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[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!
[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.
[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.
[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.…
[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.
[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!
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.
Hands-on and having fun!
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
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!
For those who have been present at alt lab meetings know by now that I’m currently developing a 3D Laser Printer.
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 “.”).
Please adress this Git Hub repository for your kind code donations:
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. :)
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*”
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
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
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)
A inscrição para qualquer um dos workshops numa das das disponíveis deve ser efectuada via email para o endereço : firstname.lastname@example.org
(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
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