Intro to Arduino Workshop by Habib – April 17th

April 8th, 2014 § 2 comments § permalink

Time : 7pm-10pm
Venue : XinCheJian, F2 of 1035 Changle Road, Wulumuqi Road corner.
8 seats available
(including 4 seats reserved in priority for designers/artists of the PLTFRM community)
Description :
You are a designer and would like and already thought of an easy-to-start way to start playing with interactive tools/objects ?
This workshop is for you !
We propose you to introduce you with Arduino : the board that you probably heard of but maybe never touched ;-)
We prepared for you a simple program made of :
   a) quick intro to the Arduino board functions / decryption of a few inspirational projects (from sound, to geometrical figure, wearables and more upon demand !)
   b) testing of the platform with basic applications (LED blink, etc)
   c) Q&A + sharing about potential personal projects you would be interested in building with (or without) peers
NB :  tea, beers, fruits and snacks provided
Rates :
 80RMB entrance fee
 If you do not have a board :
  a) 210RMB to buy the DFR Robot Arduino uno kit for beginners and go back home play with it for the rest of your life (You bet it!)
  b) Will also have 2 boards to lend you in case you don’t wanna get one (no worries:-))

Points spring painting workshop – March 29th

March 26th, 2014 § 2 comments § permalink

春暖,让我们脱下厚重的衣服,春天的色彩是自然给与特别礼物,这个春天让我们用圆圆的各式各样的点来描绘这个春天, 色彩是自然界最生动的表现, 色彩赋予形体以灵魂,正如声音赋予语言以情感.虽然点作为小小的,不起眼的元素,在重复,渐变,并置的情况下让画面呈现春天般的形式美感. 生活就是一个全新的发现过程.快来把属于你的春天带回家吧!

Spring come, we take off the thick clothes, The spring colour is special gift from nature, let’s go! Use difference points describing spring. Colour is the most vivid performance of the nature beauty. As the voice giving the feeling to the language, the colour gives the soul to the body.

Although points is small and humble element, usually, expressions with repetition, gradation, rhythm and unification made paintings greatly beautiful in form. Life is a new discovery experience. Hurry up! Bring your own spring back home.








PCB design workshop – March 30th

March 26th, 2014 § 6 comments § permalink


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.

Build your own sumo robot – April 13th (10am – 5pm)

March 19th, 2014 § 9 comments § permalink

Please sign up at the link under ‘upcoming events’ to the right of the website!!
Price: members RMB300 and nonmembers RMB400,  including the kits.
For people who would like to join the SUMO robot races but have no idea how to start building their own robot have now their chance to join… The Build your OWN sumo robot workshop.
  • During the workshop you will be provided will all the necessary materials.
  • A guide will be presented showing the major steps of how to complete your SUMO robot.
  • And hands-on help during the day
During the day you will be busy soldering, drilling, cutting, gluing and all the other necessary  work involved to get your robot wrestling in the sumo ring.
No experience with Arduino is required but is a plus.
You can join this workshop individually or with a friend (strongly suggested if you’re an absolute beginner due to the limited time)

Aquaponics workshop

November 26th, 2013 § 4 comments § permalink


this is similar to what you will create on Sunday

This is a model Aquaponics system for home, similar to what you will create on Sunday.

The Subject : How to build a home Aquaponics system By Mr. Song and Mr. Bian

The Time:Dec 1st 1pm-3pm

The address:1035 Changle Rd, 2nd floor, Xuhui District, Shanghai

Sign up here


plastic basin

glass tank


2W aquarium pump




Goal: Everybody who attends this workshop could make a aquaponics system to take home, and learn how to do it.












[Upcoming Workshops | 工作坊预告] InsectBot and Arduino

November 5th, 2013 § 2 comments § permalink

Insectbot Workshop (English) on November 16 2:00 PM


Introduction to Arduino (English) on November 17 2:00 PM


Upcoming Workshop-Processing & Grasshopper

July 8th, 2013 § 1 comment § permalink



Architect & Professor Biayna Bogosian from Columbia University will be giving two workshops this coming weekend.

July 13/Crowd Simulation in PROCESSING: Originally developed for computational media design and interaction education, Processing platform is arguably the easiest programming language to learn and experiment code-based digital media design. This workshop will introduce focused use of Processing in order to simulate crowd behavior using real-time or simulated data.

Registration Link

July 14/Motion Tracking in GRASSHOPPER: Originally developed as a plug-in for Rhinoceros, one of the most versatile 3D NURBS modeling software in the market today, Grasshopper (GH) is a generative design tool that has been supported with a wide array of add-ons developed by an international community of programmers. During this workshop, students will have a quick introduction to the software environment of Rhino and GH and then we will focus quickly to specific add-ons developed for GH, such as Firefly to capture, translate and abstract movement using web-cam, smart-phones or Kinect into 3D geometry and visual images.

Registration Link

*20% discount if you sign up for both workshops. (400 rmb in total)

BioPrinting, a new wave?

June 10th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink


On June 22nd, XinCheJian & Swissnex China are bringing you:

Workshop and Panel Discussion on 3D Printing and BioMaterials


The new industrial revolution – 3D printing, is rapidly becoming accessible to anyone and everyone.  But with the growing revolution in 3D printing comes growing waste. How can we build integrated system solutions that favor recycling and sustainable, compostable materials (biomaterials) that still fulfill all the technical requirements to be used at the large-scale?

Join a diverse panel of experts to tackle questions of sustainability and ethics in the 3D printing revolution.

This event kicks off our forum on biomaterials and 3D printing. Discover innovations in 3D printing, biomimicry, and sustainable materials with experts and entrepreneurs, and interact with the creative makers and artists.

Time & Date
22 June, Saturday
Workshop: 9:00 – 16:30
Panel Discussion: 18:00 – 21:00

Room A301, Sino-French Center, Tongji University
Siping Road 1239, Shanghai

Workshop on 3D printing and BioMaterials:
By invitation only, please send your CV and brief introduction to the contacts below if you would like to join the workshop.
Ms. Yiwen SUN:
Ms. Lan XIAO:

Panel Discussion:
Public event, limited seats, please click here to register!

Panel Discussion
18:00 – 19:00 Buffet
19:00 – 19:10 Welcome Word
19:10 – 19:40 Speaker Presentations
19:40 – 20:20 Panel Discussion / Questions & Answers
20:20 – 21:00 Networking
*Workshop details will be sent to the confirmed participants individually.

Co-organizer/ Moderator:
Mr. Christian Haeuselmann
Christian Haeuselmann is an innovation-driven Swiss economist and serial entrepreneur with 20 years of experience in the Cleantech sector, both with startups and global organizations. Today he lives in San Diego, California, developing strategic partnerships between Swiss and US Cleantech entrepreneurs as the co-founder of swisscleantech, the leading business association driving innovation and sustainable policy development in Switzerland.

Prof. Chengtao WANG 
Vice Director of the Engineering Research Center of Digital Medicine (ERCDM),
Shanghai Jiaotong University
Dr. Qing LIU
CEO of 3D Biotek, LLC
Mr. Zhong FAN 
Lecturer, Design & Innovation College, Expert on 3D printing & Design

*More information on the speakers will be soon available on our website:

Wednesday Meetup @ XinCheJian – 7-9pm – 22/05/2013

May 22nd, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink


It’s time to stop procrastinating on your projects and get to it and do it! just Make it attitude will go a long way. given that it’s soon to be so hot in shanghai, it’s good to work in a cool and cooled environment.

Announcements this week:

  1. Ladies, it’s your turn, sign up for 3months at XinCheJian and get 1 month for free, starting.. now
  2. sign up for the basics of Character Animation and learn the tricks that Pixar and Disney used to create some of the most long running cartoons to date.
  3. Movie night this friday: Moulin Rouge – 730pm

Summary for Wednesday/本周三开放日综述

  1. Paul – sha256({Human})
  2. Enno – Character Animation
  3. More..

Wednesday Presenters/本周演讲者介绍

  1. Paul will be demoing sha256({Human}), a talk he wanted to do at barcamp but was unable to make it this year, this uses face tracking and recognition using opensource tools
  2. Enno will give an introduction to the upcoming workshops this weekend at XinCheJian, A teacher, an Artist both in Design and Music, this is one cool cat!
  3. Ad-Hoc.. this could be you

DIY optical theremin

February 25th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

Optical Theremin

Date:March 9th 2013(Saturday)

Time:10AM – 12PM

Workshop Content:

In this workshop, you will learn how to make your own optical theremin. Optical theremin designed by Meng Qi, is simple to build yet very versatile, using lights to play music tones, very easy to play and fits every setup.

First you will learn the basic principle of the circuit – how it can make different sounds. After that, you will learn how to solder and assemble the parts step by step. Once you’re finished, there you are in the world of sounds! Start exploring!

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