Shenzhen, China – where all of the electronics are made. Or at least it feels like it. For this trip, I was lucky enough to be hosted by an old friend from NYC, and got a view of work life within Shenzhen.
At SEEED Studio, small custom electronicsn are developed, prototyped, and ushered into mass manufacturing. Here are a few recent products made at Seeed.
The prototyping and small-run factory production schedule at Seeed.
A worker monitors a pick-and-place machine at Seeed Studio. This machine automates the production of circuit boards and other electronics.
A worker hand-solders a circuit board for a small run of eletronics.
Dressed in anti-static gowns. Trendy!
Lunch with the gang from Seeed Studio
Outsize of the Huaqiangbei electronics markets, vendors take a break with some snacks.
Each stall represents a different electronic supplier, factory, or component manufacturer. They’re divided up into sections and floors, depending on what they make or sell.
Connectors of every shape and size, sold on-site by the bundle, or shipped anywhere in the world.
Every imaginable style of flashlight – all available in Shenzhen in quantities from 1 to a million.
This is where the cases for your hard drives come from.
LED Lights of any shape and size at Huaqiangbei.
If you’ve ever ordered small electronics from China, this is probably where it ships from.
Checking out the Shenzhen 22 art district.
Checking out the still under construction Pingan Finance Center – when it’s complete, it will be 118 floors and 660m high. When it’s complete, it will be the 4th tallest building in the world.
Going for a drink at the KK100 Building – Currently the tallest building in Shenzhen.
Looking out over Shenzhen, China from the top of the KK100 Building.
Nightly traffic in Shenzhen.