September 16, 2014   Posted by: Dr. Ace Jeangle

Maker Villa Penang


Couple weeks ago our sales Andrew participated in maker camp on Penang island, Malaysia and I asked him to tell a little bit about this event.
MakerVilla-Sponsors
This was our first participation in the Maker Villa and we were one of the proud sponsor of the event held at Ren-i-Tang, a historical Chinese herb medicine shop turned hotel located at the heart of the UNESCO world heritage site in Penang. It is a great venue for such a cool event.
Ren-I-Tang MakerVilla-Catalog
We were introduced to some delicious local food like char kuey teow, mee sotong, asam laksa before heading to the museum to learn about the history of Penang which is diverse and rich in culture.
Via-Pre_Dinner MakersFilmViewing
The event kick started with the MakerFilm Viewing after a sumptuous dinner at Via Pre restaurant. This video is a compilation of the maker's story which moved our heart deeply.
Workshop_at_PSC
The next 2 days were packed with workshop and talks given by indusry gurus that gives strong support on the Maker movements. They were held at Penang Science Cluster. Makers were busy sharing their ideas and brainstorming on issues.
N2_Yoda1
I had the privilege to exchanges some ideas and explain about what we do with Maker Yoda (Mr. Yun)
Chalk-Elec-LCD
I have also been very busy demonstrating our LCD touchscreen to friends that I make in this event. Everyone seems to be having fun.
WilliamHooi
There were also sharing sessions by William our organizer on the Maker movement. CurryKhoo
Curry Khoo, a starup facilitator that help future technopreneurs making their dream come true. He also shares a lot of his experience along the way.

Overall, it was a great event and I have made a lot of friends here. One more thing, there will be a Penang Mini Maker Faire on 15 Nov to bring more makers out, showcase their stuff and ideas.We would be happy to meet you there!

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