Hackerspace in the container!
Luts gave workshop on Insect Bots
Projects from Make+
Mengqi and his home made instruments
Urban Farming from Goodtochina
XinCheJian is a community run organization and thanks to the dedicated staff members that keep the space going for the past few years. XinCheJian has experienced rapid growth and we need more member to join the staffs to keep the space going. The fullowing is a list of tasks handled by the staffs. If you are interested in helping out in any of the area, please email to staffs with your contact info (cell phone, wechat and etc) with the task you’d like to help. The staffs meet regularly in XinCheJian on Tuesday night at 7 PM.
On Saturday, we decided to run a mini Maker Carnival on the container hackerspace currently in front Grand Gateway in Xujiahui, Shanghai. This being the one of the busiest intersections in Shanghai, we have attract a lot of interested and meet interesting people. Thanks for the volunteers from our space, Make+ and DFRobot.
What’s a night hanging out at the pop up hackerspace in Xu Jia Hui without some long exposure and flash fun! Lumi and David are both long time Strobist and can’t pass the chance to have some fun creating ghost photos while looking after the container.
The ghost photos are made with long exposure, in this case, f/20 and 5 second shutter, two flashes (one on the floor and one on the top of the container). The subjects ran into the positions, trigger the flash the manually with a remote and ran out of the frame. The flash froze the subject in place against the long exposure background and appear translucent.
We will host the Open Night on Sep 11 on the Bund next to the Pop Up Hackerspace in a Container.
Take Line 2 to Lujiazhu Station and take exit toward Shanghai Aquarium. Follow the photos below.
We built a Pop Up Hackerspace in a container as part of the Make+ for accelerating Makers’ project through Art. This is first to be host at the Creative Carnival in Shanghai. It’s done and opened over the weekend! It has been a success attracting a lot of visitors interested in 3D printing, robotics and Maker Culture! People come to see projects by the local makers, take workshop on Arduino and 3D printing and having fun talking to the makers. The pop up hackerspace will start its journey around China after the Shanghai Maker Carnival on Oct 19-20.
Michael Peng will host a series of workshops on 3D printing, to make ideas real. We will start from the basic knowledge, brainstorming, design with 3D model software, and finish with 3D printing your ideas.
September 1, 2pm, xinchejian, Workshop Kickoff
Michael will show us from a small project, scan an daily object, toy, cups, etc… or a body part, finger, ear, ankle…and use the data to design a new object, and PRINT!
He will also show the basic knowledge of 3D printing, its’ beginning, development and the future.
Brainstorm, what can we do, what knowledge and tools should we have.
Cross discipline collaboration and cool ideas.
Workshops Study: 3 or 4 weekend of nights
Learn how to use a pritner, what is STL file, which software can be used for 3D modeling
Learn how to use Rhino and Grasshopper.
3Ds MAX & Sketchup.
Processing, notes, arduino.
Make your Own: 4 to 6 weekend of weeknights
Workshop will based on students’ personal projects. We will use the 3D scanning, printing and software knowledge we learned, to make individual projects: toys, jewellery, models, interactive projects, robots….
Architect, Gensler Architect Firm, Asia Tech Director
Founder of DADA – Chinese Architecture Forum, Mathematical architecture design
Found of DigiInt
Michael has taught in Hong Kong University, School of architecture in Shanghai, Digital Media lab. His research is focusing on the collaboration of forward thinking mathematical technology and design. He has been invited to lecture in many different universities and international forums. Michael is responsible for the design and building of the tallest building in China now – the 632 meter Shanghai Center. As the core member of this project, Michael used the innovative mathematical design platform to systematically improve the overall design.
Make+ Art & Technology program, after three months of hard work, will finally show the world what’s it got. Go check out our very first exhibition at the swissnex China booth, Shanghai exhibition center from August 28 – September 2. It will display three of the Make+ projects. Free admission by ordering from kyz.shkp.org.cn
Make+ 1st stop@2013 Shanghai International Science and Art Exhibition
swissnex China booth
Shanghai Exhibition Center (1000 Yan An Zhong Road)
August 28, 2013 (9:30-16:30)
August 29, 2013 – September 1 (9:00 – 16:30)
September 2, 2013 (9:00 – 15:00)
Also, we are celebrating the 2013 Make+ program on August 28 (Wednesday) @7pm with a summer party+presentation. All friends welcomed! More info will be posted later this week.
Make+ program is initiated by Sophia Lin, with a partnership between XinCheJian and V Art Center, and is supported by DFRobot and swissnex China. For more information, please check out our email@example.com or our sina weibo@Makeplus-sh
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.
Make something this summer!
Processing workshop went well on the weekend, for those that missed it, well worth checking out when it comes up again. just a friendly reminder that if you havn’t paid your membership dues, please do so at the space. in August paul will be running a free Arduino workshop for members only make sure you have your own Arduino kit, buy through the space to support XinCheJian. also let us know what you think about the new design on the xinchejian website. A friendly reminder that XinCheJian is a hackerspace and not a co-working space/cheap office space, its fine to work on your projects but not cool to run your business out of the space, people involved in this are kindly being asked to move to a co-working facility, we can make introductions if you need them.
Just a reminder, if you would like to socialize or network please wait until after the presentations or go outside to give the presenters a chance to.. present.