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Unusual Toy Automata

A lot of unusual toys come out of Japan, and this range of Japanese musical automata is no exception! The toys are made by the Maywa Denki company, and these...
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Viktor Grigoriev(RU): Kugelbahnbaum - Spiel und Kunst mit Mechanik

Nun hat auch der Petersburger Künstler VG das Kugelbahnthema aufgegriffen und es figürlich einem Baum hinzugefügt. Lustig, daß ich hier
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Uli Westerfrölke - ein Atelierbesuch - Spiel und Kunst mit Mechanik

Nur noch zwei Tage sind kinetische Skulpturen von Uli Westerfrölke im Koblenzer Schloßgarten zu sehen, wie es im Video der
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Watch This Transfixing Benchtop Gyroscope Build | Make:

Watch This Transfixing Benchtop Gyroscope Build | Make: | Heron | Scoop.it
Gyroscopes really are amazing devices, and as a home machine shop project, they really don't come much better than this.
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Pierre Bastien (FR) und sein Mecanium - Spiel und Kunst mit Mechanik

Ein etwa 2 Jahre altes Video zeigt ein mechanisches Orchester mit Instrumenten traditioneller afrikanischer Musik aus PB's Privatsammlung in den
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USS Missouri recriado em LEGO com 7.4 metros

USS Missouri recriado em LEGO com 7.4 metros | Heron | Scoop.it
O USS Missouri foi um navio de guerra norte-americano que ficou tragicamente imortalizado para a História ao ser afundado durante o ataque a Pearl Harbor, e que agora foi recriado em LEGO mantendo a sua escala imponente.
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Hackster.io - The community dedicated to learning hardware.

Hackster.io - The community dedicated to learning hardware. | Heron | Scoop.it
Hackster is a community dedicated to learning hardware. Find instructions, connect with others, and get motivated to build better hardware. Share your projects and learn from other makers. Come build awesome hardware!
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Big toys for the big kid in all of us

Big toys for the big kid in all of us | Heron | Scoop.it
You may have grown up, but some toy classics have come along for the ride.
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cafonso's comment, August 29, 11:18 AM
Hoje passou mais uma vez um clip com 2 irmãos engenhocas que produzem triciclos eléctricos a partir de biclas. Aquele jogo de pinball é decente.
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The Megakopter | Make:

The Megakopter | Make: | Heron | Scoop.it
The Megakopter is the largest electric multi-copter in the world, and the 48 motors provide enough lift to carry a person.
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Google’s Atlas robot goes on successful walk in the woods

Google’s Atlas robot goes on successful walk in the woods | Heron | Scoop.it
Updates on (according to me) the most impressive humanoid ever created, former Boston Dynamics (now Google) Atlas robot hanging around in the wood for a relaxing walk! Boston Dynamics is a Massachusetts-based company that specializes in developing robots. Among others, they are also responsible for the four-legged robotic dog Spot that has been widely circulating on the web. Featuring a hand-like manipulator on its face, this robot is even capable of opening doors and executing other complex tas
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Un agriculteur automatise son tracteur avec du matériel open-source

Un agriculteur automatise son tracteur avec du matériel open-source | Heron | Scoop.it
Matthew Reimer a modifié son tracteur John Deere pour y ajouter un système open-source d'auto-pilotage qui lui permet de gagner du temps lors de la moisson du
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Microsoft built a robotic air hockey table to show off Windows 10

Microsoft built a robotic air hockey table to show off Windows 10 | Heron | Scoop.it
Microsoft is more than a little proud that a version of Windows 10 runs on tiny, embedded PCs -- proud enough that it's willing to make clever devices t
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Miniature Locomotive for War Work, 1915

Miniature Locomotive for War Work, 1915 | Heron | Scoop.it
Reported in Scientific American , this Week in World War I: August 14, 1915
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Um comboio transportado por um comboio de elefantes (claro manada)

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Video: How to drift, by Ken Block - shredding tyres in the 845bhp Hoonicorn Mustang | Autocar

Gymkhana and rallycross star Ken Block shows us how to drift in his all-wheel-drive Ford Mustang
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Mycroft: An Open Source Artificial Intelligence For Everyone

Mycroft: An Open Source Artificial Intelligence For Everyone | Heron | Scoop.it
Uses natural language to control Internet of Things. Built on Raspberry Pi this whole home A.I. plays media, controls lights & more.
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Um anito...

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They hacked her pancreas and found love along the way

They hacked her pancreas and found love along the way | Heron | Scoop.it
Dana Lewis and Scott Leibrand hacked a Raspberry Pi to turn it into an artificial pancreas.
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Jet Engines at Trondheim Maker Faire | Make:

Jet Engines at Trondheim Maker Faire | Make: | Heron | Scoop.it
We talk to the driver of the student-built jet powered car that was on display at the Trondheim Maker Faire.
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Brasil que Dá Certo: avião da UFMG bate recordes de velocidade

Brasil que Dá Certo: avião da UFMG bate recordes de velocidade | Heron | Scoop.it
Contrariando nossa vocação natural algumas vezes o Brasil funciona, dá certo. Como o Centro de Engenharia Aeronáutica da UFMG. Desta vez não só os alunos construíram o Anequim, um avião projetado com técnicas modernas, como quebraram vários recordes no processo.
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THE SMALL HADRON COLLIDER

THE SMALL HADRON COLLIDER | Heron | Scoop.it

Particle physics hasn’t changed much in my lifetime so my Small Hadron Collider is retro, built from a 1970s Japanese Pachinko machine.

 

via: http://kugelbahn.blog.de/2015/08/28/neues-tim-hunkins-londoner-arcade-20717230/

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Piro - a two-wheeled balancing robot

Piro - a two-wheeled balancing robot | Heron | Scoop.it
Finland-based Patrick Aalto has been working this summer on a two-wheeled balancing robot powered by a Raspberry Pi. On 16th August, he achieved his first successful balancing. You can see a video ...
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XTERRAIN500 – an Electric Bike with Monstrous Off-Road Fat Tires

XTERRAIN500 – an Electric Bike with Monstrous Off-Road Fat Tires | Heron | Scoop.it
Off-road electric bikes are not big news, but the XTERRAIN500 brings something big and extraordinary to the table - 10-inch-wide tires able to surmount any te
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HERMES : un robot humanoïde téléguidé par exosquelette

HERMES : un robot humanoïde téléguidé par exosquelette | Heron | Scoop.it
Des chercheurs du MIT ont présenté HERMES, un robot humanoïde qui interagit avec son pilote par la voie d'un
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Made in Nürnberg

Made in Nürnberg | Heron | Scoop.it
In the period from roughly 1550 and 1650 Nürnberg was the leading centre in Europe, and thus probably the world, for the manufacture of scientific instruments. It is historically interesting to loo...
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Russian Bikers Answer "What Do You Do When it Rains?"

Watch these Russian bikers power through a raging river ... on their sidecar-quipped, WW2 era Ural motorcycles! You won't believe this amazing video!
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Robot Factory unveils 3DLPrinter-HD 2.0 that avoids projection issues of other machines

Robot Factory unveils 3DLPrinter-HD 2.0 that avoids projection issues of other machines | Heron | Scoop.it
Developed by Robot Factory, this new 3D printer is called the 3DLPrinter-HD 2.0 and should feature high performance, high quality, and plenty of reliability – everything people typically look for in resin 3D printing.
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