Probably the most dangerous project we ever built in eLab, but still, also one of the funniest! The Tesla Coil, an air core electrical resonant transformer, invented by Nikola Tesla at the end of the XIX century, able to generate high voltages at high frequencies, resulting in electrical discharges just like small lightning.
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.
It is with immense pleasure that we announce that we are one of the winners of the Instructables 3D Printing Contest, having won a new 3D Printer! This contest was a partnership between Instructables and 3D Hubs, and it was the biggest 3D printing contest ever done, giving away 13 amazing printers!
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
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 😛
It’s official now, the countdown for Lisbon Maker Faire 2015 has begun! Last year’s Maker Faire was a great success, receiving almost 10000 visitors in a little over 2 days. After that, it appears that the Maker revolution is here to stay, and Lisbon will host its second edition of this great event!
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.
The following steps represent the basics to configuring Eduroam in an Android device: Continue reading Configuring Eduroam in Android devices
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
Recently we needed a box to protect the BeagleBone development board.
With a limited budget and after a search on the internet for solutions we decided to make our own box:
a Lego box! It was time to pick them in our old toy boxes 😀
Check the results in the following images: Continue reading BeagleBone Lego Box
In the past April’s 11th, another open day took place at University of the Algarve. An initiative that received dozens of high school students, providing them with a small visit into the world of knowledge and investigation. This important informative event, plays a fundamental role divulging UAlg’s last studies and projects, allowing students to obtain relevant information that will allow them to make a good decision about their future in higher education. Continue reading Open day at UAlg