Tour to Shenzhen November

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  1. archie

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    So if anyone is interested a tour of Shenzen is being organised by www.hardworx.io for Nov this year.

    Suits electronics guys who are involved in making designing products and prototypes. I have put my name down and confirmed as going.

    I'm not involved in any other way apart from being an attendee.

    The person running it is doing it more as a community thing rather than a monetary thing hence I thought it would be ok posting and giving it a plug for interested parties on here.

    Feel free to ask, happy to answer if I can :)
     
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    just returned from the trip and OMG!

    the scale of the markets is mind blowing.
    youtube videos just don't do justice.

    we stayed in Huaqiangbei itself, first few visits to the markets were just overwhelming.
    lost all metal capacity to think straight upon walking in, building after building, level after level, shop after shop just selling parts, components, electronics, some consumer type stuff too, CNC machines, 3D printers.
     
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    I would love to do something similar one day - are you planning to document the tour at all?
     
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    to be honest, not really. i don't have the time.

    there are some great docos/videos on youtube already.
    nothing I could even remotely match to be honest.

    if someone is planning on going, happy to assist with ideas/suggestions though (in terms of in and around the markets)
    and getting a tailored suit for ~$220! :D
     
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    Great video of the markets from the 2017 tour.
     
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    Those markets are so crazy - I've not been but seen enough videos about them - some guy even amassed all the bits to build (and activate and use) his own iphone from parts! eg so he bought a screen from one joint, a back case from another, a logic board... you get my drift. He also bought all his electronics toys there like his rework station and microscope. He also rechipped an iphone 7 (not sure exactly what model) from 64Gb to 256 Gb without killing it :p
     
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    yeah thats the strange parts guy on youtube.
    you certainly can do all that quite easily.

    i bought some push button switches which cost me ~$4 here for around 40c each
    i brought back two microscopes and also bought a 400KG CNC router which is on a ship heading over at the moment
     
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    bloody eck you didn't muck around - I'll have a baggie of those switches, oh, and one of those machines, whats shipping on that beast ;)

    Thats the other thing - parts are so cheap over there. Strange parts guy doesn't part with much cash for his iphone bits - I reckon if I grabbed my chinese mate (hes already over in china), went to the markets, bought all the bits to make an iphone 256Gb XS to replace the one that was stolen, I'd still have change left out of $1879 for the air tickets, accomodation and meals. :p

    I'd go nuts in the radio part - imagine the amplifiers, transievers and stuff they have - I know there are plenty of knock offs on ebay of the popular brands like Icom, Kenwood etc. Oh and keep me away from the lasers - I'd probably get busted trying to bring them back through customs :p
     
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    Was 2500 USD approx for the cnc machine.
    Couple of people bought laser cutters and soldering robots. Laser engraving is the next one for me
     

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