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Our members Lumi just posted his insect robot built according to Make: Arduino Bots and Gadgets.
Video on Youku
And Video here.
Ricky just posted a detail article on hacking HaiPad m701!
The M701 in itself is an example of hacking in China: here, hacking hardware that wasn’t thought to be workable together to achieve something close to a device that is much more expensive is not called a hobby but a full-time job!
Like many others, the extremely low-cost of this 7 inch tablet is made out of a even lower cost chipset, the Telechips 8902. The Telechips was originally designed to fit high end automotive applications, not do tablets or robotics. This chipset powers a variety of similar devices: Augen Gentouch, Coby Kyros, HSG X5A, Haipad M701, Dawa D7, SmartQ v5/v7, Coby Kyros MID7005/MID7015, Imito iM7, Smartbook Surfer (Pictures)
“Shanzhai” integrators prefer to keep their supply chain discreetly low-profile as they consider it their “secret” sauce. This is because in Shenzhen, manufacturers are in a race to produce a whole bunch and sell them before the local competitors do the same, often advertising capabilities of the underlying chipset that are actually unavailable to the user since unsupported by the OS.
Date: Apr 17, 2011
Location: No.76 AnHua Rd. Suite 301 (near Jiangsu Rd.)
Mitch Altman, Inventor of the famous TV-B-Gone, a remote control keychain that turns off TVs in public places. He is co-founder of Noisebridge, a San Francisco hackerspace, creator of the Brain Machine project in MAKE Magazine, gives workshops around the world on how to solder and make cool things with microcontrollers, and is CEO of Cornfield Electronics.
We’re very lucky to have Mitch visiting XinCheJian and give a talk on Hacking Cool Things with Microcontrollers! Everyone can learn and have fun making cool things with electronics!
After the talk, there will be a workshop for interested people to experience fun making cool stuffs:
The workshop is free, you only pay for the materials used for the project of your choice and you can bring it back home!
＊ TV-B-Gone (turn off TVs in public places!) Material cost：130rmb
＊ Brain Machine (Meditate, Hallucinate, and Trip Out!) Material cost：130rmb
Please register here for the event.