Wednesday Meetup @ XinCheJian – 7-9pm – 03/07/2013

July 3rd, 2013 § Comments Off on Wednesday Meetup @ XinCheJian – 7-9pm – 03/07/2013 § permalink

7月03日周三开放日

Make something this summer!  

Tonight, it’s a back to normal @XinCheJian, several announcements, the possibility to receive the machineroom training with paul this evening after presentations and upcoming events, also keep an eye out on dotdotlab’s project “dotdotdot” launching downstairs in a joint interactive exhibition piece with W+K for the month.

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.

Summary for Wednesday/本周三开放日综述

  • Biayna Bogosian – Synesthesia
  • Spencer Featherstone – Assistive aids

Wednesday Presenters/本周演讲者介绍

  • Biayna will present her research on design workflow automation that utilizes various physical and non-physical factors to add information resolution to the built environments. Biayna Bogosian is an architect interested in computational design and highly localized materialization processes that respond to data patterns. Biayna holds a Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University. Since 2011, Biayna has taught digital media seminars and design studios at Columbia University GSAPP, and USC School of Architecture.
  • Spencer Featherstone the key ingredient in swarm robots is back and is going to discuss his progress in trying to make affordable, reasonably functional assistive aids, a call for interest in having one or more mini hack nights/weekends, or individuals who want to get involved, or create longer term project/s to develop and publish.

Weekly Update

June 5th, 2013 § 3 comments § permalink

1. Shanghai Library – XinCheJian just launched an event in cooperation with the Shanghai Library (exit line 10.. shanghai library) projects are being displayed on the 3rd floor and will be rotated throughout the month – check it out daily.

2. Doodlebot competition offering – buy now, 190rmb for the robot, order today to [email protected] but you will be on the hook for the cash if you change your mind! Read more here about the competition – http://letsmakerobots.com/node/37126

3. It’s time to buy stuff.. everything must go, ask about Mitch Altman kits to get started in electronics.

4. Don’t forget to renew your membership! If you aren’t sure, talk to a staff member.

Wednesday’s Presentations

IoT – Rob van Kranenburg
Dr. J. (Sjaak) Wolfert: SmartAgriFood
David Li: Makers and IoT
Andrew: LED Cube and Timer

Wednesday Meetup @ XinCheJian – 7-9pm – 22/05/2013

May 22nd, 2013 § Comments Off on Wednesday Meetup @ XinCheJian – 7-9pm – 22/05/2013 § permalink

It’s time to stop procrastinating on your projects and get to it and do it! just Make it attitude will go a long way. given that it’s soon to be so hot in shanghai, it’s good to work in a cool and cooled environment.

Announcements this week:

  1. Ladies, it’s your turn, sign up for 3months at XinCheJian and get 1 month for free, starting.. now
  2. sign up for the basics of Character Animation and learn the tricks that Pixar and Disney used to create some of the most long running cartoons to date.
  3. Movie night this friday: Moulin Rouge – 730pm

Summary for Wednesday/本周三开放日综述

  1. Paul – sha256({Human})
  2. Enno – Character Animation
  3. More..

Wednesday Presenters/本周演讲者介绍

  1. Paul will be demoing sha256({Human}), a talk he wanted to do at barcamp but was unable to make it this year, this uses face tracking and recognition using opensource tools
  2. Enno will give an introduction to the upcoming workshops this weekend at XinCheJian, A teacher, an Artist both in Design and Music, this is one cool cat!
  3. Ad-Hoc.. this could be you

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