Welcome to Makerlab

To be creative and Innovative!

With the enabling fabrication technologies such as 3D printing and embedded systems, DIY (Do-It-Yourself) or rapid prototyping of innovative ideas is becoming more accessible than ever before.  MakerLab is an initiative launched by the Department of Computer Science to bring together students of any discipline who are interested in prototyping and making.  We aim to create an environment for students to turn their innovative ideas into reality. At MakerLab, students can learn and explore the state-of-the-art technologies, tools and skills, and to work collaboratively for idea incubation and implementation.  

The mission of MakerLab is to nurture and foster creativity and innovation of students in Hong Kong. We believe that making in a collaborative environment will promote the culture of innovation. Through the process of making, not only that students can acquire various practical technological skills but also that they can develop the many valuable traits, such as patience, persistence, perseverance, openness, etc., for problem-solving. 

If you like making and prototyping, this is the place for you. Tell us your idea, we help you to make it happen. You can find our 3D models in Thingiverse and YouMagine to make the things we present.

(photo source: Internet)

Tortobot STEM Robot Kit is an inexpensive educational material designed by us for students to learn programming and robotics. The kit includes electronics components and 3D printed models.  Students build the robot and develop an Android app to control it. It is perfect for holding a 3 hour STEM workshop. The teaching notes of writing the Android app is free to distribute and can be downloaded here.  The source code of the tortobot is also open. It is available on github.  3D printed STL model files are available here

The kit includes following parts. The electronic components can be found in online store such as taoboa, amazon, DX, aliexpress, ebay and etc, contact us if you need more information and guiding to buy them.

  • 1 Atmel ATmega328P Developer Board
    • built-in battery charging circult
    • Arduino Nano Compatible
  • 1 CC2540 Bluetooth BLE or any Bluetooth SPP modules
  • 4 of Tower Pro 9g servo
  • 1 of 3.7V 18650 lithium-ion battery
  • 1 of dupoint wire
  • 1 of battery metallic spring wire
  • a set of 3D printed plastic models
  • some M2x6 tapping screws