Back in Lisbon

Hey all,

A few months ago our spa­ce has been moved from the cen­ter of Lis­bon, to a pla­ce cal­led Gin­jal, for tho­se who don’t know Lis­bon it is by the other side of the river, not in the city.

Although the spa­ce was ama­zing the dis­tan­ce from the city, the cre­epy walk to get the­re and the hard win­ter con­di­ti­ons made us start thin­king about get­ting our spa­ce back in the city. Also we noti­ced (pro­ba­bly becau­se of the pre­vi­ous expo­sed rea­sons) the num­ber of regu­lar mem­bers was decre­a­sing week by week.

We were plan­ning to do this pretty soon, but one week ago we got noti­ced that we had to move out from the spa­ce in Gin­jal as soon as pos­si­ble, sin­ce it will be clo­sed and demo­lished pretty soon (nothing sur­pri­sing, sin­ce the buil­ding was showing exter­nal dama­ges and in risk of col­lap­sing).

So here we are, back in Lis­bon! By coin­ci­den­ce or not, we are right on the pla­ce we star­ted. But this time is dif­fe­rent, we have ren­ted two rooms for our hac­kers­pa­ce, sin­ce the pre­vi­ous exis­ting busi­ness Geral­di­ne has moved to another pla­ce in down­town. Con­ti­nue rea­ding “Back in Lis­bon”

Workshops at BetaLab

In the next weeks we’ll be giving two workshops at Beta­Lab, a co-wor­king spa­ce orga­ni­zed by betahaus| within the Chi­a­do-After-Work pro­gram.

Here’s all the infor­ma­ti­on and workshops’ sche­du­le (in Por­tu­gue­se):

Workshop DIY Kine­tic Solar­Bots — Cons­trua o seu pró­prio robot ciné­ti­co solar.

Nes­te workshop os par­ti­ci­pan­tes vão cons­truir um peque­no robot ciné­ti­co atra­vés da mon­ta­gem de um cir­cui­to solar com um peque­no motor e do design/modelagem do cor­po do robot com Shmel­zo­lan (plás­ti­co uti­li­za­do em arte­sa­na­to).

Datas : 12 de Maio / 19 de Maio / 26 de Maio

Horá­rio : 17h — 21h

Pre­ço : 25 Euros/Pessoa

Local : Rua Gar­rett, 70 (Bai­xa, Lis­boa)

CC : Video by xda­te­li­er (

Workshop Elec­tró­ni­ca Apren­der a sol­dar

Qual­quer pes­soa é capaz de fazer uma boa sol­da­du­ra, é só uma ques­tão de prá­ti­ca! Nes­te workshop apren­de­mos a sol­dar cons­truin­do cir­cui­tos mui­to diver­ti­dos como o Pis­ca-Pis­ca LED, uPONG (Retro Video GAME), Draw­dio (um lápis/pincel que emi­te sons enquan­to dese­nhá­mos) entre outros.

Datas : 14 de Maio / 21 de Maio / 28 de Maio

Horá­rio : 17h — 21h

Pre­ço : entre 10 — 35  Euros/Pessoa (con­so­an­te o kit selec­ci­o­na­do para cons­truir)

Local : Rua Gar­rett, 70 (Bai­xa, Lis­boa)

CC : Pho­to by LadyA­da (

A ins­cri­ção para qual­quer um dos workshops numa das das dis­po­ní­veis deve ser efec­tu­a­da via email para o ende­re­ço :

We’re still around!

May­be you’ve noti­ced that we haven’t upda­ted our blog much in the­se last weeks !

But don’t wor­ry, we’re still around and ready to rock.

The­re is actu­ally a major rea­son for this tem­po­rary bre­ak on news, we just moved to a new and gre­at spa­ce (check here some pic­tu­res). It is just an ama­zing pla­ce to run a hac­kers­pa­ce like ours!

This is just a small video showing all the work we are doing to get the new spa­ce ready.

We hope to have it all ready in the begin­ning of the next month, so stay tuned! 😉

Dissecting old hardware

The last two ses­si­ons at Altlab have been a tre­men­dous fun!

We had been col­lec­ting lots of old hard­ware (pc’s, modems, mothe­bo­ards, cd-roms, prin­ters, etc)  to give it a new pur­po­se! Finally we deci­ded to start to take pro­fit from it.

Basi­cally in old hard­ware trash, the­re are lot’s of inte­res­ting things that still work very well (like motors,  leds, scre­ens) and can be re-uti­li­zed in other pro­jects.

Here we have some pic­tu­res of this acti­vity :

One of the results, a box full of motors :

So if you have in your pla­ce some old elec­tro­nic equip­ment sto­red that you are no pla­ning to use it any­mo­re, you can bring it to AltLab and we’ll take care of it! 😉

More pic­tu­res in our Flic­kr Pho­to Stre­am