May 15th, 2013 § § permalink
If you haven’t signed on for the workshop this weekend sign up now before it’s too late for stop motion animation and giving personalities to anything you can dream of!
Rob van Kranenburg from the Council of Internet of Things is coming down next month and he’s bringing some people with him, keep an eye out on that one.
Announcements this week:
- Movie Night – 15th of May 7:30PM (friday) – Gunbuster Night!
- Workshops for Month of Cinematography has been announced, sign up to what’s left.
Summary for Wednesday/本周三开放日综述
- Oculas Rift demo
- D Programming
- Ad-hoc presentation
- Oculus rift, you’ve heard so much about it but have you experienced it? tonight we have a hands on demonstration.. simulate falling from the sky in an intense hyper interaction.
- Lio is going to be giving an introduction to D Programming and why it makes sense to learn D instead of C++ where the programming paradigm is better suited. This will follow on later next month with a workshop to getting started with D.
- A Maker presentation is also scheduled for this evening with an introduction to who they are and what they want to achieve in the community for their first project, no mention on names just yet.
May 13th, 2013 § § permalink
There will be Internet of Things China 2013 Conference & Exhibitionin Shanghai from June 4 to 5. More information about the conference here.
Rob van Kranenburg founded Council, a think tank for the Internet of Things, to bring this latter perspective into the heart of the debates. He is Chair of the Working Group Societal of the IOT Forum, member of the Expert Group on IOT for the European Commission, and Stakeholder Coordinator for IoT-A. Mr. van Kranenburg will travel to Shanghai for IOT 2013 China.
Rob is good friends of both XinCheJian and Xindanwei and we are happy to have him coming to XinCheJian for a night of Internet of Things on June 5th. The event will start at 7pm in XinCheJian (1035 Changle Lu, 2F) featuring these speakers:
- Rob van Kranenburg: Internet of Things
- Dr. J. (Sjaak) Wolfert: SmartAgriFood
- David Li: Makers and IoT
The Internet of Things (IoT); imagine a world where everything can be both analogue and digitally approached – reformulates our relationship with objects – things- as well as the objects themselves. Currently we can discern two main blocks of thought on IoT. The first is a reactive framework of ideas and thought that sees IoT as a layer of digital connectivity on top of existing infrastructure and things. This position sees IoT as a manageable set of convergent developments on infrastructure, services, applications and governance tools. It is assumed that, as in the transition from mainframe to Internet some business will fail and new ones will emerge, this will happen within the current governance, currency end business models. The second is a proactive framework of ideas and thought that sees IoT as a severely disruptive convergence that is unmanageable with current tools, as it will change the notion of what data and what noise is from the supply chain on to ‘apps’. Read more (PDF) for the lecture .
February 21st, 2013 § § permalink
HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Chinese Spring Festival celebration does not end until Lantern Festival, the 15th day of first lunar month which is 24th Feb. this year. Besides solving puzzles on lanterns, eating glutinous rice balls and enjoying family reunion is a tradition.
We’d like to invite you, our XinCheJian family members, join us for the celebration and making rice balls together. Come along at 7pm this Saturday (23rd), bring your appetite and we will take care of the rest
Traditional black sesame, sweetened red bean paste, and salty meat fillings will be available; and you are more than welcome to bring your own secret recipes!
We love to have you all, unfortunately due to limited capacity, please kindly RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org; and we can prepare materials and foods accordingly, for maximum 25 people. See ya there!
ps: this event is open to xinchejian members only.
Freda & Jia Qi
冯洁 Freda / 佳琪 Jia Qi
January 16th, 2013 § § permalink
Is it seasons greetings or Spring festival? neither, it’s half way between the both, Enjoy this feature filled Wednesday.
==Summary for Wednesday/本周三开放日综述==
Yair Reshef guest from Israel will be talking about Hackerspaces in Israel, His projects, 3D scanner demo (http://mantis-vision.com/)
Thomas Yao, the creator of GitCafe and SHLUG advocate will be presenting this evening on GitCafe, where they are and where they are going!
Rick Sheridan, CEO of RST in San Francisco will give his sourcing insights, previously scheduled for last week.
Yeung Man Leung 扬文梁, Razorfish! a lesson in big data and connected consumer experiences!
Yair Reshef – An art technologist and educator, consulting some of the leading art and design institutes in Israel. In this capacity he helps promote creative technology in the arts and vise verse. A recent such example is fabrication of a hepatic car wheel for a year long collaboration between Bezalel academy of Arts and General motors. As an educator he gives workshops and helps people experience rapid prototyping of electronics and code, his students ranging from small kids to teachers and faculty. Coming from Israel, he keeps a close watch on start-up culture, and have always been amazed by the power of a few committed talents to bring things to be.
Thomas Yao, a geek by heart has been involved in and runs the SHLUG for many years now, he is no stranger to XinCheJian and often visits, we’re waiting to find out what exciting things are coming to gitcafe this year!
Rick Sheridan, CEO of RST in San Francisco and friend of Mitch Altman will be presenting this evening, his expertise is in management of sourcing for OEMS and i bet he has some hairy stories to share.
Razorfish is sending down their top man! this guy eats big data and creates a masterpiece, driving digital media for fast moving companies, find out what he has to say on hacking.
September 5th, 2012 § § permalink
Beautify weather and some great topics this wednesday to come and hear from, we have members from Frog Design coming down and talking about their recent Rwandan experience, bio hacking, kick starter for china and yeelink talking about hooking your Arduino up to the cloud.
Cara silver and Ihan Cheng presenting about Rwanda research.. from Frog Design in Shanghai talking about their Research methods and experience gained in Rawanda, lots of photos.
Yongting Wang, Ph.D. looking to kick off the XinCheJian BIO-HACK group, her first target of injecting Bio-luminescence into E-Coli to create some glow in the dark bacteria, we welcome our bacteria overlords that glow in the dark.
The founder of a Kickstarter site based in Shanghai Dreamore.cn will be giving a talk, a great time to find out how to get your project listed and how it will work.
Yeelink from Qingdao will talk about hooking your Arduino into the cloud, this is the Pachube/cosm for China based services.
Barcamp is this weekend, whats that mean for you? if you were planning on working out of XinCheJian on Saturday, unless you are a keyholder there will be no one there for you, email email@example.com to see what can be arranged.
September 2nd, 2012 § § permalink
The main event will be held at the Knowledge and Innovation center in the YangPu district with a Hackathon in 2 locations including KIC and People Squared Yanping Attic in Jing’an.
August 29th, 2012 § § permalink
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning. – Albert Einstein
* Stanley – mk802+Linux+Arduino = Tiny, and powerful
* Serena Pollastri/Francesca – TianTian
Stanley from the Famous OBD car port hack will be presenting what he done on the mk802 to get it running linux, if you wanted a Raspberry Pi, think again, this little device is much cooler.
Serena Pollastri/Francesca – were commissioned by Nokia to study how rural areas of china use their mobile phones – they came up with an online marketplace for urban communities to trade directly with rural areas such as farms, tracking from farm to dinner plate.
August 28th, 2012 § § permalink
James Coombs and Alex Cureton-Griffiths are building a CNC machine (what is a CNC?) at Xinchejian.
James is doing it because he wants a tool to build space-grade components for micro-satellites. Alex is in it because he likes smacking things with tools, and is forging a great relationship with a sexy little socket wrench…
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August 15th, 2012 § § permalink
New Member Orientation
Friday, 17 August at 7:00 PM
Do you want to get more involved at Xinchejian? Come to our New Member Orientation! All Xinchejian members are invited for a fun and informal evening to meet new members and learn more about the space. Start your own project or join an existing one. We’ll also have self-assembly kits where you can build your own line-following robot for 20 RMB.
AN EVENING OF 3D PRINTING
Presented by iTalk and Xinchejian
Wednesday, 15 August 6:30 – 9:00
According to “The Economist”, 3D printing technology is the basis of the “Third Industrial Revolution”. As “social manufacturing” becomes widespread, everyone will become a factory.
Please come to this event to learn more about 3D printing, hosted by iTalk and Xinchejian. Experts on 3D Printing will be giving talks on:
3D Printing Technologies (Chinese), 3D Printing Applications and Development Trends (Chinese), Body 2.0 (English), Personal 3D Printing (Chinese), 3D Printing Software (Chinese)
This event is free — just come to Xinchejian! (1035 Changle, 2nd Floor).
August 9th, 2012 § § permalink
Mini Workshop No. 3 will be continued by Urban Farming Team this Saturday from 1430.
We will practice how to make a good cutting from existing fresh plants, so later they will form new roots and new plant.
You can bring your own lovely house and garden plants otherwise, we can steal from David and Roger’s
August 8th, 2012 § § permalink
Summary for Wednesday
Some Great presentations planned for this Wednesday, something you dont want to miss! A test, How do you like our new look? prefer the old version? then let us know. Jia-qi will be running a mini-workshop for urban farming this Saturday at 2:30pm talking about taking cuttings from plants and raising them, this is open for XinCheJian members. This month we’ve packed it full of some interesting workshops, from the latest “Ultimate Arduino Workshop”, to Analog line followers to RoboRacing! Keep an eye out for a Max/MSP workshop this month also, more information at the end of this email.
* Jonas – look ma’ no loops! (cancelled)
* Serena Pollastri/Francesca – TianTian
* Sijie – Build your own multitouch table for your living room (cancelled)
* Jonas Karlsson (☯大鱼) will be talking about his new language “Look ma’ no loops!” he’s hacking a new language where you don’t specify what the computer should do and how instead, describing what it is you want. along with Some examples.
* Serena Pollastri/Francesca – were commissioned by Nokia to study how rural areas of china use their mobile phones – they came up with an online marketplace for urban communities to trade directly with rural areas such as farms, tracking from farm to dinner plate.
* Sijie (@Sijie_Amoy) is a designer and programmer. With a BA in Computer Automation and a Masters in HCI, he unlocks the future in his projects. He currently works at Google as a User Experience Designer since 2011. Today he will share how to build your own multi-touch table for your living room!
July 28th, 2012 § § permalink
Mini Workshop is a short and hand on workshops offered by different projects in XinCheJian to provide new members an introduction to the projects and opportunities to get involved in the projects of interests.
The first workshop “starting seedlings for hydroponic” was run by David from Urban Farming Team success this afternoon. Everyone sowed a tray of seedlings in coconut peat with variety of vegetables, including parsley, carrot, tomato, coriander and many others.
On next Saturday afternoon, we will hold the 2nd mini workshop and teach you how to set up a small hydroponic system at home.