A brief glimpse of Shenzhen, the electronics manufacturing Capital of the World.

I realized that I've been talking about going to Shenzhen quite often but the videos and photos I have taken have not really shown much of it. There are a couple of reasons for this. Previously, the vendors at the electronics marts were very camera shy. People in China, in general, are camera shy. I think [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Introducing HMC Galahad and Codename Colossus Poster Giveaway

Catch the first glimpse at the newly completed Codename Colossus HMC Galahad before it goes in the box for the trip to New York Comic Con 2015. Also announcing a Codename Colossus poster giveaway. It is simple to enter, Watch the videos, Like and Subscribe to the Youtube channel, Like and Share the Facebook post, and [...]

Making 3D Printed Art Toy Codename Colossus – Week 8 and 9

We're on the home straight. Exciting times. Week 8 and Week 9 kinda blended into one another. Apologies for being late with the Week 8 video. I was rushing to make sure I have my parts ready for the photo shoot. In week 8, I finished up the last of the painting, adding [...]

Making 3D Printed Art Toy Codename Colossus – Week 7

It's that time of a project again. Usually after I am past 75% done, I find myself lapsing into a bout of low motivation, low morale, procrastination and self doubt. I think psychologists have identified this as a fear of completion or a fear of evaluation of a completed work. It is also the [...]

Making 3D Printed Art Toy Codename Colossus – Week 4, 5 and 6

I beg your pardons for the slow updating of these videos on the site. The build is in full swing and I am up to my neck in work, and I made a judgement call to post the videos on Youtube but save a bit of time updating the website. A lot of the [...]

S!dequest – Four must-visit Toy malls in Mong Kok, Hong Kong

Every time I visit Hong Kong, I will visit Mong Kok because I love the vibes of the whole shopping district. And every visit to Mong Kok cannot do without a visit to these four toy malls. I recommend these places to any toy collector or lover from anywhere in the world. All of these [...]