Mk.I Cyclops Build Log 3

This past week was spent in Shenzhen and Hong Kong with a main aim of meeting prototyping and manufacturing companies for the first time and making the first introductions. I am sure I will need to make several more trips to Shenzhen before the project is over. The trip was not without disappointment, I [...]

Mk.I Cyclops Build Log 2

It's been two weeks since my last update, so I thought I would give you guys an update. Not much video-worthy stuff so I'll dispense with a video. It's been a great few weeks for geeks. 26th April was Alien Day! And those of you following me on social media would have seen this. I [...]

Mk.I Cyclops Build Log 1

Anyway, for the last 2 weeks, I've been designing, sketching and 3D modelling my new Colossus. I haven't quite decided on a naming convention, so it is called the First Production Colossus at the moment. I am calling this Build Log 1 although it is already Week 3. In this video, I describe my thought [...]

Machination Studio Future Direction Announcements

Hi guys, It's been a while since I could really put serious hours behind working on Machination Studio stuff. While speaking at TED2016 was a great once in a lifetime opportunity, and really a eye opening experience, I really did miss just sitting down designing and building stuff. The last years made a lot [...]

Machination Studio to build Real Sized Colossus in Singapore

Artist's Impression. Not to Scale. April 1st, 2016 Singapore toy maker, Machination Studio, has been appointed to build a life-sized version of their Codename: Colossus toy, complete with working armaments as part of a new defense paradigm of the SAF (Singapore Armed Forces). "In light of the recent security crisis gripping the world, [...]

Talking Emergent Design at Hackware 1.6

Some months back, Chinmay, Sayanee and Kheng Meng from the Hackware group, who organize monthly meetups for the hardware hacking community, invited me to give a talk about my toy. I initially wanted to use it as an opportunity to do a rehearsal of my TED talk, but the schedule did not work, so yesterday, [...]

Sharing my speaking experience at the TEDxSingapore meetup

Dave Lim of TEDxSingapore was organizing a meetup for the TEDxSingapore community to share his experience at the TED2016 conference, and to kick start the brainstorming session for the theme to their upcoming TEDxSingapore event. He invited me to share my experience as a Speaker to the community. The video is kinda long, and I [...]

Machination Studio on Linus Tech Tips

When I knew I was going to Vancouver for TED, I decided that it would be great to pay Linus Media Group a visit. I got in touch with Taran, the video editor and host there. He had just made a video on the Meccannoid, so I knew he was interested in robotics. I [...]

Machination Studio at TED: Are you enjoying yourself?

Are you enjoying yourself? Every single person I spoke to at TED asked me this. Dude, I got to meet Harrison Ford. Did I enjoy myself? That story didn’t end there, by the way. I mini-stalked Harrison Ford as he walked with his minders towards the theatre for the next session. He stopped for a [...]

Machination Studio at TED2016 Day 1

The flight started well enough. I was lucky to get one of the Sanrio co-branded EVA Airways planes. That means Hello Kitty everywhere, from the airplane exterior, to the cushions, the entertainment console, down to the cutlery. It did not end there. At Taipei, I was greeted by a huge Sanrio themed waiting lounge and [...]