Soldering is Easy workshop report

Ter­ri­fic night yes­ter­day @ altlab!
The workshop star­ted with an intro to elec­tro­nics lea­ving the atten­de­es anxi­ous to get down to sol­de­ring.
Des­pi­te that, everyo­ne was focu­sing their atten­ti­on on what was being said.
Half an hour later the sol­de­ring irons were plug­ged in and the fun star­ted.
Soldering is Easy!
Hands-on and having fun!
Kit Pisca-Pisca
Blin­king LED KIT

A new Hac­ker is born ! @Ricar­do Cas­te­lha­no


Here is the final result, everyo­ne lea­ves with their own blin­king gad­get.

More pho­tos @flickr

AZ ready for world domination

It took us a whi­le, but prac­ti­ce makes per­fect, and we’re now much clo­ser to ridi­cu­ling Jus­tin Bie­ber than we’ve ever been befo­re!

You might have noti­ced what deri­ved from our Resi­dency @ Espa­ço do Tem­po, a dozen pro­jects from seve­ral folks spre­ad over the 3 labs explo­ring the robo­tic, the inte­rac­ti­ve, the sen­so­ri­al, the tan­gi­ble, the gene­ra­ti­ve, the audi­o­vi­su­al, the aug­men­ted, the pro­vo­ca­ti­ve, the per­for­ma­ti­ve and a few other of all tho­se dirty lit­tle words you so much secre­tly love hea­ring about. Don’t be shy now. Nothing wrong with get­ting a lit­tle tan­gi­ble now and again. 😉

We even par­ti­ci­pa­ted in a lit­tle exhi­bit last month at Pavi­lhão Atlân­ti­co to pre­sent the­se and a cou­ple other works. And now we’re back with more wea­pons of mass des­truc­ti­on. And now, this very wee­kend we’re mee­ting up again for some holi­day hac­king fol­lery at LCD to show some more of our pro­jects and do a few mini-sprints. Feel free to join us. Lock up your geeks, we’re coming for them!

Con­ti­nue rea­dingAZ ready for world domi­na­ti­on”

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