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SIGFOX Maker Tour Lisbon

Hello everyone! 🙂 As some of you have read in a previous blog post, on the 11th of February of 2016 I went to the Sigfox Maker Tour in Lisbon and in this post I’ll tell you what happened at the event. 🙂 Since I arrived at about 10AM I found myself alone in Lisbon with



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SIGFOX Maker Tour Lisbon

Hi everyone! In the end of January I received an invitation to attend an event where I place high expectations: the SIGFOX Maker Tour Lisbon. The event will take place on the next Thursday (11th February 2016) at Startup Lisboa. I have high expectations because I’m very interested in Internet of Things (IoT) and SIGFOX will



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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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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



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Adding 3G to a bq Pascal 2 tablet

Hi! 🙂   Some time ago I bought a cheap tablet, a bq Pascal 2. Basically, it is just one of those cheap chinese-made Android tablets but with a spanish branding. It runs Android 4.0.3. I only wanted it to read some ebooks, check my email, browse the web and use google maps and I thought



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How to setup a Cisco VPN Client in Ubuntu 11.10

In this post I’ll guide you through the very simple process of setting up a VPN client to a Cisco VPN using the Ubuntu’s Network Manager. A VPN is a Virtual Private Network. What does this mean? It means you can connect your computer to a Local Area Network through the Internet and do everything



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