Build your own sumo robot – April 13th (10am – 5pm)

March 19th, 2014 § 9 comments § permalink

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Please sign up at the link under ‘upcoming events’ to the right of the website!!
Price: members RMB300 and nonmembers RMB400,  including the kits.
For people who would like to join the SUMO robot races but have no idea how to start building their own robot have now their chance to join… The Build your OWN sumo robot workshop.
  • During the workshop you will be provided will all the necessary materials.
  • A guide will be presented showing the major steps of how to complete your SUMO robot.
  • And hands-on help during the day
During the day you will be busy soldering, drilling, cutting, gluing and all the other necessary  work involved to get your robot wrestling in the sumo ring.
No experience with Arduino is required but is a plus.
You can join this workshop individually or with a friend (strongly suggested if you’re an absolute beginner due to the limited time)

Wednesday Meetup @ XinCheJian – 7-9pm – 17/07/2013

July 17th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

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Wednesday

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Make something this summer!  

Processing workshop went well on the weekend, for those that missed it, well worth checking out when it comes up again. just a friendly reminder that if you havn’t paid your membership dues, please do so at the space. in August paul will be running a free Arduino workshop for members only make sure you have your own Arduino kit, buy through the space to support XinCheJian. also let us know what you think about the new design on the xinchejian website. A friendly reminder that XinCheJian is a hackerspace and not a co-working space/cheap office space, its fine to work on your projects but not cool to run your business out of the space, people involved in this are kindly being asked to move to a co-working facility, we can make introductions if you need them.

Just a reminder, if you would like to socialize or network please wait until after the presentations or go outside to give the presenters a chance to.. present.

Summary for Wednesday/本周三开放日综述

  • Sunny Sun Jr will be giving a brief insight to the biohack lab he wants to setup and ways you can join
  • David Li will be showing off his new hydroponic system named the Vortex
  • DFRobot is going to be opening the sumobot challenge, XinCheJian is already forming a team to smash them!

Wednesday Presenters/本周演讲者介绍

  • The Famous Sunny Sun Jr wants to kick off the biohack lab, find out how you can be involved and what they are planning on doing, glow in the dark goldfish anyone?
  • David li, a constant builder has his new system, making your own vortex to process worm casters or suck the world into
  • DFRobot is going to introduce sumobot challenge this evening!

 

Robo Racing – Sunday 7th – 1pm – 3pm @ Shanghai Library 3rd floor

July 1st, 2013 § 2 comments § permalink

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Ladies and gentleman! start your engines, we’re hosting the XinCheJian Autonomous robo-racing at the Shanghai Library on the 3rd floor THIS Sunday

XinCheJian’s Toughest robot challenge is about to begin, Autonomous Robo racing, all based on sensors and time on the race track, from 1pm – 3pm we’ll be racing at shanghai library and competing for the fastest time on the track!

Hack-a-weekend PM2.5

May 27th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

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Hack-a-weekend PM2.5

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This weekend Valentin wanted to do a little hack-a-weekend as a surprise, he had ordered parts throughout the week and unveiled the weekend plan on wednesday to a few people, what he wanted to do was represent the PM2.5 data we’ve all heard about in some fun way. His initial idea involved those push button dolls that collapse when you press them from the bottom.

So with all the different PM2.5 sensors he could find the challenge began saturday. first was how do these things work! not exactly rocket science but they do mean looking up the datasheets to get the schematics and a little trial and error. then it was deciding what form it should take, perhaps a representation of a tree would be ideal! so with 3d printed parts the tree was assembled with rubber bands, unfortunately both the bands and 3d printed parts just were not working very well.

IMG_20130526_180103The 3d printed parts were scrapped in favor of Ping Pong balls just because we had (100′s) left over from a little prank on Lucio’s locker, and string!

IMG_20130526_235609Finally the little thing was built, hooked into the pachube/cosm/xively (or what ever you want to call yourself today) and data is starting to flow, we also had built a 2nd one so we can contrast the information and see which one is accurate to whats being captured (outside) just 800m from us at the US embassy in Shanghai.

so without further a-du meet the tree! well its version 1 of the tree sitting on top of burty, so we can spend some time understanding it’s readings before making a permanent one with the choosen sensor.

if you’re looking for the data, you can find it here, we’re not stating any facts and not guaranteeing the data either as we have nothing to calibrate against: https://xively.com/feeds/135383882

the code can be found on https://github.com/xinchejian/pm2.5-arduino

The pm25-tree is the data from the tree using a seeedstudio dust sensor – which doesn’t seem to be there accurate, where as the pm25 is test data from a sharp sensor which so far is accurate but blowing smoke across it did not change it where as the seeedstudio one did change, only time will tell.

stay tuned for more from Valentin

Group Buy – Doodle bot and competition

May 17th, 2013 § 1 comment § permalink

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There’s a group buy happening right now! and a competition going on!

Dagu electronics has announced a competition: use a doodlebot to make the most awesome drawing to compete for prizes, plenty of prizes to be won! read about it here: http://letsmakerobots.com/node/37126

Lutz a long time member of XinCheJian has contacted them since we’re in china and negotiated a great deal if we do a group buy, our target.. at least 20 pieces and our price.. 198rmb/each

if you want to get a doodle bot and not participate in the competition instead that’s fine! but if you want to get in on the competition, then it’s even more awesome!

here is more information about the competition: http://letsmakerobots.com/node/37175

Sign up to the XinCheJian google group (email xinchejian+subscribe@googlegroups.com),  Send an email to xinchejian@googlegroups.com  titled “programming competition” with the words “i Pledge to buy X amount of Doodlebots if we succeed in our group buy” then get ready to send 198rmb to a group buy alipay account or drop into XinCheJian and hand over the cash to a staff member!  Lets put a deadline of May 22nd on this so we can hack the doodlebot sooner than later. Do not transfer or pay until Lutz gives us the word via email and verify it by checking http://xinchejian.com website.

Once the pledge is made, you’re on the hook for the cash!

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