Category: Mechatronics

Lisbon Maker Faire 2016: the dates are set!

The dates for Lisbon Maker Faire 2016, the biggest maker event in Portugal, have been announced! This year the event will occur a few months sooner: 25 and 26 of June! You read that right. 4 months left to get your project ready. This time you won’t have the summer months to finish your projects.



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Lisbon Mini Maker Faire – part III

This is the third post regarding Lisbon Mini Maker Faire. In case you haven’t read the previous parts, click here (part I) and here (part II). In this post I’ll just show you two videos and the full Gallery of photos taken by all eLab Hackerspace members (+500 photos!) 🙂 Enjoy! Videos Here is a short video that I edited with



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Lisbon Mini Maker Faire – part II

This is the second post regarding Lisbon Mini Maker Faire. In case you haven’t read part I, click here. Lisbon Mini Maker Faire – Day 1 After an almost sleepless night working on the projects and filling a storage box with all the components and tools that could be necessary, at 7AM we started the



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Lisbon Mini Maker Faire – part I

Amazing! This is the word that best describes the Lisbon Mini Maker Faire: amazing! 🙂 During three days more than 100 Portuguese Makers were together at Pavilhão do Conhecimento, in Lisbon, sharing their knowledge and showing their amazing projects to over 12000 visitors, a number that surpassed all expectations. Before the Maker Faire: the beginning



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Lisbon Mini Maker Faire – the Curators, extended deadline and some news

  Hi everyone! I have some great news about the Lisbon Mini Maker Faire that’s going to happen in September. 🙂 In case you haven’t checked out the first post I made about the Lisbon Mini Maker Faire, go check it out here. In case you already read it, then you know that the call



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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



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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



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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



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Video of Episode 2 of Portuguese Makers Hangouts

Hi everyone 🙂 As I said in my last post, I have been invited to participate in Episode 2 of the Portuguese Makers Hangouts. It was on the 21st of May at 22:00 (Lisbon time). In case you weren’t able to watch it  live, here’s the full hangout. It’s in portuguese but you’ll still be



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High torque encoded DC motors for robots from car window motors

Hi! As I mentioned in my latest post on how to make Tiny Encoders for DC Motors, some time ago I went to a junkyard to salvage two powerful high torque DC motors from car window lifting systems to use in a robot. I had to take my own tools and dismantle the doors from



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