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!

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[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.

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[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.

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[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.

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[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:

English ver­sion soon!

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”

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:

Expla­na­tion of device com­po­nents.