Contributors

Updates from Maker’s Asylum Mumbai

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn

Last few weeks at the Asylum have been phenomenal. Workshops, events and hackathon in full throttle. The energy was overwhelming. We hosted the first of its kind hackathon called "Asylum Hack" in collaboration with Godrej.

It was 3 days of non-stop breaking and making consumer electronics devices.
Hackathons are great learning experience for individuals and large corporations, as they pack up so much energy and knowledge in a very short amount of time.

"Development cycles in the real world are pretty long. And to compress that into just 2 days and to tell people that here’s a problem, give me a solution in 2 days. That’s pretty exciting", Anool Mahidharia, Co-founder – Maker’s Asylum.

25 shortlisted participants divided into 5 teams. One of them (Team Auro) was anounced as the winner and received a Rs. 50,000/- prize from Godrej.

 

In the meanwhile, our Woodworking course attendees were getting the hang of carpentry and churning out some beautiful tables. Check it:

Adidas Originals and Homegrown Media had organized a Launch event for Adidas’s ZX Flux series of footwear and apparels. And they featutred artworks of 8 different artists. Maker’s Asylum was one of them, and look what we made:

Made by : Premankan, Shyam, Akshay

Original concept: CRAB
And this:

Events and workshops are the best media to share knowledge and ideas. Here’s how we went about doing just that:

Bicycle Meet 101:
The agenda of this meetup was :
Agenda:
Parts of a Bike and how they affect Bike Fit
Tools/Parts to carry while Riding
Tools/Parts to have at home
Brake settings and adjustments
Drive train settings and adjustments
Removing and fitting wheels
Fixing a flat
General Maintenance and Tips

Sketchwalk #30:
Sunday Sketchwalk and Maker’s Asylum came together to host this special event where for first time we drew from a live model Here’s a glimpse:

Introduction to Git:
A hands on workshop to teach everyone about Git, it’s advantages and it’s importance in anyone’s life (contrary to popular belief that it’s only for IT folks).
It’s a great version control tool which should be used by teams irrespective of the kind of project they’re working on.

Cosmic Bytes: Space Mining
A discussion on the various aspects of space mining.

Upcoming events at Maker’s Asylum:

  1. Woodworking Beginner Course – Details
  2. Mozzarella Cheese Making – Details
  3. Laser Cutting Training Session – Details

For more updates, join our mailing list here.

Recent Posts

Maker’s Asylum: “It was so much more than just face shields”

Gemma Coleman speaks to Maker’s Asylum, a community makerspace in India, to discuss their ethos of open innovation and their effort to create a million face shields

String Art- Do-It-Yourself

String art is a fun activity to make a colourful picture by wrapping thread or wool around the nails hammered into the woodblock. 
Woodwork

Woodwork workshop

Woodworking can mean something different to everybody. It’s an opportunity for a few to pick up a new skill, and for some others, it’s a stress buster.

The Next BIG Thing in the Future of Education

To be precise, the Fourth Industrial Revolution has contributed to blurring the lines between the physical, digital, and biological worlds. It's a fusion of advances in artificial intelligence (AI), Robotics, the Internet of Things (IoT), 3D Design, 3D Printing, and Drone building.