AZ Labs Hackmeet

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On December 12 and 13 we'll hold the first big meeting of AZ's 3 labs: LCD, altLab, and xDA. We'll all get together in Porto, at AZ's headquarters, for 2 days of creative and fun hacking. The main goals for this hackmeet are to share knowledge, explore synergies, collaborate, research, and... (of course) hang out!

Lab members are currently forming work groups around topics such as: electronics and physical computing, robotics, smart materials, soft circuits, multitouch interfaces, hardware recycling, computer vision, and information visualization.

AZ's hackmeet is mostly meant for lab members, but others are also welcome to join in provided we have enough spots left.

Register here

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Nos dias 12 e 13 de Dezembro os membros dos três laboratórios AZ (LCD, AltLab e xDA) organizam a primeira grande reunião de exploração criativa e tecnológica sem fronteiras.

Este encontro é destinado, antes de mais, aos actuais membros dos laboratórios, mas participantes externos são bem-vindos, desde que as vagas existentes assim o permitam.

Durante este fim-de-semana serão criados grupos dedicados às múltiplas áreas em exploração na associação: electrónica e computação física, robótica, materiais inteligentes, interfaces multitoque, reciclagem de hardware, visão por computador, visualização de informação, etc...

O objectivo é a troca de conhecimento, exploração de novas sinergias entre áreas, criação colaborativa, pesquisa e investigação... e claro, convívio. Liberdade total, para tudo ou nada fazer.

Ficha de Inscrição

Thom Yorke 3D Print by Tiago Serra

During our recent 3D Prin­ting Workshop, Tia­go Ser­ra from xDA used altlab’s Maker­Bot to print a model of Thom York’s head 🙂

Ori­gi­nal point cloud data from Aaron Koblin’s Hou­se of Cards (GeoVideo’s 3D scan­ning sys­tem)

Meshed with Point Cloud Skin­ner script for Blen­der

Cle­a­nup in Mesh­Lab

Made during the Maker­bot workshop with Zach Hoe­ken at Lis­bon Tech Uni­ver­sity

Down­lo­ad the file at Thin­gi­ver­se

Awe­so­me Cre­a­ti­ve­Com­mons post :
creativecommons.org/weblog/entry/18970

Maker­bot Indus­tri­es
makerbot.com

My Summer @ NYC Resistor

nycResistor

This sum­mer I was a resi­dent at NYC Resis­tor (NYCR), a hac­ker col­lec­ti­ve based in Bro­o­klyn, NY. I’m now back home in Lis­bon and would like to sha­re a bri­ef round-up of this won­der­ful expe­ri­en­ce.

First of all I must men­ti­on how incre­di­bly wel­co­ming and fun all the mem­bers of the col­lec­ti­ve are. Not only did they let me sha­re their spa­ce for two who­le months, pro­vi­ding me with a gre­at lear­ning oppor­tu­nity, but also made me feel at home among them and showed me a gre­at time.

I was lucky to get the­re just as their Awe­so­me August chal­len­ge was star­ting. The idea here being that NYCR mem­bers chal­len­ged each other to finish one gre­at pro­ject until the end of that month. The pro­jects were inde­ed awe­so­me, from an Eight Foot Lite Bri­te, an FPGA-based DNA sequen­ce align­ment acce­le­ra­tor, a Mono­me, a Player Toy Pia­no, and some very civi­li­zed smashing… to name only a few.

Another of my favo­ri­te sta­ples, and the one I think I’ll miss the most, was Craft Night. Every Thurs­day eve­ning NYCR opens its doors to tho­se of us “who like to make stuff… so you don’t have to make stuff by your­self.” On the­se nights, NYCR mem­bers help visi­tors with their pro­jects by sha­ring tips and kno­wled­ge, and everyo­ne just has a gre­at time wor­king together around one big table.

And then of cour­se, the­re was the unfor­get­ta­ble Inte­rac­ti­ve Party, during whi­ch some of Awe­so­me August’s pro­jects were shown, and that even inclu­ded a giant robot cake, chalk drawing on the flo­or, a Wimshurst machi­ne, and crayo­la model magic.

NYCR is cur­ren­tly offe­ring a seri­es of really inte­res­ting clas­ses, whi­ch I’m very sad to miss.

During my resi­dency I wor­ked on a few (really fun) expe­ri­ments with paper/cardboard pulp and soft cir­cuits, as well as other (frus­tra­ting) ones with car­bon nano­tu­bes. More on that later — I’m still unpac­king 🙂

Thank you NYC Resis­tor!

Workshop de Impressão 3D com Zach Hoeken (Lisboa)

3D Printing Workshop

Datas: 19 de Out a 1 de Nov de 2009

Local: Lis­boa (espa­ço a anun­ci­ar)

Horá­ri­os:

19:30 às 22:30 (dias de sema­na)

11:00 às 19:00 (fins de sema­na)

total de 58h

Infor­ma­ção e ins­cri­ções: http://www.audienciazero.org/cct/3dprinting

 

Orga­ni­za­ção: Audi­ên­cia Zero (altLab + LCD)

Con­tac­to: cata­ri­na­mo­ta (at) audi­en­ci­a­ze­ro (dot) org

(ins­cri­ções aber­tas :: núme­ro limi­ta­do de vagas)

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A impres­são 3D é uma for­ma ori­gi­nal de impres­são, no âmbi­to da tec­no­lo­gia de pro­to­ti­pa­gem, em que um objec­to tri­di­men­si­o­nal é cri­a­do por uma máqui­na a par­tir da acu­mu­la­ção de cama­das suces­si­vas de um dado mate­ri­al (Wiki­pe­dia).

O Workshop

O objec­ti­vo do workshop é a cons­tru­ção e uti­li­za­ção de uma impres­so­ra 3D open sour­ce (mode­lo Maker­Bot). Os par­ti­ci­pan­tes irão cons­truir a máqui­na de raiz: des­de a mon­ta­gem das com­po­nen­tes elec­tró­ni­cas e extru­sor, pas­san­do pela mecâ­ni­ca, até à jun­ção de todas as peças. Irão ain­da adqui­rir e aper­fei­ço­ar apti­dões e téc­ni­cas nas área de fabri­co de elec­tró­ni­ca, mecâ­ni­ca, mode­la­ção 3D, fabri­ca­ção digi­tal e reso­lu­ção de pro­ble­mas com impres­so­ras 3D. O workshop será ain­da um lugar pri­vi­le­gi­a­do para adqui­rir conhe­ci­men­tos sobre os mais diver­sos tópi­cos, como teo­ria da elec­tró­ni­ca, design de firmwa­re, enge­nha­ria mecâ­ni­ca, pro­to­co­los de série, fabri­ca­ção digi­tal e dese­nho 3D.

A impres­so­ra 3D cons­truí­da duran­te o workshop fica­rá pos­te­ri­or­men­te dis­po­ní­vel para os mem­bros do altLab (qual­quer inte­res­sa­do se pode ins­cre­ver no altLab se assim o dese­jar). Os par­ti­ci­pan­tes que dese­jem cons­truir a sua pró­pria máqui­na, e levá-la para casa, terão que adqui­rir o res­pec­ti­vo kit open sour­ce no site da Maker­Bot.

Zach Hoe­ken

Zach Hoe­ken likes to dre­am big, fail big, and win big. His true pas­si­on in life is acting as a catalyst and hel­ping others do ama­zing things. Whether it is cre­a­ting open sour­ce micro con­trol­lers (sanguino.cc), robot con­trol­ler soft­ware (replicat.org), object sha­ring web­si­tes (thingiverse.com), self repli­ca­ting 3D prin­ters (reprap.org), or hac­ker col­lec­ti­ves (nycresistor.com) the­re is one cen­tral pur­po­se: to help other peo­ple help them­sel­ves cre­a­te an awe­so­me world to live in. He hopes that some­day we can cre­a­te a world that sur­pas­ses even the wil­dest futu­res por­trayed in sci­en­ce fic­ti­on. He thinks the uni­ver­se is and will con­ti­nue to be com­ple­tely rad. Do you want to help?

Datas e Valo­res para ins­cri­ção no workshop:

Ins­cri­ções até 31 de Julho: 200€*

(50% no acto de ins­cri­ção + 50% até 19 de Setem­bro)

Ins­cri­ções após 31 de Julho: 250€*

(pagos no acto de ins­cri­ção)

* não reem­bol­sá­vel

3D printing workshop

digital art girls @ futurartes

digital art girls @ futurartes
Ladi­es, from left to right: Raquel Par­dal, Ana Car­va­lho, Dia­na Com­bo, Elga Fer­rei­ra, Petra Fari­nha, Cata­ri­na Mota, and Móni­ca Men­des. And then, of cour­se, there’s Rudol­fo Quin­tas in betwe­en Elga and Petra 🙂 Note that we tri­ed to hide our lap­tops under the table to avoid loo­king like total wor­kaho­lics, but Mónica’s still shows…

We loved the first edi­ti­on of futu­rar­tes. The­re were talks by LCD (Pedro Ânge­lo), In Moti­on (Fili­pe Val­pe­rei­ro), and altLab + open­Ma­te­ri­als (me), Pro­ces­sing and PD workshops (Pedro Ânge­lo), per­for­man­ces by Rudol­fo Quin­tas, Diat0m (Rui Mon­tei­ro), and Magen­ta Inte­ri­or (Ana Car­va­lho). Thank you Pedro and Raquel for a won­der­ful fes­ti­val!

But mos­tly it was gre­at to, for the first time in qui­te a whi­le, gather together so many Por­tu­gue­se girls wor­king in digi­tal arts — the­re were 8 of us, ins­te­ad of the usu­al 2 or 3. Raquel, Ana, Dia­na, Elga, Petra, Cata­ri­na, Móni­ca, and Letí­cia (who wasn’t the­re for the group pic) are deve­lo­ping expe­ri­men­tal work on tan­gi­ble inter­fa­ces, bio art, com­pu­ter visi­on, phy­si­cal com­pu­ting, live video pro­ces­sing, hybrid mate­ri­als engi­ne­e­ring, and per­for­man­ce. Yay ladi­es!