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Beyond Da Feet Automata

Rich Newman carved this automaton of a couple dancing on a cloud. It's set to the music of TagYerit's song "Beyond da Feet". The automaton is built of oak, w...
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E se um elevador não tivesse cabos e se movimentasse na horizontal?

E se um elevador não tivesse cabos e se movimentasse na horizontal? | Heron | Scoop.it
A thyssenkrupp apresenta o MULTI, na recém-inaugurada torre de 246 metros, em Rottweil, na Alemanha. O primeiro elevador do mundo sem cabos reduz até 60% os picos de energia necessários para o seu funcionamento.

 
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Satellogic raises $27M for affordable, high-resolution imaging satellites

Satellogic raises $27M for affordable, high-resolution imaging satellites | Heron | Scoop.it
Space tech company Satellogic has raised $27 million in a Series B round led by Chinese internet giant Tencent, and with participation by CrunchFund..
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The Latest Flying Car Concept Seems—Dare We Say It—Serious

The Latest Flying Car Concept Seems—Dare We Say It—Serious | Heron | Scoop.it
The four-fan concept from a European aerospace consortium offers reasonable specs—and could be here in a few years.
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1:4 Scale Model 1952 Porsche 356 Engine Made Using @Formlabs ‏SLA 3D-Printer

1:4 Scale Model 1952 Porsche 356 Engine Made Using @Formlabs ‏SLA 3D-Printer | Heron | Scoop.it
This is an absolutely incredible build by Giuseppe Guerini: Giuseppe Guerini’s passion for the renowned Stuttgart automaker began twenty years ago when he bought his first Porsche. “I’ve had about …
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How to build an F1 car using only matchsticks

How to build an F1 car using only matchsticks | Heron | Scoop.it
You might be good at clicking the bricks of a Lego kit into place. That's child's play, though, because you're presented with clear instructions and the appropriate pieces required to accomplish your goal. What if you were given a different building block of sorts and tasked with craftin
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Le moteur hybride, ou le meilleur des deux mondes : naissance d’une idée - Tech - Numerama

Le moteur hybride, ou le meilleur des deux mondes : naissance d’une idée - Tech - Numerama | Heron | Scoop.it
Marier un moteur thermique pour profiter de son endurance et un moteur électrique pour son couple et ses qualités environnementales : une idée qui a fait son chemin, au fur et à mesure des évolutions technologiques, jusqu’à devenir une excellente solution d’aujourd’hui. Petit retour aux racines de son développement qui sont bien plus lointaines que ce qu’on pourrait penser.
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Mira, tiny robot of joyful delight | FreeIO

he staff of Pi Towers are currently melting into puddles while making ‘Aaaawwwwwww’ noises as Mira, the adorable little Pi-controlled robot made by Pixar 3D artist Alonso Martinez, steals their hearts.
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Final da Taça de Portugal teve bola que chegou pelo ar

Final da Taça de Portugal teve bola que chegou pelo ar | Heron | Scoop.it
A Federação Portuguesa de Futebol antecipou-se aos CTT e na final da Taça de Portugal demonstrou como já é possível fazer a entrega da bola usando um "carteiro voador" montando sobre uma plataforma de drones.
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Wayne Piekarski | Modifying Microsoft Flight Simulator 4 to run on three immersive monitors

Wayne Piekarski | Modifying Microsoft Flight Simulator 4 to run on three immersive monitors | Heron | Scoop.it
Back in 1989, I was introduced to Microsoft Flight Simulator version 4. I thought it was incredible that I could fly around in a 3D environment, and this was something that got me interested in 3D graphics
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Sony's New toio Wants to Inspire a Future Generation of Robotics Engineers

Sony's New toio Wants to Inspire a Future Generation of Robotics Engineers | Heron | Scoop.it
Build, play, inspire. That's the idea behind Sony's new toy for kids, designed to inspire a future generation of robotics engineers. Toio is the result of 5 years of research into developing a toy that's simple enough for kids to use, but also sophisticated enough to create a figurative sandbox wher
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[Upcycle it Design Challenge] Embedded Web SDR client on Analog Radio Receiver #11: One of its kind!

Read about '[Upcycle it Design Challenge] Embedded Web SDR client on Analog Radio Receiver #11: One of its kind!' on element14.com. Upcycle finished! The Hybrid Radio is ready I published the first draft pic as a comment to my last post #10. Here is a better one. This is my last
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BALLU: Buoyancy Assisted Lightweight Legged Unit

Robots are often associated with being heavy, mechanized metal objects. In fact, most current bipedal robots are unsafe, unstable, complex, expensive, an
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Voliro’s concept hexacopter performs acrobatic stunts with ease

Voliro’s concept hexacopter performs acrobatic stunts with ease | Heron | Scoop.it
It really feels like 2017 is the year of the drone. We got news that Drone Racing League is returning to ESPN in June, the DJI Spark wowed us as "the best starter drone on the market righ
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Mobility for billions: The bicycle is 200! | Lifestyle | DW | 12.06.2017

Mobility for billions: The bicycle is 200! | Lifestyle | DW | 12.06.2017 | Heron | Scoop.it
Initially conceived as a make-shift solution, the bicycle ultimately became the most successful invention ever. Still, the bicycle had a rocky start before it really took off.
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Inside the Factory Building the World's Smallest, Cheapest Private Jet

Inside the Factory Building the World's Smallest, Cheapest Private Jet | Heron | Scoop.it
See how the five-passenger Cirrus SF50 Vision Jet comes together.
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Sony KOOV Blocks - The Awesomer

Sony KOOV Blocks - The Awesomer | Heron | Scoop.it
Sony's KOOV robot construction system is designed to teach kids basic robotic concepts. The colorful blocks snap together, and can be programmed using
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Book Recommendation: Calm Technology: Designing for Billions of Devices

Book Recommendation: Calm Technology: Designing for Billions of Devices | Heron | Scoop.it
Amber Case’s book “Calm Technology” could be required reading for hardware developers one day. It is packed with suggestions for building #IoT gadgets that will be pleasing to use…
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Galileo : deux nouveaux satellites entrent en service pour le GPS européen - Sciences - Numerama

Galileo : deux nouveaux satellites entrent en service pour le GPS européen - Sciences - Numerama | Heron | Scoop.it
La constellation des satellites européens Galileo compte deux satellites opérationnels de plus. Deux autres vont prochainement entrer en fonction.
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Evezor, the Open Source Manufacturing Platform for all your needs

Evezor, the Open Source Manufacturing Platform for all your needs | Heron | Scoop.it
A developer based in Chicago has created a new open source robotic arm and manufacturing platform called Evezor which is capable of taking you from prototype
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Artica lança "Summer Residence" para Makers

Artica lança "Summer Residence" para Makers | Heron | Scoop.it
Querem aproveitar o Verão para realizarem aquele projecto que há muito têm andado a matutar? A Artica dá uma ajuda, disponibilizando espaço e o ambiente propício para o fazerem com o seu "Summer Residence".
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Sony's fantastical Toio cubes combine robotics with papercraft

Sony's fantastical Toio cubes combine robotics with papercraft | Heron | Scoop.it
Sony's made some endearingly offbeat electronic toys over the years -- looking at you people who gave your Aibos funerals. The company's newest addition t
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Small space robot launches like a model rocket

Small space robot launches like a model rocket | Heron | Scoop.it
This handheld, rocket-powered robot can leap about 30 meters and make a targeted landing. Once it’s on the ground, it can then spin up and then abruptly brake its flywheel to jump forward or …
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Scanning Electron Microscope Adds to Already Impressive Garage Lab

Scanning Electron Microscope Adds to Already Impressive Garage Lab | Heron | Scoop.it
When you're a high schooler who built a semiconductor fab in your garage, what's next on your agenda? Why, adding a scanning electron microscope to your lab, naturally. How silly of you to ask.
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This doorlock from 1680 has lots of cool security features

This doorlock from 1680 has lots of cool security features | Heron | Scoop.it
This brass-and-steel “detector” doorlock, on display at Holland’s Rijksmuseum, was made in 1680 or so. It has lots of clever features. To open and close the latch, you have to fid…
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What's it like to drive the Fiat 28-Liter Beast Of Turin?

What's it like to drive the Fiat 28-Liter Beast Of Turin? | Heron | Scoop.it
Taming a V-8 powered sports car isn't necessarily the easiest task ever, but modern day technology makes it simpler than ever for novice drivers to climb behind the wheel. Back in 1911, it took a little more skill—and a lot more elbow grease. The 1911 Fiat S76 is colloquially known a
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