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A Trip to Maker Faire Shen Zhen, 2014

DFRobot Apr 12 2014 206

 The past weekend has witnessed another giant meetup of makers across the globe. At SheKou, a costal area of Shenzhen, the "city of manufacturing", this two-day event has aroused over 100 dedicated groups of makers to showcase their projects to the coming audience. Being one among them, Team DFRobot take this chance to recall and share what we've seen and heard during this trip. Before the Show Thanks to the incorrect weather forecast, we enjoyed a couple of sunny days before Maker Faire Shenzhen, and took visits to some local "spots of interest". Chaihuo Makerspace, the earliest local makerspace in Shenzhen was our first stop.

 A warm cozy feel welcomed us as we stepped into Chaihuo Makerspace. Surrounded by cafes, indie book stores and craft shops, this "urban loft" makerspace is quite different from those geeky, grunge-style ones we've seen elsewhere.

This DIY camera kit is called "Bigshot", which consists of  a 3.0 mega pixel sensor, 1.4 inch LCD display and interchangeable lenses.

Next stop: Huaqiang North. Famous for its stupendous ability of reproduction, Huaqiang North went by the name of "a sea of cheap parts". You'll be able to find $100 iPhone, $15 Kindle, and $150 Tablet Phone and so many other things here in Huaqiang North. Unfortunately, on the day we paid visit, almost every shop were off for traditional Chinese festival - Qingming. This time, old tradition wins over business.

Maker Faire Shenzhen

The "Great Show $ Tell" begins with an enormous Bumblebee, standing at the entrance of plaza, fenced off.
And then maker faire robots, also fenced off.
remaking the Jansen Walker
phone controlled spider tanks by Nille
the DFRobot OSHW case
the DFRobot bomb-defusing challenge