Calling out to the Einstein wannabes, curious explorers, DIY lovers, and craftspeople out there; there’s a new event in town that you absolutely need to head over to! So mark your calendars and clear your schedule for the weekend because The School by Jaya One (The School) is joining forces with KakiDIY to launch its first ever MakerLAB on Saturday 25 November, 2pm, followed up with the first-ever KL Mini Maker Faire on the same weekend, 25 & 26 November.
MakerLAB is designed to offer both children and youths from ages 6 to 16 an avenue to explore their curious nature. The younger generation will be encouraged to create and innovate and be introduced to environmental awareness at the same time.
“MakerLAB will be a hub for all young entrepreneurs, scientists, crafters, engineers, and artists to create and innovate. The world is all about moving towards renewable energy, and The School wants to do its part in enriching the younger generation in the aspect of environmental awareness,” said Charles Wong, Executive Director of Tetap Tiara Sdn Bhd, the developer of The School by Jaya One.
The School will be joining forces with KakiDIY, a leading community on the Maker’s Movement in Malaysia, where makers can experience classes and workshops such as arts and crafts, STEM, coding, electronics, woodcrafts, pottery, sewing, 3D printing, and more. With this collaboration, people will be able to embrace the world of DIY with no holdbacks.
“The three main excuses of the public when it comes to DIY, repairs, and making things are ‘no space’, ‘no tools’, and ‘no experience’. Hence makerspaces are the perfect solutions to this problem. As The School is an enrichment mall, it is the right place to host the likeminded MakerLAB here,” said Johnson Lam, the founder of KakiDIY.
Following up the launch of MakerLab is the Kuala Lumpur Mini Maker Faire, which will be holding approximately 80 booths showcasing maker’s exhibitions, retail products, and workshops! Parents, make sure to bring your kids over to the experiential zones, where your child will be exposed to the Art Zone, Tech & Electronic Zone, Science Zone, Hands On Zone, and lastly, the Workshop/Talk Zone.
The Mini Maker Faire isn’t only for the little humans, as it will also feature a wide range of hands-on activities for beginners or experienced makers who would like to learn something new! Activities include String Art, Tangram Puzzles, Slime Making, Origami Building, DIY Hologram, LED Throwies, Ice Cream Stick Photo Frame Making, Paper Helicopter Making, and also a Demo and Drone Experience booth located on the first floor of The School, Jaya One. Not to mention the exciting workshops prepared by the KakiDIY community that includes the Making of Storm Trooper Helmet, Lightsaber, 3D Printing, Augmented Reality (AR) / Virtual Reality (VR), and lastly, the Soldering and Repair workshop.
Interested now, aren’t you? Then make sure to bring yourself and your family to this one-of-a-kind event and return home not only with handmade goodies, but a whole new experience that will be etched onto your mind forever. Who knows? Maybe you’ll find a new passion there and pick up a new hobby or two. Admission for both the MakerLab and the Mini Maker Faire are FREE, all the more reason why you should swing by The School this weekend.
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