Even if we left Hong Kong about a year ago, I often get asked “what cool maker spaces should I see in Hong Kong / Shenzhen?”. Here you go.
The Hong Kong Maker Mecca: Let the students explore this area.
- Sham Shui Po, especially this exact shop: WECL https://maps.app.goo.gl/4R6MsnndWHvGZ8YM9
- MakerBay Foundation: https://makerbay.net/
- Making on Loft: https://www.makingonloft.org/
- DimSumLab: https://www.dimsumlabs.com/
- MakerHive (Coworking): https://makerhive.com.hk/
- HKU (Tam Wing Fan Innovation Wing) : https://www.hku.hk/press/news_detail_21321.html
- HKU Architecture Robotic Fabrication Lab: https://www.arch.hku.hk/resources/fabrication-laboratory/machinery-methods/robotics-lab/
- MIT Innovation Node: https://hkinnovationnode.mit.edu/facilities/ (in HKPC building)
- HKPC Makerspace: https://twitter.com/brincvc/status/976069013158608902
- HKSTP Robotics Garage: https://www.makertour.fr/workshops/robotics-garage
In Shenzhen, you would want to visit:
- Huaqiangbei: https://youtu.be/yuphJN8ntZM?si=hx--DM2HsVPXCA9f | https://www.elecrow.com/blog/intro-about-huaqiangbei-electronic-market-and-source-electronic-parts-here.html
- Chaihuo (Seeed Studio): https://www.chaihuo.org/
- TroubleMaker: https://troublemaker.site/
- And the last one, is the best, but unlikely to be granted access: https://hax.co/
If you want to bring your students and learn about the “Hardware Hacker” mindset, you can learn from
- MIT Hacking Manufacturing: https://www.media.mit.edu/posts/hacking-manufacturing-research-on-the-factory-floor/
- Swiss CHIC Programme: https://chi.camp/
Both, make hands-on prototyping the heart of the trip. Not just being tourists, going there with the goal of making a real-life project in a limited amount of time and budget.
Before going, you should watch:
Enjoy your journey. Warmly, Cesar