3D Printer Workshop — Building 5 Prusa Air 2


A AZLabs (rede de labo­ra­tó­rios da Audi­ên­cia Zero), em par­cei­ria com os Fablab EDP e Fablab Coim­bra, está a rea­li­zar este workshop para a cons­tru­ção de cinco impres­so­ras 3D, modelo Prusa Air2.

São cinco os par­ti­ci­pan­tes que estão a cons­truir a sua pró­pria impres­sora 3D, a AZLabs, Fablab EDP, Fablab Coim­bra, YDre­ams, e o Pavi­lhão do Conhe­ci­mento — Ciên­cia Viva.

Com a coor­de­na­ção do Mau­ri­cio Mar­tins, e após 4 ses­sões o workshop já vai numa fase bas­tante adi­an­tada como podem ver  neste album de fotos 😉

Em breve tere­mos mais notí­cias, fiquem aten­tos!


Our founder, Catarina Mota @Ada Lovelace Day


phd fel­low, co-foun­der of @openmaterials and @altlab, mem­ber of @nycresistor and OSHWA.org, co-chair of the Open Hard­ware Sum­mit, TED fel­low

Adafruit 608-1Today is Ada Love­lace day! Cele­bra­ting the achi­e­ve­ments of women in sci­ence, art, design, tech­no­logy, engi­ne­e­ring and math! Ada Love­lace Day is about sha­ring sto­ries of women — whether engi­ne­ers, sci­en­tists, tech­no­lo­gists or mathe­ma­ti­ci­ans — who have ins­pi­red you to become who you are today. The aim is to cre­ate new role models for girls and women by cele­bra­ting ama­zing women making and doing cool things. If you’re loo­king for a worldwide Ada Love­lace Day event? Ple­ase visit the Fin­ding Ada events page. Be sure to check out all our posts today and from pre­vi­ous years here of ama­zing women!


Creative Politics Artistic Residency

Pos­ted on  by 

Some mem­bers of the AZ Labs com­mu­nity have been gathe­ring in artis­tic resi­dency in Gui­ma­rães once more, the topic for this resi­dency is Cre­a­tive Poli­tics, mea­ning to come up ideas and pro­jects con­nec­ting the citi­zens back with the poli­ti­cal sys­tem. Com­plai­ning is easy, pre­sen­ting solu­ti­ons is har­der. Citi­zens feel dis­con­nec­ted with poli­tics and disen­gage them­sel­ves from these issues. We are trying to coun­ter that with artis­tic or otherwise use­ful pro­jects and pro­po­sals.

During the first wee­kend we had run­ning at LCD a paral­lel event named Antro­po­code, part of the Atlan­tic Arc Sum­mer of Labs 2012. During the wee­kend over a dozen artists and hac­kers from Por­tu­gal and Spain were gathe­red deve­lo­ping con­cepts and pro­jects in a hac­ka­ton about the bor­der­line of body and tech­no­logy. Some of the pro­jects were also rela­ted to the cre­a­tive poli­tics theme.

The hac­ka­ton is now over but the Cre­a­tive Poli­tics artis­tic resi­dency con­ti­nues with a dozen other folks, mos­tly folks from Por­tu­gal but also inclu­ding some foreig­ners. The first days have been focu­sed on brains­tor­ming pro­ject ideas. You can find more infor­ma­tion on our wiki.

Some exam­ples of pro­jects cur­ren­tly being deve­lo­ped:

  • Reclai­ming Data
    Rese­arch and docu­men­ta­tion of open data ini­ti­a­ti­ves in Por­tu­gal, the end goal is to deve­lop a viral video cal­ling for more active par­ti­ci­pa­tion and invol­ve­ment from the citi­zens or a web­tool to request mis­sing data.
  • Hac­king Urban Resour­ces
    Rese­arch and docu­men­ta­tion of ways to hack urban resour­ces to improve the way of life at a local level in Gui­ma­rães, brin­ging back the con­trol of the city to the citi­zens. A sam­ple book on how to re-appro­pri­ate, re-use local resour­ces and also on how to re-learn use­ful old skills.
  • Poli­ti­cal Mana­ger
    A web based game where you play the role of a rising poli­ti­cian and have to improve your skills to build your career without suc­cum­bing to the pres­su­res of the dark side.
  • Com­pa­ra­tive News
    The goal of this pro­ject is to help citi­zens unders­tand the trends and ten­den­cies in the poli­ti­cal dis­course that the media pre­sent to them every­day. The stra­tegy is to com­pare dif­fe­rent sour­ces of infor­ma­tion, like news­pa­pers, radio and tele­vi­sion using data visu­a­li­za­tion. The intui­tion behind this pro­ject is that com­pa­ring sour­ces ena­ble peo­ple to see the big pic­ture, to iden­tify what’s impor­tant and what’s not.

[AZSA_01] LCD Mostra-se


Pos­ted on xDA Blog  by Filipe Cruz

Sum­mer was get­ting boring so i deci­ded to make a new album and start a new netla­bel.
The album is cal­led LCD Mos­tra-se” and is a col­lec­tion of field recor­dings from the self-titled event that occu­red in Gui­ma­rães on the 21 and 22 of July, orga­ni­zed by our LCDbrothers.


It’s avai­la­ble free for down­load as the first rele­ase of Audi­ên­cia Zero Sound Archi­ves, the newly for­med netla­bel dedi­ca­ted to rele­ase audi­oworks rela­ted to our Audi­ên­cia Zero labs network (LCD, xDA and altLab).