After the huge success that was Lisbon Mini Maker Faire 2014 with over 9000 visitors, here we are again at Maker Faire 2015, which as you’d expect, surpassed all expectations from the previous one with around 14000 visitors.
This year there were about 120 projects from different areas, from 3D printing with printers developed by the makers themselves, to robotics, solar powered vehicles, CNC’s, customizable skate boards, a low cost Geodome, an optic intercommunicator, a vintage videogame museum, countless garage projects, etc. Here I’ll do a small summary mainly focused on the projects representing Algarve, which were able to get 1 best in class of science prize and 5 maker of merit awards … Congrats to you all!
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Nixie tubes are electronic devices for displaying numerals or other information, such symbols or letters. They work under the principle called Glow Discharge. Basically, they are tubes filled with a low-pressure mix of gasses and two (or more) metal electrodes. When a voltage is applied to two of this electrodes, and such voltage exceeds a certain value called the striking voltage, the gas in the tube ionizes, becoming a plasma, and begins conducting electricity, causing it to glow with a colored light (depending on the gas filling the tube, for tubes with neon this color is red-orange).
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One of the smallest and simpler projects we made for Lisbon Maker Faire 2015 was a small 3D printed replica of a Lisbon Tram, one of the most charismatic icons of the city! All parts are available on Thingiverse.
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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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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!
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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