Weekly Staff Meetings/2016-11-01

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Staff Meeting Notes 2016-10-25, 19:45-20:30
Staff: Ricky, Chris, Paul, Eduardo
Notes: Ricky

Props and Announcements

  • Mike Liao donated bunch of stuff to XCJ, including old DVD player, a remote and some boxes.
  • XCJ gave these stuff away to our active members. One member paid membership just for these stuff.
  • Biolab meetup happened (17 persons registered, about 7 persons showed up)

Past events

  • Biolab meetup
  • Solidworks workshop
  • Drone workshop nobody signed up (maybe people that wanted a drone built one already?)

Coming Week's Events and Workshops

  • Robot arm - Series, will happen in this weekend, 4 people signed up. 980 rmb for two days, plus the kit.
  • Jonathan: Python workshop preparing
  • NYU student: Matlab next Sunday, November 13th (nobody signed up, licenses provided by NYU) - Octave?
  • Eduardo smart watch workshop (350 RMB for buying the watch)
  • Henry: Friday night robot meetup, stats from next week
  • Coderbunker/XinCheJian: Unity / Robot integration workshop
  • Shanghai Barcamp: November 5th: VR focused
  • TBD: Follow up PCB workshop by Paul
  • Kin's CNC workshop

Wednesday Open Night

HOST: Chris

  • Spencer: recent projects and handyman stuff.

Includes discussion and photos of similar groups that are...

     1. a LOT like hackerspaces - people making stuff
     2. Serious money & tool magnets ......big $ and LOTs tools!!!!

... and there 930+ of these in Australia each with 10 to 50+ members and starting to grow worldwide!

  • William: some cool projects happened in his hackerspace in U.S.
  • Henry: Exoskeleton body armor
  • Teacher Huang


  • Alipay name is wrong on Huodongxing, so account can't be transferred. Talked to their employee there, she asked us to send the email to their service. Haven't gotten reply yet.
  • 2 months+ pending issue


Sponsorships updates:

CHRIS & KEVIN to work on the below: (7 weeks late)

  • history timeline from the beginning (nothing from Ricky)
  • XinCheJian at Crystal Galleria
    • Pay Chris for the organization
    • May sponsor us, allow us to put posters
    • Get 15% from the projects there for referral
    • Do more outreach to people that don't about XinCheJian
  • Need more articles: That's Shanghai, City Weekend

Xinchejian Rules Changelog

Rules Changes: rules_changelog

Space Safety (7 weeks no incidents)

  • Enabling the individual members to call out individual safety first.
    • Call out safety to group, have a discussion, address objections.
    • if objections not addressed satisfactorily
    • Enforce safety workshop usage
  • Ban for people that present a risk as collectively assessed

Physical security also include making sure we don't get things stolen

Xinfab-Xinchejian Relations


  • workshops are 50% / 50% split of workshop
  • lasercutter is broken (acrylic caught on fire, belt is burned)
  • belt sander is broken (belt needs to be changed)

XinCheJian Kids Club

  • make a decision internally before the end of November
  • Teach more kids
    • ROGER gives Freda the template.
    • from 5 years old to 16 years old (afterschool)
    • Chris is to help with budgeting

KEVIN to send the notes for the governance issue

Xinchejian Cleanup

Planned date: Sunday November 13th!!

whenever Sunday available for cleanup (we have a XinCleanJian)

  • One centralized location for packages
  • Set a date to make a seasonal cleanup
  • Buy a big trash can
  • Set simple rules parameters
    • floor, tables, chairs, workstations must be cleared
  • putting the chairs up to ceiling?

XinCheJian Online Shop shop.xinchejian.com

Proposal: online shop full of cool ideas

  • From makers to makers
  • Projects BY members (XinCheJian Members)
  • Need to have a profile
  • Disclaimer: project are not owned by XinCheJian, projects are by members
  • Customized logo "XinCheJian Member" (Andi)


  • Use the wiki: shop.xinchejian.com
  • Physical store: use the shelves (demo product + profile)