3D Printing, a disruptive technology…

Pho­to illus­tra­ti­on: Andrew B. Myers

 

3D Prin­ting seems to be finally hit­ting the mains­tre­am.

Peo­ple are becom­ming awa­re of this new old tec­no­logy, much due to the fact that the avai­la­bi­lity and open sour­ce­ness of it is plun­ging down the cost of model prin­ting.

The rea­lity of this is fal­ling like a ham­mer in the indus­try that is star­ting to see how dis­rup­ti­ve this tech will be. So much that law suits over copy­right have star­ted to hap­pen as we wri­te.

 

Games Workshop, the UK-based firm that makes Warham­mer, noti­ced Valenty’s work and sent Thin­gi­ver­se a take­down noti­ce, citing the Digi­tal Mil­len­nium Copy­right Act. Thin­gi­ver­se remo­ved the files, and Valenty sud­denly

beca­me an unwil­ling com­ba­tant in the next digi­tal war: the fight over copying phy­si­cal objects.

 

Check out the full arti­cle @ WIRED >here<

 

 

altLab Last Meetings — Update

 

We have been absent from pos­ting news for a cou­ple of weeks now, but we haven’t been in no way inac­ti­ve.

The­se last two mee­tings have been fruit­full, we have dedi­ca­ted some time to fixing the teles­co­pe con­trol­ler, the col­lec­ti­ve has new mem­bers and this new blo­od is pum­ping full of ide­as.

It is time to talk back to the com­mu­nity, and tomor­row we will be put­ting up some inves­ti­ga­ti­ons we have been up.

Here’s a list of some things we will be upda­ting tomor­row

 

- PCB work­ben­ch Pro­ject may come with a silks­cre­en fla­vour

- Dimen­si­on Eli­te tes­ting @Fablab EDP, Violeta’s Big Brother √

- Laser­cut Tes­tings @Fablab EDP

- Explo­ra­ti­ons on PCB cre­a­ti­on tech­ni­ques — The Silks­cre­en Method

- The Project’s Pro­ject

- Vio­le­ta Fixed and going on Tour √

 

See you soon, here is a peek at some shots of the upcom­ming arti­cles 😉

 

 

FabriCamp Lx1

3 de Abril de 2011 | April 3rd 2011 @ Pavi­lhão do Conhe­ci­men­to

[PT]
É com gran­de satis­fa­ção que a Rede de Labo­ra­tó­ri­os da AZ (Asso­ci­a­ção Audi­ên­cia Zero) anun­cia o pri­mei­ro even­to da Fabri­Cul­tu­re: o Fabri­Camp Lx1!

É ver­da­de, será um dia intei­ro ao esti­lo bar­camp , dedi­ca­do à fabri­ca­ção digi­tal. Vári­os mem­bros e ami­gos dos hac­kers­pa­ces da AZ (LCD, altLabxDA) irão demons­trar as suas máqui­nas de pro­to­ti­pa­gem rápi­da, impres­so­ras 3D e CNC Mills.
Caso tenha uma máqui­na para fabri­ca­ção digi­tal, seja de que tipo for, aca­ba­da, por aca­bar, ava­ri­a­da, etc., tra­ga-a con­si­go. Ou então tra­ga os ami­gos e a famí­lia (é um even­to tam­bém para cri­an­ças).

FabriCamp Lx1

Pho­to by Maker­Bot Indus­tri­es

Como em qual­quer outro even­to ao esti­lo bar­camp, os par­ti­ci­pan­tes são tam­bém ora­do­res; por­tan­to estão todos con­vi­da­dos a fazer apre­sen­ta­ções, lan­çar deba­tes, demons­trar os seus pro­jec­tos, o que lhes ape­te­cer.

A participação é gratuita. Inscreva-se aqui.

A Fabri­Cul­tu­re é um pro­jec­to da AZ Labs Network dedi­ca­do à pro­mo­ção do fabri­co digi­tal open sour­ce e da cul­tu­ra maker em geral. Sai­ba mais sobre a Fabri­Cul­tu­re aqui.

Se a revo­lu­ção do fabri­co digi­tal é para si novi­da­de , vale a pena dar uma vis­ta de olhos à bela ani­ma­ção da Nue­ve­O­jos Full Prin­ted e à apre­sen­ta­ção Schuy­ler St. Ledger’s Igni­te Pho­e­nix .

[EN]
The AZ Labs Network is extre­mely happy to announ­ce Fabri­Cul­tu­re’s first event: Fabri­Camp Lx1! That’s right, it’ll be a bar­camp sty­le uncon­fe­ren­ce dedi­ca­ted to digi­tal fabri­ca­ti­on. Seve­ral mem­bers and fri­ends of AZ’s hac­kers­pa­ces (LCD, altLab and xDA) will be demoing their 3D prin­ters and CNC mills. If you have any kind of digi­tal fabricator—finished, unfi­nished, bro­ken or so and so—bring it along. Or just bring your­self, your fri­ends, your family (this is a chil­dren-fri­en­dly event). As in any other bar­camp-sty­le event, the atten­de­es are also the spe­a­kers, so everyo­ne is encou­ra­ged to give talks, start deba­tes, demo their pro­jects, lead workshops, wha­te­ver suits their fancy.

Participation is free. Please register here.

Fabri­cul­tu­re is an AZ Labs Network pro­ject dedi­ca­ted to pro­mo­ting open sour­ce digi­tal fabri­ca­ti­on and maker cul­tu­re in gene­ral. Learn more about Fabri­Cul­tu­re here.

For tho­se new to the digi­tal fabri­ca­ti­on revo­lu­ti­on make sure to also check out the beau­ti­ful Nue­ve Ojos Full Prin­ted ani­ma­ti­on and Schuy­ler St. Ledger’s Igni­te Pho­e­nix pre­sen­ta­ti­on for a quick over­vi­ew.

Arduino Hack Day report

[PT]No últi­mo sába­do, 5 de Feve­rei­ro, o altlab orga­ni­zou o Ardui­no Hack Day.
Par­ti­ci­pa­ram no even­to per­to de 40 pes­so­as, entre entu­si­as­tas em elec­tró­ni­ca, artis­tas, pro­gra­ma­do­res, arqui­tec­tos, fotó­gra­fos, ami­gos.
[EN]On Feb 5th altlab held its first Ardui­no Hack Day. Around 40 enthu­si­asts, artists, pro­gram­mers, archi­tects, pho­to­graphers and fri­ends par­ti­ci­pa­ted in the event.

 

[PT]Para mui­tos, foi o pri­mei­ro con­tac­to com o Ardui­no, a des­co­ber­ta da sim­pli­ci­da­de des­ta pla­ta­for­ma para o desen­vol­vi­men­to de pro­jec­tos de com­pu­ta­ção físi­ca.
Dis­tri­buí­dos por qua­tro ban­ca­das, os par­ti­ci­pan­tes come­ça­ram a expe­ri­men­tar assim que che­ga­ram!
[EN]For many this was their first con­tact with the Ardui­no, dis­co­ve­ring the ease with whi­ch this plat­form can be used for the deve­lop­ment of phy­si­cal com­pu­ting pro­jects.
Assem­bled around work­ben­ches, par­ti­ci­pants star­ted expe­ri­men­ting as soon as they arri­ved!

Arduino Hack Day Arduino Hack Day

[PT]Uma das ban­ca­das, dedi­ca­da ao tema Ardui­no, moto­res e a robó­ti­ca, ficou por con­ta do Gui­lher­me Mar­tins (Gui­bot). Nou­tra ban­ca­da, alguns prin­ci­pi­an­tes apren­di­am a dar os pri­mei­ros pas­sos, com a aju­da de mem­bros do altlab.
[EN]One of the tables, dedi­ca­ted to Ardui­no, motors and robo­tics, was run by Gui­lher­me Mar­tins (Gui­bot). Near by, at another table, some par­ti­ci­pants took their first steps with the help of altlab mem­bers.

Arduino Hack Day Arduino Hack Day

[PT]Enquan­to isso, a impres­so­ra 3D (“maker­bot”) tra­zi­da pelo nos­so con­vi­da­do neo­ze­lan­dês, Tia­go, ia impri­min­do as pri­mei­ras peças.
[EN]All the whi­le, the Maker­Bot brought by our New Zele­and guest Tia­go, was prin­ting some plas­tic parts for the pro­jects.

Arduino Hack Day Arduino Hack Day

[PT]O Pedro Ânge­lo, do LCDLab, veio do Por­to para nos aju­dar e res­sus­ci­tou um pro­jec­to anti­go do Mau­rí­cio, que depois de pron­to gerou algu­ma diver­são…
[EN]O Pedro Ânge­lo, from LCDLab, came from Por­to to help out and deci­ded to bring back to life an old pro­ject of Maurício’s whi­ch imme­di­a­tely tur­ned into a lot of fun.…

Arduino Hack Day

[PT]Logo depois do almo­ço come­ça­ram as apre­sen­ta­ções. A Móni­ca Men­des e o Mau­rí­cio Mar­tins deram a conhe­cer o colec­ti­vo altlab, o seu pas­sa­do, pre­sen­te e futu­ro. A Cheng Xu, tam­bém nos­sa con­vi­da­da, apre­sen­tou-nos o See­e­dui­no Film. Por fim, o Gui­bot e o André, da Arti­ca, fala­ram do Moto­rui­no e do Far­rus­co.
[EN]After lun­ch we had some pre­sen­ta­ti­ons. Móni­ca Men­des and Mau­rí­cio Mar­tins tal­ked about the past, pre­sent and futu­re of altlab. Our guest Cheng Xu pre­sen­ted the See­dui­no film. Finally, Gui­bot and André from Arti­ca tal­ked about the Moto­rui­no and Far­rus­co.

Arduino Hack Day Arduino Hack Day

[PT]Pas­sa­das 10 horas de puro hac­king e mui­ta cer­ve­ja, o Ardui­no Hack Day che­ga­va ao fim, todos os par­ti­ci­pan­tes mui­to satis­fei­tos com a expe­ri­ên­cia. O altlab con­se­guiu con­cre­ti­zar o prin­ci­pal objec­ti­vo des­ta ini­ci­a­ti­va: jun­tar pes­so­as inte­res­sa­das em par­ti­lhar conhe­ci­men­tos sobre o Ardui­no, aju­dar quem nun­ca tinha desen­vol­vi­do nada com a pla­ta­for­ma e con­quis­tar novos inte­res­sa­dos em per­ten­cer a este colec­ti­vo fan­tás­ti­co!
[EN]After 10 hours of pure hac­king and lots of beer, the Ardui­no Hack Day came to an end, and everyo­ne left with a smi­le on their faces. We were able to attain the main goals for this event: gather peo­ple inte­res­ted in sha­ring kno­wled­ge about the Ardui­no, help tho­se who had never used the plat­form, and have seve­ral new mem­bers join our belo­ved col­lec­ti­ve.

[PT]Por últi­mo, fica aqui um agra­de­ci­men­to mui­to espe­ci­al aos mem­bros do altlab que con­tri­buí­ram na orga­ni­za­ção des­te even­to:
[EN]Finally, a word of spe­ci­al thanks to the altlab mem­bers who con­tri­bu­ted to making the Ardui­no Hack Day pos­si­ble:

Andre Almei­da, Fer­di Mei­er, Gui­lher­me Mar­tins, Leo­nar­do Mar­ques, Manu­el Alves, Mau­ri­cio Mar­tins, Móni­ca Men­des, Nuno João, Pau­lo Rodri­gues e Pedro Ânge­lo (LCD).

Some pho­tos by João Noguei­ra e Rita Car­va­lho.

Flic­kr Pho­to Set: http://tinyurl.com/6f7vhsx

English ver­si­on soon!