Homemade arcade cabinet

November 11th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

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Lio just finished getting the wood plate for the joysticks and buttons. He’s showing off the hacked TV driven by a Commodore 64 to generate a mirror image that can be itself “projected” on a mirror. He still has some work to do to wire everything up and make the case nicer, but the hard part is over. Interesting factoid: the speaker at the right is hiding a broken piece of the mirror!


Hackerspaces at the China Mobile Developer Conference

November 7th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

All the hackerspaces were invited to participate in the CSDN Mobile Developer Conference

Getting ready the night before

Hackerspace and open source hardware took the biggest booth at the show. It’s over 70 sqm.

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3D Printer from Beijing Hackerspace

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ArduBlock on 70″ touch surface

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Pretty big event: over 2000 attendents

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Lots of visitors to the booth

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Test a new plant holder for aeroponic

November 7th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

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New Aeroponic box

November 7th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Just got a few of these new boxes measured 35cm x 46 cm x 15.5cm to build aeroponic.

The size of the interior can be well supplied by just one ultrasonic fogger fixed at the center of the bottom without supporting structure for floating. The fogger is submerged in 7 cm of water for maxima efficiency. This also holds good amount of water to have a stable temperature. The fogger does well filling the space above with fog.

Drill 3 cm holes on the cover with 7 cm spacing and transplant the lettuces.

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XinCheJian’s Mendel RepRap assembly

November 7th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink


Michael has brought all the parts to assemble a reprap. We just have to follow the assembly instructions for the Mendel model with the parts bought from BotMill. Alex has taken the lead on assembling with and has gotten to the point of assembling the outer frame with the help of Min Lin. Anyone else interested by 3d printing is invited to join in. We will work on it both this evening (Monday November 7th) and Wednesday evening (November 9th). Instructionals videos are available online…


A beautiful useless machine

November 6th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

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…built by Edward. The simplest machine: when turned on, it turn itself off.


Intro to programming and Arduino

November 6th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

This morning, we had two classes for the price of one: learning how to program (for non-programmers) and using the Arduino to interface with electronics. Given by Ricky and Paul with some help from Edward.

Documentation on our wiki and source on Github.

We’ll be redoing the same content in different combinations of Chinese/English and experienced programmers/non-programmers.


Improvised wire twister

November 4th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink


Lionello needed a twisted wire as an audio cable so he did what any good hacker would do: he made one! He used an old busted fan to turn the two wires into each other and voila: instead twisted wires!


Robot and Makerbot repairing

November 2nd, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

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Photos of the open house today. Alex looking at the Makerbot, cutting a protoboard, repairing the Dirt Dog vacuum robot, Angie and some of the guys looking at getting a stepper motor to work.


Ziyun's interactive tree interview on City Weekend magazine

November 2nd, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink


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