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[PT] O Fabri­Camp Lx1 foi exce­lente. Muito obri­gado a todos os par­ti­ci­pan­tes, ora­do­res e ope­ra­do­res de máqui­nas, pelo dia tão diver­tido que nos pro­por­ci­o­na­ram. Obri­gado tam­bém ao Pavi­lhão do Conhe­ci­mento e a Ciên­cia Viva, por tão calo­roso e pres­tá­vel aco­lhi­mento – mais do que isto não podía­mos pedir.

[EN] Fabri­Camp Lx1 was great. Many thanks to all the par­ti­ci­pants, spe­a­kers and machine ope­ra­tors for making it such a fun day. Thank you also to Pavi­lhão do Conhe­ci­mento and Ciên­cia Viva for being the most wel­co­ming and help­ful hosts we could wish for.

[PT] Par­ti­ci­pa­ram no Fabri­Camp cerca de 130 pes­soas, e durante todo o dia, sem uma falha­zi­nha que fosse, as máqui­nas de fabri­ca­ção digi­tal impri­mi­ram em 3D e fre­sa­ram. E a ver­dade é que alguns mem­bros do altLab con­se­gui­ram fazer pro­gres­sos numa mini-Mendel modi­fi­cada e repa­rar logo ali a Maker­Bot da Facul­dade de Arquitectura.

[EN] Around 130 peo­ple par­ti­ci­pa­ted and the digi­tal fabri­ca­tion machi­nes 3D prin­ted, fros­tru­ded and mil­led all day without a glitch. In fact, some altLab mem­bers even mana­ged to make some pro­gress on a modi­fied mini Men­del and to fix the Col­lege of Architecture’s Maker­Bot on the spot.

 

[PT] As pales­tras foram dos momen­tos altos do evento.

Os mem­bros da direc­ção da AZ Labs Network – Ricardo Lobo, Pedro Ângelo, Tiago Serra, Cata­rina Mota e eu pró­prio –, fala­ram da orga­ni­za­ção, dos três labo­ra­tó­rios, da Fabri­Cul­ture e de novos pro­jec­tos empol­gan­tes, como as Resi­dên­cias AZ e a nossa par­ti­ci­pa­ção na Gui­ma­rães – Capi­tal Euro­peia da Cul­tura 2012.

Filipe Mar­tins tem um mes­trado em Design de Pro­du­tos em Bio­po­lí­me­ros e tem vindo a explo­rar a sus­ten­ta­bi­li­dade em pro­ces­sos, tec­no­lo­gias e mate­ri­ais. Deu uma pales­tra inti­tu­lada “Design para Auto­no­mia Mate­rial”, onde tra­tou de pro­ces­sos para cri­ar­mos os nos­sos pró­prios mate­ri­ais de fabri­ca­ção, e de for­mas para depois os tra­tar­mos, no fim do ciclo de vida dos produtos.

Tiago Rorke é for­mado em Design Indus­trial e, com Greg Saul, criou o Dia­tom Stu­dio (dedi­cado a explo­rar as pos­si­bi­li­dade da fabri­ca­ção digi­tal, para dar aos uti­li­za­do­res finais um papel no pro­cesso de design). Falou sobre a Sket­ch­Chair, um sis­tema em desen­vol­vi­mento para criar uma fer­ra­menta de soft­ware livre, open source, com que qual­quer pes­soa poderá facil­mente dese­nhar e cons­truir mobi­liá­rio de fabri­ca­ção digital.

Vasco Por­tu­gal, que no âmbito da sua tese de dou­to­ra­mento no pro­grama MIT|Portugal tem explo­rado for­mas de alcan­çar um desen­vol­vi­mento sus­ten­tá­vel, falou sobre as ori­gens e a evo­lu­ção dos FabLabs, e tam­bém do pro­jecto que tem em curso – um “sis­tema gerador-de-formas-arquitectónicas para enge­nha­ria de areia atra­vés de cimen­ta­ção indu­zida por via microbiológica”.

Mais infor­ma­ções sobre as pales­tras, aqui. E mui­tas fotos, aqui:
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Pho­tos by Paulo Rodri­gues and Tiago Serra

[EN] The talks were some of the best moments of the event.

Mem­bers of the AZ Labs Network board of direc­tors Ricardo Lobo, Pedro Ângelo, Tiago Serra, Cata­rina Mota and myself tal­ked about the orga­ni­za­tion, the three labs, Fabri­Cul­ture and a few new and exci­ting pro­jects such as the AZ Resi­dency and our par­ti­ci­pa­tion in Gui­ma­rães Capi­tal of Culture.

Filipe Mar­tins, who has an MS in Pro­duct Design in Bio­poly­mers and has been explo­ring sus­tai­na­bi­lity in pro­ces­ses, tech­no­lo­gies and mate­ri­als, gave a talk titled Design for Mate­rial Auto­nomy focu­sed on pro­ces­ses to cre­ate your own fabri­ca­tion mate­ri­als as well as dis­pose of them at the end of a product’s life cycle.

Tiago Rorke, who has a degree in indus­trial design and together with Greg Saul for­med Dia­tom Stu­dio (with the goal of explo­ring the pos­si­bi­li­ties of digi­tal fabri­ca­tion to give end users a role in the design pro­cess), tal­ked about Sket­ch­Chair, a work-in-progress sys­tem to cre­ate a free, open-source soft­ware tool that will allow anyone to easily design and build their own digi­tally fabri­ca­ted furniture.

Vasco Por­tu­gal, who is explo­ring ways to achi­eve sus­tai­na­ble deve­lop­ment while wor­king on his PhD the­sis at the MIT|Portugal Pro­gram, tal­ked about the ori­gins and evo­lu­tion of Fab Labs as well his work-in-progress pro­ject “architectural-form-generator sys­tem to engi­neer sand through micro­bi­ally indu­ced cementation.”

More details about each of the talks here. And lots of pho­tos here:
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Pho­tos by Paulo Rodri­gues and Tiago Serra

 

[PT] Uma vez que se tra­tou do nosso pri­meiro Fabri­Camp, apren­de­mos coi­sas impor­tan­tes para melho­rar os encon­tros futu­ros. Se algum par­ti­ci­pante tiver pro­pos­tas para alte­ra­ções e melho­rias que nos queira apre­sen­tar, pode usar a caixa de comen­tá­rios aqui abaixo. O Fabri­Camp Porto e o Fabri­Camp Coim­bra serão pro­va­vel­mente os pró­xi­mos, mas quem não viver em nenhuma des­tas cida­des e qui­ser orga­ni­zar um Fabri­Camp, informe-nos da inten­ção, que nós dare­mos toda a ajuda que esti­ver ao nosso alcance.

Por fim, gos­ta­ría­mos de agra­de­cer a todos os ele­men­tos da grande equipa que aju­dou a pôr em pé este evento: Os mem­bros da AZ Labs Network e a toda a equipa do Pavi­lhão do Conhecimento.

[EN] Since this was our first Fabri­Camp we also lear­ned some impor­tant les­sons on how to make future gathe­rings bet­ter. If any of the par­ti­ci­pants have sug­ges­ti­ons for chan­ges and impro­ve­ments, ple­ase use the com­ments form below to tell us about your ideas. Fabri­Camp Porto and Fabri­Camp Coim­bra will likely be next, but if you don’t live in any of these cities and would like to host one, let us know, we will pro­vide you with all the assis­tance we can.

Finally, we must thank all the ele­ments of the great team that hel­ped put this event together: AZ Labs Network mem­bers and the Pavi­lhão do Conhe­ci­mento team.



Fabri­Camp Lx1 Talks

April 3rd 2011 | 3 de Abril de 2011 @ Pavi­lhão do Conhecimento

 



AZ Labs Network Team

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Topic:
AZ Labs

Abs­tract:
The AZ Labs Network is a col­la­bo­ra­tive network of por­tu­guese medialabs/hackerspaces hos­ted by the Audi­ên­cia Zero cul­tu­ral asso­ci­a­tion. It is com­pri­sed of altLab in Lis­bon, LCD in Porto and xDA in Coim­bra. This talk will pre­sent the network, its labs, ongoing pro­jects and future plans.


Ricardo Lobo: Pre­si­dent of the AZ Labs Network and co-founder of LCD. Back­ground on poli­ti­cal phi­lo­sophy and poli­ti­cal sci­ence. Pre­sen­tly studying Digi­tal Art at Uni­ver­sity of Minho.

Cata­rina Mota: cofoun­der of altLab and of openMaterials.org, board mem­ber of the AZ Labs Network, PhD can­di­date at FCSH-UNL (with a scho­larship from FCT-MCTES under the UTAustin|Portugal pro­to­col), and visi­ting scho­lar at ITP-NYU.

Mau­rí­cio Mar­tins: chair of altLab, mem­ber of the AZ Labs Network board of direc­tors. Has a back­ground in elec­tro­nics and video pro­duc­tion. As a tin­ke­rer deve­lops phy­si­cal com­pu­ting and inte­rac­tive inter­fa­ces projects.

Pedro Ângelo: inte­rac­tive software+hardware rese­ar­cher at Enga­ge­Lab, Digi­tal Art Master’s stu­dent at Uni­ver­sity of Minho, cofoun­der of Blender-PT and Por­to­Li­nux, cofoun­der and chair of LCD, mem­ber of the AZ Labs Network board of directors.

Tiago Serra: cofoun­der and chair of xDA, mem­ber of the AZ Labs Network board of direc­tors. Entre­pe­neur, Engi­neer and Desig­ner at SenseBloom.



Cata­rina Mota

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Topic:
Fabri­Cul­ture

Abs­tract:
Over­view of the open source digi­tal fabri­ca­tion pano­rama and intro­duc­tion of the Fabri­Cul­ture project.


Cata­rina Mota is cofoun­der of altLab and of openMaterials.org, board mem­ber of the AZ Labs Network, PhD can­di­date at FCSH-UNL (with a scho­larship from FCT-MCTES under the UTAustin|Portugal pro­to­col), and visi­ting scho­lar at ITP-NYU.



Filipe Miguel Mar­tins

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Topic:
Design for Mate­rial Autonomy

Abs­tract:
Bio­poly­mers are now a growing family of mate­ri­als that chan­ges the source of the mate­rial, as well as other aspects of the mate­ri­als life-cycle. As in the past times, when peo­ple pro­du­ced the mate­ri­als they nee­ded for the objects they built, so today we can pro­duce plas­tics to be injec­ted in 3D prin­ters. Though this is still in the fields of the­ory, it’s deve­lop­ment would incre­ase the auto­nomy of the con­su­mer in the most part of the sta­ges of the design and pro­duc­tion pro­cess, when inter-related with RepRap prin­ters and 3d model­ling software.


I’m a gra­du­ate in Pro­duct Design by the FA-UTL, with a mas­ter of Pro­duct Design in Bio­poly­mers by the same uni­ver­sity. In the last few years i’ve been in touch with sus­tai­na­bi­lity in pro­ces­ses, tech­no­lo­gies and mate­ri­als, as well as arts and agri­cul­ture, and the way these things influ­ence our life-style and behaviour.



Vasco Por­tu­gal

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Topic:
ARCHITECTURAL-FORM-GENERATOR SYSTEM TO ENGINEER SAND THROUGH MICROBIALLY INDUCED CEMENTATION

Abs­tract:
This rese­arch focu­ses on desig­ning an architectural-form-generator sys­tem able to deal with natu­ral mat­ter and living micro-organisms to pro­duce archi­tec­tu­ral out­co­mes without hur­ting the envi­ron­ment. In doing so, it explo­res the pos­si­bi­li­ties of MICP (Micro­bi­ally Indu­ced Cal­cite Pre­ci­pi­ta­tion), which is a bio­mi­ne­ra­li­za­tion pro­cess applied to improve the engi­ne­e­ring pro­per­ties of gra­nu­lar struc­tu­res like sand. MICP uses popu­la­ti­ons of bac­te­ria (Bacil­lus Pas­teu­rii) that cement sand in a growth medium amen­ded with urea and dis­sol­ved cal­cium source. This method can be used to improve soil sta­bi­lity, to heal con­crete cracks, to build roads and paths, to res­tore monu­ments, or to trans­form sand into sands­tone to gene­rate 3D struc­tu­res.
The architectural-form-generator sys­tem con­sists of a robot that is able to mani­pu­late sand and inject a mix­ture of bac­te­ria, urea, cal­cium chlo­ride and water into it, to gene­rate an archi­tec­tu­ral out­come. The robot has a spe­ci­fic morpho­logy that allows it to move on gra­nu­lar grounds and to admi­nis­trate the mix­ture. It is pro­gram­med with a script that defi­nes the tra­jec­tory it has to fol­low to gene­rate an archi­tec­tu­ral shape. If the script is modi­fied, the robot gene­ra­tes a dif­fe­rent for­mal out­come. It works like a 3D prin­ter that uses bac­te­ria ins­tead of resin to bind the grains together, gene­ra­ting the struc­ture by layers. Hence the aim of this pro­ject is not to design a shape but a set of rules and pro­to­cols to gene­rate it, in such a way that the robot would be able to pro­duce surface-like out­co­mes: paths, roads, volume-like ones: shel­ters, hou­ses, walls, or even inject the mix­ture into pre-existent struc­tu­res to heal them.


Vasco Por­tu­gal stu­died Archi­tec­ture Design at the FAUTL in Lis­bon and Advan­ced Archi­tec­ture at IaaC-UPC in Bar­ce­lona recei­ving is diploma in 2006. During his under­gra­du­ate years in the Lis­bon Archi­tec­ture Uni­ver­sity he carry out three years of stu­dies in Ani­ma­tion and Direc­ting in the audi­o­vi­sual School RESTART and in one of the most pres­ti­gi­ous Por­tu­guese art Ins­ti­tu­ti­ons, The Gul­ben­kian Foun­da­tion part­ne­ring with the pres­ti­gi­ous French ani­ma­tion School SUPIMFOCOM.
After gra­du­a­ting he moved to Italy where he wor­ked from 2006 to 2007 at Mas­si­mi­li­ano Fuk­sas stu­dio in Rome desig­ning mul­ti­ple scale buil­dings all over the world. In 2008 left to Bar­ce­lona col­la­bo­ra­ting as a fre­e­lan­cer for a num­ber of archi­tec­ture stu­dios while con­clu­ding is mas­ter in Self suf­fi­ci­ent habi­tats and Digi­tal Tec­to­nics at IaaC. During his stu­dies he grows an inte­rest in social, cul­tu­ral and huma­ni­ta­rian design and digi­tal fabri­ca­tion. His mas­ter the­sis focu­sed on social hou­sing for a deve­lo­ping Roma­nia through pas­sive design struc­tu­red accor­ding to a pre-set num­ber of rules of colo­ni­zing space.
Sub­se­quen­tly in 2009 wor­ked for Julien de Smedt Stu­dio and ADEPT archi­tec­ture in Cope­nha­gen addres­sing sus­tai­na­bi­lity out­co­mes in the lar­gest part of the pro­jects to pro­mote sus­tai­na­ble plan­ning, miti­ga­ting our car­bon foot­print.
Pre­sen­tly is dee­ply com­mit­ted to explo­ring how to achi­eve sus­tai­na­ble deve­lop­ment while wor­king on his PhD the­sis at MIT(Massachusetts Ins­ti­tute of Tech­no­logy) Por­tu­gal Pro­gram – with the cus­tody of Tech­ni­cal Uni­ver­sity of Lis­bon (Ins­ti­tuto Supe­rior Téc­nico, IST, and Ins­ti­tuto Supe­rior de Eco­no­mia e Ges­tão, ISEG).
Vasco’s PhD rese­arch is an inves­ti­ga­tion of the sus­tai­na­bi­lity of slum upgra­ding and rese­arch in sus­tai­na­ble deve­lop­ment of infras­truc­ture in poor envi­ron­ments and par­ti­cu­larly in deve­lo­ping coun­tries. Pre­sen­tly he is tea­ching digi­tal fabri­ca­tion at IST fab lab.
His work spans many dis­ci­pli­nes, inclu­ding Archi­tec­ture, mate­ri­als, fabri­ca­tion, and con­ver­gent goods. The lin­king thread in these pro­jects is empathy for con­cep­tual thin­king and a pro­found care for social issues, trans­la­ting intan­gi­ble pro­jects into actual solutions.



Tiago Rorke

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Topic:
Sket­ch­Chair: Open Source DIY Furniture

Abs­tract:
Sket­ch­Chair is a work in pro­gress towards a free, open-source soft­ware tool that will allow anyone to easily design and build their own digi­tally fabri­ca­ted fur­ni­ture. By let­ting users upload and share chairs they have cre­a­ted, could designs evolve as they are con­ti­nu­ally refi­ned and modi­fied by a com­mu­nity of peo­ple? This could, we hope, pro­vide a resource like an open-source Ikea store, fil­led with cus­to­mi­sa­ble products.


Tiago Rorke gra­du­a­ted from the indus­trial design pro­gram at Vic­to­ria Uni­ver­sity of Wel­ling­ton, New Zea­land. Together him and his col­le­gue Greg Saul have for­med Dia­tom Stu­dio, with the goal of explo­ring the pos­si­bi­li­ties of digi­tal fabri­ca­tion to give end users a role in the design process.