Makerfaire prep

This last Tues­day mee­ting was super hec­tic with everyone get­ting their pro­jects ready for the upco­ming Lis­bon Mini Maker­faire and for the Junk Chal­lenge altLab is orga­ni­zing there (join us!).

Here are some pho­tos as a sneak peek of the pre­pa­ra­ti­ons. I’ll let you work out by your­self what everyone is doing as I don’t want to spoil the surprises.

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See you at the Faire!

we’re back

After a well deser­ved hol­li­day, the altLab crew is back in the lab. We are still get­ting to know our new home, and it will still take a while for us to get com­ple­tely com­for­ta­ble, but some of us are alre­ady back to work on their pro­jects. Here’s the play-by-play report of last Tuesday’s session.

Luis wor­ked on his Hacky­Ra­cers pro­ject, trying to get it ready to show at the Lis­bon Maker Faire. He also put the finishing tou­ches on a small elec­tro­nics kit to teach kids about electronics.

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Fer­nando set out to improve the power con­sump­tion of our lab’s RFID door lock to only turn on when some­one is actu­ally trying to use it. This week he dis­man­tled the door knob and mod­ded it to close a cir­cuit when the lever is pul­led, check it:

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I went to the lab to etch some PCBs for a wire­less sen­sor kit that detects tree hugs :) Our usual toner trans­fer tech­ni­que wasn’t wor­king pro­perly, as the glossy maga­zine paper wasn’t stic­king to the cop­per plate when pas­sed under the lami­na­tor seve­ral times, so I took a tip from Fer­nando and used some mad iro­ning skills:

ironing a PCB

The results were great:

etched PCBs

Next week will be hec­tic as we will be pre­pa­ring for the Maker Faire and set­ting up our new shel­ves to sort all our mate­ri­als and tools and make the new place a pro­per workshop.

See you next Tuesday!

Workshop de introdução à modelação 3D — altLab / FabLabLX

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Venha apren­der a tra­ba­lhar com o Blen­der, uma fer­ra­menta open source de dese­nho e ani­ma­ção 3D. Com este soft­ware, vai poder fazer todo o work­flow de mode­la­ção 3D, desde a ani­ma­ção, simu­la­ção, ren­de­ring, motion trac­king, até à edi­ção de vídeo e cri­a­ção de jogos .
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Dia de altLab

 

Para todos os que estão á escuta!

 

Esta terça-feira, é dia de altLab.

 

Para todos os que quei­ram vir beber uma cer­veja connosco.

Ire­mos estar a par­tir das 20h nas ins­ta­la­ções do Fabla­bLX no mer­cado do forno do Tijolo (intendente)

 

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Amanhã! Open (Working) Day!

 

Para todos os que estão á escuta!

 

Esta terça-feira, esta­mos em ope­ra­ções logisticas.

 

Para todos os que quei­ram vir beber uma cer­veja connosco.

Pode­rão encon­trar mem­bros alTlab nas ins­ta­la­ções habi­tu­ais do Prior Velho ou nas ins­ta­la­ções do Fabla­bLX no mer­cado do forno do Tijolo (intendente)

 

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On the move!

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Bre­ve­mente num espaço ao pé de sí!

Soon in a space near you!

 

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Video: Hack Agi­ta­dor @ Fabla­bLX 14.07.26

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