Weekly Staff Meetings/2015-04-28

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Staff Meeting Notes 2015-04-21
Attendance: Roger, paul, Amanda, sean


wood working

  • members asked about wood working tools
    • propose members to make a list
  • list sent to staff, needs approval, and space allocation.
  • guy from wood working shop to help prioritize.

Discussion: Relationship with Xinfab (delayed until after lucios birthday)

  • There is the urgent need to discuss with Xinfab about our relationship.
  • We plan to have a serious and extended discussion about this topic at the beginning of the next meeting.

Inactive members

    • why not many people use the space

The Meetup Groups

  • What are the goals?
  • Talking, learning, sharing
  • Roger: Robots is OK
  • Update from event managers each week, give them an account on XinCheJian.com
    • XinCheJian Robot Meetup 新车间机器人兴趣组
    • 3D Modeling & Design Meetup

AMANDA's Awesome Website



  • LUCIO will do measurements, send to AMANDA (no have just yet)
  • AMANDA will order ONE just to pilot
  • Amanda take Autodesk


  • Sent Bosch (still in discussion), Festool also
  • Can give tools
  • 100,000 RMB sponsorship in tools (no woodwork ones unfortunately)

Wednesday Open Night

  • Teacher Huang
  • No one else..



Arduino feedback for beginners

  • For Serial workshops it needs to be taken slower.
  • No mixxed groups, totally newbies
  • Asked for different exercises
  • suggests opening an electronics workshop.
    • Roger suggests to say sorry, dude, no have!

CPP - feedback

  • SEAN: Sunday Afternoon: 1-3 pm
  • went well for 3 that had the program
    • needed a way to send files/ share files between people.
    • had issues trying to load wiki.. people need to be on XinCheJianMembers
    • needs to be clearer that they need to install shit first!
    • big bold letters
    • if computers had internet that work would help for idiots that done read.
    • clearly state punishment


  • Details on XinCheJian.com
    • feedback good
    • people want to do it

Hydroponics Workshop

  • Roger
  • Needs someone on site to help out
  • For future reference -- GET THE INFORMATION BEFORE


May 17th - Sunday

  • Spegetti bridge
  • insect bot - paul to put amanda in contact with jose.

May 17th - Sunday

  • 10 am to 12 am - Sean has agreed
  • Jingan activity center
  • Need projects, need support, need a white face.
  • Amanda to quote JAAC

May 23rd - afternoons

  • workshop from JAAC
  • Upcycling
  • AMANDA to arrange

June 6th - afternoons

  • workshop form JAAC
  • TBD
  • AMANDA to arrange

Workshops to Run

PCB Workshop

  • Lio, sure. Whenever. Will sleep on it. (follow up)

Unmask V2 Workshop

  • Paul and Simone. will sleep on it. (follow up)

Design Thinking Workshop

  • Azure and iHan agreed, but want to limit scope for half a day and control size
  • PAUL pass on contact info to AMANDA.

Big Events


  • thanks makeblock for the kits


  • 110 members

Xinchejian / Xinfab Relationship

  • Lucio / Xinfab - I have to go.


  • T-Shirt design competition??
  • Total failure
  • Need to get a digital design
  • Kevin is now taking over the t-shirt manufacturing

Xinchejian Website and Wiki

Xinfab: Lowering Prices for 3D Printer

  • 2 RMB per gram for people who need no help
  • If you still need help. 4 RMB some help or you pay for Sean's time. 10 RMB.

Xinchejian History

Staff Update

  • David Li -- removed from Staff. But still on Cofounders and Previous Staff Members.
  • Sean Purser-Haskell -- needs to do more staff time.
  • Bernie -- to be left off, until more time to contribute.

Also Xinchejian Google Apps clean up:

  • felix - never used
  • sophialin - never used
  • jmkalin - Jonathan Kalin - last login 2011
  • jrosen - Joshua Rosen - last login 2013
  • ziyunpeng - last login 2012
  • rockets - last login 2011 (fine right?)