Workshops at BetaLab

In the next weeks we’ll be giving two workshops at Beta­Lab, a co-wor­king space orga­ni­zed by betahaus| within the Chi­ado-After-Work pro­gram.

Here’s all the infor­ma­tion and workshops’ sche­dule (in Por­tu­guese):

Workshop DIY Kine­tic Solar­Bots — Cons­trua o seu pró­prio robot ciné­tico solar.

Neste workshop os par­ti­ci­pan­tes vão cons­truir um pequeno robot ciné­tico atra­vés da mon­ta­gem de um cir­cuito solar com um pequeno motor e do design/modelagem do corpo do robot com Shmel­zo­lan (plás­tico uti­li­zado em arte­sa­nato).

Datas : 12 de Maio / 19 de Maio / 26 de Maio

Horá­rio : 17h — 21h

Preço : 25 Euros/Pessoa

Local : Rua Gar­rett, 70 (Baixa, Lis­boa)

CC : Video by xda­te­lier (http://xdatelier.org/)

Workshop Elec­tró­nica Apren­der a sol­dar

Qual­quer pes­soa é capaz de fazer uma boa sol­da­dura, é só uma ques­tão de prá­tica! Neste workshop apren­de­mos a sol­dar cons­truindo cir­cui­tos muito diver­ti­dos como o Pisca-Pisca LED, uPONG (Retro Video GAME), Draw­dio (um lápis/pincel que emite sons enquanto dese­nhá­mos) entre outros.

Datas : 14 de Maio / 21 de Maio / 28 de Maio

Horá­rio : 17h — 21h

Preço : entre 10 — 35  Euros/Pessoa (con­so­ante o kit selec­ci­o­nado para cons­truir)

Local : Rua Gar­rett, 70 (Baixa, Lis­boa)

CC : Photo by LadyAda (www.adafruit.com)

A ins­cri­ção para qual­quer um dos workshops numa das das dis­po­ní­veis deve ser efec­tu­ada via email para o ende­reço : daniela@betahaus.de

Mini-workshop “Motores de Passo”

(scroll down for English)

Vamos pegar ale­a­tó­ri­a­mente num motor de passo e ten­tar des­co­brir que tipo de motor é, dese­nhar um dia­grama sim­ples do mesmo.
Depois vamos pegar no ferro de sol­dar (não há que ter mee­e­e­e­edo :)) e mon­tar um cir­cuito que per­mite con­tro­lar esse motor a par­tir de um Arduino ou qual­quer outra placa base­ada num micro­con­tro­la­dor.
Todo o mate­rial é for­ne­cido e fica para os par­ti­ci­pan­tes, sendo ape­nas neces­sá­rio tra­zer ferro de sol­dar e mul­ti­me­tro (ou espe­rar que alguma alma cari­dosa vos empreste).

O número de par­ti­ci­pan­tes é limi­tado pelo que, se dis­se­rem que vêm, con­ta­mos MEEESMO con­vosco 😉

Para ins­cri­ções e pedi­dos de infor­ma­ção: workshops /arroba/ audienciazero.org
Lota­ção máxima de 10 par­ti­ci­pan­tes
Sábado 13 de Março de 2010
AltLab em Caci­lhas
14h00m
5€


Let’s each of us pick up a ran­dom step­per and try to find out what kind of step­per it is, draw a sim­ple dia­gram.
Then pick up the sol­de­ring iron (have noo­o­ooo fear :)) and assem­ble a cir­cuit to con­trol that motor from an Arduino or any other micro­con­trol­ler-based board.
All mate­ri­als are sup­plied to the par­ti­ci­pants and everyone gets to keep them; you’re just requi­red to bring your own sol­de­ring iron and mul­ti­me­ter (or wait a ran­dom amount of time to bor­row some­one else’s).

The num­ber of par­ti­ci­pa­ti­ons is limi­ted, the­re­fore, if you tell us you’ll come, we’ll REEEALLY be wai­ting for you 😉

For regis­tra­tion and infor­ma­tion requests: workshops /at/ audienciazero.org
Maxi­mum of 10 par­ti­ci­pants
Satur­day, March 13 2010
AltLab @ Caci­lhas
14h00m
5€

First Soft Circuits Open Lab

soft circuits open lab

This Sun­day we’re hol­ding our first Soft Cir­cuits Open Lab at the School of Fine Arts in Lis­bon (FBAUL — Facul­dade de Belas Artes de Lis­boa). There is no pre­de­fi­ned struc­ture for the event. We will meet for the course of one day with the pur­po­ses of sha­ring kno­wledge, expe­ri­men­ting fre­ely, advan­cing on-going pro­jects, and just having fun wor­king together. Some of the peo­ple atten­ding will be spe­ci­a­lists in elec­tro­nics and others in tex­ti­les. Bar­camp style impromptu pre­sen­ta­ti­ons are very wel­come.

Altlab will pro­vide some basic tools such as pli­ers, scis­sors, sol­de­ring irons, iro­ning board, etc. But par­ti­ci­pants must bring all the mate­ri­als and addi­ti­o­nal equip­ment neces­sary for their own projects/experiments (inclu­ding lap­tops). Here are some sug­ges­ti­ons: any kind of fabric, nee­dles and thread, yarn, t-shirts, con­duc­tive and/or resis­tive fabric, con­duc­tive thread, con­duc­tive and/or resis­tive yarn, knit­ting and/or cro­chet nee­dles, LEDs, coin cell bat­te­ries, bat­tery hol­ders, EL wire, strands of fiber optics, cop­per foil, cop­per adhe­sive track, alu­mi­num foil, resis­tive foam, regu­lar foam, ardui­nos (lily­pad or any other kind). If you’ve never wor­ked with any of these mate­ri­als and don’t have them handy, come anyway, you can help some­one else with their pro­ject and learn along the way.

For more infor­ma­tion on soft cir­cuits tech­ni­ques and mate­ri­als, check out the Soft Cir­cuits Resour­ces sec­tion on the open­Ma­te­ri­als wiki.

This open lab will take place on Febru­ary 21st, from 10:30 to 18:30, at the School of Fine Arts in Lis­bon, room 307, 1st floor (since our own space is still under cons­truc­tion). All are wel­come, there is no fee nor regis­tra­tion, but ple­ase do let me know if you are plan­ning on coming: catarinamota(at)audienciazero.org

PAPERduino’s design

This is a fully func­ti­o­nal ver­sion of the Arduino. We eli­mi­na­ted the PCB and use paper and card­bo­ard as sup­port and the result is.. the PAPER­duino 😀

This is the the first ver­sion of the layout design, next we will try more designs, and other mate­ri­als. You just need to print the top and the bot­tom layouts, and glue them to any kind of sup­port you want. We hope that you start making your own boards. If you do, ple­ase share your pho­tos with us, we would love to see them 😉

There is no USB direct con­nec­tion, so to pro­gram the paper­duino you will need some kind of FTDI cable or adap­ter. One of this pro­ducts will be fine:
FTDI cable from Ada­fruit Indus­tries
FTDI adap­ter from Spark­fun

Down­load PDF

Com­po­nents list:
1 x 7805 Vol­tage regu­la­tor
2 x LEDs (dif­fe­rent colors)
2 x 560 Ohm resis­tors (between 220oHm and 1K)
1 x 10k Ohm resis­tor
2 x 100 uF capa­ci­tors
1x 16 MHz clock crys­tal
2 x 22 pF capa­ci­tors
1 x 0.01 uF capa­ci­tor
1 x but­ton
1 x Atmel ATMe­ga168
1 x soc­ket 28 pin
Female and Male hea­ders

Ins­truc­ti­ons:
Use a nee­dle to punc­ture the holes for your com­po­nents.

Don’t rush, place one com­po­nent after another and do all the sol­der work care­fully.

Fol­low the con­nec­tion lines.

And this should be the final look of your paper­duino con­nec­ti­ons.