XINCHEJIAN CROSSOVER HACKATHON 新车间跨界马拉松

September 3rd, 2014 § 4 comments § permalink

Friday, September 19, 2014 18:30 – 21:00 PM to Sunday, September 21, 2014
上海静安)上海静安愚园东路28号3号楼一楼 新车间
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XinCheJian will host a Crossover Hackathon!
Thanks to a proliferation of inexpensive SBCs (Single Board Computers), such as Arduino and Raspberry Pi, and an amazing array of easy-to-use sensors and actuators, the lines between programming and hardware are blurring fast. Even if you know nothing at all about hardware, you can get started in minutes and make a leap from the virtual to the physical. Along the way, you can help demonstrate why XinCheJian persists today: the vision that things can work together with open source and skills sharing. Join us to make simple hardware easy and complicated hardware possible, even if you are not an engineer.
The hack-a-thon will kick off on September 19th from 18:30 – 21:00pm at XinCheJian and run from 9am on September 20th – 17:00pm on September 21st. The finalists in each theme will pitch their concept at kickoff. The winners are eligible to receive valuable prizes.
Hackathon Event Dates and Details
• September 20th, 2014 – concept development and hacking
• September 21, 2014- Hacking and Finalist presentations, judging and awards ceremony from 5:00pm – 7:00pm.
• Teams will be offered some pre-selected hardware and components.
• Finalist presentations to the panel are limited to 15 minutes.
Rules and Guidelines:
• Max 5 people on each team
• All IP belongs to team or individual
• Create a quality powerpoint presentation and/or product demo
• Participants will have 10 minutes to present and a 5 minute Q&A
Judging Criteria: Scored 1-5 and weighed
TBD
Benefits:
• Access to experts for product, idea validation, finalization of product, and presentation advice.
• Networking
Prizes:
• Winner of each theme will receive valuable prizes and chance to represent XinCheJian at Makers Carnival.
And more…
** Registration Deadline: 5pm on September 13th, 2014.

theNelson launches his first product

May 10th, 2014 § 5 comments § permalink

Human LED

Human LED

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 staff@xinchejian.com 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:

 

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.

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