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 worth it.



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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 the



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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 and their projects.



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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 mainly



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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 at



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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 write your private pitch.



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How to use Boonzi in Ubuntu

Hi everyone  Recently I noticed that I’ve been spending to much money and decided that I needed to find out where I was spending it and start controlling my expenses. I started searching for some free software to easily control my expenses. Using spreadsheets was not an option since I’ve tried it a few times



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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 and



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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 system



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Product Review #1: Genius Luxemate i202

 Some time ago I began needing for a new keyboard and started looking for one. I had some requirements in mind: it had to be compact (no numeric keypad), with chiclet keys and preferably, should have the same layout as my laptop’s keyboard, having a column on the right with the Delete, Home, Page Up,



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