Category: Education

RaspEdu, the basics of Raspberry Pi for Educators and Professors

  Hi! Following my previous post regarding the Educational Robotics system that I developed with K6 professor Bruna Carmo where I use a Raspberry Pi as a multi-robot controller, I’m now going to share with you RaspEdu, an academic project by students Alexandra Cardoso, Edgar Costa and Graça Sousa from the Informatics Teaching Master course…




Video of Episode 5 of Portuguese Makers Hangouts

Hi everyone 🙂 As I said in my previous post, Episode 5 of the Portuguese Makers Hangouts was live on the 16th of October. Once again, it was very interesting to watch and hear about the projects made by other portuguese makers. This episode’s participants were Guilherme Martins from ArticaCC, Ferdinand Meier from FabLAB EDP…




Infante robots – an educational robotics system

  Hi! Today I’ll show you a project that started as a challenge that I have accepted and turned out to be one of the most challenging projects I have ever done. K6 professor Bruna Carmo wanted to do some research on educational robotics for her Master Thesis but couldn’t find an affordable educational robotics…




Steve Jobs Biography: must read!

Hi! 🙂 This post is going to be a little different from the usual posts. This time I’ll make a short post about an excellent book that I’ve just finished reading: the Steve Jobs biography by Walter Isaacson. And before you think it, no, I’m not an Apple fanboy nor I am against it. I’ve been using…




Coursera: Interactive Programming with Python

Hi there! 🙂 About two and a half months ago I found about the new trend in web education, the MOOCs. MOOC stands for Massive Open Online Course. Basically, there are a few sites where you can take lots of courses from top universities such as MIT, Stanford, Harvard, etc. The greatest thing is that it…




Inexpensive CD Wallet Electronics Tool Kit

Hi! Maybe you’re an electronics student, maybe you’re an electronics hobbyist, maybe you just had the misfortune of being reading this blog and finding this post 😛 Anyway, you might find it useful. I’m going to describe how to make an inexpensive (20€), small and portable tool kit with the essential tools for some electronics…




Another Interview at RUA FM

Hi! In November, 9th, I posted about an interview (Interview at RUA FM) that I gave to RUA FM radio station about my team’s participation in the European BEST Engineering Competition, in Istanbul. Once again, I was invited for another short talk, this time about Cognitive Robotics, which will be on air during this week. You can…




Interview at RUA FM

Hi there! Some time ago I went to RUA FM with my friend Gonçalo Pereira to give an interview about our participation in the European BEST Engineering Competition, in Istanbul, as the portuguese representatives in the Team Design Category. Our team was composed by four electronics engineering students: me, Gonçalo Pereira, Ana Margarida and João…