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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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Mechanischer Plüschaffe, um 1950 - Spiel und Kunst mit Mechanik

Mechanischer Plüschaffe, um 1950 - Spiel und Kunst mit Mechanik | Heron | Scoop.it
Das französische Auktionshaus Galerie de Chartres zeigt diesen mechanischen Affen, der durch Handhebel über Schnurzüge gesteuert werden kann und dessen
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Avião com motor híbrido poupa 30% de combustível

Avião com motor híbrido poupa 30% de combustível | Heron | Scoop.it

Não é só no solo que se procuram os motores mais eficientes para nos transportar de um lado para o outro. Depois de nos termos habituado a ver motores híbridos nos automóveis, também os aviões parecem estar prestes a adoptar este sistema para maior eficiência.

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Mark Twain Plays With Electricity in Nikola Tesla’s Lab (Photo, 1894)

Mark Twain Plays With Electricity in Nikola Tesla’s Lab (Photo, 1894) | Heron | Scoop.it
You'll get a charge out this picture taken long ago. It captures Mark Twain, a literary giant of the 19th century, tinkering in the laboratory of the great inventor, Nikola Tesla.
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Cylon.js - JavaScript framework for robotics, physical computing, and the Internet of Things using Node.js

Cylon.js - JavaScript framework for robotics, physical computing, and the Internet of Things using Node.js | Heron | Scoop.it
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5 ways to protect your smartphone from Hacking and Information Loot

Are you being stalked? How would you know if someone's tapping your calls? How do hackers break into your system via waves transmitted into the air? Know your …
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3D Design Challenge 2014 | 3D Modeling Competition |Robotics Technology

3D Design Challenge 2014 | 3D Modeling Competition |Robotics Technology | Heron | Scoop.it

To cope up with the increasing demand for robotics technology, CGTrader.com is going to organize a 3D Robot Challenge for its community comprising more than 120,000 3D designers to facilitate designing and visualizing the robots of the next generation.


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Kickstarter Reminder - Ingocraft 3D Printable Construction Set - GeekDad

Kickstarter Reminder - Ingocraft 3D Printable Construction Set - GeekDad | Heron | Scoop.it

Ingocraft is offering up a kit of parts that allows young makers to not only create parts that stay put, but more parts can be printed on a 3D printer... to that list as well as the app that well let my sons first design on the screen and then convert their designs to real-world objects with physical parts they snap and bolt together. Continue reading →

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Coming Soon - Othermill - Compact Precision CNC + PCB Milling Machine

Coming Soon - Othermill - Compact Precision CNC + PCB Milling Machine | Heron | Scoop.it
Coming Soon - Othermill - Compact Precision CNC + PCB Milling Machine The Othermill is a portable, precise milling machine that allows you to create 2D and 3D objects out of durable materials, such...
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Homebuilt Real Flight Simulator

Homebuilt Real Flight Simulator | Heron | Scoop.it

A member of the International Virtual Aviation Organisation (IVAO), shows a picture of the Cyprus Airways Airbus 320 which he used to make his flight simulator (back) in Nova Vas November 13, 2014

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The great Heathkit mystery

The great Heathkit mystery | Heron | Scoop.it
For decades, Heathkit was the big dog in DIY electronics kits. Then it died. Now, it's impossible to know if it even exists.
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Turn on your computer from anywhere with an Arduino Server

Turn on your computer from anywhere with an Arduino Server | Heron | Scoop.it
Unless you live off-the-grid and have abundant free electricity, leaving your rig on while you go away on trips is hardly economic. So if you're like [Josh Forwood] and you happen to use a remote de...
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A Minha Alegre Casinha: Cria uma mesa com um "infinity mirror"

A Minha Alegre Casinha: Cria uma mesa com um "infinity mirror" | Heron | Scoop.it
O efeito de "espelho infinito", onde se cria um túnel luminoso que vai até ao infinito é um dos mais curiosos e que é capaz de atrair a atenção de todos os que passarem por perto. Hoje trago-vos um projecto que nos mostra como se pode facilmente criar uma mesa com um tampo que parece ser um buraco sem fundo.
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Outra possibilidade é ficarmos entre dois espelhos

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Sifteo's intelligent cubes go open-source after disappointing commercial run

Sifteo's intelligent cubes go open-source after disappointing commercial run | Heron | Scoop.it
The Intelligent Cubes launched with fanfare in 2011 but were never hit commercially.
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Mastering BeagleBone Robotics: Safari Books Online

Mastering BeagleBone Robotics: Safari Books Online | Heron | Scoop.it
9781783988907 - Mastering BeagleBone Robotics - Master the power of the BeagleBone Black to maximize your robot-building skills and create awesome projects Create complex robots to explore land, sea, and the skies Control your robots through a...

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A passion to build incredible flying machines in UAE - Yahoo! Maktoob News

A passion to build incredible flying machines in UAE - Yahoo! Maktoob News | Heron | Scoop.it
There is something about these men who build precision scale models of planes with the costs sometimes running into thousands of dirhams
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Is the Triple Delta Robot a 3D Printing Gamebreaker?

Is the Triple Delta Robot a 3D Printing Gamebreaker? | Heron | Scoop.it
Back in the early 1980s, the brilliant Reymond Clavel invented the delta robot. Clavel, the director of the Laboratoire de Systèmes Robotiques 2 at the Éco
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As close to Rosie the Robot Maid as we've gotten

As close to Rosie the Robot Maid as we've gotten | Heron | Scoop.it
Developed by RoboDynamics and design studio SchultzeWORKS, Luna is 5 feet tall, weighs 60 pounds, can navigate flat surfaces on her own, and has position-able metal arms.
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Arduboat built from scratch is almost ready to go.

Arduboat built from scratch is almost ready to go. | Heron | Scoop.it
I thought I would finally start my own discussion.  The following are pictures of my boat in various stages of the build.
Formers are set on the building board…
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NEW PRODUCT - Encyclopedia of Electronic Components Vol. 2 by Charles Platt

NEW PRODUCT - Encyclopedia of Electronic Components Vol. 2 by Charles Platt | Heron | Scoop.it
NEW PRODUCT - Encyclopedia of Electronic Components Vol. 2 by Charles Platt Want to know how to use an electronic component? The Encyclopedia of Electronic Components Vol. 2 by Charles Platt includ...
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uni.news: First steps for Hector the robot stick insect

uni.news: First steps for Hector the robot stick insect | Heron | Scoop.it

A research team at Bielefeld University has succeeded in teaching the only robot of its kind in the world how to walk. Its first steps have been recorded in a video.

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Wide-field computational imaging of pathology slides using lens-free on-chip microscopy

Optical examination of microscale features in pathology slides is one of the gold standards to diagnose disease. However, the use of conventional light microscopes is partially limited owing to their relatively high cost, bulkiness of lens-based optics, small field of view (FOV), and requirements for lateral scanning and three-dimensional (3D) focus adjustment

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Small But Mighty: Meet Adafruit Trinket @make

Small But Mighty: Meet Adafruit Trinket @make | Heron | Scoop.it
Small But Mighty: Meet Adafruit Trinket. This excerpt is adapted from author Mike Barela’s new Make: Book, Getting Started with Adafruit Trinket. Read more @ MAKE! & check out all t...
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