SkillsCraft

Community Innovation Makerspace

As a university of applied learning, Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) is working closely with the Punggol Grassroots to establish a Community Innovation Makerspace. As a Community Innovation Makerspace, SkillsCraft aims to showcase SIT’s applied learning pedagogy by bringing the ‘learning-by-doing’ experience to residents. Residents can make use of the resources and tools available to build and design prototypes, work with the community, turn their ideas into reality and solve issues within their homes and living environment.

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  • Makers Basic Tools 
  • 3D Printing 
About SkillsCraft

We provide a dedicated working space where designers, inventors, tinkerers, students, entrepreneurs and the creatively curious can come together to tinker, learn, share and build projects together.

Makers can use our facilities and equipment to build and design prototypes. Our coaches will show you how to safely use the equipment and upon successfully passing the safety workshop, you can drop in whenever you want to tinker with your projects.

Prototype, develop, fix, mend, and experiment what you need to take your ideas further. If you have ideas, our SkillsCraft Makers workshops will empower you with the capabilities in 3D printing, electronic, plastic and fabric works. Whether it is to prototype an idea, DIY a project with the tools you do not have at home or even pursue your passion and hobbies, come and experience what our machinery and tools can do for you.

Membership

As a community-operated workspace to promote ‘learning-by-doing’, SkillsCraft maintain a wide array of equipment and resources which are made available to members free or at a nominal cost. Located at Punggol 21 Community Club, members will have access to:

  • Basic Tools
  • Power Tools
  • 3D Printers
  • Electronic Works (Soldering Station)
  • Fabric Works (Sewing Machine, Steam Press Machine)
  • Plastic Works (Acrylic Sheet Bending)

All members are required to pass the Safety training conducted before using the facilities. Members are required to maintain a clean and safe environment at all times. As a member, you can book an appointment and come to work at your own time and seek advice from our team of expert coaches. You will also receive updates on our upcoming programmes and events.

Equipment

To develop prototypes, SkillsCraft provides the following support:

Basic Tools

  • Hand tools
  • Measuring Devices

3D Printing

  • 3D Printing
  • 3D Scanner

Fabric Works

  • Steam Press Machine
  • Sewing Machine

Power Tools

  • Hand Drill
  • Angle Grinder
  • Electric Sanders

Plastic Works

  • Acrylic Sheet Bender
  • Hotwire Foam Cutting Machine

Electronic Tools

  • Soldering and De-Soldering Kit
Upcoming Workshops

SkillsCraft offers a range of coach-guided training and workshop for participants to learn about tools, techniques and capabilities in 3D printing, electronics, plastic, fabric and craft works. Through learning by doing at this makerspace, the community can achieve mastery by developing a Builders Mindset of striving towards achieving excellence through application and experience.

Go through the following workshops to take your ideas further.

Makers Basic Tools 

A good working knowledge of the tool usage is the basis of being a good maker. Learn about safety and the proper usage of tools available in SkillsCraft to be empowered to repair and/or build your next prototype.

Learn safety and the proper way to use these basic tools in SkillsCraft

  • Hand Tools
  • Fastening Tools
  • Power Tools
  • Acrylic Bending Machine

3D Printing 

Unlock the potential to create, innovate and fabricate through 3D printing. In this introductory session, participants will gain an insight on safety and the proper way to operate the 3D Printer in SkillsCraft

  • Introduction to 3D Printing
  • Introduction to 3D Modelling
  • Operating the 3D printer
Opportunities

As a Community Innovation Makerspace, our dedicated coaches and volunteers are the catalyst to engage the community, share knowledge and put everything together. We welcome creative and collaborative individuals who have a passion for sharing and making things together. Whatever your skills level are, there are many ways to be involved as a volunteer. You can work with a coach assisting classes, improving areas at the makerspace or helping out at special events.

Opportunities

Be involved in a wide range of meaningful community and social events, including projects to foster bonding within the community. Email us at Innovate@SingaporeTech.edu.sg to share your interest. 

Training

As part of the journey, members who are interested to volunteer and contribute beyond will be invited to attend courses to build their capabilities and develop their potential.

This includes technical and functional training for the volunteers to engage and contribute to the community prior to their activation.

Interest Groups

For members who are interested to share their talent and lead a ground-up activity, we are glad to discuss further to provide the relevant support needed.

Contact us at Innovate@SingaporeTech.edu.sg if you are interested in the following:

  • Industry and Community Projects
  • Innovative projects which can improve social, economic or environmental aspects of a community
  • Lean Skills Training and Practice for Local Companies

 

Our Maker-in-Residence

 

Dr Ng Khee Yang is an inventor with a strong passion for solving real-world environmental issues with the innovative and creative use of technology. As an active member of the international scientific community with several patents registered under his name, Dr Ng has been involved in the R&D for the NEWater project as well as several environmental-related industry projects.

Dr Ng enjoys a good cup of tea while thinking of his next invention.

At the age of 74 years old, Mr Stephen Poh is a living testament to a lifelong learner. After several years in the teaching profession as a technical teacher, he joined the financial industry where he spends over 35 years helming various key appointments before retiring and recycling himself in the journey to be a Maker.

Mr Poh has a special interest in human behaviour and is a man with a heart for the special needs. He believes that success is not determined by how much money you make, but by coming together to MAKE a difference to those in needs.