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CHINA STUFF: Email that works…

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Working from China is a constant reminder that the location of internet services is super important. North America and Europe are just a few internet hops from our servers in Hetzner's carbon neutral, green energy data center in Germany. From China, however, we're often routed out through Beijing to San...

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Posted in Shenzhen, site | 12 Comments »

HOW TO: Chinese work permit and residency visa

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

First we started a Chinese company, then we got a bank account and import export permit. The last major thing is a work permit and residency visa. Americans, Canadians, and soon Australians, all get an automatic 10 year multiple entry visas for China. It's quite common for foreigners to post...

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Posted in #liveupdates, Chinese Company, Shenzhen | 3 Comments »

HOW TO: Shenzhen Spring Festival/Chinese New Year

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

By 2016 most hackers have some idea that China shuts down for a month every year. If not, learn it: from some time in January to some time in February the world's largest country and manufacturing capital, one of the biggest economies, closes shop. Nothing is made or shipped. While...

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Posted in Shenzhen | 5 Comments »

Hacker Camp Shenzhen 2016 March 24-26

Friday, January 15th, 2016

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...

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Posted in Hacker Camp Shenzhen | 32 Comments »

DP 2016: Live from China!

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

Today Dangerous Prototypes is a legal Chinese company! 100% legit with import/export license, work permits, visas, and an office in Huaqiangbei (the world's largest electronics market). It is likely the only Open Hardware centric WFOE (Wholly Foreign Owned Enterprise) in Shenzhen, and perhaps China. It took over a year to...

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Posted in #liveupdates, Chinese Company, Shenzhen | 21 Comments »

Hong Kong/China dual number data SIMs with quality internet

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Cross boarder SIM cards from China Mobile and China Unicom promise a single SIM that works in Hong Kong and China. Mobile data networks exit at the SIM card home location, so that means Hong Kong internet while in China. These SIMs are sold by two of China's biggest state...

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Posted in Shenzhen | 6 Comments »

Silicone compression molding factory

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

In this video Dangerous Prototypes and Pax Instruments visit a silicone molding factory in Shenzhen, China: We recently visited a silicone compression molding factory with our friends at Dangerous Prototypes. This is the same technology used for making our silicone keypads for the T400 temperature datalogger. I put together a...

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Posted in Global Geek, Shenzhen | 9 Comments »

The factory of the world – Hackaday documentary on the Shenzhen Ecosystem

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

The factory of the world – Hackaday documentary on the Shenzhen Ecosystem When it comes to manufacturing, no place in the world has the same kind of allure as the Pearl River Delta region of China. Within just an hour-long train ride, two vastly different cultures co-exist, each with its...

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Posted in documentation, interviews | No Comments »

Touring in Shenzhen series from Alden

Monday, May 4th, 2015

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...

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Posted in Hacker Camp Shenzhen, Shenzhen | 4 Comments »

Hacker Camp Shenzhen vol 5: Componatopia open for registration!

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

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...

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Posted in Announcements, Hacker Camp Shenzhen | 2 Comments »

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

Friday, February 27th, 2015

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!

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Posted in Hacker Camp Shenzhen | 7 Comments »

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

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

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...

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Posted in Announcements, Hacker Camp Shenzhen | 20 Comments »

On the first day of Taobao Christmas

Monday, December 29th, 2014

Taobao, the Chinese shopping site that combines eBay, Amazon, and Alibaba, recently got a lot easier for foreigners to use. As Sjaak documented in his Taobao buying adventures a few years ago, most foreigners use an agency that takes payment via Paypal, purchases your babies, and forwards them to you...

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Posted in #liveupdates, Shenzhen, What did you buy? | 18 Comments »

Hackers in Shenzhen: Pooya from Iran

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Pooya from Iran talks about his experience in Shenzhen, China. There's more and more hackers visiting Shenzhen to check out the world's largest electronics market and manufacturing ecosystem. This semi-regular series asks who they are and what they found.

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Posted in interviews, Shenzhen | 3 Comments »

Hackers in Shenzhen: Darshan from India

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Darshan from India talks about his experience in Shenzhen, China. There's more and more hackers visiting Shenzhen to check out the world's largest electronics market and manufacturing ecosystem. This semi-regular series asks who they are and what they found.

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Posted in interviews, Shenzhen | 4 Comments »

Hackers in Shenzhen: Trev from UK

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Trev from the UK talks about his experience in Shenzhen, China. There's more and more hackers visiting Shenzhen to check out the world's largest electronics market and manufacturing ecosystem. This semi-regular series asks who they are and what they found.

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Posted in interviews, Shenzhen | 28 Comments »

Hacker Camp Shenzhen volume 3: Reflow open for registration

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

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...

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Posted in Global Geek, Hacker Camp Shenzhen, Shenzhen | 2 Comments »

Hacker Camp Shenzhen metro cards

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

The next hackercamp Shenzhen group gets a customized Shenzhen metro card. Its always a pain to get everyone in the group a card, get it charged, or buy tokens. This time we're just going to hand them out. These customized cards were the same price as a normal metro card.

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Posted in Hacker Camp Shenzhen | 1 Comment »

The dreamers of Shenzhen’s Maker’s revolution

Monday, August 18th, 2014

[embed]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPBUf7YJNwU[/embed] 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...

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Posted in Global Geek, Hacker Camp Shenzhen | 4 Comments »

Hacker Camp Shenzhen vol 2: Reflux open for registration

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

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...

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Posted in Global Geek, Hacker Camp Shenzhen, Shenzhen | 10 Comments »

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