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Great workshop at Artop

AKANE
July 14, 2019

Dear readers, Yesterday we visited Artop Group, a well-established firm mainly active in design innovation. After learning about the company and visiting their showroom, we had a great workshop with some [...]

Our first steps at Shenzhen !

AKANE
July 14, 2019

It's been a few days now that we arrived at Shenzhen and it's now time to share it with you, dear reader ! Our working week started on wednesday by [...]

Exploring Shenzhen suppliers

Tengo
July 14, 2019

The amazing thing of Shenzhen is the quantity of suppliers present in one city. From LED, to PCB and injected plastic here you can find everything. Yesterday we revisited again [...]

Shenzhen Awesomenesss!

Hapstick
July 13, 2019

We visited many places this week in Shenzhen but the one which caught our eye was the: Huaqiangbei Electronics Market. It is the largest electronics market in the world and [...]

Shenzhen is great and the project keeps going!

CARING
July 13, 2019

Hi there, After nearly one week in Shenzhen, China, our project is evolving in a great way. We have sourced a lot of new components about which we did not [...]

Electronic parts in Huaqiangbei

Heptabox
July 13, 2019

When we arrived in Huaqiangbei, the engineers of our team could not believe what they saw. It felt like Christmas. You can find every imaginable piece of electronic for a cheap [...]

Meeting with Kyle

Heptabox
July 12, 2019

We have arrived in Shenzhen! We are really excited to be able to work at x.factory. We were lucky to meet Kyle, a senior student as mechanical engineer in Southern [...]

Kneet team in Shenzhen

KNEET
July 12, 2019

Dear readers, The Kneet team is well arrived in China. A lot of work has already been accomplished at the x.factory with the help of the wonderful Seeed Studio team. [...]

Land, sleep, prototype!

Tengo
July 11, 2019

Hello everyone! Between skyscrapers and construction sites, we are now at x.factory, a maker space in Shenzhen. What better place to prototype our product than the most rapidly growing city [...]

Heptabox is ready to go to China !

Heptabox
July 6, 2019

Hello everyone! We are ready to go to China! Our prototype is functional and we are very happy about it! We are looking forward to improving it in China. The [...]

Prototyping V.2 !

Heptabox
June 21, 2019

It's time to make a second version of the prototype. Here is the PCB V.2 with modifications and adaptations to the final product. One week until our MS6!! And we [...]

From cardboard to 3D printing

Heptabox
June 14, 2019

After the 17th week, we could finally print our first parts. There are only three weeks left but we are confident to have a working prototype with the hard work [...]

MS5 Done – 3 weeks left to China

NOX
June 13, 2019

Hi everyone! Yesterday we finally had our last Milestone presentation, before flying to China. We also had the pleasure to pitch in front of two additional guests, Pierre, and Mehmed [...]

KNEET
June 10, 2019

Hello, Last week was a busy one. We managed to make the first connection between the application and the PCB. Moreover, the connection between the PCB and the brace was [...]

3D assembly and PCB

Heptabox
June 10, 2019

For the 16th week,  the 3D assembly is done by our awesome mechanical engineer and we finally receive the PCB with our two safety channels. The team is working hard [...]

We got almost everything !

CARING
June 2, 2019

Hello dear community! Strong from the critics provided during the last milestone (the last gentle one), we enter a new phase in our project. Our designers are working like never [...]

And the winner is….. HEPTABOX!

Heptabox
May 31, 2019

Hello!! As mentioned in our last blog post, last Tuesday there was the Award Ceremony of the UBS Innovation Challenge. All the five groups presented their project in front of [...]

MS5 and nearly ready to fly!

Tengo
May 31, 2019

Hello everyone! Wednesday we had our milestone, were we presented our prototype. Still some things to slightly improve, but we are close to a final functional prototype! We have our [...]

Almost there!

AKANE
May 30, 2019

Hello everyone ! What an intense week for the Chic participants ! For those who don’t know, this week we had to present our project one last time before China. [...]

MS5 Delayed, but work is still on its way!

NOX
May 28, 2019

Hi everyone! It has been a long time without any news from Unum+Solum, but a lot of work has been done in a month! Since MS4, where we decided to [...]

Always improving

CARING
May 28, 2019

Hi everyone, More ergonomic and equipped with a new hanging system, the latest version of Caring seems to be gradually moving closer to the final version. To achieve this, we [...]

Sponsorship purchasing

KNEET
May 26, 2019

Dear followers, China journey is approaching. We are all in an exciting movement even if we cannot believe that it will happen. This week we received a lot of information [...]

Milestone 4 is done!

Heptabox
May 26, 2019

Dear readers, Last week we had our Milestone 4 presentation. We went through different topics. First, we presented our first pitch to the audience. In relation to the business part, we [...]

Agile mindset and prototyping!

AKANE
May 24, 2019

Dear readers, After Milestone 4 last month and many interviews, we decided to redefine our business model by addressing a new customer segment: schools. The previous design of our connected [...]

Engineers at work !

KNEET
May 23, 2019

Today we managed to have both the microtechnician and the electronician working to optimize and apply on MSP430 the data reading as well as the Bluetooth ! As the MS5 [...]

Pick and place for success

Tengo
May 21, 2019

Hello everyone! one mini step on a green board, a great step step for our product. Today we assembled the PCB, which later this week will be tested! Great news [...]

Advancing, always advancing

CARING
May 19, 2019

Hello! CARING is advancing on all fronts, be it design, engineering or business. We are happy that the project is slowly materializing and we are already getting excited for the [...]

MS4 done ! … Product concept review

Tolbi
May 18, 2019

As we said in MS3, we exchanged with the managers of ENSA (Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Agriculture) and we were contacted by potential customers, who were attracted by our product and [...]

Busy week for the Heptabox team!

Heptabox
May 18, 2019

Dear Community, On Wednesday we had our team meeting in order to plan all the next steps of our project and ultimate the presentation for Milestone 4, which will take [...]

Transform Africa Summit 2019

Tolbi
May 18, 2019

Hi ,   This week, we participated in the Transform Africa summit in Kigali where the heads of state of the African Union were present around the theme of digital [...]

PCB up and running!

AKANE
May 16, 2019

Hello ! We received one of our PCB from China, assembled and tested it. Everything works smoothly. The PCB is able to control one motor that will move our plat [...]

Construction Team: assemble!

Tengo
May 16, 2019

Hello everybody! Yesterday Vuk, Tomas and Ethan assembled at Ethan's place to share thoughts and sketches on the design of our product. To note also the presence  of Alex, member [...]

Prototype °1 for the Fogs

KNEET
May 14, 2019

Hi everyone, We are a few days away from our first prototype! By the end of May, we want to perform the most basic functions as a user would: from [...]

Interview at La Source !

CARING
May 12, 2019

Hey there! This week was sort of fruitful for T-Psy: We conducted an interview in La Source in Lausanne, where many shades were unveiled thanks to Mrs Montantdon, Chief Nursing [...]

Great news from Heptabox team!

Heptabox
May 12, 2019

Hello everyone, This week we had the pleasure to participate to a workshop with Swisscom in relation to IoT Systems. We started the evening with an elevator pitch from each [...]

PCB ordered!

Tengo
May 10, 2019

Hello everyone! Yes, you read the title well, our PCB has been ordered! For this, we thank Vuk for having worked really a lot to make the design of it [...]

Bluetooth first connection

KNEET
May 9, 2019

Dear all, This week we manage to make the first connection between our device and a smart phone. There are still a lot of works to do for the Bluetooth [...]

NEXT STEP : NEW INSIGHTS

CARING
May 5, 2019

Hi everyone, this week has been pretty quiet for our team as we have worked separtely to prepare for our next interview of Thursday. We have planned a visit at [...]

Something that fits perfectly with our project

Tengo
April 29, 2019

Hello everyone! Nice to be back talking to you :) A couple of weeks ago we stumbled upon the "budget participatif" of City of Lausanne. From the very start we [...]

It’s time to think to our future

CARING
April 28, 2019

Hi everyone ! This sunday morning, our team meets to update our team contract. We were thinking to the future of our project after the trip to China, to our [...]