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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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MIT's soft robotic tentacle can squeeze into tight spots (video)

MIT's soft robotic tentacle can squeeze into tight spots (video) | Heron | Scoop.it
MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Lab (CSAIL) has been developing different types of soft robots for a while: you might remember the mechanical fish
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Video: MovPak Is An Electric Skateboard Backpack - Gas 2

Video: MovPak Is An Electric Skateboard Backpack - Gas 2 | Heron | Scoop.it
The MovPak electric skateboard can go up to 15 MPH and has enough energy for up to 9 miles of effort-free riding, and school/work related materials.
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Sphero Goes Extreme with New Ollie

Sphero Goes Extreme with New Ollie | Heron | Scoop.it
Sphero, the little, round, programmable robot, rolled its way into many hearts since it was released in 2011, confounding pets and expressing a unique form of movement. It was a reimagining of both...
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Barn Door tracker built with Lego Technic for Entry-Level Astrophotography

Barn Door tracker built with Lego Technic for Entry-Level Astrophotography | Heron | Scoop.it
Photographer Brian Carter designed a barn door tracker using Legos and a Mindstorms EV3 brick to take incredible photos of the universe.
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3DR Mapping Drones - The Ultimate Aerial Data Tool

3DR Mapping Drones - The Ultimate Aerial Data Tool | Heron | Scoop.it
3DR Mapping Drones provide aerial data and an all-in-one mapping solution in both fixed-wing and copter for a revolutionary low price of $5400.
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Convert Your Headphones To Bluetooth Headphones

Convert Your Headphones To Bluetooth Headphones | Heron | Scoop.it
Turn your headphones into bluetooth headphones with Bluetooth Box. via instructables I love what my headphones, but a few weeks ago, my friend bought a new bluetooth headset, I intend to switch to ...
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The Pronto - Fast-Charge Battery

The Pronto - Fast-Charge Battery | Heron | Scoop.it
The fastest charging portable battery pack. In just 5 minutes, you get enough juice to fully charge an iPhone 5 on-the-go!
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Ebola-Zapping Robots Unleashed in Hospitals

Ebola-Zapping Robots Unleashed in Hospitals | Heron | Scoop.it
A disinfecting robot pulses UV-C light, which kills pathogens in five minutes. Continue reading →

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Estas coisas não são especificas para o ebola, quase parece a história da gripe das aves há uns anos

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Project PAM – College Students Look to Create an Entirely Open Source DLP ... - 3DPrint.com

Project PAM – College Students Look to Create an Entirely Open Source DLP ... - 3DPrint.com | Heron | Scoop.it
Open source has contributed to 3D printing in such a tremendous way. Without the open sourcing of many desktop 3D printers several years ago, the space would no
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▶ Tomorrow Daily - 063: The Google Science Fair, a custom open-source robot and more - YouTube

http://www.cnet.com/tomorrow-daily On today's show, we praise the amazing finalists of this year's Google Science Fair, check out a "hack" that allows you to...
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LEGO Technic x Volvo: Making of

LEGO Technic x Volvo: Making of | Heron | Scoop.it
LEGO and Volvo give us an idea of how much time, effort and resources (and fun!) went into the making of the new LEGO Technic 42030, a remote-controlled replica of the Volvo
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Bust out the LEGOs! The toymaker cut its ties with Big Oil

Bust out the LEGOs! The toymaker cut its ties with Big Oil | Heron | Scoop.it
After Greenpeace released a video campaign starring tiny, drowning plastic fishermen, LEGO is letting go of its contract with Shell oil.
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The FAA Is Trying to Erase the 1981 Document That Legalized Hobby Drones

The FAA Is Trying to Erase the 1981 Document That Legalized Hobby Drones | Heron | Scoop.it
The agency says that AC 91-57 is no longer necessary.
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Cool Experiment Puts Asimov's First Law Of Robotics To The Test

Cool Experiment Puts Asimov's First Law Of Robotics To The Test | Heron | Scoop.it
Isaac Asimov's First Law of Robotics states that "a robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm." That sounds simple enough -- but a recent experiment shows how hard it's going to be to get machines to do the right thing.
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Ricoh's new action cam isn't a toy, even if it looks like one

Ricoh's new action cam isn't a toy, even if it looks like one | Heron | Scoop.it
When you're in the market for an action camera, we'd imagine GoPro or Contour would be the first names that sprang to mind. Ricoh is hoping to crowbar
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FLIR Lepton Thermal Imager - Batch 1

FLIR Lepton Thermal Imager - Batch 1 | Heron | Scoop.it
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**This Campaign is now Funded and Closed!** Batch 2 is now open here: https://www.groupgets.com/campaigns/31-flir-lepton-thermal-imager-batch-2

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The FLIR Lepton™ is the most compact longwave infrared (LWIR) camera core available as an OEM/hobbyist/maker product. It packs a resolution of 80 × 60 pixels into a camera body that is smaller than a dime.

Because we are so excited about this module, we collaborated with Pure Engineering to make a small development board to help you quick
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3ders.org - MIT lab 3D printed programmable self-assembling wood and carbon fiber | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News

3ders.org - MIT lab 3D printed programmable self-assembling wood and carbon fiber | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News | Heron | Scoop.it
A year after they figured out how to reprogram plastic to self-assemble into new structures, directly off the print-bed, they have come up some new materials that can be programmed to transform their shape autonomously. These new materials include: self-transforming carbon fiber, printed wood grain.
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A 3-D Printed Seat With a Cellular Structure That Molds to Your Butt | WIRED

A 3-D Printed Seat With a Cellular Structure That Molds to Your Butt | WIRED | Heron | Scoop.it
The designer took cues from sea sponges and other naturally occurring structures that have a springy feel, but are a made from a single material.
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Raspberry Pi projects - make a CCTV security camera system

Raspberry Pi projects - make a CCTV security camera system | Heron | Scoop.it
Make a security system with nothing more than a Raspberry Pi and a cheap camera
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HTC officially unveils RE action camera

HTC officially unveils RE action camera | Heron | Scoop.it
image by Engadget

Two weeks ago, HTC teased the Internet by launching a site that hinted at a
GoPro-like action cam. The leaked images of the product were surprising to
say the least: a miniature periscope? Minimalist door handle? Bent PVC
pipe? 

The officially-unveiled RE is HTC’s first standalone camera. Weighing in at
just 65.5g, the pocket device is aimed at a wide, mainstream market: you
don’t have to be a professional photographer or looking to capture
“extreme” activities to opera
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Mechanical Marvels: Clockwork Dreams - BBC Four

Mechanical Marvels: Clockwork Dreams - BBC Four | Heron | Scoop.it
The story of automata, ancient clockwork machines designed to mimic and recreate life.
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Canadian firm develops 'open source' hydroponics system - iTWire

Canadian firm develops 'open source' hydroponics system - iTWire | Heron | Scoop.it
Canadian firm develops 'open-source' hydroponics system
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3ders.org - US researchers develop two open-source portable solar-powered 3D printers for off-grid communities | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News

3ders.org - US researchers develop two open-source portable solar-powered 3D printers for off-grid communities | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News | Heron | Scoop.it
Joshua Pearce researches both solar power and 3D printing to develop two solutions in the form of open-source solar-powered 3D printers, capable of printing objects in any community with access to sunlight.
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These awesome RC airplanes are so huge that you can fly a kid inside

These awesome RC airplanes are so huge that you can fly a kid inside | Heron | Scoop.it
I have seen big RC planes in the past, but this is really getting out of hand. I watch these videos of giant scale RC planes—the one above is 85 percent of the original size!—and I have to wonder what's the point.

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The (toy) robot revolution is here, thanks to Modular Robotics - Silicon Prairie News

The (toy) robot revolution is here, thanks to Modular Robotics - Silicon Prairie News | Heron | Scoop.it
Eric Schweikardt founded Modular Robotics to help children learn about robots, patterns and other computational projects.
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