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Meta And Epson Create Wearable Augmented Reality Glasses With 3D Hand Tracking Support (video) | Geeky Gadgets

Meta And Epson Create Wearable Augmented Reality Glasses With 3D Hand Tracking Support (video) | Geeky Gadgets | Heron | Scoop.it

New startup company Meta is hoping to revolutionise the augmented reality market with a new device its has developed with the help of Epson, which is equipped with dual eye displays and two hand 3D tracking.

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How to build an Evryscope: a new kind of telescope that can photograph the whole sky

How to build an Evryscope: a new kind of telescope that can photograph the whole sky | Heron | Scoop.it
MIT Technology Review has an interesting article on the latest technology in telescopes that will be able to photograph the entire sky simultaneously and continuously. One problem with telescopes i...
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Pirater des ampoules connectées pour pirater le WiFi

Pirater des ampoules connectées pour pirater le WiFi | Heron | Scoop.it
Connecter un nouveau gadget à son réseau sans fil, c'est toujours ajouter une nouvelle faille potentielle dans la sécurité du réseau. Comme le montrent les
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THIS NEW TECHNOLOGY - Analogue 3D printer

3d printing allows me to create products more swiftly and more efficiently than ever. but these products are not mine. they are merely a product of this new technology.…
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Russia's new tram is a Batmobile on the outside, tech hub on the inside

Russia's new tram is a Batmobile on the outside, tech hub on the inside | Heron | Scoop.it
Many trams are memorable, but they tend to evoke nostalgia rather than embrace the future. You can't accuse UralVagonZavod (UVZ) of being behind the
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Automatenschätzchen in den Penny Arcades von Bristol, Liverpool und Basingstoke - Spiel und Kunst mit Mechanik

Als Liebhaber alter Spiel- und Unterhaltungsautomaten freue ich mich immer auch Videos darüber zu finden. Ich treffe hier nur eine
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This Concrete-Eating Robot Can Recycle An Entire Building On The Spot

This Concrete-Eating Robot Can Recycle An Entire Building On The Spot | Heron | Scoop.it
More concrete is manufactured than any other material on the planet. Luckily, the ERO robot has a healthy appetite. (This concrete-eating robot can recycle an entire building on the spot.
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Whimsical Homemade Wimshurst Machine

Whimsical Homemade Wimshurst Machine | Heron | Scoop.it
Got some empty plastic bottles in your recycling bin or cluttering up your desk? Then you've got a large portion of the material you need for building your own Wimshurst machine like [Thomas Kim] d...
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Could Wearable Robots Replace Wheelchairs?

Could Wearable Robots Replace Wheelchairs? | Heron | Scoop.it
Could wearable robots replace wheelchairs in the future?
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International farm robot contest showcases students' ingenuity

International farm robot contest showcases students' ingenuity | Heron | Scoop.it

Twenty-three teams from 10 countries recently competed at the International Field Robot event held during the DLG Field Days. This international competition brings international student teams and their autonomous field robots to Bernburg-Strenzfeld, Germany, to compete in five assigned tasks.

Started in 2003 by the University of Wageningen in the Netherlands, the goal of the competition is to test new technologies in robotics and precision farming under real-world conditions.

It was a fun several days of competition, and it was amazing to see the ingenuity of the students not only in the design of their robots, but in the way they handled adversity and hiccups during the event. A full list of the winners is available here.

The goal of the competition is to test pioneering technologies in robotics and precision farming under real conditions on the field. It also gives young scientists the opportunity to participate on the European stage and inspire the development of ideas.

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As in previous events, the field tasks focused on row crops with corn as the main crop. Each robot had to complete five tasks in order to assess their capabilities in sensing, navigation and actuation, as follows:

Basic and advanced navigation (Task 1 & 2): To ascertain whether the robots can skilfully and effectively navigate between rows, an important requisite especially in field crops like maize.Agricultural applications (Task 3): Introduced this year, the robots will have to detect weeds and create weed maps using positional information.Cooperative abilities (Task 4): Teams will demonstrate how their robots can work together.Freestyle operation (Task 5): As its name suggests, this task is all about creativity. Robots will be tasked to perform a freestyle, applications-oriented operation.

While the ‘top robot’ was selected based on performance over several routine field tasks, all students and budding engineers got equal opportunity to mingle, network and meet like-minded counterparts in Europe. As the use of robots in agriculture reduces labour inputs and the potential for human error, robotics engineering is a new field that is set to take off in a big way in precision agriculture.


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Building A Large Format Digital Camera - DIY Photography

Building A Large Format Digital Camera - DIY Photography | Heron | Scoop.it
it is not often that a person builds their own camera, and even less common for them to build a large format camera, but Jimmy.c. Alzen just built one of those. The total cost of the build was less than $150 + several years of education and tinkering know-how. The camera was submitted to Hack [...]
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DIY GSM Base Station with a BeagleBone Black | Circuit Cellar

DIY GSM Base Station with a BeagleBone Black | Circuit Cellar | Heron | Scoop.it
To give people a better understanding of what state-operated surveillance equipment actually looks like, critical engineers Julian Oliver and Danja Vasiliev built a GSM interception unit. Now Oliver has published the HOWTO on the web.
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MOTA 3D Printer: The First Affordable High-Quality Printer!

MOTA 3D Printer:  The First Affordable High-Quality Printer! | Heron | Scoop.it
3D Printing is expensive..It doesn't have to be!
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Reprap development and further adventures in DIY 3D printing: 3D Printers - Big printers, Small printers, Wide printers, Tall printers

Reprap development and further adventures in DIY 3D printing: 3D Printers - Big printers, Small printers, Wide printers, Tall printers | Heron | Scoop.it

This is a summary post, going over some of the machines I have been working on over the last 6 months. Much more information, design details and files are on the way, just fighting for time at the moment.

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Industry Leaders to Establish Open Interconnect Consortium to Advance Interoperability for Internet of Things

Industry Leaders to Establish Open Interconnect Consortium to Advance Interoperability for Internet of Things | Heron | Scoop.it
» Industry Leaders to Establish Open Interconnect Consortium to Advance Interoperability for Internet of Things |
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Kinetic Sculpture - Butterfly Effect.

Want to stay up to date with my latest creations? Feel free to add me on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1813942199&sk=info One off wooden/polished…
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Daniel de Bruin(NL): This new technology - Spiel und Kunst mit Mechanik

Felix Thorn weist uns in seinem Facebook auf eine außergewöhnliche Arbeit des Visual-Arts-und Designstudenten aus Utrecht hin: es ist ein
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Self balancing robot kit uses PID

Self balancing robot kit uses PID | Heron | Scoop.it
PID control algorithms are widely used method for smooth control of inertial systems. This can be motor speed control, heating, flight control. Balancing robots is one of fun projects where PID con...
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One Small Step For Magnification, One Giant Leap For Home Lens Manufacturing

One Small Step For Magnification, One Giant Leap For Home Lens Manufacturing | Heron | Scoop.it
There are some types of projects that we see quite often here on Hackaday; 3D Printers, Development Boards and Video Game Hardware to name a few. Once in a while we see an optics-based project but ...
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R-Kaid-R : la console ultime du rétro-gamer

R-Kaid-R : la console ultime du rétro-gamer | Heron | Scoop.it
C’est ce qui s’appelle la grande classe. Le constructeur suédois Love Hultén a construit une console portable de toute beauté qui a la particularité de rappeler
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IDEO-designed quadcopter with 3G wireless on Kickstarter

IDEO-designed quadcopter with 3G wireless on Kickstarter | Heron | Scoop.it
The Verge reports:
Fatdoor's plan is to allow neighbors with drones to synchronize their flight paths and even set landing locations outside their homes, mak…
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Rise of the Machines: Why the Army Wants These Bots

July 7 (Bloomberg) --- Israel has earned itself an enviable reputation in the field of high-tech startups. But when it comes to robots, it's got some catching up to do. Bloomberg Middle East...
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Top five animal-inspired robo-projects (Wired UK)

Top five animal-inspired robo-projects (Wired UK) | Heron | Scoop.it
With its acquisition of Boston Dynamics, Google now owns a donkey-bot -- not the most promising species to turn into a Terminator, but we all have to start somewhere. Wired rounds up some more real-world animal-inspired projects

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The Protoptimus Open Source CNC Machine

The Protoptimus Open Source CNC Machine | Heron | Scoop.it
An interesting piece of work from Brazil: an Arduino powered open source CNC miling machine. A good opportunity also to know what's going on in different parts of the world where usually makers have no huge visibility. You can also support from abroad! "It's time for Brazil to show its strength in the maker movement" My name is Jeferson, the Protoptimus founder. I'm on a Catarse.me campaing, the largest Brazilian crowdfunding website, and I need your help. We yearn to be the first big manufacturer of low cost and ease-to-use CNC milling machine with Arduino, in our country. Unfortunately, our campaign it's mainly for residents in Brazil and is only in Portuguese. via Protoptimus Máquinas e Usinagem CNC: ENGLISH.
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Electric Objects Launches Kickstarter Campaign To Build Displays For Digital Art | TechCrunch

Electric Objects Launches Kickstarter Campaign To Build Displays For Digital Art | TechCrunch | Heron | Scoop.it
Startup Electric Objects aims to build displays for Internet art, separate from devices like laptops and smartphones that it says are "designed for..
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Spark Labs Raises $4.9 Million For An Internet Of Things OS | TechCrunch

Spark Labs Raises $4.9 Million For An Internet Of Things OS  | TechCrunch | Heron | Scoop.it
Spark Labs, the same folks that made this open-source Nest-like thermostat, has raised $4.9 million in Series A funding led by Lion Wells Capital, and with..
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