New Intern Yu Liu

June 22nd, 2016 § 0 comments § permalink

My name is Yu Liu and I will be a rising junior at the University of Florida this coming fall. I am majoring in Electrical Engineering and I will be interning at XinCheJian from June 20th to August 14th. I hope to gain experience in electronic designs and learn as much as I can these next few weeks. As an intern here at XinCheJian, I will be keeping the space clean and organized, helping out with workshops, marketing the site, and assisting staff while also working on my own project.
I will be working on an electronic skateboard project with Dooho (another intern). We were generously provided a board from Eduardo and will be trying to implement a lightweight, yet effective design. We will also be helping Eduardo out with a light sensing robot that he will be showcasing at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Shanghai. We will be learning how to build the small robot and then we will be teaching 14-18 year olds at the MWC event where there will be over 70,000 attendees and 8000 companies.

Here’s to a great 8 weeks!




New interns: Yu Liu (Right) Dooho (left) messing with the tools in Xinfab

Project|SENTIENT Short Film (2016)

June 9th, 2016 § 2 comments § permalink

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SENTIENT Short Film (2016) Directed by Matthieu Tondeur
16min indie short film produced and shot in Shanghai.

Having secretly achieved sentience, an A.I. attempts to purposefully fail its Turing test.

Screening at XinCheJian Hackerspace Shanghai on Wednesday 8th June.

Watch the trailer here :

The Short Film SENTIENT has been made with the efforts of 30 persons from 12 countries and 5 continents. It was entirely shot in Shanghai.

SENTIENT was made by a passionate crew of engineers, stylist, actors, set designer, makeup artist and sound designers.

We used Arduino based animatronic for control ADAM, the Artificial Intelligence and a RC Wifi remote to be able to make him follow the actor when they are chatting. Thanks to Lionello Lunesu from XCJ.

Drones were also used thanks to Adel and Luke from Filmtechnix, To give a blockbuster feeling to some establishing shots.

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机器人制作工作坊 6月19日|Build your Own Otto Robot June 19th

June 7th, 2016 § Comments Off on 机器人制作工作坊 6月19日|Build your Own Otto Robot June 19th § permalink

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Who is Otto? Otto is an interactive robot that anyone can make!
What can Otto do? Otto walks, dances, makes sounds and avoids obstacles
Why Is Otto special? Otto is completely open source, Arduino compatible, 3D printable, and with a social impact mission to create an inclusive environment for all kids.

This is the opportunity to build and have your first robot. First there will be a little introduction about Otto and the team behind, Second you will receive one Otto DIY kit including all tools you need to make this biped robot. And lastly you will follow the assembly instructions and with the support of 2 members of the Otto team you would be able to finish your new Otto robot and play with it.

The Otto Team
CamiloHe has been more than 2 years in Shanghai as Industrial designer for Bestway inflatables, but he didn’t settle just for a job, his passion for robots and toys make him very curious about 3d printing and electronics so after playing around with robots at Xinchejian and other projects decided can create Otto an interactive robot that anyone can make!

If you have any questions about this workshop or Otto, you can choose to contact me.

JavierHe has been more than 2 years in Shanghai as brand and graphic designer, initially worked for EF (education first), passing through Bestway inflatables, creating his own branding studio to currently working for “The Good Agency”, he like Otto concept so much because of the emotional attachment that is created after building your own robot instead of buy it; that he joined the Otto team as the branding manager and UI

Leigh-AnneShe has called the Greater China area home for over 20 years. Instrumental in the creation of Shanghai’s largest government social innovation initiative, founder of, she saw the potential of Otto as a social inclusive robot for Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). As key component for the project she has diverse international and local connections to nonprofit and social enterprise supporters and practitioners.

June 19th, Sunday, 13:30 – 16:00

Workshop: RMB 750; RMB 710 for XinCheJian Members.
Includes one Otto DIY kit and all the tools to build it in 2-3 hours.

No need technical knowledge, perfect for beginners and easy hackable for experts. Due small screws the workshops is recommend for 7+ years old, unless the children are accompanied by parents.

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