Category: Hacks

Lisbon Mini Maker Faire

  The moment that some people have been waiting for is coming: the first Maker Faire in Portugal! 😀 It’s going to be held in Pavilhão do Conhecimento, in Lisbon, from the 19th to the 21st of September of 2014. The event was first announced in the 7th Portuguese Makers Hangouts session live at Codebits…




First Prize on Hardware Hacking Contest on Instructables.com

Drum roll, please! 😛 I’m proud to announce that the eLab Hackerspace GSM Access Control System has been awarded with a FIRST PRIZE on the Hardware Hacking Contest on Instructables.com! 😀 It was a lot of work to put it all together and write the full documentation for the instructable but it seems it was…




Video of Episode 6 of Portuguese Makers Hangouts

Hi everyone 🙂 As I said in my previous post, Episode 6 of the Portuguese Makers Hangouts was live on the 5th of December. As usual, it was very interesting to watch and hear about the projects made by other portuguese makers. This episode’s participants were: Gonçalo Lopes, who talked about his PhD work in…




Portuguese Makers Hangout – Episode 6

Hi! 🙂 This post is just to let you know that tonight, at 10:00 PM (Portuguese time) you’ll be able to watch the live stream of the 6th Episode of the Portuguese Makers Hangouts.   The purpose of these Hangouts is to gather the Portuguese Makers and get the world to know about their talents…




eLab Hackerspace GSM Access Control System

Hi! 🙂 As you may already know, I am one of the founders of eLab Hackerspace, in Faro, Portugal. In case you didn’t read it, I have made a post about the birth of eLab Hackerspace before. It is located inside the Institute of Engineering of the University of the Algarve and its members are…




Sapo Codebits 2014 Applications open!

  Hi!    Following my previous post regarding Sapo Codebits, the biggest and most awesome technological event in Portugal, I’m making this post to let you know that applications are now OPEN! 🙂 It’s time to go here, create an account, or login with yours if you already have one, fill in your bio and…




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…




Sapo Codebits VII

  Today I’m going to tell you about the major (and only?) event in the Maker/Hacker scene in Portugal. SAPO Codebits is a Hackathon held in Portugal annually, organized and sponsored by SAPO. The event lasts 3 days, runs for 24 hours a day and includes talks, a programming contest and several sattelite activities. It…




Portuguese Makers Hangout – Episode 5

Hi! 🙂 This post is just to let you know that tonight, at 10:00 PM (Portuguese time) you’ll be able to watch the live stream of the 5th Episode of the Portuguese Makers Hangouts.   The purpose of these Hangouts is to gather the Portuguese Makers and get the world to know about their talents…




Portuguese Makers Hangout – Episode 2

Hi! 🙂 Recently I’ve been invited to participate in Episode 2 of the Portuguese Makers Hangouts. Quoting from  the webpage, “the purpose of these Hangouts is to gather the Portuguese Makers and get the world to know about their talents and their projects”. They are used to share experiences and create contents around the best…




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