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World’s Smallest Car is Kind of Painful but Cute

World’s Smallest Car is Kind of Painful but Cute | Heron | Scoop.it
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A Minha Alegre Casinha: VeraPlus chega com suporte "para tudo"

A Minha Alegre Casinha: VeraPlus chega com suporte "para tudo" | Heron | Scoop.it
Já se depararam com o problema de ter um "cérebro" versátil em casa, mas o qual não consegue falar com determinados acessórios que queriam acrescentar? É um problema comum perante a crescente variedade de oferta de aparelhos bluetooth, Z-Wave, Zigbee, WiFi, etc. e é algo que o novo VeraPlus quer resolver.
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Artur Fischer morre aos 96 anos — você sabe quem foi ele?

Artur Fischer morre aos 96 anos — você sabe quem foi ele? | Heron | Scoop.it
Artur Fischer: o inventor alemão passou a vida resolvendo os pequenos problemas do dia a dia. E um deles tem relação com a fotografia.
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#3DPrinted Solenoid V8 Engine

#3DPrinted Solenoid V8 Engine | Heron | Scoop.it
SGT Enochs shared on Thingiverse: Solenoid V8 Engine after building my smaller engine I found that I had a heating issue and a timing issue. This engine uses larger solenoids for heat dispersion an…
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Handwriting Automata Clock

Handwriting Automata Clock | Heron | Scoop.it
This incredibly complex timepiece comes from design students at the Tohoku University of Art & Design in Japan. The intricate wooden machine uses more than 400 precision components to move an stylus that writes, then erases the current time like an Etch-a-Sketch.
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I Did Not Expect the End of This Rube Goldberg Machine to Be Like This

 This Rube Goldberg machine by Arrow FiveYearsOut is even better than all the others because you truly don’t expect the ending. It brings you to a whole ‘nother space.

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A Strong Robot Hand with a Softer Side

A Strong Robot Hand with a Softer Side | Heron | Scoop.it
A robotic gripper that combines strength with delicacy could help drones hold packages or industrial robots sort objects.
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3Doodler is back with a cute, safe 3D printing pen for kids

3Doodler is back with a cute, safe 3D printing pen for kids | Heron | Scoop.it
Even from their earliest moments of Kickstarter success, one thing was clear to the team at 3D printing pen startup 3Doodler: they'd have to build a version jus...
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A digital, 3D printed sundial whose precise holes cast a shadow displaying the current time

Julldozer created an amazingly clever digital sundial (“Cadran Solaire Numérique”) that precomputes the angle of the sun throughout the day and uses those computations to make hundreds …
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These Gecko Gloves Can (Kind of) Turn You Into Spider-Man

If you were upset at the news that Spider-Man is an impossible dream, don’t despair. A set of gecko gloves created by a Stanford researcher make the ability possible once more.
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A closer look at the vehicles designed for the Hyperloop Pod competition

A closer look at the vehicles designed for the Hyperloop Pod competition | Heron | Scoop.it
Trains in the US are slow and boring. They may have brought this country together over 100 years ago, but unless you're commuting, when we think about spanning...
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Cockroach Robots Will 'Infest' Earthquake Sites For Rescues | Video

Building off of millions of years of insect evolution, roboticists are developing CRAM (Compressible Robot with Articulated Mechanisms) to get robots into tiny spaces.
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A Budget Exoskeleton Allows Paraplegics To Walk--For The Price Of A Car

A Budget Exoskeleton Allows Paraplegics To Walk--For The Price Of A Car | Heron | Scoop.it
The Phoenix lets paraplegic people sit, stand, and walk. It costs just $40,000. Here's how the designers pulled it off.
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Did a pro cyclist hide a motor inside her bike?

Did a pro cyclist hide a motor inside her bike? | Heron | Scoop.it
There’s no question that Belgian cyclist Femke van den Driessche had a motor hidden in a bike she rode in the UCI Cyclocross World Championships over the weekend, because race officials disco…
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A look inside the factory that builds Fujifilm cameras and lenses - DIY Photography

A look inside the factory that builds Fujifilm cameras and lenses - DIY Photography | Heron | Scoop.it
Fujifilm might’ve built its reputation (and namesake) on analogue photography, but as of late, they’ve shown they’re dead set on making their mark in the digital world as well. Not only are they pumping out one great mirrorless after another, they’re also building an entire lineup of lenses from the ground up. Now, thanks to [...]
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Watch this beautiful ballet of drones (also, Disneyland Drones!)

“Working with Daito Manabe, Motoi Ishibashi and their team at Rhizomatiks Research in Tokyo, the goal is to create an intimate and artistic interaction between man and machine,” says Ma…
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This $599 smart go-kart can literally do donuts around Power Wheels

This $599 smart go-kart can literally do donuts around Power Wheels | Heron | Scoop.it
My favorite toy when I was a kid was a bright red Power Wheels Jeep. Even though I never left the sidewalk, the driveway, or the yard with it, that Jeep gave me my first taste of the open road....
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Japan's X-ray satellite Astro-H will soon blast off to space

Japan's X-ray satellite Astro-H will soon blast off to space | Heron | Scoop.it
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's (JAXA) newest (and sixth!) X-ray observatory is leaving for space on Friday to study black holes and galaxy clusters. It's...
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SLS CubeSats to Set Sail for Deep Space

SLS CubeSats to Set Sail for Deep Space | Heron | Scoop.it
When SLS launches Orion to the moon in 2018, a fleet of deep space CubeSats will come along for the ride, including a solar sailing spacecraft similar to LightSail.
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Some Russians have built the perfect apocalypse survival vehicle

Some Russians have built the perfect apocalypse survival vehicle | Heron | Scoop.it
Someday, civilization will collapse. It is with that knowledge that a group of Russians — who might know more than most about the perils of that collapse — have built the Sherp. It's an all-terrain...
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The inventor of Android wants to give you a free dashboard camera

The inventor of Android wants to give you a free dashboard camera | Heron | Scoop.it
Andy Rubin, the co-founder of Android, left Google in 2014. A recent report from The Information suggested he might be interested in developing an Android handset as part of his future plans, but...
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LEGO Paper Plane Machine

LEGO Paper Plane Machine | Heron | Scoop.it
LEGO machine building expert Arthur Sacek was approached by Arrow Electronics to design and build a LEGO contraption that could take a sheet of paper and turn it into an airplane. The result was not only a cool machine, but a great commercial. Behind the scenes video here.
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Soft Robots

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Inspired by the the octopus, engineers are creating robots that can twist their way around problems that rigid robots can’t handle.

This article was reproduced with permission and was first published on February 3, 2016. It is a Nature Video production.
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Secrets from a Factory Assembly Line

Secrets from a Factory Assembly Line | Heron | Scoop.it
Ready to start shipping a few units of your hardware product? Here's how real factories approach efficient assembly so you can run a professional line in your garage.
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Porsche completes photovoltaic pylon

Porsche completes photovoltaic pylon | Heron | Scoop.it
Porsche defrays its luddite position on driverless vehicles with an impressive solar array that will power the Berlin-Adlershof Porsche center from 2017.
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