Weekly Staff Meetings/2012-10-09

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* Location       : XinCheJian
* Scheduled Time : 19:45
* Start time     : 20:00
* End time       : 20:45 
* Staff Present  : Ricky, Kevin, Mika, Valentin, Freda, Edward
* Others Present : Sherry

Note: No energy for meeting.


  • What happened? (Nobody knows)


    • Kevin: Went to meeting. Will do a short write up of what was discussed.
    • Need to talk with G2C and Transist about issues (scheduling space, etc.)
    •  ??

Monthly planning

  • Arduino Workshop
    •  ??
  • 3D printer Workshop / Assembly / Printing
    •  ??
  • Maker Carnival Shanghai - Min Lin
    • No update yet...
    • November 2nd to 4th (Friday - Sunday)
    • @Shanghai Youth Creative Week (Century Park, Pudong)
    • Activities: Exhibition, hackathon, workshops, guests from abroad
    • Latest update
      • Possibly very small because we have a lot less space than before
      • Mitch tweeting about this
    • Projects selection: need at least 40 projects in total
    • Workshops: at least 10 with material (to get sponsorship)
      • TODO(DFRobot): Soldering
      • TODO(Edward): ALF (show off useless machine)
      • TODO(Mika): LED heart (to be confirmed)
      • TODO(Paul): Joule thief
      • TODO(Lutz&Spencer): Swarm robots
      • TODO(SunnySr): squishy circuits
      • TODO(David): Ardublock
      • TODO(???) Sell DIY kits, t-shirts []
    • TODO(Mika, Yihan, Valentin, Angie, Freda): LOGO, sticker, t-shirt, posters, event flyer, logo pin, hackerspace passport, SH maker faire stamp, workshops stamps
      • DONE: Got logo from Beijing Maker Carnival, Wenwen from DFRobot will modify it for SH Maker Carnival
  • Write up of Barcamp on Xinchejian website (DONE - Kevin)

Long-term or ongoing follow up

  • Microsoft sponsorship
    • MSFT interested.
    • TODO(Kevin): To extrapolate some viewing / demographic stats for Lio
    • Proposed Price: 2718 RMB / month
    • Kevin: Will spend 10 minutes thinking about this.
  • The space is the project
    • WIP(Min Lin) : add parts prices
    • TODO(James): rails are in: buy material, install rails (reimbursed by XCJ)

  • WISS International school wanted workshop (Analog Line Follower)
    • DONE(MinLin): take the lead - contacted WISS waiting for reply
    • TODO(Min Lin): reply to WISS and fix the date
    • Hosting ALF and Swarmbot workshops (can also go to WISS to do it, if space is a problem)
    • 40 students of 15 years old (can be divided into sub groups)
    • 80 RMB per head per workshop (this is the price I told them) / 200 RMB Swarmbot
    • Weekday only (Friday is preferred)
    • From 9:30am to 2pm (preferred)
    • We need 3~4 people to handle this
    • Need volunteer to host the workshops
      • TODO(Paul,???): standby for doing this event during the weekdays...