PCB design workshop – March 30th

March 26th, 2014 § 6 comments § permalink

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Fee: Members RMB100; non members RMB200.

Rookies like me always are fascinated by how circuit board plays important role in all electronics. Now we have a chance to learn to design our own.
This coming Sunday 30th of March 12:30 – 15:30, Wouter will be teaching us how to design a PCB from scratch.

Bring your laptop and yourself to the hackerspace.

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.

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

July 17th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

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Wednesday

7月17日周三开放日

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!

 

Helper sessions at Xinchejian

July 5th, 2013 § 2 comments § permalink

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In addition to all usual Xinchejian goodness of sharing and helping, we are going to trial regular “Helper sessions” where:-

  1. All questions welcome
  2. We all share and help each other
  3. Make & hack stuff – anything!

      …. one theme will be assistive devices as this covers a huge range of technology!

Anyone is free to suggest other themes!

All languages are welcome.

Proposed guidelines

  • Display “Helper sessions” welcome sign – so people know were to come (don’t be shy !)
  • Setup at one table/area – with chairs and clean workspace.
  • Noisy discussions should move to another area, so main group can continue.
  • Share and document – let other people know if you had a good time, or learnt something (or not)
    • Ask for wiki account and how to use the wiki!
  • You need to be a member

These sessions are intended to extend the always great help available at anytime at Xinchejian :)

Aim is to fit in between formal workshop Xinchejian learning and to give some relief to Xinchejian regular members as they often spend most of their time helping others.

THANKS for all the interest and support after Wednesday nights talk!

When:- Trial Thursday from 7:30 starting from 11th July. If any interest we can try other times, including weekends.

Where:- At Xinchejian

Cost:- Free, but members only (100RMB per month, cheaper for longer periods)

Links – Early draft pages have been started on the wiki:- Helper Sessions    Assistive Devices These will be added to in coming days and weeks.

Note “Helper sessions” is a draft name – fits in with Maker, hacker, and also fits in with assistive technology. Any better suggestions?

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!

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