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”
No passado fim-de-semana decorreu mais um Lab Sprint AZ. Ao contrário do habitual, desta vez saímos do nosso lab e dirigimo-nos de armas e bagagens para a aldeia de Maçal do Chão na região da Serra da Estrela. A nossa equipa era constituída por Mónica Mendes do altLab, João Carvalho, Pedro Ângelo e Ricardo Lobo do LCD e Tiago Serra do xDA (que não pôde participar nesta etapa mas com quem continuamos a contar para desenvolvimento futuros). No Maçal, tinhamos os nossos correspondentes locais a postos, Valter Cruz e André Correia.
O objectivo para este Sprint era dar o pontapé de saída no projecto [email protected] proposto pela Mónica — para além de ter participado activamente, no Sprint elaborou uma reportagem detalhada sobre o mesmo no seu blog. Este texto é apenas um breve resumo dessa reportagem, de leitura essencial não só pela descrição do trabalho desenvolvido, mas também pelo registo do convívio, de degustação obrigatória.
O objectivo para este Sprint era construir um protótipo da instalação onde, no exterior, as pessoas abraçassem uma árvore, sendo essa interacção registada por uma câmara e enviada para o interior da instalação, onde os participantes poderiam então ver e manipular esse registo numa interface dinâmica.
For those who have been present at alt lab meetings know by now that I’m currently developing a 3D Laser Printer.
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 [email protected] dot unl dot pt (replace “dot” for “.”).
Please adress this Git Hub repository for your kind code donations:
Since it’s really hot and most of our members are headed towards the beach for some well deserved vacations, we won’t be holding our Tuesday night public sessions until the end of August. Have a great summer and see you in September!
Caros amigos: o estabelecimento altlab encontra-se encerrado até ao final do mês de Agosto para descanso do pessoal. A gerência agradece a vossa preferência e espera ver-vos de novo em Setembro 🙂
After many days of work, stress and fun, we seem to have managed to pull through 10 projects to showcase at O Espaço do Tempo! The exhibition opened yesterday, 12th July at Convento da Saudação and will remain in exhibit until the end of the month.
We also have a mini-site with bios of the authors and descriptions of the works, temporarily hosted here. Not only of the works present at the exhibition but also a few others developed during the residency that couldn’t be exhibited by one reason or another. Check them out!
Big thanks are in order to everyone at O Espaço do Tempo for the opportunity we had, and all the in loco support to our needs, you rock. 🙂