Trolling venture capital and the death of Hacker Camp Shenzhen

The sixth and final Hacker Camp Shenzhen begins in a few days. We’ll do the typical tours, market shopping, factory visits, and lots of eating and drinking. There are around 30 purchased tickets, and another dozen repeat campers and locals coming along to help. Hacker Camp has been amazing because of the totally cool people […]

Hacker Camp Shenzhen 2016 March 24-26

Hacker Camp Shenzhen 2016 is on! Join us from Thursday March 24 to Saturday March 26 for fun, food and 3 solid days of electronics tours in Shenzhen China and beyond. Come to the world’s electronics capital and experience Shenzhen like a local hacker. Tour the famous Huaqiangbei electronics markets with people who live in […]

Thoughts and rumors about Hacker Camp Shenzhen & Maker Faire

This past week we rocked Hacker Camp 5 and Shenzhen Maker Faire. It was a huge party, as always, thank you to everyone who came! Instead of covering the camp and fair directly, we saved the images and chat transcript from the shenzhen_hacker_bei group on WeChat. Nearly 100 hackers, makers, and organizers shared a week […]

Touring in Shenzhen series from Alden

Alden over at TenMileSquare posted the next Shenzhen blog post in the series.  This second post of a series discussed about Shenzhen as an Electronics Ecosystem: In our previous post we talked about the markets of Shenzhen. But the markets are just the most visible part of the Shenzhen electronics ecosystem. Other major parts include factories, logistics, […]

Hacker Camp Shenzhen vol 5: Componatopia open for registration!

Hacker Camp Shenzhen volume 5: “Componatopia” is on! Join us from Tuesday June 16 to Saturday June 18, 2015 for fun, food and 3 solid days of electronics tours in Shenzhen China and beyond. Tickets are available now. Come to the world’s electronics capital and experience Shenzhen like a local hacker. Tour the famous Huaqiangbei […]

Reminder: Last day to register for Hacker Camp Shenzhen is TODAY!

Friendly reminder: today is the last day to register for Hacker Camp Shenzhen. Only a couple tickets remain, we expect this camp to will be full (~25 people). Join our very own Sjaak, Tayken, and others in the hacker capital of the world. See you in Shenzhen in April!

Hacker Camp Shenzhen vol 4: 182 degrees open for registration!

Hacker Camp Shenzhen volume 4: “182 degrees” is on! Join us from Thursday April 1 to Saturday April 3, 2015 for fun, food and 3 solid days of electronics tours in Shenzhen China and beyond. Tickets are available now. Come to the world’s electronics capital and experience Shenzhen like a local hacker. Tour the famous […]

Hacker Camp Shenzhen registration ends this week

There’s about a month left before the third Hacker Camp Shenzhen. This time we’re checking out electronics and materials markets off the beaten path. There’s still plenty of time to book your ticket and get a visa. Ticket sales end on the 15th. Hacker Camp Shenzhen volume 3: “Reflow” is on! Join us from Thursday […]

Hacker Camp Shenzhen volume 3: Reflow open for registration

Hacker Camp Shenzhen volume 3: “Reflow” is on! Join us from Thursday December 4 to Saturday December 6, 2014 for fun, food and 3 solid days of market tours in Shenzhen China and beyond. Tickets are available now. Come to the world’s electronics capital and experience Shenzhen like a local hacker. Tour the famous Huaqiangbei […]

The dreamers of Shenzhen’s Maker’s revolution

Another great Shenzhen-Geek tour video from Metalworks:  Maker Faire Shenzhen Trip.   Daylon Soh writes: When the Metalworks team was there in April, we were part of a group of aspiring hardware entrepreneurs and enthusiasts from North America and Europe. Most were looking to bring their hardware product ideas to fruition and were looking for ways to manufacture it […]

Hacker Camp Shenzhen vol 2: Reflux open for registration

Hacker Camp Shenzhen volume 2: “Reflux” is on! Join us from Thursday September 25 to Saturday September 27, 2014 for fun, food and solder fumes in Shenzhen, China. Tickets are available now. Come to the world’s electronics capital and experience Shenzhen like a local hacker. Tour the famous Huaqiangbei electronics markets with people who live […]

Hacker Camp Shenzhen: Yet another video from Gary Fletcher

By DP Gary Fletcher shared this Shenzhen trip video he made: So anyway, here is a snippet of our 10 days in China/Hong Kong in what I am calling a Blogamentory (my perspective), but there is some more professional stuff from the guys on their own site you’ll dig into here Thanks again guys and […]

Hacker Camp Shenzhen Video: Advanced soldering demo at Hacker Camp Shenzhen

By ian QFN, BGA, plastic connectors, other crazy advanced removal and replacement of surface mount components by a teacher at a Lande Mobile Repair School in Shenzhen China. Part of Hacker Camp Shenzhen 2014. Presentations, pictures, and overview here. Next week we’ll have step by step instructions for reballing BGA chips. Get your BGA reballng […]

Hacker Camp Shenzhen: Yet another video from Gary Fletcher

Gary Fletcher shared this Shenzhen trip video he made: So anyway, here is a snippet of our 10 days in China/Hong Kong in what I am calling a Blogamentory (my perspective), but there is some more professional stuff from the guys on their own site you’ll dig into here Thanks again guys and for those of you […]

Hacker Camp Shenzhen Day 3: Office hunting, hiring, starting companies, work visas

By ian Ian @ Dangerous Prototypes discusses office hunting and life in Shenzhen. Jin @ FlyLin shares his experience hiring short term labor for kitting and assembly. Chester details the types of companies foreigners can start in China, and how to get a work visa. Morning discussions from Hacker Camp Shenzhen 2014, Saturday April 5th. […]

NEW PROJECT: BGA Reballing Practice Kit, removal, reballing, soldering exercise

At Hacker Camp Shenzhen we learned to reball BGA chips at a mobile phone repair school. This technique was developed to repair cell phones with little to no equipment. That means no expensive reballing rigs, no collection of tiny replacement BGA balls. Just simple hand tools. We thought it was so cool we bought all […]

Hacker Camp Shenzhen Day 2 Video: Export, Import, Shipping, Sourcing Agents

Connie @ Arcbotics discusses import and export from China, Lily and Ben talk about sourcing agents, and Tully @ Factory For All covers shipping. Morning discussions from Hacker Camp Shenzhen 2014, Friday April 4th. The three speaker and presentations, and all the day 2 picture posts.