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:
- this week we want your 5rmb at the door, that money is going straight into the donation box
- Ladies, it’s your turn, sign up for 3months at XinCheJian and get 1 month for free, starting.. now
- 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
- 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!
- 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
- 诸晓鸣 – Blind PHP/C++ Programmer making games (CN)
- Matthew DeBlock – DScript – a new form of writing (EN)
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!
The creative programming meeting aims to bring together everybody who is interested in programming.
In the first meeting we hope to find the tools to use to gather our knowledge to be able to realize together a project. All participants will have an opportunity to give a brief description of their idea (and occasionally we will breakout into smaller groups based on shared interests)
In previews discussions people expressed their interest in Visualising data with D3.js:
Or highlighted the simplisity of paper.js:
or we do something totally different:
- 本月新车间2 周岁了，3.26将如期举行聚会，希望各位父老乡亲，有钱的出钱，有力的出力，新车间需要你的帮助，现急需1个蛋糕（50人份大小），
- 瞩目以待的机器人竞赛即将于 4.6下午2点－5点举行 （请带上自己亲手制作的自动避障小车或巡线小车来一决雌雄吧）
- @Chromaphase几何焱 (http://vjchromaphase.com) @Lumi3005 /@艾蒙81 (http://redrabbitanimation.com) / @三根门闩 – Leo from swarm robots will be presenting DAEDALUS CITY PROJECT
We’ve started a new project in Xinchejian, the Project City, code name “Metropolis“.
More about the project will be in the wiki soon as we just begun. Today we built the table where the city will be installed.
The project will be a fusion of 3D projection and robot hardware combined with mechanics and interactive components.
This project is open for all members with interest. There will be a huge part in 3D mapping/projection and this content has to be created too. The robotics and mechanical part will include Arduino based hardware for the movements, communication between the central computer and the city and interface for interactive components.
If you think you could help with something then just let us know.
Chromaphase (aka Matthieu Tondeur) will be presenting this Wednesday at XinCheJian. In addition to having his own Wikipedia page, Matthieu is currently doing exciting 3D mapping video DJ using Mao Livehouse as his home base. Here’s his self introduction:
既上次Sunny Sun老师在新车间推出深为孩子们喜爱的“导电面团”以后，这回我们又推出了更为方便，好玩的“纸电路”。纸电路是MIT High Low Lab开发的新奇互动电子艺术项目的一个子项目。它成功的将表面贴装发光二极管（LED）和艺术结合在一起，制作出各种互动的电子卡片。看看下面的这些纸电路作品，你带能猜出来我在说什么了。
注： 纸电路（paper circuit）是美国MIT 互动媒体实验室开发的互动电子电路。此次活动得到了发明人 Jie, Qi的指导和准许。再次，也感谢MIT Media Lab和Jie, Qi的无私奉献和指导。
周三开放日更新 2012/08/21 每周三总有好戏在新车间2楼上演，除了库存丰富的各式软饮和啤酒，本周的演讲者也都准备就绪：官微宏 (围脖号 @aGregu), Ben Houge, 还有来自 Haxlr8r中国的朋友们就等着给大家露一手了！
XinChejian is still under construction but that wont stop us from keeping up with our promise of a Wednesday meetup, we’ve got 2 presentations this evening along with a sneak peek at the new space.
7pm – free @ XinCheJian 2.0 1035 Changle Rd, 2nd floor – 上海徐汇区长乐 路1035号2楼 see here for a map and directions: http://xinchejian.com/contact-us/?lang=zh
Unfortunately those wishing to hack tonight will not have all of the tools normally available, but nothing stopping us from getting them out and putting them away when we’re done!
James Tichenor, interaction designer from Rockwell Lab (http://www.rockwellgroup.com/lab) has just flown into Shanghai and will present tonight at XinCheJian on some of his crazy-out-there projects he’s worked on using electronics and arts!
Qichen and Rockets will present their Home Sous Vide machine that they hacked together in 20 minutes, along with some egg tasting which i hear is out of this world.
=Coming up soon=
机器车竞赛 – Roboracing Competition – 2012/04/22 – http://xinchejian.com/event/?ee=110
Are you ready!? Line followers, Autonomous’rs and remote specialists, take part in the 2nd race of this year, come show us what you’re made of! the 2012/04 track has been published on the wiki and demo’d at Barcamp! http://wiki.xinchejian.com/wiki/RoboRacing
Processing class (English instructions) – 2012/04/28 – http://xinchejian.com/event/?ee=114
Finally, given the huge success of the Ravens Processing classes in chinese, he’s -beenforced- agreed to run the class in English! he is doing some awesome stuff.
=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