XinZhan - a smart donation box

Designed and developped in Fab Lab Taipei

Electronics

Social networks

What’s the project’s story?

Chen-Ching founded XinZhan.IOT Company in 2015 to transform the experience of donating to an organization.

According to him, “Taiwan is a very special place: people are enthusiastic about charity, politics and religion”. They are willing to support their favorite organizations and donate, but most of them don’t use credit card a lot, nor mobile payment. Most of Taiwanese people still use and trust cash a lot. Hence they donate only when they are solicited in the street or during an event, and the experience is far from nice.

Chen-Ching’s product is a connected donation box, allowing you to donate for the organization of your choice in cash, and to get a special reward for it. It can be bubble blowing or a discount in your favorite shop, but the idea is to transform the experience of donating.

How do they interact with the workshop?

He used the lab’s machines and tools to build his machines, which he now lends to 10 clients such as the government, NGOs and other organisations.

What’s next?

Chen-Ching is getting his machines prepared for the mayor elections which will take place next year in Taipei.

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