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I have just heard the shocking news that Tobar, the Suffolk, UK-based company behind toy shop Hawkins Bazaar has gone into administration. Hawkin's was set up in 1973 and sells unusual toys, gifts, games, gadgets and curiosities.

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Make an Automated Slide Film Scanner with LEGOs #celebratephotography

Make an Automated Slide Film Scanner with LEGOs #celebratephotography | Heron | Scoop.it
From PetaPixel: This is pretty impressive: photographer Pascal Kulcsar needed to digitize some old slide film left behind by his grandfather. Rather than purchase a film scanner, Kulcsar decided to...
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Ever Wonder What the Maker Movement in Sweden Looks Like? - Make:

Ever Wonder What the Maker Movement in Sweden Looks Like?  - Make: | Heron | Scoop.it
Last year, Swedish Makers convened at the first ever Maker Faire in Sweden, hosted in Stockholm at Tekniska Museet (the National Museum of Science). This year, not only are the organizers excitedly putting together the second annual Stockholm Mini Maker Faire (May 9–10), but nearly 300 miles away, on the …
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Blackmagic's drone-friendly Micro Cinema Camera ups the ante for aerial video

Blackmagic's drone-friendly Micro Cinema Camera ups the ante for aerial video | Heron | Scoop.it
Blackmagic has taken aim at the action and drone videography market with this tiny pro video camera. Light enough to fly on a compact quadcopter, the BMCC features interchangeable micro 4/3rds len...
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Watch A Robot Drawing Blood From Patient

About a year ago, I wrote about a robot prototype made by a company based in California that aims at combining robotics and image-analysis technology so then it can find a good vein in your arm and...
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vampiros robóticos a caminho

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From the vault: Watching (and re-watching) “The Mother of All Demos”

From the vault: Watching (and re-watching) “The Mother of All Demos” | Heron | Scoop.it
Ars revisits a computing history classic through art, YouTube, and William English.
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araieng - YouTube

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tantas engrenagens mais simples ou mais complicadas. Uma maquineta de corte a laser dá mm muito jeito.

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Robotic glove used for stroke rehab

Robotic glove used for stroke rehab | Heron | Scoop.it
Researchers at the University of Hertfordshire have been working on a robotic glove that could help stroke patients.
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SEA RENDERING | Let's Make Robots!

SEA RENDERING | Let's Make Robots! | Heron | Scoop.it
At Let's Make Robots, you can share your homemade robots with the world. Share your cool ideas and stunning designs here or see the clever inventions of others
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Intel® IoT Developer Kit v1.0 is here - CodeProject

The new Intel® IoT Developer Kit v1.0 software components are available now for immediate download on the Software Downloads page (as of March 5, 2015).

I am pleased to announce the release of the Intel® IoT Developer Kit v1.0. A follow-on to the original beta release supporting Intel® Galileo and Intel® Edison.

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▶ BPM 2 Rocket Engine Test Firing - YouTube

Live Streaming of the BPM 2 Rocket Engine Test Firing. This test is a forerunner for the planned test of the BPM 5 rocket engine. The BPM 2 test is primarily...
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3ders.org - Teacher builds DIY structured-light 3D scanner using a video projector and webcams | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News

3ders.org - Teacher builds DIY structured-light 3D scanner using a video projector and webcams | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News | Heron | Scoop.it
Danish teacher Hesam Hamidi has come up with a design for an easy to build 3D scanner that is a perfect addition to any 3D printing hobbyists' arsenal. His 3D scanner can be easily assembled using conventional items, such as a video projector and webcam – items filling garages, classrooms and workshops everyhere.
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HM6 Space Pirate Watch

HM6 Space Pirate Watch | Heron | Scoop.it
MB&F's high-end horological machine was inspired by classic pulp science fiction. The domes on its outside display hours and minutes, and a flying tourbillon in the center exposes its movement. Made from lightweight titanium.
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NASA Approves Kicksat's Tiny DIY Satellites for Second Attempt - Make:

NASA Approves Kicksat's Tiny DIY Satellites for Second Attempt - Make: | Heron | Scoop.it
With the recent announcement that the replacement Kicksat has been awarded a launch slot by NASA I sat down and talked to Zac Manchester about the history behind the Kicksat project, and the upcoming launch.
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NASA Showcases Incredible Electric Modular Robotic Vehicle - Gas 2

ASA has released a video of its incredible Modular Robotic Vehicle (MRV), an all-electric planet-hopping uber go-kart with four independent electric motors.
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Duck-like US Navy drone can fly or swim to hunt submarines

Duck-like US Navy drone can fly or swim to hunt submarines | Heron | Scoop.it
There are plenty of flying and swimming drones, but you'd ideally have both at once for sub-hunting -- you want something that can poke its head underwat
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GE Spotlights New Smart Street Lamps

GE Spotlights New Smart Street Lamps | Heron | Scoop.it
GE has a new smart street light in early production, and it hopes that over time, cities and third-party developers will begin to take advantage of the..
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O Carlos Martins já terá falado de algo deste género

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Pictures: Millennials Test Cute, Efficient Cars of the Future

Pictures: Millennials Test Cute, Efficient Cars of the Future | Heron | Scoop.it
At Shell Eco-marathon Americas, more than a thousand students vie to see who can build a car that runs on the least amount of fuel.
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▶ Red Bull Propelled Vine Machine - How Zach King Makes a Vine - YouTube

CLICK HERE to see our interview with Zach: http://win.gs/ZachsVineMachine Want to see more of Zach's Videos? Click here: https://www.youtube.com/user/FinalCu...
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Projeto português estuda atividade elétrica do coração

Por vezes, um pouco escondidas em laboratórios universitários, há ideias que podem dar grandes negócios ou salvar vidas, mas há também a hipótese de nunca verem a luz do dia. O Futuro Hoje conversa com investigadores portugueses que trabalham com o coração.
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Poland’s Arrinera Hussarya Supercar Makes Auto Show Debut

Poland’s Arrinera Hussarya Supercar Makes Auto Show Debut | Heron | Scoop.it
The Hussarya supercar of Poland’s Arrinera has evolved considerably since the original concept was unveiled in 2011. While the original was criticized for being somewhat of a Lamborghini knockoff, the final version has turned out to be a handsome, well-proportioned machine that’s every...
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Parece estar na moda fazer supercarros, mas automóveis que até se possam usar parece fora...

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Copenhagen Suborbtials - launching a human being into space

Copenhagen Suborbtials - launching a human being into space | Heron | Scoop.it
Copenhagen Suborbitals are a manned, amateur space program. We launch our rockets from a ship in the Baltic Sea. It's completely crowd funded and nonprofit.
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3ders.org - Harvest your own energy using 3D printed wind turbines and solar stirling engines | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News

3ders.org - Harvest your own energy using 3D printed wind turbines and solar stirling engines | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News | Heron | Scoop.it
Among the projects that Andreas Haeuser has been focusing on are energy-harvesting 3D printed wind turbines and 3D printed solar stirling engines, which are the result of two years of development, multiple prototypes, hundreds of test drives and numerous calculations and laboratory tests.
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3ders.org - New photolithographic technology uses oxygen inhibitors to build 3D printed microstructures | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News

3ders.org - New photolithographic technology uses oxygen inhibitors to build 3D printed microstructures | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News | Heron | Scoop.it
Recently, a research team at the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) led by Professor Shin-Hyun Kim have developed a new type of photolithographic technology that utilizes oxygen diffusion to take control over functional shapes of micropatterns.
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▶ RU 800 S - YouTube

Plasser & Theurer SWIETELSKY Baugesellschaft m.b.H.
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Our overlords, hoje caminhos de ferro amanhã o que será?

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