Busy week for Helper and Assistive device group

August 13th, 2013 § 2 comments § permalink

Helper Sessions and Assistive Devices group is growing, another new member joined last week and is learning Arduino – from blinking LED to accelerometer! A big feature was added to the air-mouse – a virtual mouse button. The virtual button (gesture) is controlled by horizontal shaking as seen in the video. You can also see the mouse control needs a little fine tuning.

 Code is is on github. The Helper sessions are about sharing and learning anything. The Assistive devices are used as one focus for learning.

 If you would like to join in and just explore a big range of hardware including the new Xadow, a wearable Arduino, that has eight add on modules and a wearable frame to mount the modules inside, all just shipped directly from the SeeedStudio research lab – hence at least one minor issue to fix. There are also bluetooth devices, 3D printing, eyetracking and heaps of code to write, so come and join in Thursday night from 7:30, no experience required, just Xinchejian membership. 

 Group members also arrange to meet at other times, so make contact directly or via the mailing list to arrange! Several wiki updates including this new page for heaps more good stuff to work on!  More information is here and here.

BioPrinting, a new wave?

June 10th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink


On June 22nd, XinCheJian & Swissnex China are bringing you:

Workshop and Panel Discussion on 3D Printing and BioMaterials


The new industrial revolution – 3D printing, is rapidly becoming accessible to anyone and everyone.  But with the growing revolution in 3D printing comes growing waste. How can we build integrated system solutions that favor recycling and sustainable, compostable materials (biomaterials) that still fulfill all the technical requirements to be used at the large-scale?

Join a diverse panel of experts to tackle questions of sustainability and ethics in the 3D printing revolution.

This event kicks off our forum on biomaterials and 3D printing. Discover innovations in 3D printing, biomimicry, and sustainable materials with experts and entrepreneurs, and interact with the creative makers and artists.

Time & Date
22 June, Saturday
Workshop: 9:00 – 16:30
Panel Discussion: 18:00 – 21:00

Room A301, Sino-French Center, Tongji University
Siping Road 1239, Shanghai

Workshop on 3D printing and BioMaterials:
By invitation only, please send your CV and brief introduction to the contacts below if you would like to join the workshop.
Ms. Yiwen SUN: yiwen.sun@swissnexchina.org
Ms. Lan XIAO: lan.xiao@swissnexchina.org

Panel Discussion:
Public event, limited seats, please click here to register!

Panel Discussion
18:00 – 19:00 Buffet
19:00 – 19:10 Welcome Word
19:10 – 19:40 Speaker Presentations
19:40 – 20:20 Panel Discussion / Questions & Answers
20:20 – 21:00 Networking
*Workshop details will be sent to the confirmed participants individually.

Co-organizer/ Moderator:
Mr. Christian Haeuselmann
Christian Haeuselmann is an innovation-driven Swiss economist and serial entrepreneur with 20 years of experience in the Cleantech sector, both with startups and global organizations. Today he lives in San Diego, California, developing strategic partnerships between Swiss and US Cleantech entrepreneurs as the co-founder of swisscleantech, the leading business association driving innovation and sustainable policy development in Switzerland.

Prof. Chengtao WANG 
Vice Director of the Engineering Research Center of Digital Medicine (ERCDM),
Shanghai Jiaotong University
Dr. Qing LIU
CEO of 3D Biotek, LLC
Mr. Zhong FAN 
Lecturer, Design & Innovation College, Expert on 3D printing & Design

*More information on the speakers will be soon available on our website: www.swissenxchina.org

《Group Buy》XinCheJian Anniversary Celebration: DreamMaker 3D Printer

March 25th, 2013 § 1 comment § permalink


To celebrate 2 years of XinCheJian, we’ve organized this Group Buy with DFRobot. Special offer is limited to 20 printers.

Shipping dates:From Apr. 17th to 24th

Order here: http://www.dfrobot.com.cn/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=699

Wednesday Meetup – Free as in beer – or 5rmb – @ XinCheJian – 7-9pm – 20/03/2013

March 20th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

Thanks to everyone that came out this weekend for XinCheJian’s spring cleaning, was really great to see everyone and the work done to the space is making a difference.

Updates this week:

  1. this week we want your 5rmb at the door, that money is going straight into the donation box
  2. Ladies, it’s your turn, sign up for 3months at XinCheJian and get 1 month for free, starting.. now
  3. XinCheJian is turning 3 this month, join us for a wild party @ the space mark your calendars the 26th of march – it’s a Tuesday – members can bring 1 guest, but please let us know if you are coming (for food and drink orders) by signing up here http://xinchejian.com/event2/?ee=171
  4. Roboracing – it’s on the 6th of April! 2pm – 5pm bring your 10 second cars! or your ultra fast line followers, the competition is just starting for the season, plus work on your car Thursday and Friday as it’s a tomb sweeping holiday!
  5. two new groups formed in the last 7 days, with quantified self and also creative programming.

Summary for Wednesday/本周三开放日综述

  1. 诸晓鸣 – Blind PHP/C++ Programmer making games (CN)
  2. Matthew DeBlock – DScript – a new form of writing (EN)
  3. ..You..

Wednesday Presenters/本周演讲者介绍

诸晓鸣 is Visually impaired, self taught to program in C++ and PHP and works to improve accessibility across computers for others in the same situation, from text to speech and information accessibility development and builds games!

Matthew DeBlock has invented his own writing style that looks like a script language however it encodes roman alphabet, if anyone has designed a font before, now imagine how hard it is to design an entire writing style!

Wednesday Meetup – Free – @ XinCheJian – 7-9pm – 12/12/2012

December 12th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

Congratulations to those that built a 3D printer on the weekend, Lucio was excited and nervous to host this workshop, being his first ever one! You’ve all done very well and not given up! Look out for more improvements and more workshops from High Energy – i don’t sleep – Lucio!

Summary for Wednesday/本周三开放日综述

胡介鸣 – BlackBoxlab
Alex Cureton-Griffiths – SpaceGAMBIT

Wednesday Presenters/本周演讲者介绍

胡介鸣 will be presenting blackboxlab and some of their installation work done previously and how you can also get involved. Using art, electronics, design, interaction, any action! check out http://www.blackboxlab.org

Alex from SpaceGAMBIT will hopefully be presenting this evening, it’s been hard to pin him down, so we just tied a rope to his rocketship!

who else? *your name here* it’s also adhoc, so get ready, just keep it to 9 minutes plus Q&A afterwards

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