July 11th, 2011 § § permalink
Participants last preparations:
Participants self presentation:
The Winners: Nelson Zhang (Autonomous Wall-E) and Michael Liao (Remote controlled Tank)A big THANK to Shanda Innovations for sponsoring 2 E-Book readers as prices for the winners!
Roborace Contestants and their Creators:
Thumbs up to all the participants for their great work! Thank you to Shanda Innovations for being our generous sponsor! Thank you to TimeOut magazine for featuring our event! Thank you to DFRobot and RoboticFan particularly Ricky Ye and Rocky for co-organizing this event! Thank you to XinDanWei for promoting our event! Thank you to everyone who visited us yesterday! Thank you to those who cannot come for your mental support! Thank you to Andi for the great poster and flyer design! Thank you to Paul for sponsoring the posters printouts! Thank you to Bindy for helping out on translations and selling drinks! Thank you to Michael for sponsoring his E-book for next competition and buying drinks to the participants! Thank you to John for helping out on event organization! Thank you to Airie for promoting the event on RenRen! Thank you to Min Lin for promoting, coordinating and organizing the event!
We’re planning to have the next Roboracing at the end of August, stay tuned!
July 8th, 2011 § § permalink
This event is open to everyone, please bring your friends and family! Register here.
The competition will be in 2 parts:
* Autonomous robot car racing
* Remote controlled robot car racing
If you wish to become participant at the racing, please send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you wish to become sponsor of this event, please send email to: email@example.com
Here’s some pictures of the last Roboracing event.
Team 1: Lauren Pan (Toy car modification robot)
Team 2: Barry Xu (DIY robot)
Team 3: Daniel (2WD Mobile robot kit)
Team 4: Zhang Chen (Andriod control HCR)
Team 5: Jiang Gui Long/Wu Tao/Zhang Jie ( Android Control HCR)
Team 6: Rockets (Tank mobile robot)
Team 7: Unknown (LEGO mobile robot)
Team 8: Ricky Ye (HCR robot)
Team 9: Ricky Ng-Adam (Autonomous robot toy car – ART)
Team 10: Lutz Michaelis (Autonomous Beetleduino)
Team 11: Paul Adams (Hoverbot Hubert)
Team 12: Nelson Zhang (Autonomous Wall-E)
Team 13: Lionello Lunesu (LEGO mobile robot)
Team 14: David Li (Soccerbot)
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April 19th, 2011 § § permalink
Pilot FIRST® Tech Challenge Robotics competition in Shanghai
Time: Saturday, April 23, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Location: Shanghai American School, Pudong campus
International school team robots will compete in the pilot FIRST® Tech Challenge high school robotics competition, developed by FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), a U.S. based non-profit. Teams design, build and program robots to compete in an exciting, sports-like challenge. Reaching 250,000 students in grades K to 12 worldwide, FIRST engages students in science and technology learning and leadership and provides an opportunity to apply classroom concepts to ‘real-world’ engineering problems, work on open-ended challenges and create their own solutions. The event is free and open to the public. Contact Paula Joseph at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
For more information, contact Shelly Shen at email@example.com 13564738316 or Paula Joseph at firstname.lastname@example.org 18601794144
April 10th, 2011 § § permalink
Ricky just posted a detail article on hacking HaiPad m701!
The M701 in itself is an example of hacking in China: here, hacking hardware that wasn’t thought to be workable together to achieve something close to a device that is much more expensive is not called a hobby but a full-time job!
Like many others, the extremely low-cost of this 7 inch tablet is made out of a even lower cost chipset, the Telechips 8902. The Telechips was originally designed to fit high end automotive applications, not do tablets or robotics. This chipset powers a variety of similar devices: Augen Gentouch, Coby Kyros, HSG X5A, Haipad M701, Dawa D7, SmartQ v5/v7, Coby Kyros MID7005/MID7015, Imito iM7, Smartbook Surfer (Pictures)
“Shanzhai” integrators prefer to keep their supply chain discreetly low-profile as they consider it their “secret” sauce. This is because in Shenzhen, manufacturers are in a race to produce a whole bunch and sell them before the local competitors do the same, often advertising capabilities of the underlying chipset that are actually unavailable to the user since unsupported by the OS.
March 22nd, 2011 § § permalink
XinCheJian, the first Hackerspace in China, is one of the 30 Hackerspaces across the globe that have been selected to participate in the Great Global Hackerspace Challenge (GGHC) competition. The objective of the competition is to create an electronics build that will make a real and positive difference in an educational establishment. The competition runs for six weeks, from Monday March 21st to May 3rd2011.
Projects are evaluated on the following: How reproducible is the final project? How easily can the parts be sourced in locations around the world? How low cost is the final output? How well are the plans documented? How relevant is the project to helping education today? How inventive and creative is the design and build of the project?
The selection of our participation proposal includes a 5900 RMB (US$900) budget in electronic components (including the required microcontroller and portable power source) generously provided by element14.com.
Every Hackerspace that completes their project will receive 10 soldering setups while the three semi-finalist Hackerspaces will each receive over 13000 RMB (US$2000) worth of electronic tools. The Hackerspace with the winning project gets a Tektronix MSO2024 oscilloscope worth over 36000 RMB (around US$5,600)! As an extra incentive, semi-finalists will be invited at the California Maker Faire 2011.
To address the objectives of the competition, XinCheJian will focus on getting elementary school students acquainted with the intellectual processes of cooperative problem solving with out-of-the-box thinking. This will translate into an interactive and intelligent educational toy that stimulates students into a variety of challenging experiences.
Want to join or help our team? Contact us at: email@example.com. To reach the competition organizers, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also take a look at our Press release or the Participant information pack from Element-14.