The Makers’ Studio at the Selangor Digital Creative Centre (SDCC) now features the Arus Academy, who will be managing the space in collaboration with the Selangor Information Technology and E-Commerce Council (SITEC), and will be running events and courses at SDCC.

The Arus Academy, which aims to improve IT literacy amongst students, especially those less-privileged, was founded towards the end of 2014 in Penang by a team of four educators, with each having spent at least two years working with Teach For Malaysia. Alina Amir, Felicia Yoon, Daniel Russel, and David Chak come from a variety of backgrounds, such as actuarial science, mechanical engineering, and psychology.

The Arus Academy encourages innovation and real-world problem solving, and have their own mission of helping the less-privileged as well. Among the activities that have been held by this social enterprise are programming and technical skills classes as well as courses on engineering design and project management, which have led to innovations among their students, some of whom have won a trip to Silicon Valley to pitch their product.

Pencetak 3D di Maker Studio SDCC

The 3D Printer at the Makers’ Studio

For the SDCC Makers’ Studio, the Arus Academy has readied space and equipment for the public’s use, including facilities like a laser cutter and a 3D printer, in support of young Makers and the Makers’ Movement.

Amenities available include soldering stations for electronics work, as well as a woodworking space. There will also be a series of 14 Arduino classes held on Saturdays as well.

Laser Cutter

Laser Cutter

Members of the Makers’ Studio are allowed the use of these spaces, with a monthly membership fee of RM30 for students with a student ID, and RM50 for non-students. A walk-in rate applies as well, though this is on a case-by-case basis, depending on the equipment needed as well.

Pricing Table

 

Non-member

Member

Workspace (Half-day)

RM100

RM50

Workspace (Full day)

RM200

RM100

Conference space (Half-day)

RM250

RM125

Conference space (Full day)

RM450

RM225

3D Printer (per hour)

RM40

RM20

Laser cutter (each cut)

RM25

RM12

Soldering (per day)

RM15

FREE

Woodworking

RM20

FREE

 

To find out more about the Arus Academy, please contact:

Alina Amir (Business development/Co-Founder)

Tel: +60172835427/+603 5521 8580

Email: alina.amir@arusacademy.org.my

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