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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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Its National Paper Airplane Day! #NationalPaperAirplaneDay

Its National Paper Airplane Day! #NationalPaperAirplaneDay | Heron | Scoop.it
This year to celebrate National Paper Airplane Day we have rounded up some of our most popular paper airplane posts from the past! Be inspired and make one of your own today (maybe try this origami…
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Rocket Lab's Adorable Rocket Just Blasted Into Space For the First Time

Rocket Lab's Adorable Rocket Just Blasted Into Space For the First Time | Heron | Scoop.it
While rocket launches aren’t typically thought of as “cute,” watching the maiden voyage of Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket is the closest we’ll get to seeing the Brave Little Toaster go to space. Today, the 56-foot (17 meter) carbon fiber rocket blasted off from New Zealand’s Mahia Peninsula and made it to the edge of space. Though Electron didn’t make it into orbit, it tried its best, and that’s all that counts.
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Arduino Blog » Build your own Arduino balancing robot

If you’re familiar with the Segway or other vehicles that balance in what is known as an “inverted pendulum” configuration
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Microcars And Other Automotive Weirdness At Lane Motor Museum - Gas 2

Microcars And Other Automotive Weirdness At Lane Motor Museum - Gas 2 | Heron | Scoop.it
Want to see some of the weirdest, wackiest cars ever built? Head on over The Lane Motor Museum outside of Nashville and be prepared to be immersed in car culture in a place that actually encourages people to touch the cars in their collection.
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Intel's $399 Euclid computer has a depth camera and everything else you need to build a robot

Intel's $399 Euclid computer has a depth camera and everything else you need to build a robot | Heron | Scoop.it
Intel's Euclid development kit was announced last year, and now it's finally ready. First spotted by Liliputing, it's full of last year’s specs, like a RealSense ZR300 depth camera, an Ato
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Anki brings ‘Fast & Furious’ branding to its Overdrive line of smart toy cars

Anki brings ‘Fast & Furious’ branding to its Overdrive line of smart toy cars | Heron | Scoop.it
Before its adorable little robot Cozmo arrived on the scene, Anki was in the business of making smart toy cars. The hardware startup’s robotic race car line..
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ScienceCasts: NASA's Sounding Rockets

Visit http://science.nasa.gov/ for more. Sounding rocket missions can often be the key to getting a quick answer to a tightly focused science question.
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Colossal K'Nex Roller Coaster - The Awesomer

Colossal K'Nex Roller Coaster - The Awesomer | Heron | Scoop.it
Builder knexpert06 shows off an incredible creation made using K'Nex construction toys. The 141 foot-long roller coaster has dual tracks so two coaster
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Não se amarrota nem se suja: É a melhor amiga dos executivos

Não se amarrota nem se suja: É a melhor amiga dos executivos | Heron | Scoop.it
Startup espanhola criou a camisa perfeita para os empresários. Resultado é surpreendente.
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Cette montre Pokémon est aussi affreuse qu’onéreuse (258 000 dollars)

Cette montre Pokémon est aussi affreuse qu’onéreuse (258 000 dollars) | Heron | Scoop.it
D’un côté, on trouve Uniqlo qui demain va lancer sa collection de t-shirts en collaboration avec Nintendo, et qui en émoustille plus d’un à la
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Portable Laser Range Finder Enables Real-Time 3-D Mapping

Portable Laser Range Finder Enables Real-Time 3-D Mapping | Heron | Scoop.it
A new handheld device integrates LIDAR with a motion sensor, camera, processor and seven-inch touch screen to enable color mapping on the fly
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Microcar Meet - Lane Motor Museum

Lane Motor Museum in Nashville, Tennessee features the largest European collection of cars and motorcycles in the United States.
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Making Matchbox Cars: c.1965 - The Awesomer

Making Matchbox Cars: c.1965 - The Awesomer | Heron | Scoop.it
A fascinating bit of archive footage shot at the London factory for Matchbox cars, showing off how the cars went from concept to wood model, t
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Xponential 2017 in images | Robohub

Xponential 2017 in images | Robohub | Heron | Scoop.it
The Xponential 2017 national conference was held May 8-11 by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI)
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Dutch start-up launches next generation mapping drone | Robohub

Dutch start-up launches next generation mapping drone | Robohub | Heron | Scoop.it
Drone company Atmos UAV has launched Marlyn, a lightweight drone which flies automatically, effortlessly and at high wind speeds. One of the first customers that signed up is Skeye, Europe’s leading unmanned aircraft data provider.
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First car ever caught speeding to be displayed in the UK

First car ever caught speeding to be displayed in the UK | Heron | Scoop.it
This 1896 Arnold Benz Motor Carriage is largely held to be the very first car to receive a speeding ticket, and it's headed for the Concours of Elegance at Hampton Palace Court in the United Kingdom. The UK in the 19th century was a tough place to have an automobile. The law at the tim
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How a Differential Equation Becomes a Robot, Part 1: Overview

See what's new in the latest release of MATLAB and Simulink: https://goo.gl/3MdQK1 Download a trial: https://goo.gl/PSa78r In this webinar we will show ho
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22-Year-Old Lidar Whiz Claims Breakthrough

22-Year-Old Lidar Whiz Claims Breakthrough | Heron | Scoop.it
Not Luminar. This company, which emerged from stealth mode earlier this month, is fielding a 5-kilogram box with a window through which you can make out not microscopic MEMs mirrors, but two honking, macroscopic mirrors, each as big as an eye.
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Innoviz debuts an aftermarket LiDAR product for self-driving car development

Innoviz debuts an aftermarket LiDAR product for self-driving car development | Heron | Scoop.it
LiDAR is a key ingredient in the overall sensing package required to make autonomous cars a reality (though Tesla would disagree), but it's also prohibitively..
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À Singapour, il existe un distributeur… de voitures de luxe

À Singapour, il existe un distributeur… de voitures de luxe | Heron | Scoop.it
Ce distributeur là ne distribue pas des boissons ou des barres chocolatées, mais des voitures de luxe. Ainsi, si l’envie vous prend, vous pouvez vous
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It Took the Bicycle 200 Years to Find Its Way in the World

It Took the Bicycle 200 Years to Find Its Way in the World | Heron | Scoop.it
Some inventions come ahead of their time. This one came along well after it
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Guillermo del Toro Creates a List of His 20 Favorite Art House/Criterion Films

Guillermo del Toro Creates a List of His 20 Favorite Art House/Criterion Films | Heron | Scoop.it


When it comes to films released by the Criterion Collection, we'd all struggle to narrow our favorites down to only ten, but we probably wouldn't have quite as hard a time as Guillermo del Toro.
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