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Airaware, Pɘggy, ShuQi
October 10, 2017

As we get closer to the start of a new CHIC edition we felt it was the perfect time to take a look at the journey of one team. Have [...]

The end of the china trip

August 15, 2017

31/07 and 01/08 Hello everybody, We are almost at the end of our CHIC program and we are very sad about that. By the way it’s time to complete our [...]

FOOD SAFETY – border ecologies

August 3, 2017

As the population of this country is big and its food culture widely diversified, food safety is a huge subject in china. As for many other topics, Hong Kong and [...]

Goodbye China

August 1, 2017

Yesterday was our last day were we worked on our prototype. After a rocky start and some further issues along the way we were proud to present an almost functioning [...]

time to say goodbye

August 1, 2017

Our days in China are counted and soon we will finish CHIP. Axel, Adrien and Loïc will travel around in China and Julia and Tabea will go back to Switzerland. [...]

We see light at the end of the tunnel

July 30, 2017

After facing multiple initial problems we finally had an overall successful day. We dispose over three functioning PCB, a nice looking 3D Peggy model, a finished poster and an almost [...]

27-28 July: work on prototype and visit PCB factory

July 29, 2017

Thursday started early for some and later for others. The groups worked in different places on different tasks. The designers and most business people worked mostly at the hotel and [...]

our PCB adventure

July 29, 2017

ShuQi is advancing despite all struggle. Initially the PCB posed a lot of issues: the stencil was had missing holes, so the soldering paste could not be applied for one [...]

Prototyping in Shenzhen

July 29, 2017

After having a great time in Hong Kong visiting multiple companies, doing pitches and some sightseeing, we now concentrate on making our prototype in Shenzhen. Unfortunately, the 3D printer at [...]

time flies

July 27, 2017

It is incredible how fast time goes by. One week in Hong Kong has already passed. The lovely tramways on the island, the narrow roads of central, the markets of Mong Kok [...]

July 25th, Shenzhen exploration

July 25, 2017

On July 25th, our exploration of Shenzhen started with the Huangqiangbei electronics market. We set off at 09:30 in the morning to get there. We were amazed by the size of [...]

HK – Day 4

July 24, 2017

The fourth day of the trip to China of the CHIC project was all about exploring the beauties of Hong-Kong. The group splitted in small teams and were given challenges [...]

From the slimey to the peak

July 23, 2017

This morning was ok, we didn't need to rush. We just recieved few instructions and split in three teams which each had one designer . Each team went to the [...]

Hong Kong Harbour: The whole package

July 21, 2017

Yesterday we went to the Hong Kong Science and Technology Park. After we presented our product ideas, we were informed about what HKSTP really is, what they do and what [...]

The beginning of our China journey

July 20, 2017

Hi everyone! On Tuesday we finally all arrived in Hong Kong :-) Even though the flight was long and the weather not really welcoming we still were all glad to [...]

The mystery of the money counting system

July 13, 2017

Hi there, It is a while since we last spoke… Since milestone four was this week on Tuesday we had our hand full to try to make the prototype work. [...]

Taking off, literally!

July 3, 2017

We prepared, planned, and now it’s here. Although not yet, as us girls leave a little bit before (thanks EPFL for the flexible plane dates!) to stretch out our sore [...]

Milestone 3

June 25, 2017

Hi dear Chic Community, Since exam week is taking an end we can focus 100 % on our Peggy again 🙂 Milestone 3 on the 13th of June has once [...]

the final spurt

June 15, 2017

Hello there, The project is advancing and we can see our ShuQi become more and more tangible. For the milestone we had a fast and simple 3d print, but this [...]

Object prototyping

June 9, 2017

Hi everybody, We are working hard on the connectivity between the telephone and the sensor, the first iteration of the PCB and also on the first prototype for the general [...]

our PCB has arrived!

June 6, 2017

Today is a good day, because our PCB has arrived! Axel has worked diligently to order it as soon as possible, in order to proceed with the tests. ShuQi is [...]

Interdisciplinary thinking

June 5, 2017

Hi there :-) In a little bit more than one week milestone 3 is coming up. One of the main goals is to present some first complex interdisciplinary processes as [...]


May 31, 2017

Dear all, During week 14, we managed to finish the PCB design of our device, and we are producing it in this week. We also did the product design according [...]

Milestone 2

May 30, 2017

Hi there :-) Last Wednesday we had our Milestone 2 presentation. This time we managed to finish your explanations in the given 15 min. to 20 min. time frame. Once [...]

Milestone ahead

May 30, 2017

Hello everyone! Our join work ShuQi is showing tangible results - every day there are improvements in the technical and design fields. Loic has created the 3D Model of our [...]

Discussion about the PCB Design

May 23, 2017

The engineers proudly presented with a real size 3D print of the PCB. It is an oval form which fits perfectly into the case of our lovely bird.With this mock-up we discussed [...]


May 18, 2017

After the second milestone meeting, we received some valuable suggestions from our instructors. Our next steps will be: Focus on the industrial design; BlueTooth communication between the device and the [...]

Interdisciplinary issues

May 15, 2017

Hi dear CHIC community Last week we booked our flights to China. Therefore, there was an exuberant atmosphere as the trip finally got concrete. Obviously, we had a lot more [...]

the first prototype is within reach

May 12, 2017

Hello! This week we have started working on our first prototype. We’ve finished the last tests of feasibility and the result are mostly positive.  We have already explained in this [...]

Easter break

April 28, 2017

Hello everybody,   Last week we all benefited from our Easter holidays!!! Therefore, we could allocate even more time to our project… (or at least we tried ;-)).   All [...]

week 8

April 20, 2017

Hi everyone, This last week before the Easter break, we are very motivated because our project begins to take shape. Our software engineer finished coding the core functionalities of the [...]

a trip to the state of Shu in the mountains Qi

April 15, 2017

On our journey, we have found a new team member: ShuQi. She has already been an observer last week, and joined us this Friday. The ingredients were a plate of [...]

Blog Post

April 13, 2017

Hey everyone! After the success of the Milestone 1, we can continue the project. Now we are organizing the second milestone. We will present the 3D model with the electronic [...]

Week 7

April 12, 2017

Hi everyone, This week we continued coding the backend part of our device, we implemented different core functionalities that will allow our Android application to interact with the database and [...]

Milestone 1

April 6, 2017

Hi dear CHIC community, We hope you are all fine? This Tuesday we had our first milestone presentation… Although, we do know our device by hard, it is still more [...]

the path from milestone 1 to milestone 2

April 4, 2017

This week we presented our work we have done so far. There were many things to say and that is why the presentation got longer and longer. Sorry for that. [...]