Hack your Lantern with Laser #1

The Mid-Autumn Festival must be coming up when mooncakes and lantern specials are all around us. Let’s hack the traditional inspiration by re-imagining the handmade lantern with lasers and LEDs!


Workshop Dates:

  • Sunday, Sep-04 1-3pm
  • Sunday, Sep-11 10-12pm
  • Sunday, Sep-11 1-3pm

At this workshop, the children and their parents will hack the traditional Mid-Autumn lantern to design and make their own laser-cut lantern in an environmentally-friendly way.


Learning objectives:

  • Visiting HK’s first hacker-/makerspace
  • Re-imagine and re-appropriate design traditions into your own Mid-Autumn lantern
  • Learn the basics of laser cutting and laser cut your own lantern
  • Learn the basics of electronics and light your lantern with LEDs
  • Learn the value of sustainability and upcycling by using recycling materials for your creation
  • Gaining technical skills via hands-on learning, making and assem-bling your own lantern with a variety of tools


No previous experience or skill necessary – were here to guide you through. Follow the link for more information: Young Makers – Change Makers



  • $250 (general admission)
  • $200 (for YMCM)


Here a few pictures of the event last weekend:


See you next week …

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