All posts by Mário Saleiro

Mário is one of the founders of eLab Hackerspace. Usually likes to tear things apart and magically turn them into something new. Likes electronics, digital fabrication, robotics, computer vision and a lot of other stuff. Has a BSc and an MSc in Electronics Engineering and is currently finishing his PhD in Computer Science.

Session – Social Presentation Skills

Are you afraid of speaking in public? Are you nervous? You don’t know what to say or what to do? Not sure if you should put your hands on your pockets? eLab associated with Algarve Toastmasters Club to promote a session about public presentation skills where you can learn more and, who knows, lose some of your fears. If you like, you can keep attending more Algarve Toastmasters Club sessions. Continue reading Session – Social Presentation Skills

Workshop summary: Making PCBs

After another workshop in eLab, we can be proud for organizing another successful event. In this second workshop, all the participants had the opportunity to learn about some of the most common methods used for the homemade manufacture of printed circuit boards. A total of 5 methods of transferring the circuitry to the board were demonstrated: UV light exposure with acetate sheet and greaseproof paper, toner transfer to a magazine sheet and to foil and finally by applying a negative dry film. Also, 2 corrosion processes were demonstrated: through iron perchlorate and through a mixture of muriatic acid and hydrogen peroxide.

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Week 3 – 30th January 2012

In eLab’s third week, we’ve continued the projects we had previously started:

  • eLab’s logo is almost finished, the circuit is complete, there is only some adjusts left to do to some LEDs. Soon it’ll be visible to everyone above our lab’s door.
  • The RFID reader for our entry system control is still in development, it is an ambitious project and has been offering us some difficulties, although we have started to obtain some visible results.

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