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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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POWERUP DART: The Amazing New App Controlled Paper Airplane That Can Do Aerobatics!

POWERUP DART: The Amazing New App Controlled Paper Airplane That Can Do Aerobatics! | Heron | Scoop.it
After releasing the PowerUp 3.0 4 years ago, which yours truly proudly backed (and yes, it works great!), and the PowerUp FPV, the folks from PowerUp Toys are now ready to release the PowerUp Dart, an app controlled paper airplane that can actually do tricks such as barrel rolls, loops, and stall turns. The company …
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Modelbrouwers.nl • • Albums

Modelbrouwers.nl • • Albums | Heron | Scoop.it
Modelbrouwers.nl is de 'place to be' voor alle fanaten van kunststof schaalmodellen van bijvoorbeeld Revell of AMT. Een forum en plaats om je modelbouwfoto's te uploaden in je eigen fotoalbum!
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Cette machine de Goldberg est complètement inutile, mais absolument fascinante

Cette machine de Goldberg est complètement inutile, mais absolument fascinante | Heron | Scoop.it
On ne sait pas toujours quoi faire de son temps libre. Mais ce YouTubeur a trouvé une manière bien à lui de s'occuper. Et on sent qu'il aime bien se
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Cruise Claims First Production Ready Self Driving Car Title - Gas 2

Cruise Claims First Production Ready Self Driving Car Title - Gas 2 | Heron | Scoop.it
Cruise Automation says it now has the first production ready self driving car. Tesla fans may dispute that claim.
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Introducing: The Zenith Defy Lab, With A Revolutionary New Oscillator System (Exclusive Live Photos)

Here's the full story on Zenith's groundbreaking new watch.
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This Week’s Top Photos: the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show edition

This Week’s Top Photos: the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show edition | Heron | Scoop.it
Things are finally starting to settle in the halls of Messe Frankfurt after one heck of an auto show. Mercedes-AMG’s Project One was easily the show stopper. It’s very low and wide and from some angles you get the sense you’re looking at a Formula 1 racecar with a beautiful body draped over it. Then it hits you that you also hav
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Who Invented the Car?

Who Invented the Car? | Heron | Scoop.it
The history of the automobile is a long and winding road, and pinpointing exactly who invented the car is not a simple matter.
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Mercedes-AMG's Project One has landed, and its F1 powertrain has over 1,000 HP

Mercedes-AMG's Project One has landed, and its F1 powertrain has over 1,000 HP | Heron | Scoop.it
It’s the car everyone’s been dying to see, and now it's finally here. Behold the Mercedes-AMG Project One, a road car equipped with the championship-winning powertrain of the current-era Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula 1 racecars. Unveiled Monday ahead of a world debut during Tuesday's opening day of the 2017 Frankfurt auto show, the Projec
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The Quest to Put a 1967 Self-Balancing 'Car' Back on Its Feet

The Quest to Put a 1967 Self-Balancing 'Car' Back on Its Feet | Heron | Scoop.it
Jeff Lane spent a lot of time and money reviving the gyroscopically balanced two-wheeler.
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Excellent new project book: Creative Projects with Raspberry Pi @Raspberry_Pi #PiDay #RaspberryPi

Excellent new project book: Creative Projects with Raspberry Pi @Raspberry_Pi #PiDay #RaspberryPi | Heron | Scoop.it
Creative Projects with Raspberry Pi by Kristen Kearney is available now on Amazon. Nice write-up from Boing Boing. The Raspberry Pi is a credit card sized Linux computer that costs about $30 (some …
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Jaguar veut allier modernité et nostalgie avec la E-type Zero, un bijou de design retro soutenu par un moteur électrique

Jaguar veut allier modernité et nostalgie avec la E-type Zero, un bijou de design retro soutenu par un moteur électrique | Heron | Scoop.it
Le constructeur britannique a décidé de rouler à contre-sens en proposant, pour son modèle électrique E-type Zero, de sublimes lignes retro inspirées des
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Perlan glider sets altitude record for unpowered flight

Perlan glider sets altitude record for unpowered flight | Heron | Scoop.it
Gliders may be inherently limited by their nature (they're dependent on rising air currents), but that isn't stopping them from achieving feats normall
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Storming Castles and Forming Friendships with Catapults, Robotics and Code

Storming Castles and Forming Friendships with Catapults, Robotics and Code | Heron | Scoop.it
Five days, 18 kids, nine robots and a whole lot of plastic bricks
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Timelapse of Lego's largest kit construction

Lego’s new Star Wars Millennium Falcon set is the largest model kit the company has ever sold. It contains 7,500 pieces and retails from Lego.com for $800. It’s sold out for now though,…
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See How Leica Builds Its New M10 Digital Rangefinder Camera

See How Leica Builds Its New M10 Digital Rangefinder Camera | Heron | Scoop.it
Leica Camera shares footage from their spotless factory in Wetzlar, Germany, as technicians assemble their minimal new M10 digital rangefinder cameras
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Meccano-Style Marionette | #puppet

Meccano-Style Marionette | #puppet | Heron | Scoop.it
In this model built by Craig Longhurst you can see the marionette lever uses Meccano parts to create a simple ‘catch and release’ of the slack of rope attached to the puppet’s lim…
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Empa - 604 - Communication - e-dumper

Empa - 604 - Communication - e-dumper | Heron | Scoop.it
A Swiss consortium of companies is constructing the largest electric vehicle in the world – in record time.
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Researchers create robots that can team up when they touch

Researchers create robots that can team up when they touch | Heron | Scoop.it
To make robots cooperate with each other and work together, you have a couple of options. The first is to program them to work with information from thei
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A Peek Inside the Space Travellers Watch, the World’s Most Expensive Watch

A Peek Inside the Space Travellers Watch, the World’s Most Expensive Watch | Heron | Scoop.it
When Sotheby’s sold the watch collection of the late George Daniels in 2012, the top lot was the Space Travellers Watch. It sold for £1.33m, or US$2.13m, making it by the most expensive George Dani…
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2017 Goodwood Revival final day in photos; seeing is believing

2017 Goodwood Revival final day in photos; seeing is believing | Heron | Scoop.it
The 2017 Goodwood Revival Meeting ended Sunday largely as it started: damp and dramatic. The weather may not have participated for the whole day, but the period racers from 1948 to 1966 did. Although there were several spins, loops, and wildly sliding cars, the event stayed mostly drama-free—unlike Friday's multimillion-dollar crash of a Ferrar
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A 114-year old Mercedes has more in common with a Tesla than you think

A 114-year old Mercedes has more in common with a Tesla than you think | Heron | Scoop.it
I'm extremely nervous to be behind the wheel of the 1902 model (built in 1903) Mercedes Simplex 40. The controls and open air sitting position remind me mor
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How Transistors Work Explained with 3D Printing by @ChuckHellebuyck

How Transistors Work Explained with 3D Printing by @ChuckHellebuyck | Heron | Scoop.it
Chuck Hellebuyck’s latest project showcases how 3D printing can be used to educate and visualize concepts. Chuck uses a custom 3D printed design to show how Bipolar Transistors work. He expla…
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This tiny modular home could be the future of housing

This tiny modular home could be the future of housing | Heron | Scoop.it
Tiny houses have long been a dwelling of choice for those who appreciate a minimalist lifestyle, but they’ve become even more trendy in recent years after an ongoing affordable housing crisis.
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