Wednesday Meetup – Free – @ XinCheJian – 7-9pm – 26/12/2012

December 26th, 2012 § 1 comment § permalink

Summary for Wednesday/本周三开放日综述

  • IKEA lamps: by Mika & Edward
  • Fast & furious robot car: Edward
  • Swarmbot update: Leo
  • Wednesday Presenters/本周演讲者介绍

    This evening Mika and Edward will present dot dot dot the 64bit ikea lights, Edward will be show off his fastest robo racing car and Leo will show us swarm robots, he even has a an island variant – very cool!


RoboRacing – Bragging rights

December 16th, 2012 § 3 comments § permalink

Bragging rights, well deserved, the winner of this years Autonomous racing championship is EdwardRF with his entry XHD, a 10 second car that flew around the track, sticking like glue to the ground, nimble and hightech in one.

5 competitors competed for best time in time trials on the track for 2012, but only one would win. first up on the track was “Icecream Breaker” which unfortunately didn’t make it off the starting track.


The second contestant was Charlie “wallbanger” famed for it’s uncanny desire to hit every wall in the past, for this year it had an upgrade, 2 Sharp IR range sensors a powerful microservo, a high current motor driver all on top of an arduino nano built right into the original platform, he was no longer a wallbanger but a high powered racing car which clocked in at 7seconds in testing on the same course but different surface. Charlie set the time to beat at 14.62 seconds

XHD time to roll around, with a tough 14.62 seconds to beat, it started out on the track for 1 flawless lap, unfortunately the second lap was not as great, but it did clock in at 10.25seconds. this was the highest tech vehicle to race, PID controllers, wickedly expensive racing platform, 3 Sharp IR range sensors, 1 nano, 1 703n, 1 micro servo, 1 high power motor for the quad wheel drive-shaft with differential driving allowing it to take corners like no ones business.

With a little intermission Cherokey was ready to try again, this 4 wheel drive platform from dfrobot needed a little more time to work out the bugs but it was a great start, it could turn 360° on the spot! equipped with 4 Basic IR sensors, 4 powered wheel drive shaft and a nice base, unfortunately it’s fastest time on the track was 25.02 seconds with 1 collision making it 35.02 seconds.


With man behind the wheel in the only entrant into the User controlled group Stanley clocked in with Loader Shovel with 31.96 seconds, not a good start for human controlled. anyway he won by default.

Lio finally entered in with the Lone Ranger – unfortunately time and a new platform didn’t work out for him, it was a good show of walloping wall-banging!.

in winner takes all, EdwardRF took home the prize of 500rmb 🙂 congratulations to EdwardRF, if you would like to challenge him, make sure you have a 10 second car or you’ll be paying the price of loosing to the champion.


Russian Invasion of Shanghai on December 17th

December 12th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink


Wednesday Meetup – Free – @ XinCheJian – 7-9pm – 12/12/2012

December 12th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

Summary for Wednesday/本周三开放日综述 胡介鸣 – BlackBoxlab Alex Cureton-Griffiths – SpaceGAMBIT

Wednesday Presenters/本周演讲者介绍

胡 介鸣 will be presenting blackboxlab and some of their installation work done previously and how you can also get involved. Using art, electronics, design, interaction, any action! check out Alex from SpaceGAMBIT will hopefully be presenting this evening, it’s been hard to pin him down, so we just tied a rope to his rocketship! who else? *your name here* it’s also adhoc, so get ready, just keep it to 9 minutes plus Q&A afterwards]]>

Hackathon — Free — @InnovationWorks – Sat, Sun – 07/12/2012, 08/12/2012

December 7th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

For those people who aren’t going to the 3D Printer Workshop, we recommend going to the HACKYIZU – Techyizu’s Hackathon this Saturday and Sunday (Dec 8, Dec 9). Hackyizu should be a great event for developers, designers, and tech enthusiasts to get together and build something cool over a weekend. Come to pitch your idea, join a team, or just hang out with people from startups, and tech companies like Microsoft and Google. The Hackathon will be held at Innovation Works‘ offices in Yangpu District. Building 3#, No.200 East Guoding Road, Yangpu district (杨浦区国定东路200号3号楼) The event is free, and there will be free food, t-shirts, and even prizes! Read more details on the Techyizu website. ]]>

Wednesday Meetup – Free – @ XinCheJian – 7-9pm – 05/12/2012

December 5th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink


  • Marie Dariel – Bio Mimickery
  • Michael Rozenberg – A board game fanatic
Marie Dariel will be talking about bio mimickery in design and how they hope to launch a program in the middle of next year that focuses on Nature-Inspired Innovation, a hot topic. Michael Rozenberg will be presenting on board games, his deep passion for them and how he’s using them in day to day life and business. He’s also bringing his most loved board game over tonight, so get ready to get your game on and take it for a spin! who else? *your name here* it’s also adhoc, so get ready, just keep it to 9 minutes plus Q&A afterwards]]>

RoboRacing – Final Races for Bragging rights

December 2nd, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

我们准备在2012年12月16日下午1点在世界末日前举办本年度最后的新车间机器人比赛。 如果你想要加入这个比赛,请注册我们的活动(你可以参观,但相信我们,加入比赛比作壁上观的感觉会更好!)。加入比赛的需要丢100元人民币到我们的比赛箱,最终胜者将拿走所有的钱,当然如果没有人胜出的话,这些前会用于支持新车间的日常运行。这将是这件乐事的小小刺激吧。 如果你愿意参加循线比赛,虽然没有奖励,但同时也是免费参加噢(如果你愿意,也可以制造一些刺激)。 嗯,下个季度将没有比赛了噢,一起来飞驰吧!   1: 自动组 – entry 100rmb winner takes all (Challenge track) 2: 循线组 – entry ???rmb winner takes all? << track 注册:]]>

Where am I?

You are currently viewing the archives for December, 2012 at 新车间 [XinCheJian].