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