So for those that might remember or have met theNelson, he dropped out of berkley by taking the thiel fellowship thielfellowship.org (resize the browser to see him on the right side) and has now released his first product of that, think social, think sharing, think music.. it’s all that in one! http://campaign.wearhaus.com/ - If you are a member of XinCheJian contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a discount code! theNelson is a special case, he joined XinCheJian in the early days on An Hua lu space, many many hours were given, he ran Designing your own PCB workshops which got a lot of people started almost 3 years ago, designed the first robo-racing shield that most still use and hack for other purposes and drops by as much as he can, he’s back mid may for a drop in to update us on how his new venture is going, oh, and i (Paul) still don’t think he’s 21! This is one small step for him in his future, we expect many many more! Here’s a few links and a funny photo i dug up:
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.
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.