Makerspace Kota Kinabalu
Kota Kinabalu's first Makerspace! Our physical makerspace is the ultimate in Do-It-Yourself and equipped with affordable, open-source electronics; raw materials; workshop equipment such as 3D printers, metal and wood-working tools; and other awesome maker equipment. We also encourage and host meetups of community-led activities for all sorts of maker-related projects, ranging from robotics, raspberry pis, arduinos, wearables, hard-hacks and much more! While you're with us, do not hesitate to ask questions of our members and even other visitors - we encourage peer-to-peer knowledge-sharing - it's the best way to learn.
First held in October 2014, the open-category Roboneo competition has sparked a groundswell of interest in robotics and the micro-controller boards that power them. Robotic teams from all walks of life are pitted against each other in the spirit of friendly competition. Who will be the winners this year? Join us and find out!
The Pifi Project is a fork of the Information Security Group. Its goal is to provide an open-source and affordable real-world analytics solution by leveraging the Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data. We intend to work with local industries to commercialise the technology in the near future.
Xyclone 3D Printers
A fork of 3D Printer Borneo, Xyclone intends to commercialise the sale of locally assembled 3D printers with upgraded open-source designs. Each printer comes with local support and warranty.
Open Badges are portable credentials, packaged in an attractive image file. Badges can be displayed via your online CVs and social networks, and serve as a standardised way for others to verify your achievements. We issue Open Badges in more and more of our events and projects - earn them today!
- The Open Badges website over at the Mozilla Foundation has more information.
- Need a place to collect and display your badges? You can use Mozilla Backpack.
- Looking to verify a badge awarded by us? Find and download it via https://kinabalucoders.org/openbadges
- We will pay out bounties (login required) for new badge designs.
IOT for Communities
The IOT for Communities projects is a long-term collaboration between local communities, the Ministry of Resource Development and Information Technology, Politeknik Kota Kinabalu and Kinabalu Coders to implement LoRaWAN-based IOT (Internet of Things) sensor networks with urban and rural coverage. Each gateway is registered and shared via The Things Network (TTN) - a global distributed network of public gateways, enabling other developers/makers to re-use the available infrastructure for their own IOT devices.
- December 2017 - Pilot @ SMK Pulau Gaya
- Jan 2018 - Second TTN gateway at the KK Makerspace
Kita Bikin Maker Expo
Held for the first time in November 2017, the Kita Bikin Maker Expo is the first-of-its-kind public maker exhibition in East Malaysia and celebrates local invention, innovation and creativity!
It attracts participants from the entire local maker ecosystem ranging from individuals, startups, social enterprises, NGOs and established businesses engaged in such diverse fields such as computing, robotics, electronics, creative arts, film production, upcycling and more!
Drones & ROV Challenge
The first Sabah MultiGP Drone Racing Competition and the Underwater Robotics Challenge was held concurrently in December 2017, jointly organised with Kelab Dron Sabah (Sabah Drone Club) and Politeknik Kota Kinabalu. Competitors in both events had to assemble their drones/ROVs and compete in a series of timed tasks. For drones, the competition saw two separate categories: professionals and amateurs, with teams hailing from as far as Kuala Lumpur, Sarawak and Brunei - making the first Sabah MultiGP Drone Racing Competition also an international drone racing competition!