Call for developers

For tho­se who have been pre­sent at alt lab mee­tings know by now that I’m cur­ren­tly deve­lo­ping a 3D Laser Prin­ter.

Laser pro­jec­ti­on

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 marques@fct dot unl dot pt (repla­ce “dot” for “.”).

Cur­rent devi­ce

Ple­a­se adress this Git Hub repo­si­tory for your kind code dona­ti­ons:

http://github.com/Reonarudo/O3DLP

Expla­na­ti­on of devi­ce com­po­nents.

AZLabs @ O Espaço do Tempo

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. 🙂

AZLabs @ O Espaço Do Tempo (0day -2)

2 days to go until the exhi­bit ope­ning of the Audi­en­cia Zero Labs resi­dency at O Espa­ço Do Tem­po!

A few folks seem to be mis­sing in acti­on. Mau­ri­cio is back with some news from Inte­rac­ti­vos to lend us a hand on pen­ding pro­jects. Móni­ca and Pedro are still wor­king on B-wind!. Mar­ga­ri­da wor­king on his robot Freddy. Vic­tor Sil­va rehe­ar­sing his The Last Words of Domi­ni­co. Vic­tor and Mar­co wor­king on Dis­car­da­ble Beauty. Gui­lher­me finishing his Róbo­ti­ca Cri­a­ti­va works. And me finishing up Meta Gen Hai­ku. Cata­ri­na and Joel should also show up tomo­row with their Micro Déri­ve.

Web­si­te with more info on the pre­sen­ted pro­jects should go onli­ne soon. In the mean­ti­me if you should show up on Mon­day the 12th July in Mon­te­mor-O-Novo for the exhi­bit. We will have 7 pro­jects ins­tal­led under exhi­bi­ti­on until the 31st July, and 2 live­acts pre­sen­ted on the exhi­bi­ti­on day 12th July.

In the mean­ti­me we’ll lea­ve you with some impor­tant t-shirt quo­te mate­ri­al we have recen­tly acqui­red:
“48 horas são 6 dias de tra­ba­lho, em tur­nos de 8 horas”
“Eu só faço pro­jec­ti­on map­ping quan­do estou bêba­do”
“Não tens pin­cel para isso. Vai antes de rolo.”
“Que­res falar ao tele­fo­ne? Fala aí! *slap*”

AZ Labs Exhibition @ O Espaço do Tempo

LCD + AltLab + xDA
12 - 31 July 2010
Convento da Saudação | Montemor-o-Novo | Portugal

Exhibition: Monday to Friday - 6pm / 11pm | Saturday and Sunday - 4pm /11pm
Opening: 12th of July, 18h00

Artists : Catarina Mota | Filipe Cruz | Francesco Cerutti | Guilherme Martins | João Maia e Silva | Joël Belouet | Jorge Ribeiro | Pedro Ângelo | Margarida Faria | Maurício Martins | Mónica Mendes | Marco Moura | Mariana Ferreira | Mécia Sá | Ricardo Webbens | Sérgio Ferreira | Tiago Serra | Vitor Lago Silva | Victor Martins

This exhibition presents the results of a unique experiment. For 17 days, 30 members of the Audiencia Zero Labs from all over the country and also abroad lived and worked together on collective projects. New teams were formed, infinite ideas proposed, new tools and technologies experimented with, incredible adventures lived and new friends made. The projects at this exhibit are just the tip of the veil, the true impact of this experience is yet to come.

More info @ O Espaço do Tempo

makerbot as microscope: what we learned

Joel Belou­et has been wor­king on an art pie­ce invol­ving micro­or­ga­nisms and nee­ded a sup­port struc­tu­re for his micros­co­pe came­ra. It turns out the Maker­Bot sit­ting on our table was the solu­ti­on.

At first Joel atta­ched the came­ra to the z axis and the sli­de res­ted on the build plat­form, but it soon beca­me cle­ar that it would be much bet­ter to have the sam­ple remain still and the came­ra move ins­te­ad. Inver­ting the posi­ti­ons meant atta­ching the sli­de to the bot­tom of the z axis plat­form in order to pre­vent the came­ra lens from bum­ping against it. This setup also allowed him to use the z crank as a focus mecha­nism. Con­ti­nue rea­ding “maker­bot as micros­co­pe: what we lear­ned”