"Foreign Makers Pursue Dream in China" on China View, CNC World

March 27th, 2013 § 3 comments § permalink

Matt and Lucio are famous now! The foreigners determine to realize their dreams in China!

Fast forward to 18:18! 😉













First Shanghai Maker Carnival

November 4th, 2012 § 2 comments § permalink

Wednesday – 3pm @ XinCheJian – Rocketships!

April 3rd, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink

last Wednesday in the old space, given that it’s a holiday we’re adjusting the time to be able to bring you an explosive get together during the day, read on for more. Just a quick reminder, we kindly ask that those with “stuff” in XinCheJian remove it before the 8th and anything left behind will be considered a donation, if you would like to help with the moving we’ll have a packing party on the 7th, send an message on Weibo or here if you’d like to help out. Wednesday presentations Wednesday will start at 3:00pm not 7pm due to the speakers availability and the holiday, this is a one time only and we will return to the regular time next week. Markus Bindhammer http://sugarshot.org/ ,from Germany is an enthusiastic experimental Rocketeer, amateur chemist, technician and mathmatician residing in Shanghai, Markus and his team Selene was a former Google lunar X Prize competitor. Markus will be talking about “Experimental Rockets”, this will be explosive and Captivating, a great way to start moving to space with the best foot forward or rocket. We’ve just got word over the hackerspace wire that the joint space program proposal to Darpa is entering negotiations for a potential contract award, good job and fingers crossed to those involved. Coming up soon 新手玩转Arduino – Arduino for Total Newbies – 2012/04/14 – http://xinchejian.com/event/?ee=112 Mitch Altman is going to be visiting us and running Arduino for Total Newbies! not only are you going to learn about programming Arduino’s but you’re also going to make your own Arduino! all in 3 hours! *this event is filling up faster than we could imagine, go sign up now*. 机器车竞赛 – Roboracing Competition – 2012/04/22 – http://xinchejian.com/event/?ee=110 Are you ready!? Line followers, Autonomous’rs and remote specialists, take part in the 2nd race of this year, come show us what you’re made of! the 2012/04 track has been published on the wiki and demo’d at Barcamp! http://wiki.xinchejian.com/wiki/RoboRacing Processing class (English instructions) – 2012/04/28 – http://xinchejian.com/event/?ee=114 Finally, given the huge success of the Ravens Processing classes in chinese, he’s -beenforced- agreed to run the class in English! he is doing some awesome stuff. A quick blurb about XinCheJian XinCheJian is a community run hackerspace located in the heart of Shanghai, without your support with time, workshops, donations and memberships we would not be able to keep the space alive and in the same form as it is today, think about giving back in any way you can and help alleviate the financial responsibilities. We have starter memberships from 300rmb a month with most members opting to take out a 500rmb membership a month to support the community, by being a member you’ll get access to the space whenever and workshops at the component price, we even have startup memberships for people looking to build a business and gain access to the space and tools at off hours. Volunteer Jobs at XinCheJian As a Volunteer you’ll earn your membership, you’ll also be expected to joinStaff meetings at least once a month. Only apply if you’re serious. Without the generosity of the current volunteers and sharing tasks in their free time, it would be near impossible to keep XinCheJian alive. Treasurer As the Treasurer you’ll be responsible for.. treasure. you need to have your own calculator we’ll provide you a calculator. the following are what you’ll need to handle on a monthly basis. – Income/Outgoing spread sheets – Look after the donation box – Organizes the rent and bills from the bank account – We’ll even send you to business accounting with the government (we’ll pay for this) – Kind reminders to members to pay their membership dues Journalists A Journalist will be expected to write at least 1 article a week on a topic of whats going on inside XinCheJian, you pick a project and review it, can be a few hours an evening writing and a few hours in the day interviewing. – you’ll be given an account on xinchejian.com – You will need a camera – English or Chinese – or both is encouraged – confident and outgoing – get as much information possible from people in the shortest amount of time.]]>

Wednesday Meetup – innovati came and visited us..

February 23rd, 2012 § 0 comments § permalink


Hacking Cool Things with Microcontrollers with Mitch Alman

April 18th, 2011 § 4 comments § permalink

I Love My Job! 我热爱我的工作!

来自美国San Francisco的大牛黑客Mitch Altman呼吁我们去做自己想做的事,如果每个人都热爱他的工作,这样世界就会变的更美好! Mitch Altman发明了TV-B-Gone(可以关掉任何电视的遥控器),他会发明这个遥控器是因为他发现自己和周边的人都是“电视控”,突然觉得自己浪费了太多宝贵的时间在做没有意义的事情。他说:“根据调查有80%的美国人花了一生中1/3的时间来做不喜欢的工作,花1/3的时间来睡觉(梦想自己想做而没做的事),然后把剩下的1/3时间花在看电视上”,所以他觉得这个社会需要改变对电视的依赖!他的TV-B-GONE一开卖就卖了20几万个,他也从爱好中赚了钱。 如果你不爱你目前的工作,那你就改花点时间好好的思考你想做什么,然后勇敢的朝着梦想前进!

Mitch Altman来访新车间的活动照片:

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Blessing from Xindanwei

March 26th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Aaajiao of Xindanwei gave a talk on what it took to run a space and his personal experience with making and hacking. XinCheJian goes well back with Xindanwei from working together on Scratch for Kids to incubating XinCheJian on 2F of YongJia Lu location.

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Rocking with CNC'ed Bamboo Guitar and Vacuum Tube AMP

March 26th, 2011 § 0 comments § permalink

Brad Ferguson的数字机床的竹子吉他和真空管的放大器一起摇滚


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照片由LutzDavid 提供。


XinCheJian, Hackerspace, Robots, and HCR at Barcamp Shanghai

March 13th, 2011 § 1 comment § permalink

XinCheJian was in Barcamp Shanghai!

We took the Green for the afternoon to talk about Hackerspace, Maker, Open Source Hardware and of course ROBOTS!!! 😉

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The crazy robot car David was carrying around at Barcamp

The robot was built the night before barcamp with YM4 from Embedream, Arduino Uno and a HC-SR04. The little YM4 is a lot of fun. The independently controlled wheels allowing the car to turn on a fix axis and this saves the use to savor to turn the limited angle SR04 around to inspect the environment. But at 3AM, it was discovered a little drawback of controlling two independent wheels while trying to make the it going straight. Well, it was 3AM so I decide to let it acts a little crazy. I am dedicating this crazy robot to the crazy Shanghai taxi driver who took me to the barcamp in the morning! I will name it 840. 😉

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Pitching Hackerspace

Kicking off the afternoon with pitch of Hackerspace and Maker Culture

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Hmm, this is why the call this session “THE GREEN.” Get to make fun of making is much more fun then golf as hobby.

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HCR, the open source robots from DFRobot

Rick Ye gave a talk on his open source HCR robot. I was driving it around to round up people to the talk. This version has a cam pointing upward and a automated navigation mode. It’s a lot of fun to watch it walking all over the place on its own from the video at the control.

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This little guy has great potential to be a good caddy on the green.

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Video of HCR

Thanks to Scott for the video.


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