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.


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]]>

Wednesday Meetup – Free – @ XinCheJian – 7-9pm – 21/11/2012

November 21st, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink


Due to last weeks unfortunate event we had to cancel the Kinect workshop, its always good to register for events as this time we were able to contact almost everyone before they headed out, unfortunately Patrick’s stay is coming to an end and he’s off soon, so drop in and say hi! when he’s back lets hope he’ll do some more awesome workshops.

Tonight: we have Kelvin from Shanghai Ureal a large scale 3D printing house that wants to print your stuff! and hopefully a special announcement from Lucio on the “build your own 3D printer” workshop coming up!

We have an open spot this evening for ad-hoc presentation so feel free to take the stage, just announce yourself upon arrival so we can prepare things in advance.


Wednesday Meetup – Free – @ XinCheJian – 7-9pm – 14/11/2012

November 14th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

Summary for Wednesday/本周三开放日综述 Last Weekend it was great to see the multi touch tables working in no time! Patricks at it again, check out this weekend! Francesca will be presenting on design buildings with locally available materials with an example of a school in the Himalayas, not to be missed Zhang Chi (张驰) will be presenting on building your own oscilloscope (those pricey things with squiggly lines going up and down) and the workshop he’s got running, if you sign up tonight, you’ll get a 100rmb discount on the workshop! that’s up to 40mhz frequency or 20mhz if you want a little cheaper, it’s USB! Upcoming Events/近期活动安排 Building interactive installations with the vvvv environment – vvvv与交互项目应用工作坊 (英语教学) Date: Saturday Nov. 17th & Sunday Nov. 18th 2012 Time: 10AM – 12PM, LUNCH, 1PM – 5PM This is the most in-demand for workshop, 2 days of feature-packed-fun-filled-action-play – only a few spots remain be Secret spy, or a double agent! – 007秘笈之一~密信潜伏 Date: Saturday 24th 2012 Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm Perfect for kids and adults alike to explore and experiment with science and technology in a fun filled 007 workshop]]>

First Shanghai Maker Carnival

November 4th, 2012 § 2 comments § permalink

This weekend: Shanghai Maker Carnival

October 31st, 2012 § 5 comments § permalink


Wednesday Meetup – Free – @ XinCheJian – 7-9pm – 31/10/2012

October 31st, 2012 § 2 comments § permalink

Summary for Wednesday/本周三开放日综述 Jared from Picarty will be presenting on his new app, recently famed for his presentation at barcamp “how i built my first app but still cant program” and it’s also adhoc wednesday, so get up and talk, just keep it to 9 minutes Wednesday Presenters/本周演讲者介绍 Jared from Picarty will be presenting on his new app, recently famed for his presentation at barcamp “how i built my first app but still cant program” a good insight into what it take and where he is taking it – get hands on with his app this evening. who else? *your name here* it’s adhoc, so get ready, just keep it to 9 minutes plus Q&A afterwards Upcoming Events/近期活动安排 Friday, Saturday and Sunday Join us at maker carnival shanghai for shanghais first maker carnival, its located in century park and xinchejian will be demoing projects, we’re still looking for more helpers over the 3 days.]]>

Wednesday Meetup – Free – @ XinCheJian – 7-9pm – 22/08/2012

August 22nd, 2012 § 1 comment § permalink

 nixie tubes by aguegu

创客官微宏 (围脖号 @aGuegu)很多想法和创作都已被成功的商业化,相信他的经验会给很多朋友们启发。当晚重头戏是聊聊70年代的数码官,还有晒晒他的3D8S作品 - 一个基于 Arduino 平台的 8x8x8 LED 光立方显示模块,包括一共512个LED!
Cyrill Ebersweiler是haxlr8r.coom的创始人,网站总部在深圳,着力扶持硬件加速项目。该网站的创始人和工作人员将在周三下午到访新车间;时间允许的话还能留下来参加开放日的演讲。可惜的是,Cyrill可能将要赶回家,和太太一同迎接家庭新成员的诞生!大家一同来祝贺!
Ben Houge有着16年开发电子游戏的丰富经验,包括4年任职于上海ubisoft开发 Tom Clancy 的 EndWar。本周六(25日)他将在新车间开设 MAX/MSP工作坊 (具体介绍:; 之后即将离开上海,有兴趣的童鞋可不要错过。目前Ben身兼数职,一边在波士顿的伯克利音乐学院 (Berklee College)教授电子游戏音乐,同时与MIT麻省理工大学合作,共同研究音乐学分析

Wednesday Meetup – Free – @ XinCheJian – 7-9pm – 18/07/2012

July 18th, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

本周三开放日活动安排 演讲者 * Richard Summers, 来自W+K公司(Weiden+Kennedy,中文名称”维登•肯尼迪”) – 多个项目介绍 * 冯佳 Freda,新车间会员 – 关注被遗弃宠物 本周演讲者介绍 Richard Summers 人生致高理想是避开人群住在海边的Richard Summers来自W+K,希望他的作品能模糊现实与虚拟现实的界限。 今晚他为大家分享众多项目及规划,包括完成时,现在进行时以及将来时的种种 – 大规模真空摄影 – 光合作用的复活节彩蛋 – 正在筹备中的新项目”涨潮” 冯佳Freda 有不少人认为饲养宠物只是玩玩的,是一时的兴起。就此话题,Freda想和大家聊聊她的创客项目,希望能唤起并提高公众对被遗弃的猫猫和狗狗的关爱。大家都来给她加油吧。 – 关注被遗弃宠物 有兴趣在周三开放日里和大家说说你的想法吗?欢迎随时联系我们: [email protected]]]>

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