HwC @ Pixels Camp – Workshops

The best way to engage with Hardware development is in hands-on sessions. For Pixels Camp we will have a series of workshops that will allow you to give the first steps into this brave new world.


Here it is the breakdown:

HwC Workshop #1 – Clone your own Finger


By: Ricardo Pereira. Read more about him below.
Presentation Description: Bring your own finger…Finger on activity.
Presentation Duration: typically 30 mins, but we’re open minded
Presentation Language: Portuguese

HwC Workshop #2 – Making Noise with BITalino


By: Hugo Plácido da Silva (Founder of Bitalino). Read more about him below.
Presentation Description
BITalino has been extending the principles of physical computing to the domain of body signals, forever changing the way projects and applications involving physiological data are made. In this workshop we’ll dive into the BITalino hardware and software frameworks, in particular:
* How to collect and what to extract from each signal
* Experimental procedures and recommendations (e.g. noise sources, grounding)
* Examples of different biosignal-based applications
* BITalino & Embedded Systems
* Working with the API
* Important programming considerations
* OpenSignals Rapid Application Development framework
Presentation Duration:Ideally 1h30m (with hands-on component)
Presentation Language:    English or Portuguese (depends on the attendance)
Number of Attendees: Up to 15 participants to be organised in groups of 3 for the hands-on component (more participants can attend but not participate in the hands-on)
Means: Bring your own computer; Install OpenSignals: http://bitalino.com/index.php/software

HwC Workshop #3 – Case Watgrid & HARDWARE CITY : a win-win partnership


By: Lúcia Bilro (Founder of Watgrid). Read more about her below.
Presentation Description: The synergies and achievements within the partnership between Watgrid and HARDWARE CITY will be described.
Presentation Duration: Ideally 1h30m (with hands-on component)
Presentation Language: English or Portuguese (depends on the attendance)
Number of Attendees: Up to 15 participants to be organised in groups of 3 for the hands-on component (more participants can attend but not participate in the hands-on)
Means: Bring your own computer
Where: Auditorium

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Ricardo Pereira

Born in 1982 in Porto, Ricardo graduated in Industrial Design in 2007 in Lusíada College from the Porto University. During graduation he worked teaching multimedia software in a private School. After graduation, he worked as rendering freelancer for the construction sector and was admitted in the Institute of Mechanical Engineering INEGI as responsible for producing rigid and flexible molds and prototypes. Throughout this three year period he developed expertise in shaping medical prosthetics and tools for the medical industry, and in the investment casting tools to materialize the models in titanium alloys. In 2011 he co-founded Kohta Creative Studio.

Hugo Plácido da Silva

Hugo believes he’s one of the few lucky people that can say he worked very few days in his life… not because of a lack of a job (fortunately), but because when you do stuff you love and you’re passionate about almost every single day, there’s no boundary between what’s work and what’s just pure fun.
He received his PhD in Electrical and Computers Engineering from the Univeristy of Lisbon. Since 2004, Hugo has been working as a researcher at the IT – Instituto de Telecomunicações (http://www.it.pt/person_detail_p.asp?id=1293). Hugo is also one of the co-founders of PLUX – Wireless Biosignals (http://www.plux.info), established in 2007 as an innovative technology-based company operating in the field of medical devices for healthcare and quality of life, where he is currently a Board Member and Innovation Advisor.
More recently, he has been actively working (i.e. having fun) towards making the world a bit more physiological, through BITalino (http://www.bitalino.com), an open source software and low-cost hardware toolkit, that allows anyone from students to professional app developers, to create cool projects and applications with physiological sensors.
His main interest areas include physiological computing (aka biosignals), system engineering, signal processing, and pattern recognition.

Lúcia Bilro

Lúcia has experience in the conceptual design and development of low-cost optical fibre based sensors with extensive track record of publications. She was an invited Assistant Professor at Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo. She has been gradually involved in the management of several FCT and AdI funded project and QREN. This experience improved her management skills and allowed her to become aware of the dynamics of a project organization. She had also attended to a Technology Based Entrepreneur Mentoring Program Course (CEBT).
She is an active person within the community being involved in different activities: she is member of the Portuguese Optical Society for Optics and Photonics – SPOF board, member of organizing committee of several international conferences and, as a student, she was member of the University of Coimbra Assembly, Pedagogic Commission and president and co-founder of a Student Chapter. Her work will be connected with all technical aspects of the project, from design and construction, tests and trials, analysis results and technical specifications.

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