Violeta – Fixed and on tour


A couple of weeks ago Luis Dinis, took Violeta for a demonstration @ IBM

According to his report the presentation was a success ūüôā


“Entre os dias 10 e 13 de Julho, a “Violeta” esteve em demonstra√ß√£o na IBM.

Esta oportunidade surgiu no √Ęmbito da iniciativa EX.I.T.E. – EXplorar os Interesses pela Tecnologia e Engenharia que √© realizada em Portugal desde 2005 e no √Ęmbito das pr√°ticas de responsabilidade social da IBM.

Este programa global visa contribuir para a redução da disparidade de género, nomeadamente no que se refere ao acesso às áreas das engenharias e ciências e ao trabalho colaborativo, por parte de jovens raparigas na faixa etária dos 11 aos 13 anos.

A “Violeta” fez um sucesso, especialmente porque o conceito de impress√£o em 3D √© relativamente recente e mais ainda quando se percebe que uma inova√ß√£o destas pode ser feita atrav√©s da simples colabora√ß√£o entre um grupo de pessoas.”


“Between the 10th and the 13th July, “Violet” went on demonstration at IBM.

This opportunity surfaced from the EX.I.T.E (EXplore the Interests for Technology and Engineering), initiative that has been organized in Portugal since 2005 and from IBM’s social responsibility practices.

This global program aims to contribute to the reduction on gender disparity, namely bridge the ease of access to collaborative work on the areas of engineering and sciences, for young girls with ages comprised from 11 to 13 years old.

“Violet” was a success, specially because of the relative recent concept that is 3D Printing, and more so when one realizes that such a innovation can be achieved by simple group collaboration.”


This is not, but could as well be the start of a tour for violet. So to all of you that are reading out there, if you want Violet to visit your school, your company, your collective… form a group, write the group names on a list and drop us a mail, chances are you will be seeing Violet Live soon, here’s the press release approved by IBM…


altLab Last Meetings – Update


We have been absent from posting news for a couple of weeks now, but we haven’t been in no way inactive.

These last two meetings have been fruitfull, we have dedicated some time to fixing the telescope controller, the collective has new members and this new blood is pumping full of ideas.

It is time to talk back to the community, and tomorrow we will be putting up some investigations we have been up.

Here’s a list of some things we will be updating tomorrow


– PCB workbench Project may come with a silkscreen flavour

– Dimension Elite testing @Fablab EDP, Violeta’s Big Brother¬†‚ąö

– Lasercut Testings @Fablab EDP

– Explorations on PCB creation techniques – The Silkscreen Method

– The Project’s Project

– Violeta Fixed and going on Tour¬†‚ąö


See you soon, here is a peek at some shots of the upcomming articles ūüėČ