food for your stomach

Feed­ing 15 sleep deprived hack­ers is not an easy task and dur­ing the AZ Res­i­dency only 3 peo­ple were brave enough to put their culi­nary tal­ents to the test: Joel, Vitor and Mar­i­ana. Every­one agreed that their home­made meals were awe­some and no bug reports were filed. Since we believe in shar­ing, here are Joel’s deli­cious open source recipes (in french comme il faut):

Salad Dress­ing [ VO ]

4 cuil­lère à soupe d’huile d’olive
3 cuil­lère à soupe de vinai­gre bal­samique
2 cuil­lère à café de miel

Goûter et ajuster : si trop sucré, ajouter du vinai­gre / si trop amer, ajouter du miel.

Bask Chicken [ VO ]

Prévoir un bon morceau de poulet pour cha­cun des invités
Sauce tomate

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altlab goes on vacation

Since it’s really hot and most of our mem­bers are headed towards the beach for some well deserved vaca­tions, we won’t be hold­ing our Tues­day night pub­lic ses­sions until the end of August. Have a great sum­mer and see you in Sep­tem­ber!

Caros ami­gos: o esta­b­elec­i­mento alt­lab encon­tra-se encer­rado até ao final do mês de Agosto para des­canso do pes­soal. A gerên­cia agradece a vossa prefer­ên­cia e espera ver-vos de novo em Setem­bro 🙂

AZ Labs Exhibition @ O Espaço do Tempo

LCD + Alt­Lab + xDA
12 — 31 July 2010
Con­vento da Saudação | Mon­te­mor-o-Novo | Por­tu­gal

Exhi­bi­tion: Mon­day to Fri­day — 6pm / 11pm | Sat­ur­day and Sun­day — 4pm /11pm
Open­ing: 12th of July, 18h00

Artists : Cata­rina Mota | Fil­ipe Cruz | Francesco Cerutti | Guil­herme Mar­tins | João Maia e Silva | Joël Belouet | Jorge Ribeiro | Pedro Ângelo | Mar­garida Faria | Mau­rí­cio Mar­tins | Mónica Mendes | Marco Moura | Mar­i­ana Fer­reira | Mécia Sá | Ricardo Webbens | Sér­gio Fer­reira | Tiago Serra | Vitor Lago Silva | Vic­tor Mar­tins

This exhi­bi­tion presents the results of a unique exper­i­ment. For 17 days, 30 mem­bers of the Audi­en­cia Zero Labs from all over the coun­try and also abroad lived and worked together on col­lec­tive projects. New teams were formed, infi­nite ideas pro­posed, new tools and tech­nolo­gies exper­i­mented with, incred­i­ble adven­tures lived and new friends made. The projects at this exhibit are just the tip of the veil, the true impact of this expe­ri­ence is yet to come.

More info @ O Espaço do Tempo

makerbot as microscope: what we learned

Joel Belouet has been work­ing on an art piece involv­ing microor­gan­isms and needed a sup­port struc­ture for his micro­scope cam­era. It turns out the Maker­Bot sit­ting on our table was the solu­tion.

At first Joel attached the cam­era to the z axis and the slide rested on the build plat­form, but it soon became clear that it would be much bet­ter to have the sam­ple remain still and the cam­era move instead. Invert­ing the posi­tions meant attach­ing the slide to the bot­tom of the z axis plat­form in order to pre­vent the cam­era lens from bump­ing against it. This setup also allowed him to use the z crank as a focus mech­a­nism. Con­tinue read­ing “maker­bot as micro­scope: what we learned”