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.
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!
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!
胡介鸣 – BlackBoxlab
Alex Cureton-Griffiths – SpaceGAMBIT
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
CSK is coming down to show the MK802 (better than a Raspberry PI) doing motion tracking using an Arduino and OpenCV
Valentin is going to show us his recent project he worked on with Supernature named “Tablet Man” that’s loads of tablets, tron like suits and battery packs that will stop an airplane!
Sam Lynn will be presenting XZR magazine, a quarterly free bi-lingual magazine written by young reporters writing about things that inspire them but around technology, arts, music and also how to get involved.
Due to last weeks unfortunate event we had to cancel the Kinect workshop, its always good to register for events as this time we were able to contact almost everyone before they headed out, unfortunately Patrick’s stay is coming to an end and he’s off soon, so drop in and say hi! when he’s back lets hope he’ll do some more awesome workshops.
Tonight: we have Kelvin from Shanghai Ureal a large scale 3D printing house that wants to print your stuff! and hopefully a special announcement from Lucio on the “build your own 3D printer” workshop coming up!
We have an open spot this evening for ad-hoc presentation so feel free to take the stage, just announce yourself upon arrival so we can prepare things in advance.
A few updates from projects in XinCheJian at the moment, Edward, Lutz and the rest of the swarmbots team have been working late in the evenings on a daily basis and producing good results! Stephany helped to print the swarm player designed by Valentin (without the e).
Valentin has been working on the Reprap over the weekend and this week, keep an eye out or an ear out for it printing.
Paul has been working on the CNC mill, the computer has 8GB SSD thanks to Edward, which means its quite fast!
Resistors are now available sorted by resistance, cut into 10′s and hung on the wall near the kitchen, that’s 10 resistors for 1rmb
David Li, the Foreman of XinCheJian And Roger Mu king of the jungle, will be kicking off the Hydroponics corner, a group is forming around Hydroponics, Areoponics – lets see what seeds they will plant first.
Li Xiang a Ph.D Candidate from Shanghai Jiao Tong University will be presenting his project and also seeking help in an experience involving machine learning and robotics along the lines of Factory Automation for Docks.
The rest of the evening will be met with discussions and people working on projects
XinCheJian will be holding a young maker faire on June 2nd, if you would like to help out or show your projects then please contact us.
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By popular demand we _didn’t_ move last weekend, in-fact this is the last week in the space. we’re moving and nothing will stop us this time, hopefully by Sunday the 15th we will have lights in the new space! otherwise some members of XinCheJian will be hanging Blue and Red Florescent lights near the windows. If you would like to help with packing, 8pm @ XinCheJian on this Saturday or 8:30am on this Sunday @ XinCheJian for the move, spread the word!
Today, Wednesday we have the /ultra-mega-wow-wednesday, a spectacular!/ we have Mitch Altman the Grand-daddy of hacker-spaces along with visiting Hackers, this will be the ultimate Wednesday that you will only kick yourself if you miss, check out the section below titled “Recent changes at XinCheJian” for more updates at the space!
This evenings confirmed presentations: 3D implants, microcontroller hacks and “car-radio-be-gone”.
Mitch Altman is a San Francisco-based hacker and inventor, best known for inventing TV-B-Gone remote controls, a keychain that turns off TVs in public places. He was also co-founder of 3ware (a Silicon Valley RAID controller company), did pioneering work in Virtual Reality at VPL Research, and created the Brain Machine, one of MAKE Magazine’s most popular DIY projects. For the last many years he has been on the road from hackerspace to hacker-con leading workshops around the world, teaching one and all to make cool things with electronics and teaching everyone to solder with his open source hardware kits. Mitch is one of the co-founders of Noisebridge, a San Francisco hacker space, and President and CEO of Cornfield Electronics.
Mitch will talk about his newest project “car radio be gone!” also ask to see his hackerspace passport!
Tobias Schneider, I am an electrical engineering student at Technische Unversitaet Muenchen. I’m interested in embedded electronics and light installations. I was part of the AllColoursAreBeautiful art installation in Munich, which was partly funded by the city. Recently I was involved in producing eco friendly, rechargeable electronic name badges for a big German maker/hacker convention. I’m going to present this name badge at the Maker Carnival in Beijing and give a workshop to create own addons for the badge.
Florian Friesdorf, I studied electronic engineering and system ergonomics at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM), Munich, Germany. For about two years now, I’m a fully self-employed Munich-based software developer mostly working
Jimmie Rodgers, I am a full time hacker, maker, circuitbender, etc. I design open source hardware kits, as well as teach a variety of workshops, and give talks on many topics that interest me. I travel and run workshops quite a bit! My most popular kits are the Atari Punk Console, a simple and fun sound generator, and the LoL Shield, an Arduino shield with lots of LEDs on it! I am co-founder of Artisan’s Asylum, a huge hackerspace in Boston.
Charles Paul, I am an IT consultant from New Orleans, LA. Currently the lead software developer at Pixt.com. I consult, design, develop and deliver non-trivial solutions for tricky problems; doing this in the past for Charles Schwab, Hewlett Packard, Wells Fargo, and the largest class action firm in the USA, among others. In a previous time I was also employee #1 at Metrix:CreateSpace, and am currently involved in a similar endeavor here in New Orleans. I am very much looking forward to visiting China and better learning the language!
Yair reshef, An art technologist and educator, consulting some of the leading art and design institutes in Israel. In this capacity I help promote creative technology in the arts and vise verse. A recent such example is fabrication of an hepatic car wheel for a year long collaboration between Bezalel academy of Arts and General motors. as an educator I give workshops and help people experience rapid prototyping of electronics and code. My students ranging from small kids to teachers and faculty. Coming from Israel, I keep a close watch on our start-up culture, and am always amazed by the power of a few committed talents to bring things to be.
Simon Schubert , I’m an EE major converted to Computer Science PhD student, currently studying in Lausanne, Switzerland. While doing my EE studies, I balanced myself by being a developer for the DragonFly BSD Operating System; now that I’m doing Computer Science, I picked up electronics as a hobby. Besides being a member of our local hackerspace, I am a (inactive) HAM radio operator and I keep dismantling and hacking various electronic and mechanical items in my house. My latest venture is a cheap, compact and powerful microcontroller development platform, the MC HCK (http://mchck.org).
Simon will be giving a talk on micro controller hacks
Jacob Rosenthal, I’m a freelance embedded and erstwhile web and database developer. I’ve spent the last two years founding and educating at the Phoenix Arizona hackerspace HeatSync Labs where I am still on the board of directors. My personal interests include body computing and modification, 3d printing, and electronics. I am passionate about making the future practical.
Jacob will be giving a talk on 3D implants!
Recent changes at XinCheJian
Membership is now Just 100rmb per month per member, for an additional 200rmb a month you can also store your projects/stuff in the space in a box that does not exceed 50x50x30cm, you can contribute more money if you want as a donation. Failure to pay membership will result in your junk being stored at XinCheJian becoming a donation to the space. XinCheJian will no longer offer community parts but instead sell them in sets, for example 10 resistors for 1rmb to cut down on waste and mess. Members will have access to the space and the tools, strangers must be accompanied by a member at all times and will be responsible for that friend during that period at XinCheJian. For Full details see http://wiki.xinchejian.com/wiki/Policy or http://wiki.xinchejian.com/wiki/Policy/zh