Opened six months ago within the avant-garde ArtScience Museum in Singapore’s newest commercial and tourist district, the FabCafe is the latest addition to the global network born in Tokyo in 2012.
Published 6 February 2017 by Cherise Fong
Do you find conductive ink pens too costly and recipes too chemical? A lab in Barcelona offers a simple method to make your own conductive ink at home.
Published 6 February 2017 by Cherise Fong
Anupama Gowda and Pavan Kumar, encountered at the FAB12 international fablab conference in Shenzhen, created the first fablab in Bangalore, India, under a metro station. For Makery, Anupama Gowda tells its story.
Published 2 February 2017
Tokyo 2020 organizing committee invites all residents of Japan to donate their obsolete electronic devices to manufacture 100% of the Olympic medals.
Published 10 January 2017 by Cherise Fong
For its 4th edition, the YouFab Global Creative Awards has selected 23 finalists. As we wait for the winners to be announced by Fabcafe Tokyo, here are our favorites.
Published 20 December 2016 by Cherise Fong
Not only is the didgeridoo one of the world’s oldest musical instruments, it can help treat asthma and sleep apnea. Best of all, anyone can make one out of a plastic pipe.
Published 13 December 2016 by Cherise Fong
Hong Kong’s first makerspace has created a prototype of the electric vehicle of the future... which looks like a dome on wheels.
Published 9 December 2016
Exactly one hundred years after his death in 1916, Japan’s most famous Meiji-era author, Natsume Soseki, was both commemorated and revived at a Tokyo University in the form of an android.
Published 6 December 2016 by Cherise Fong
Fablab Setagaya, the 18th and newest addition to the Fablab Japan network, is officially open since November 1, 2016 in a micro village of arts and crafts in the southwest of Tokyo.
Published 28 November 2016 by Cherise Fong
Bucket Drummer Masa, 28, doesn’t consider himself a maker musician. Playing his homemade, hand-tuned bucket drums and PVC pipe didgeridoo, however, are his DIY claim to fame.
Published 8 November 2016 by Cherise Fong
The aircraft imagined by anime master Hayao Miyazaki in “Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind” has become a reality, thanks to Japanese media artist Kazuhiko Hachiya.
Published 1 November 2016 by Cherise Fong
Every year in Cambodia, the Mekong River floods hundreds of hectares around Lake Tonlé Sap. A project by architect Jonathan Chhen allies ecotourism, ecodesign and social good.
Published 30 August 2016 by Cherise Fong
A first in China: FAB12, the international fablab conference, took place on August 8-14 in Shenzhen, the city that produces 80% of the world’s electronics. Report.
Published 1 August 2016 by Cherise Fong
Laser-cut seaweed, drugged flies as miniature models of patients suffering from Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease… D-lab innovates in both education and design.
Published 21 July 2016 by Cherise Fong
Reborn Kyoto breathes new life into old kimonos. The nonprofit organization trains marginalized women in Cambodia, Vietnam or Rwanda, while transforming quality silk into ready-to-wear fashion.
Published 12 July 2016 by Cherise Fong
The house built by makers Rob Oudendijk and Yuka Hayashi has no foundation, its walls are made of extruded polystyrene foam and mortar. Visit of this DIY domicile.
Published 27 June 2016 by Cherise Fong
We ventured into Yamamoto Lab at Nagasaki University, pioneer of the biomimetic fish robots. Professor Ikuo Yamamoto’s marine-inspired mechatronics have won awards. And set records.
Published 21 June 2016 by Cherise Fong
Gunkanjima, concrete island made famous by UNESCO and James Bond, can be explored virtually. We went inside to see how digital technology is reviving the ghosts of coal mining’s past.
Published 14 June 2016 by Cherise Fong
In Nagasaki, robots are much more than stand-ins for the future. At the Henn na Hotel, even the concierge and bellhop are robots.
Published 6 June 2016 by Cherise Fong
Two French artists in residence at Villa Kujoyama in Kyoto frame their encounter with Japan through paper windows that come to life on the small screen.