AZ Residency Day 5 — Mistos de Porco Preto Reprise

Yesterday’s din­ner didn’t go so well. We went to pick up a few doses of “Mis­tos de Porco Preto” (means some­thing like Mix of Dark Pig in Eng­lish) at this local restau­rant which we had scouted on Tues­day as serv­ing pretty well. But we had an unfor­tu­nate sur­prise, they under-served us half our dosage. So a new quest had been unlocked: to retrieve our fair share today or raise havoc!

At the lab i had no idea what hap­pened dur­ing the morn­ing since i slept until very late, but right after lunch every­one scat­tered off to han­dle dif­fer­ent things:
— Sér­gio and Francesco still busy doc­u­ment­ing their ants project.
— Tara with the plas­tic PCB exper­i­ments.
— Jorge putting the fin­ish­ing touches on his VJ mixer frame.
— Mónica push­ing her wind/fan project into a first pro­toype.
— I pushed the gen­haiku abit closer to ver­sion 2.0
— Luis arrived to the res­i­dency to work on his meal track­ing idea.
— Ricardo and Fil­ipe went on a magic jour­ney to the local “sawmill” store to get the last parts for their piano cock­tail.
— Mauri­cio gave us a work­shop about tiny solar robots with BEAM cir­cuits.
— And Cata­rina hack­ing some key­board inter­faces

So for din­ner we went to reclaim our lost dosage of Mis­tos de Porco Preto and man­aged to suc­ceed in our ordeal! Quest com­plete! We also took the won­der­ful oppor­tu­nity to shop some essen­tial refresh­ments for tomor­rows farewell party.

Back at the res­i­dency we had vis­i­tors from a local juve­nile the­ater group, we gave them a quick tour round up of all the stuff we have lying around and the projects peo­ple have been work­ing in. Which went pretty well, they were all pretty mar­veled and excited with all we had going on, ask­ing how they could do their own and spend the rest of their lives doing what we do. Which made us happy.

The rest of the night was spent attend­ing Mauricio’s work­shop and work­ing on some entry for our fast music remix compo of Vitor Espadinha’s “Relem­brar é Viver”. Results should be avail­able tomor­row.