Diploma in Aeronautical & Aerospace Technology
School of Engineering
Vice-president, Makers Innovators Tribe
Welcome to My Playground
Figuring out how things are made or how they work makes me tick.
That’s why I’ve been with the Makers Innovators Tribe, a CCA for students who love to tinker, since my first year in NYP.
NYP MakerSpace, a huge space with loads of cool tools and materials (3D printers, sound booths, arduinos, and did I mention a fish tank?).
But it's more than just a hobby, NYP MakerSpace also has cool workshops, study trips to the region, and loads of coaches who can help us with our prototypes – even developing them into business ideas.
The best thing for me is still hanging out with my mates and tinkering.
In early 2019, we had this super cool idea to make a claw machine for Open House 2019. I mean, everybody loves claw machines, right? 😁 Ohmygosh IT WAS AWESOME seeing players so engrossed with it!
I’ve been given opportunities to host workshops here at Makerspace. I ran one centred around cardboard, and we built a bunch of things. You transform plain vanilla flat cardboard into amazing things – am making a bunch of furniture pieces at the moment: I now have 3 chairs, a desk, 3 stools and a small table. And yes, they are fully functional… one of my larger friends (125kg) took up the challenge and the furniture passed with flying colours.
I’m also working on a giant cardboard piece for Open House 2020. (Pop by and see it! Jan 09-11)
What would I do if I had all the cardboard in the world to do stuff? A large-scale glider model!
My dream project?
Building my own home with a large backyard and my own aircraft, with proper materials of course 😁 Not cardboard!