Xi’an, China

I’m having a wonderful time in Xi’an [pronounced shee-an], the ancient capital of China. Major thanks and gratitude to Eurasia University for hosting me. Looking forward to working with them on exciting upcoming projects, and talking to their students about making!

Telescopes at the night market

Really didn’t expect to see these. Not for sale, but you can pay a small fee to stargaze. We’ll have to get some Ultrascopes over!

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Factory Tours @ Hacker Camp 2016

I had a great time at Hacker Camp over the past week, meeting hackers and makers coming to Shenzhen from around the world. A huge thanks to the folks at Dangerous Prototypes for making it all happen!

One of the great things about touring factories in China is how open they are about letting you take photos (something you wouldn’t get in the west). Since they’re so happy to share with me, I figure the least I can do is to share with everyone else.

PCB (Printed Circuit Board) Factory

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That time I was James Bond on a Chinese reality TV show

Back in 2007 I was on Quest China, a reality TV show that took me all around China. Here’s a clip from episode 1, in which Team ASBO (the British team) made a short silent movie about James Bond in Shanghai. Needless to say, things go downhill fast. Continue reading That time I was James Bond on a Chinese reality TV show