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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Pics from my TEDx Talk

Thanks to the wonderful folks at TEDxStockholm, I was recently invited to fly over from Shanghai to give a TEDx Talk on my organisation, SpaceGAMBIT. I had a fantastic time while I was there, and met lots of cool people. I also ticked giving a TED Talk off my bucket list, something I never thought I would get to do. (OK, so technically a TEDx Talk isn’t a full TED Talk, but I’m working on it!)

Major thanks to:

  • Filippa Malmegård (for taking the pics and putting me up while I was there)
  • Carl Bärstad, Elías Zea and the rest of the TEDxStockholm and Sparkling Science gang
  • Everyone who attended and listened to my talk (and forgave my woeful CubeSat prop!)

Video of the talk should be up in a few weeks. For now, pictures only.