altLab’s new hacking facility

This Tues­day Alt­labs opened it’s new amaz­ing hack­ing space. Now within an old planes sup­pling fac­tory that was recon­verted into the Fly­ing House Lis­boa a place that gath­ers music and urban artists.

This new place gives Alt­Lab a great new infra­struc­ture and loca­tion filled with pos­si­bil­i­ties. Since it’s a heav­ily indus­tri­al­ized area we can only won­der what new resources and con­tacts we will gather to con­tinue improv­ing Alt­Lab as a Hack­er­sapce.

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The Fly­ing House Lis­boa includes a lounge area with a café and small home restau­rant on the sec­ond floor open to every­one on the build­ing  and to AltLab’s mem­bers of course and a aston­ish­ing view over Lisbon’s air­port.

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Right on our first weekly meet­ing there we kicked off with a soft cir­cuits work­shop by Cata­rina, no one would be bet­ter to debut our new space that one of our dear found­ing mem­bers.

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We even got time to fin­ish assem­bling the Makerbot’s new rotat­ing plat­form and extruder that we hope to have them ready to print as soon as pos­si­ble.

As usual our door is wide open to every­one and we wel­come all those lurk­ing cre­ative minds to bring great new ideas and projects to Alt­Lab!

Call for developers

For those who have been present at alt lab meet­ings know by now that I’m cur­rently devel­op­ing a 3D Laser Printer.

Laser pro­jec­tion

As far as elec­tron­ics every­thing is almost good to go with some minor tweaks, but I’m fac­ing a giant prob­lem now. I  don’t have time to develop soft­ware for this pet and I don’t want it to be delayed for much longer than it already has been, so I’m request­ing for kind hearted devel­op­ers to step up and help me in this task.

Any help is wel­come please con­tact me to lj dot marques@fct dot unl dot pt (replace “dot” for “.”).

Cur­rent device

Please adress this Git Hub repos­i­tory for your kind code dona­tions:

Expla­na­tion of device com­po­nents.