Sexta-feira, 11 de Novembro de 2011

Get Your Droid On

If you missed the amazing Android and Arduino talk this afternoon (shame on you...), you'll be pleased to know that tomorrow, Saturday, Filipe Valpereiro will run an Arduino + Android ADK workshop between 10:00-12:00 and 14:00-16:00.


If you're interested, be aware that seats are limited to 10-12 people.


So contact Filipe directly to enroll (e-mail him at firstname dot lastname at, and be at the tables between stages B and C tomorrow.


You should have an Android device (preferably our very own SAPO a5, but we're not judgemental), and have the Android SDK + ADK up and running to save time.



Filipe will also be making available 8 development boards at a special reduced price, so if you're into Android and hardware, this is a chance you shouldn't miss.


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Quinta-feira, 27 de Outubro de 2011

Arduinos and InMotion @ Codebits 2011

Once again InMotion will be present at Codebits (and they will also give a talk), and in coordination with AltLab will be offering workshops and guidance in several fields.


Among other workshops that are still being defined you'll find:


  • Arduino Introduction
  • Hacking Toys with the Arduino
  • Build your own robot with the Arduino
  • Programming a robot


Some gadgets like Arduinos will be available for sale, in case you've been looking for the chance to get them and learn how to use them at the same time.


More news on this soon.

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Sexta-feira, 12 de Novembro de 2010

DIY sessions

The DIY sessions for today should start soon.


DIY arena


They're located by the O'Reilly stand and have a flipchart nearby where they announce the upcoming sessions.


Every time they announce a new session the seats are gone in little time, so check it out from time to time.

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Quarta-feira, 25 de Novembro de 2009

Creative Robotics, OpenFrameWorks and Arduinos workshop

We have a couple of new additions to the schedule.

Arduinos workshop

On Saturday morning, Filipe Valpereiro is going to be on Stage C to give a workshop on Arduinos (more details available soon).


You can see some of Rui Madeira's works at, but if you're coming to Codebits you'll also be able to see his presentation on OpenFrameworks, one of the tools he uses to create his projects.

Creative Robotics

We might as well face it: we love robots.

During this talk Guilherme will take us through what seems to be a parallel universe full of new possibilities.


There have been some other minor tweeks to the schedule, so we encourage you to have a look at it.

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Sexta-feira, 20 de Novembro de 2009

Behind the scenes #1 - Working benches

Today we went out shopping for some supplies.



Mitch is going to be at Codebits and thus we'll have a set of work benches for attendees to work with and learn from him.


8 working places will be available during the three days of the event, fully equipped with soldering irons with stands equiped with sponges, wire cutters and strippers, long nore pliers, desolder pumps, solder wick, hot glue guns, hot glue sticks, power strips, extension cords, table lamps and more.


There will also be more news regarding electronics and arduinos pretty soon. Stay tuned ;-)

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Sábado, 7 de Novembro de 2009

Mitch Altman @ Codebits

After last year's success, Mitch Altman, hacker and inventor, is coming back to Codebits.


He is perhaps best known for co-founding 3ware, his pioneering work in Virtual Reality at VPL Research and inventing TV-B-Gone.


At Codebits, Mitch is going to give two talks:


Title: The Hackerspace movement


Abstract: "Hacker spaces have been around for years. But something is afoot! In the past year hundreds of new hackerspaces have been popping up all over our planet -- and established hackerspaces have become way more popular. There is even an international organization called that exists to promote the continuation and formation of hacker spaces everywhere. Coinciding with this unprecedented movement is a growing popularity of hacker conferences, Maker Faires, Dorkbots, crafting groups, other geeky groups. What is going on here? And how can you benefit? Mitch Altman (co-founder of Noisebridge, a thriving hackerspace in San Francisco) will talk about his experiences and outlooks, including how to start your own hacker space where you live."




Title: Make A Living Doing What You Love: How to Bring Your Project From Idea To Reality


Abstract: "Mitch Altman has brought his personal pet projects (including TV-B-Gone universal remote controls) from idea to reality, and is fortunate to make a living doing what he loves. Mitch will outline the practicle steps he took to take his projects from a mere idea, through the steps of research, development, manufacture, sales and distribution, leading, finally, to collecting checks while in the comfort of his home (and while traveling the world). This talk will show the manufacturing process Mitch uses in China. Mitch recently organized a trip to China for Noisebridge, the hackerspace he co-founded in San Francisco -- this talk will include photos of manufacturing process from this trip."


Mitch is also going to be present all three days with a lot of material to help you with (and that even includes soldering irons).


You know the drill: bring your Arduinos and your ideas. He's also going to bring several other kits with him.

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