Maker Shenzhen Interview: Gen Ito, Japan

Posted on Tuesday, April 17th, 2012 in conferences, Maker Faire by Ian

Gen Ito can from Japan to be part of China’s first Maker Faire. He is project is a wearable gesture controlled Android tablet computer. He’s been working on the project for about a month, and enjoys making physical computing fun for everyone. He believes it’s very important for China to have Maker Faires because almost all products are now made in China.

Did you bring anything to MF today?
I’m showing my wearable, gesture-controlled tablet computer

How long have you been working on it?
About a month

What do you like best about your project?
I’m interested in Android platforms and physical computing, and want to make it fun and easy to understand for others

Have you ever been to a MF before?
I’ve been to the Tokyo Maker Meetings.

What do you think so far?
This is my first time in Shenzhen. I love the electronics markets!

Do you think it’s important for China to have its own MFs?
Almost all products are made in China these days, even the ones from Japanese companies. So of course it’s important for them to have MFs!

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