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.