A Glimpse into the Future at Intel Malaysia Intel Architecture Makers’ Open Day
Intel Malaysia hosted the annual Intel Malaysia Intel Architecture Makers’ Open Day (IMIMOD), an exhibition for Intel employees and university students to showcase their maker projects to the public. These projects range from wearables, coffee machines, and navigation devices to help the blind, to factory automation capabilities in the Internet of Things.
“Since the invention of the wheel, inventors all over the world have constantly strived to create new and better ways to solve the world’s problems. Today, at Intel Malaysia, we celebrate the work of our local inventors,” said Christopher Kelly, General Manager Malaysia Design Centre, Intel Malaysia. “I’m proud to say that we have very talented people in our midst, and from what they’ve shown us today, I have bright hopes about what our future is going to be like!”
Exhibitions are one way to draw attention to new ideas. At the IMIMOD, participants get the unique opportunity to interact and exchange ideas with other makers, engineers and visitors. The exhibition also served as a preview for some of the projects which will be shown off at the Penang Mini Maker Faire later this year.
The IMIMOD is just one of its many initiatives to inspire and grow the Maker Movement in Penang and the country. Because it is essential that next generation innovators are groomed from a young age, Intel Malaysia also runs the Intel® Galileo K-12 workshops for students in primary and secondary schools, donated Intel® Galileo boards to universities in Malaysia and worked with universities to introduce the Intel® Galileo Curriculum which was developed in partnership with Universiti Sains Malaysia, into their syllabus.
Some of the projects shown off this year include:
|Project Name||Maker’s name||Description|
|Homemade XL 3D Printer||Loh Wei Keat||A prototype of an affordable XL 3D printer which uses an Intel® Galileo board to control its auxiliary functions.|
|Speech Recognition for multipurpose robots||Annabelle Chew Yen Wen||A demonstration of using Intel® Edison modules for speech recognition in multipurpose robots.|
|GABE II||Kon Hon Lee||An Intel® Edison-based smart home automation system which a Vision System for Automatic Character Recognition to authenticate car plate numbers.|
|JASE||Lye Mee Kim||An Intel® Edison-based dashboard for monitoring and improving the safety of escalators in malls.|
|You have one hologram message!||Goh Keng Choon||A device which can record, send and display hologram messages.|
|Traffic Light v2.0||Arshad Mehmood||An Intel® Edison-based smart traffic light system which can adapt to various situations based on data gathered via the Internet of Things.|
|DollarBin||Clament Wong||A smart rubbish bin which can categorize rubbish into different categories and determine the collection based on hazard, cost and needs for maximum recycling efficiency.|
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