HackJam – 19th January 2016

David Lanzendörfer gave a talk about a new type of propulsion system that will hopefully one day revolutionize space travel called: “magnetoplasmadynamic thruster (MPD)“ which he has been developing for about 7 years. Former astronaut Chang Diaz is an early pioneer and has been developing MPD rockets since 1977 such as the VaSIMR which is …

HackJam – 1st December 2015

We were joined with this week’s HackJam: Jonathan Schipper from Gemsense, a wearable technology company from Israel. He gave a talk on 3D augmented environments and potentials of wearable technologies. Jonathan was at this years’ Hong Kong Maker Faire where he had given a presentation. We also learned of the vibrant maker scene in Israel which …

HackJam – 24th November 2015

Tonight we had the presentation of 2 new products that will be available on the market soon. RedBear Duo board The Duo is a thumb-size development board designed to simplify the process of building Internet of Things (IoT) products. The Duo provides everything you need—Wi-Fi, BLE and a powerful Cloud backend, all in a compact …

HackJam – 17th November 2015

OpenBeam / Printact

Tonight we had presentations from 2 visitors: Terence Tam from OpenBeam Dr. Data Ng Dr Data Ng made a presentation on the Positron and Neutrinos and the Lab he worked at, a tiny room between the 2 lanes of the Aberdeen Tunnel in Hong Kong – Gate 5. Dr Data Ng can be contacted at …

HackJam – November 3rd 2015

  This HackJam was an action packed combo with Sébastien (M-Labs) starting the evening with a talk about his DIY vacuum chamber. We were delighted to have Chloe Chia from The French Chamber of Commerce, who also joined us taking various notes and pictures for an article she was writing on the labs. Manolis did …

HackJam – September 1st 2015

Raspberry Pi

Tinkering I have done a bit of tinkering on the desk in front of the windows, separating the desks into two domains, the Computer side on the right and the electronic side on the left. Each desk has its own power sockets and equipment should be kept separately. These desks should be kept as in …

HackJam – August 25th 2015

Quadcopter at Dim Sum Labs

Quadcopter After an extremely short flight, Andy shared his knowledge on Quad-copters, the options to add-on such as GPS, camera, and not forgetting the functionalities of the firmware installed on the copter. Functionalities such as what the copter should do when it is out of range, low in battery, etc … making the difference between …

HackJam – August 18th 2015

Broken Air-Conditioner

Here some of what happen last week HackJam. Air-Conditioner Last week after a brain storming with few people on the basics of how an Air-Conditioner unit should work, we, this week, put the Air Conditioner down to check what was the cause of the problem. We determine that the current was not reaching the unique …