Archive for the '#liveupdates'

William @ SGmakers threw a Hacker Villa in Penang Malaysia after attending (and sponsoring) Hacker Camp Shenzhen. We got to attend the first two days full of hacks, food, and making new friends. Penang is an island, and UNESCO world heritage site,...
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Like many others we have succumbed to the urge for a cheap laser cutter. What started as a $200 purchase quickly doubled, but that’s still a fraction of the cost of an expensive one. Why do we what it? That’s a not very well hit secret. ...
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Today we piled into a taxi with visiting hackers to check out two electronics markets. Both are about an hour north of Shenzhen in Shajin, a very industrial area. We have high hopes of finding more equipment and tools than are available in...
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Cruising through Bao’on on way to Shajin tools and equipment market. I’ve never been to this one, but Oomlout and Zach Hoeken both says there’s tons of great stuff. We are looking for a wire cutter and stripped machine, as well as...
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Replacing a NIC with something hopefully high quality from Intel. Noticed that Intel uses a healthy mix of 0402, 0603, and 0805 components. Especially capacitors. Not sure if this is due to cost vs capacity, or if smaller, harder to place components...
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EmbeddedCreations writes: I’ve been working on a new version of the SmartMatrix Shield, not meant to replace it, but to be an option for those that want to maximize the capabilities of the Teensy, while connecting to a matrix display. Let’s...
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The entire Pearl River Delta area of China is a manufacturing powerhouse. Huaqiangbei, the famous giant electronics market, is just a tiny facet of a huge industrial ecosystem. About 30 minutes north of Shenzhen there’s a giant market the size...
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Joined a friend on a factory audit today totally unrelated to anything electronic. Spotted a few cool thongs though. This is a metal polishing station with a red bull can full of polish. Down the hall is an unrelated factory making plastic...
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Took a taxi about an hour to the manufacturing area of Shenzhen, Bao’on. When we got in it seemed like there was something wrong with the car or driver, 3rd and 4th gears seemed nonexistent. Initially I though maybe we should swap cabs, its...
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Shenzhen wasn’t a town 30 years ago, it was barely a village. Almost nobody is from Shenzhen, people come here to make money and send it to family in other parts of China. Over the Chinese New Year, that two week period when you can’t...
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