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Photos: Robots at IROS 2012 | Robohub

Photos: Robots at IROS 2012 | Robohub | Heron | Scoop.it

Researchers from ETH Zurich showed a robot capable of robotic body extension. By melting adhesives such as hot glue, the robot can additively fabricate and assemble tools, and integrate them into its own body. (L. Brodbeck, F. Iida: Enhanced Robotic Body Extension with Modular Units, IROS 2012).


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Movidius launches a $79 deep-learning USB stick

Movidius launches a $79 deep-learning USB stick | Heron | Scoop.it
https://youtu.be/VioTPaYcF98 Movidius and Intel have put deep-learning on a stick with a tiny $79 USB device that makes bringing AI to hardware a snap. In..
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Fun Paper Animal Puppets Designed to Move in Unexpected Ways When Touched

Via My Modern Met In his menagerie of moveable animal puppets, Japanese designer Haruki Nakamura adds a mechanical touch to the ancient art of paper crafting. Inspired by kirigami—an origami-like t…
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How to Convert Old Film Reels With a Raspberry Pi

How to Convert Old Film Reels With a Raspberry Pi | Heron | Scoop.it
From Joe Herman via IEEE Spectrum My grandfather Leo was a self-taught electrical engineer and IEEE member who designed control systems for tire factories. He was also an avid photographer, and his…
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Magic Bots: Vine-Inspired Robots Can Grow on Demand

Magic Bots: Vine-Inspired Robots Can Grow on Demand | Heron | Scoop.it
Soft, flexible robots that mimic vines can grow thousands of times their original lengths at speeds faster than the average person can run.
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Scrap dealer finds Apollo-era NASA computers in dead engineer’s basement

Scrap dealer finds Apollo-era NASA computers in dead engineer’s basement | Heron | Scoop.it
Plus hundreds of mystery tapes from Pioneer and Helios probe missions.
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Amazon Prime Day: The Best Science Kit Deals

Amazon Prime Day: The Best Science Kit Deals | Heron | Scoop.it
From gross and slimy to gleaming, these science kits are sure to be fun and educational for your kids.
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Peugeot MICRO e-Kick | Transportation | Peugeot Design Lab

PEUGEOT and MICRO have teamed up to design the e-Kick, an electrically assisted scooter to meet the challenge of a constantly evolving urban environment. e-Kick provides an unprecedented multi-modal m
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Cool Magnetic Gadgets - The Awesomer

Cool Magnetic Gadgets - The Awesomer | Heron | Scoop.it
YouTuber Brusspup catalogs nine nifty playthings which use magnets to make stuff hover, spin, attract, repel, and behave in cool and unexpected ways
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V8 Vantage GTE Soapbox Racer - The Awesomer

V8 Vantage GTE Soapbox Racer - The Awesomer | Heron | Scoop.it
We're absolutely head over heels for this custom built soapbox derby racer built to look like the bonkers Aston Martin V8 Vantage GTE. Only this versio
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Um pouco diferente da caixa de madeira com rolamentos
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Watch this brave pilot survive his first flight in a DIY multicopter

Watch this brave pilot survive his first flight in a DIY multicopter | Heron | Scoop.it
It took him over two years of development, but this daring Swede was recently propelled aloft for around eight minutes of flight in his homemade electric multirotor. And what a gloriou
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Blue Origin will take you on a (simulated) space ride at Oshkosh

Blue Origin will take you on a (simulated) space ride at Oshkosh | Heron | Scoop.it
Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin is displaying its historic New Shepard rocket and offering simulated space rides at the EAA AirVenture convention in Oshkosh. That'
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MIT’s gas-powered drone is able to stay in the air for five days at a time

MIT’s gas-powered drone is able to stay in the air for five days at a time | Heron | Scoop.it
Last month, a team of MIT engineers launched Jungle Hawk Owl from the back of a compact car. It was the first flight for the 24-foot-wide drone, which the..
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Steam-Powered Entropy Calibrator Watch

Steam-Powered Entropy Calibrator Watch | Heron | Scoop.it
This steampunk watch might not be really steam-powered, but it does look very steampunkish! For you, we humbly offer this stunning apparatus of rare mid-Victorian invention. It measures the decay of time using Carnot’s second law of thermodynamics, and sports a handsome “Galvanic Scale” dial with a hinged magnetic-fastening pressure cover hatch. The entire apparatus …
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Experimental Drone Transforms in Flight #Droneday #drones

Experimental Drone Transforms in Flight #Droneday #drones | Heron | Scoop.it
Via The U.S. Army Research Laboratory. The U.S. Army Research Laboratory is experimenting with a hybrid unmanned aerial vehicle that transforms in flight and gives Soldiers an advantage on the batt…
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33 DIY Electronics Online Tools and Guides for Makers - 2017 Edition

33 DIY Electronics Online Tools and Guides for Makers - 2017 Edition | Heron | Scoop.it
Are you interested in building jaw-dropping DIY electronics projects? We've researched the internet for the best DIY electronics tools and guides for makers
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ロボット相撲 Japanese Sumo Robots

Japanese Sumo Robots (Twitter: @id_r_mcgregor) Carefully edited takes from several years of footage. Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whqGS7tqa_
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Electric Taxi with Battery Swap, 550kg, Adaptive City Mobility Prototype – ARMdevices.net

Adaptive City Mobility is the development of a complete, emission-free mobility concept for cities.

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The Robotarium: A remotely accessible swarm robotics research testbed | Robohub

The Robotarium: A remotely accessible swarm robotics research testbed | Robohub | Heron | Scoop.it

hen developing algorithms for coordinating the behaviors of swarms of robots it is crucial that the algorithms are actually deployed and tested on real hardware platforms.  (costly) ... Robotarium sets out to remedy this problem by providing remote access to a large team of robots, where users can upload their code, run the experiments remotely, and get the scientific data back.

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Energy-recycling stairs could replace stairlifts

Energy-recycling stairs could replace stairlifts | Heron | Scoop.it
For most people stairs are a minor inconvenience, but for those with mobility issues they're a nightmare. However, the tedious ascent is set to get a lo
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Best underwater drones buying guide: determine which drone is right for you

Best underwater drones buying guide: determine which drone is right for you | Heron | Scoop.it
Underwater drone tech explained and the top models ranked
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Literal RC Fire Truck - The Awesomer

Literal RC Fire Truck - The Awesomer | Heron | Scoop.it
(PG-13) "These are fire trucks. And fire trucks are a-holes." Peter Sripol spliced a remote-controlled fire truck with an off-road RC car and modded i
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Inside Airbus' modular plane concept

Inside Airbus' modular plane concept | Heron | Scoop.it
Well, we know this will never happen. So much of this concept requires
people to not be buckled in. Also, can you imagine a 4-stack sleeping
configuration? Oh God, I can only think of slave ships and how they
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Creating an Authentic Maker Education Rubric

Creating an Authentic Maker Education Rubric | Heron | Scoop.it
While many teachers are excited about the maker movement and may even be creating projects for their classrooms, assessment can be puzzling even to veteran classroom teachers. How can teachers prove that deep, rich learning is occurring through making? How do we justify a grade to students and parents alike, especially to the student who "just isn’t good at art"? By crafting a three-part rubric that assesses process, understanding, and product, teachers can rest assured that they are covering all the bases.

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, July 7, 2:21 PM

Assessment Rubrics in #MakerEd.  Edutopia article.

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