The HKUST IoT and Robotics Forum brought together over 300 guests from academia, industry and government to showcase the latest developments in Internet of Things (IoT) and Robotics in Hong Kong on 21st November 2015. BSD Code and Design Academy Hong Kong participated as a supporting organisation and exhibited at the startup showcase alongside leading companies in the field of internet of things and robotics.
Alice Walker, BSD’s lead instructor for schools, assembled a simple piano composed of five bananas using a Makey Makey kit. Using a Makey Makey board with alligator clips connected to the bananas and a small piece of aluminium foil acting as positive and negative currents, respectively, the player is “grounded” by touching the foil with one hand and is able to play the banana piano with the other, acting as the conductor. The starter kit allows kids – in a fun way – to learn basics about coding, computers and circuitry.
BSD also demonstrated an avant-garde fashion trend, wearable technology. Just in time for the holiday seasons, BSD featured the glowing Ugly Christmas Sweater. Wearable technology connects fashion and technology, wirelessly incorporating LED lights using conductive thread. From basic DIY clothing to fake eyelashes that can control your TV, wearable technology is a trend to look out for.
BSD will hold a special DIY holiday fashion design workshop over the weekend, so you can learn the technical side of wearable technology as well as creative and design components.
If you are interested in your own ugly christmas sweater, or channel your inner Katniss to make a Hunger-Games-esque dress? Get in touch now at firstname.lastname@example.org
Makey Makey, intro to robotics
Makey Makey is an invention kit for the 21st century. Turn everyday objects into touchpads and combine them with the internet. It’s a simple Invention Kit for beginners and experts doing art, engineering, and everything in between.
Makey Makey believes that everyone is creative, inventive, and imaginative. So go ahead, turn your friends into a synthesizer.
Thank you Findings Group
Findings Group has kindly provided BSD with Makey Makey kits for supporting our introductory robotics curriculum development.
Findings Group is an integrated distribution and market development company that specializes in launching and growing lifestyle brands in Asia.