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How to Engineer Naturally

Here’s a short video clip of Creator of Tomorrow, Gary Chan, talking about how the accelerometer in a handphone was used by the Makanstura folk to create an app that mimics how people actually use the book!

Wouldn’t it be nice? Open-mouthed smile


What about Beijing?

In November Create2011 winners went up to Beijing and explored the city for engineering  oddities and challenges.

We’ve put up the winners’ writeups on the trip on our Facebook Fanpage. Do pop over for a quick read on what’s interesting about China’s Capital.

Here’s a peek at what they’ve done…

Nokia Campus: We Made it Here!

What's in the Nokia Campus? White-suited folk putting phones together; designers get the best view of the city; and a problem to be solved... Hans (The Three Musketeer) thought security efficiency could improve with an algorithm that ignores belts and watches. He also found answers to his earlier questions! More...more info button 

Xuesong thinks that the best part about the visit to Nokia Campus was the phrase: "Curiosity and childishness.” What say you? More...more info button

Yingli Green Energy: Energy from the Sun

We went up to Yingli Green Energy for a look see in their factory. They produce solar cells which are used in solar panels. You might have seen them at the recent World Cup where they were the sponsors. Yohanes thinks that he can improve upon the solar cells' efficiency by using wings of moths?!? More...more info button


Going Mobile: We Found Answers!

It’s all in the video. Check out the questions by UCreateChange fans on our Facebook Fanpage. Open-mouthed smile 


Tweet Tweet: My Twitter Lists

Twitter’s great!

I’ve been on it for a while now, and I’ve realised that it’s the perfect way to get breaking news and chit-chat with like-minded folks (read Your Twitter Username is your email address).

What I really like about it are the lists which I use to categorise tweeps…

  • People: Great thinkers, cutting edge inventors, people whom you should tweet with. Tweeps like William Gibson, Dalai Lama, Warren Ellis to name a few.
  • Fun Science: All the fun science/tech blogs that’s on Twitter. I’m following Wired, Popular Science and Boing Boing.


Do subscribe to my Twitter lists and share the love!


Engineering is Serious Business…NOT!

We’re back with a bang! Over the next two weeks, we’ll be giving away four pairs of tickets to Universal Studios: Singapore! All you have to do is to join in our fun contests to win ‘em!

So head over to our Facebook Fanpage at and get started on winning your pair of tickets to Universal Studios: Singapore!



Create2011: 45122 (Junior)

image Project name: 3D Mobile Phone
School: CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls School
Team members: Lynn Chew Wan Ling, Andris Wee Jie Yi, Chee Je Lynn

Imagine a world where your mobile phone allows you to take pictures that you would be able to edit freely without any constraints whenever and wherever you want. All you have to do is to lay your phone flat on your palm and a picture in three dimensions would pop out.

As they say, a picture speaks a thousand words, allow yourself to immerse in the memories you hold dear. Also, this function would enable you to find out more about the picture. All you have to do is to zoom in to whatever you want to find out, like zooming into a leaf.

This would allow you to see what is happening in the leaf at that time such as the cell movements. You would also be able to find what kind of tree it is with just a click.

Imagine a world in your hands. A world of knowledge, a world of wonders – all these compact in one. If you are a person who loves to travel or a person who just wants to find out more, this would be the phone would be the perfect tool for you! Get it and be the envy of your friends!


Create2011: The Three Musketeer (Senior)

image Project name: Fisor
School: Anglo-Chinese Junior College
Team members: Yohanes Lim, Anthony Gunawan, Hans Adrian

This proposal is presenting the new way of ‘controlling’ your computer cursor by using fisor (finger sensor) while overcoming the problem stated above. This product is able to replace the long-reigning mouse for it is able to enhance the mobility of its user and its use can be expanded for medical use as well as industrial use.


One set of fisor consists of five finger-tip-sized cursor controllers which are airborne. A set of fisor is for the use of one hand (from thumb to little finger). The intensive use of nanotechnology enables fisor to be equipped with motion sensing to control the mouse cursor. Supporting multi-touch , fisor makes everyday works easier, especially during presentation. As it is airborne, fisor does not require any surface to function unlike the current mouse. Thus, whether it is at home, on the bus, or during presentation, fisor is a real convenient to be used.

Finger Sensor (Controller):

  • Motion sensing: to detect the motion of fingers
  • Touch sensing: to click by letting the bottom part of index finger’s and thumb’s fisor to touch each other
  • Infrared sensor: to enable the Data Bar to locate fisor
  • EaglePicher Medical Power
  • Bluetooth: to transmit date from fisor to the Data Bar
  • Ultraslim design: To allow a convenient use


The Data Bar:

  • Bluetooth receiver: to receive data from fisor and send it to computer via USB connection
  • Infrared transmitter: to locate fisor
  • USB connection

The Fisor portable thumbdrive:

  • Equipped with fisor installer (compatible with Mac, Windows, and Linux operating system (OS))


Casual Use

On the bus, it is troublesome to use a mouse since there is little or no level surface to use the mouse effectively. The alternative of Synaptic Touchpad requires the user to balance the laptop with the non-dominant hand while moving the cursor with the dominant hand. Our alternative, fisor, is airborne thus there is no trouble when there is no surface and there is no limitation to stick to the pad below the keyboard to move the cursor.


isn’t it weird that in a presentation, the presenter needs a helper to click the slides or although presenter uses a remote, he still has to go back to his laptop to open other files (web browser, etc)? Using fisor, you can present effectively and conveniently as you can control your laptop cursor from anywhere within the sensor range. This means less time consumed for coordination and going back to laptop.


The use of fisor can be extended to gaming, where gamers can practically pick weapons and aim the enemy accurately. It can also be used to control augmented reality, which application can be used for puppet master or conductor practice.


Fisor can then also be used in the medical field. It enables doctors and undergraduates to simulate operation by moving their hands to pick up the necessary tools.

Original Proposal

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