eLab in Portugal is also a winner of the Hackerspace Giveaway with the longest entry of 6+ pages! Congratulations! https://t.co/LeluFR0q0w
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The first Maker Faire in Portugal is almost here!
On the 19th, 20th and 21st of September, Lisbon Mini Maker Faire will bring fun, creativity and technology to “Pavilhão do Conhecimento” in Lisbon. A great event that will bring together, for the first time, the “maker” community in Portugal and present some of their amazing projects. Continue reading Lisbon Mini Maker Faire
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
eLab wishes you a merry Christmas and a happy new year 2013.
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.
We announce that eLab will organize its second workshop next Wednesday, November 21st at 4.30 pm. This workshop will be about the different methods for making PCBs (printed circuit boards), where each participant will have the opportunity to learn about some common methods and make its own PCB.
In the middle of a project we are developing, we felt the need to create some PCBs (printed circuit boards) so we used the opportunity to prepare our next workshop. We experimented and got to know a new method for creating PCBs, a method usually known as toner transfer.
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.
Welcome to eLab’s blog! This will be the first of many posts about the projects developed by the Electrical and Electronics Engineering students, ex-students of the Superior Institute of Engineering in the University of the Algarve and also from other members.