I’m happy to announce that PCBWay is running a STEAM Education contest with prizes up to 500$, and I’ve been selected as one of the judges for the competition. Besides the monetary prizes, the winning projects will be produced and sold by PCBWay and the winners will receive 10% of Read more…
A few months ago I received this Decaker Micro Laser Engraver from GearBest and finally I’ve had some time to do the review. This will be a short overview, since you can read my full review here. Starting with the basics, this has a 1000mW laser head and a engraving area of just 38×38 mm. It works on paper, card, wood, plastic and leather, as long as it’s not a reflective material.
This year, the IBM EX.I.T.E Camp initiative took place in Faro, at the University of Algarve through Instituto Superior de Engenharia. From July 4th to July 8th 2016, 33 young girls from schools all over the city, were welcomed to the Campus, where they learned about technologies and engineering. And we also played a small role, by opening up the hackerspace doors and presenting some of our projects to them, explaining a bit about what hackerspaces are, the open source movements and of course, other stuff like 3D printing and CNC machining, among other things.
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!