the weekend of May 30th to 31st. At the park entrance, you can see a Maker Faire Logo made by steel. And just before entering main area, another gate showed up.

A giant Maker Faire robot stands proudly at the entrance.

Makerfair main entrance

The main area is divided into 3 sub-areas: MakerFair, Fusionera and Gadget Contest. MakerFaire is the largest among them, where individual makers exhibited their own projects. Also, business companies displayed their products and demo-ed them too.

At ARM booth, there is a demo application of how a colour sensor and wifi-communicated board can be used to provide real-time analytics of coffee capsule consumption.
A demo application at ARM’s booth that uses a colour sensor and wifi-enabled controller to provide real-time analytics of coffee capsule consumption.
The sensor and microcontroller that are attached to the Nespresso machine. The sensor is mounted on a 3D-printed piece of plastic.
The sensor and microcontroller that are attached to the Nespresso machine. The sensor is mounted on a 3D-printed piece of plastic.

Ground floor in Fusionera is especially reserved for FAN2 people to showcase their own projects. On the first floor, various talks were presented by different speakers.

Competition for drone flying, robot fighting, line-following robots racing, and car racing took place at Gadget Contest.

We can see a lot of parents bringing their children to the fair and they seemed pretty excited. Not only local Taiwanese but also foreigners attended Maker Faire, from teenagers to adults, from young to old people. We will let pictures do the talk from now on.

A lighting-controlled, rotating system to grow plants indoor
A lighting-controlled, rotating system to grow plants indoor
3D-printed biscuits
3D-printed biscuits
Children using straws and strawbees to construct things. Strawbees are tiny plastic connectors that can link multiple straws together.
Children using straws and strawbees to construct things. Strawbees are tiny plastic connectors that can link multiple straws together.
This little girl is so engrossed in her straw construction.
Fabulous creations using strawbees
Fabulous creations using strawbees. Check out more at http://www.strawbees.com.
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No idea what this does but it looks crazy!
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These paper masks, made by members of Fablab Taipei, are popular among visitors.
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A device to help citizens measure radiation levels, arising from Fukushima nuclear disaster.
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The back of the SafeCast device
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Simple circle-drawing robots attract many kids. For close-up details of the robot, visit http://www.artbottoys.com/3.html.
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Kids are totally fascinated by these 3-legged, circle-drawing robots.
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