All posts by João Duarte

One of the founders of eLab Hackerspace! Post-Graduate with a Specialization in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. Some of his interests include digital fabrication, home automation, robotics, high voltage and chemistry.

3D Printed DNA Lamp

This is a project I have made for the Instructables 3D Printing Contest. I was browsing online for some 3D designs when I found a DNA strand, and I noticed that when I rotated it, it created a weird hypnotising upwards and downwards effect, so I thought it would be cool to take advantage of that effect and use it on something, then came the idea of making a lamp. This will be a small summary, since  the full article can be found on Instructables. And STLs can be found on My Mini Factory.

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Lisbon Mini Maker Faire 2014

With Lisbon Maker Faire 2015 almost here, we feel like now it’s the perfect time to remember last year’s event!

Maker Faire is the greatest show and tell in the world! Originally created by Maker Media , it’s an event to celebrate arts, crafts, engineering and science projects associated with the Do It Yourself (DIY) movement where the main focus is the sharing of knowledge, experiences and ideas.

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UAlg Summer Courses 2015

The University of Algarve has just organized the 3rd edition of the UAlg Summer Courses. These offer the young students insight over many different areas like art & design, sciences, communications, sports, economy, management & tourism, engineering, medicine and sociology.

eLab Hackerspace had the opportunity to contribute to the event with a DIY PCB fabrication workshop as well as a small project presentation. Continue reading UAlg Summer Courses 2015

LulzBot TAZ 4: Unboxing and review

Now this is one of the most exciting posts we ever wrote! The long awaited unboxing and review of our newly awarded TAZ 4 3D printer by LulzBot in their 4th Annual Hackerspace Giveaway!

We were all here pretty excited when we got the terrific news that our Hackerspace had been one of the winners! So, obviously everybody in eLab wanted to be here for the grand unraveling and “test drive” of our new 3D printer, after all it felt like an amazing Christmas morning 😛

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Configuring Eduroam in Android devices

Eduroam is an international roaming service to provide internet access to students, teachers and researchers in higher education. Its configuration allows us not only to access the Internet locally but also in any other University that has the Eduroam network available.

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Dual Boot Ubuntu and Windows 8 UEFI

Ubuntu installation alongside Windows has always been relatively easy to do, however, the new computers with Windows 8 have new safety and protection mechanisms and new Bios (UEFI), that make this process a little harder.

This post will guide you through the necessary steps to achieve a successful Ubuntu installation, alongside Windows 8. Continue reading Dual Boot Ubuntu and Windows 8 UEFI