The Maker Fest Myanmar 2019 took place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. last Saturday at the Jefferson Centre in Mandalay, and featured innovative products and handicrafts made by young makers.
The aim of the event was to encourage young makers’ creative ideas, share their innovative ideas and creations in one place, and to motivate them. “Last February, we held Maker Fest Myanmar 2018 at the American Centre (Yangon), and this time, this event was for young makers in upper Myanmar. There is a little technology gap between Yangon and Mandalay makers. Mandalay makers are more creative than Yangon’s, while Yangon makers have better access to IT. An invention featuring a car with a motorcycle engine, and remote lock installation on a motorcycle were shown at the event. Some students also exhibited their creations. The event is aimed at observing and sharing of innovative ideas between inventors and visitors,” said Ko Kyaw Khine, Library Director, American Centre (Yangon). At the event, more than 30 groups of youngsters showcased their innovative projects, handicrafts, biological products, DIY recycle products, and electronic appliances. The TALK, Workshop, and Robot Game programs were included in the 2019 edition of Maker Fest Myanmar.
—Aung Phyo Kyaw (Translated by La Wonn)