June 22nd, 2016 § Comments Off on New Intern Yu Liu § permalink
My name is Yu Liu and I will be a rising junior at the University of Florida this coming fall. I am majoring in Electrical Engineering and I will be interning at XinCheJian from June 20th to August 14th. I hope to gain experience in electronic designs and learn as much as I can these next few weeks. As an intern here at XinCheJian, I will be keeping the space clean and organized, helping out with workshops, marketing the site, and assisting staff while also working on my own project.
I will be working on an electronic skateboard project with Dooho (another intern). We were generously provided a board from Eduardo and will be trying to implement a lightweight, yet effective design. We will also be helping Eduardo out with a light sensing robot that he will be showcasing at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Shanghai. We will be learning how to build the small robot and then we will be teaching 14-18 year olds at the MWC event where there will be over 70,000 attendees and 8000 companies.
Here’s to a great 8 weeks!
MWC SHANGHAI – http://www.mwcshanghai.com/
New interns: Yu Liu (Right) Dooho (left) messing with the tools in Xinfab
June 17th, 2015 § Comments Off on Do you want to make things? § permalink
XinCheJian members get free access to a large range of electronic and workshop tools and also cheap access to parts and through a co-operation with XinFab you can also pay for access to CNC, Laser cutter and a whole lot more.
Workshops are run on a wide range of topics and when there are enough requests, this also includes an introduction the to Machine Room and also how to use the CNC and laser cutter.
To help members begin to learn how to CNC, a draft guide has been started here. You can practice at home!
This guide also gives good skills for learning how to laser cut and some for 3D printing.
Members are also encouraged to help add more guides and improve the existing ones.
November 15th, 2014 § Comments Off on Introduction to PCB Design PCB电路板设计入门 Nov 22nd § permalink
Fee: 300RMB; XinCheJian members enjoy reduced fee at 200RMB.
Learn the basics of designing your own PCB, you can use free tools such as EagleCAD (freemium) or kicad (opensource). For this we’ll use EagleCAD first learn how to layout the schemetrics and then move into the layout tool and layout your very first PCB.
We will design and Layout our very own Micro controller called “Annoying ATTron” using the ATTiny85 which is compatible with Arduino Core with a few addons but just 6 pins to play with and no external crystal needed. we’ll also use autoroute for the routing quickly, and you dont like it, no problem, on your own time after the workshop you’ll be able to handroute.
We’ll use 0805 SMD components as much as possible because drilling holes just suck!
What you must prepare
1. Download EagleCAD and activate the freemium version: www.cadsoft.de/freeware.htm
2. bring your computer, yourself to the workshop
The workshop will be a guided tutorial for 3 hours, it’s ideal for both kids and adults without programming or electrical knowledge. The workshop will be in English only given by Paul.