It was the second Hsinchu Mini Maker Faire on September 24-25. The “Hsinchu Mini Maker Faire” opened with the personal remark from Lin Chih-chien, the mayor of Hsinchu City. During the opening ceremony, the major Lin stressed that Hsinchu owns the most abundant resources in Taiwan, including “Hsinchu City StarFab Accelerator” and the top innovative incubation team Starfab, especially, Hsinchu has the world renown Hsinchu Science Park, Industrial Technology Research Institute, National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center, etc all top academic and industrial players. They are the best partners for makers to team up with. Such feature makes Hsinchu the best base for new generation entrepreneurs.
Mayor of Hsinchu: “innovative startup” is the city’s policy
The cores of this year’s Faire are “Innovative Startup” and “Flip Education.” The event gathered more than 100 young inventors and makers. The major experimented on many inventions and maker projects, including hydraulic robotic arms, robotic arms, and many others. A student from Hsinchu Primary School, Lin Ming-tsung invented a game of “picking up gifts” by writing programming language. The mayor Lin praised student Lin a successful scientist. Mayor Lin stated, that from the young scientists, you can spot the vitality and competitiveness of Taiwan. Lin also said, that the spirit of “Innovative Startup” and “Flip Education” are what the city government has been aiming in the long run.
Experience Maker Ideas, an International Show
“The Technology Zone” has Logitech, Might Electronic, Mouser Electronics, Realtek to show their products and progress in Smart Living, IoT, robotics and more. “Handy Crafts Zone” joined Creative Product Market “ArtMay,” and featured local creative makers and their products to show local culture. “Lifestyle Zone” and farmers’ market “Dragonfly Green Market” co-curated an show that concentrated in environmental awareness and organic farming to celebrate the idea that the original idea of “maker” came from the land. “Competition Zone” hosted Hebocon sumo wrestling, and autonomous vehicle race.
Groundbreaking Forum, First Maker Space Summing of Taiwan
There were quite a few 3D printing venders joined the Faire this year. It was an response to the strong need of the maker circle. The printer from Idea-DIY, the MAKER Magazine once named its product the best 3D printer also displayed their products, and the printer’s industrial standard of precision impressed all who visited the stand. The usage of 3D printing in the day-to-day activity is more and more obvious. While the competition is fierce, the precision and quality are the key to stand out. Especially in the field of medicine such as dental models and cosmetic medical usages, many successful developments and researches have been shown, and Hsinchu Mini Maker Faire 2016 had them all.