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!
Continue reading “AZ ready for world domination”
A few months ago our space has been moved from the center of Lisbon, to a place called Ginjal, for those who don’t know Lisbon it is by the other side of the river, not in the city.
Although the space was amazing the distance from the city, the creepy walk to get there and the hard winter conditions made us start thinking about getting our space back in the city. Also we noticed (probably because of the previous exposed reasons) the number of regular members was decreasing week by week.
We were planning to do this pretty soon, but one week ago we got noticed that we had to move out from the space in Ginjal as soon as possible, since it will be closed and demolished pretty soon (nothing surprising, since the building was showing external damages and in risk of collapsing).
So here we are, back in Lisbon! By coincidence or not, we are right on the place we started. But this time is different, we have rented two rooms for our hackerspace, since the previous existing business Geraldine has moved to another place in downtown. Continue reading “Back in Lisbon”
No passado fim-de-semana decorreu mais um Lab Sprint AZ. Ao contrário do habitual, desta vez saímos do nosso lab e dirigimo-nos de armas e bagagens para a aldeia de Maçal do Chão na região da Serra da Estrela. A nossa equipa era constituída por Mónica Mendes do altLab, João Carvalho, Pedro Ângelo e Ricardo Lobo do LCD e Tiago Serra do xDA (que não pôde participar nesta etapa mas com quem continuamos a contar para desenvolvimento futuros). No Maçal, tinhamos os nossos correspondentes locais a postos, Valter Cruz e André Correia.
O objectivo para este Sprint era dar o pontapé de saída no projecto Hug@ree proposto pela Mónica — para além de ter participado activamente, no Sprint elaborou uma reportagem detalhada sobre o mesmo no seu blog. Este texto é apenas um breve resumo dessa reportagem, de leitura essencial não só pela descrição do trabalho desenvolvido, mas também pelo registo do convívio, de degustação obrigatória.
O objectivo para este Sprint era construir um protótipo da instalação onde, no exterior, as pessoas abraçassem uma árvore, sendo essa interacção registada por uma câmara e enviada para o interior da instalação, onde os participantes poderiam então ver e manipular esse registo numa interface dinâmica.
Continue reading “Sprint Project: Hug@ree”