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Battroborg updates Rock\'em Sock\'em Robots for the Wii generation, we go hands-on

Battroborg updates Rock\'em Sock\'em Robots for the Wii generation, we go hands-on | Heron | Scoop.it
When Battroborg hit shelves in Japan last June we were, admittedly, a tad jealous. Where were our tiny, motion controlled boxing bots? Well, if you can
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Top Robots for Farmers for 2014 | EE Times

Top Robots for Farmers for 2014 | EE Times | Heron | Scoop.it
Over 60 agricultural robots are in-the-field today, either commercially or in testing for release in 2015-2016. Here are 27 of the top contenders for the autonomous robotic ag of the future.
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Stick-on inflatable motors for future robots (and today's origami!)

Stick-on inflatable motors for future robots (and today's origami!) | Heron | Scoop.it

MIT and University of Tokyo researchers devised stick-on "pouch motors," simple inflatable actuators that can be used to move things by pumping air in and out

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phaeno - Home

phaeno - Home | Heron | Scoop.it
Über 350 Phänomene wecken im phaeno in Wolfsburg die Begeisterung für Naturwissenschaft und Technik: Den Feuertornado bewundern, auf einem Nagelbett liegen oder eine Kugel durch Entspannung in Bewegung setzen,…
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IFlyTailies Creates Intricate RC Airplane Cockpits & Parts Using 3D Printing

IFlyTailies Creates Intricate RC Airplane Cockpits & Parts Using 3D Printing | Heron | Scoop.it
It's really amazing how 3D printing is becoming a technology that is used across all fields of research and all forms of manufacturing, and by hobbyists from al
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Drones based on birds

Drones based on birds | Heron | Scoop.it

Once again, engineers are taking cues from nature to build the next generation of robotics, in this case drones inspired by birds.

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Intel's RealSense technology taught a drone to fly itself

Four men — one in a suit, three in black shirts — stood around a single drone, buzzing restlessly in the middle. One man rushed at the drone, which quickly veered out of the way... right into...
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Why I Am Not a Maker

Why I Am Not a Maker | Heron | Scoop.it
When tech culture only celebrates creation, it risks ignoring those who teach, criticize, and take care of others.
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Planetary Society Announces Test Flight for Privately Funded LightSail Spacecraft

The Planetary Society today announced the first of its LightSail spacecraft will embark on a May 2015 test flight. Funded entirely by private citizens, the solar sail satellite will hitch a ride to space aboard an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
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PSDR - Pocket HF SDR Transceiver with VNA and GPS

PSDR - Pocket HF SDR Transceiver with VNA and GPS | Heron | Scoop.it
Rugged, Pocket-Sized Software Defined HF/Shortwave Transceiver. Open Source Hardware & Software. Includes Vector Network Analyzer & GPS
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It looks like candy, but it will change the way you live.

It looks like candy, but it will change the way you live. | Heron | Scoop.it
In the near future, you will know everything about your home and the things you care about the most without having to do anything.
http://www.climesense.com
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Toyota 4 Cylinder Engine 22RE, Complete working model by Ericthepoolboy

Toyota 4 Cylinder Engine 22RE, Complete working model by Ericthepoolboy | Heron | Scoop.it
Completely reverse engineered Toyota 22RE 4 cylinder engine. Can completely print a fully rotating model. Working crank, pistons, and valve train. The valves open and close!!!. It may not be the most exciting engine but its the only one I had in my garage. Great if you want to learn about engines and how the moving parts in them work. All parts are printed except for a few bearings and fasteners.
More than 3 days of total print time.
The block alone was 34 hours. So make sure you have a
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▶ Steam Trains at Speed - YouTube

Steam trains at speed, you gotta love 'em. Whether they be roaring through a busy station, or pounding through the open countryside. This video showcases mos...
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The Automata Blog: Machini the Marvel Performing 'The Study of Levitations' - an automaton by Dug North

 

 

I don't get to share my own work on this blog as often as I might like. I just realized that I've had this video for quite a long while, but have neglected to share it with the world.

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Mitsuoka Motors - Himiko 2015 model convertible - Only 15 will be available

Mitsuoka Motors - Himiko 2015 model convertible - Only 15 will be available | Heron | Scoop.it
Mitsuoka Motors is going to release a premium model for 2015 of their 2-seater convertible car Mitsuoka Himiko on January 30. They are limited to only 15 cars and will be sold for ¥4,914,000 or more.
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Isto quase passa por inglês

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Play With Boxwood Pinball, Kitables, and Modular Robotics at the Boulder Mini Maker Faire!

Play With Boxwood Pinball, Kitables, and Modular Robotics at the Boulder Mini Maker Faire! | Heron | Scoop.it
Hear ye, hear ye! The Boulder Mini Maker Faire is upon us, Jan 31 – Feb 1, 2015! And that means that makers are streaming in from far and wide, bringing their awesomeness to share with all. Actuall...
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A Remote for CHDK Cameras Made Possible with Arduino

A Remote for CHDK Cameras Made Possible with Arduino | Heron | Scoop.it
[AlxDroidDev] built himself a nice remote control box for CHDK-enabled cameras. If you haven't heard of CHDK, it's a pretty cool software modification for some Canon cameras. CHDK adds many new featur...
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Robot finds fish beneath Antarctic ice, could be used to explore Europa

Robot finds fish beneath Antarctic ice, could be used to explore Europa | Heron | Scoop.it
When a group of scientists drilled through 2,430 feet of ice in Antarctica to get to the water underneath, they only expected to find a few microbes here
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3ders.org - Engineering students create a fleet of 3D printed rockets for ‘Space Cup’ | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News

3ders.org - Engineering students create a fleet of 3D printed rockets for ‘Space Cup’ | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News | Heron | Scoop.it
More recently, José Miraglia, an aerospace engineer and professor at Brazil's FIAP school, has designed a competition to introduce his students to the world of 3D printing. The space-inspired competition, SpaceCup, features a total of 200 of the school's students representing the computer engineering and information systems programs.
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Real time Drone object tracking using Python and OpenCV | Pyevolve

After flying this past weekend (together with Gabriel and Leandro) with Gabriel's drone (which is an handmade APM 2.6 based quadcopter) in our town (Porto
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Flotilla for Raspberry Pi - Friendly Electronics

Flotilla for Raspberry Pi - Friendly Electronics | Heron | Scoop.it
Build your next great idea in minutes, not hours. Hassle-free digital tinkering for everyone with Flotilla for Raspberry Pi!
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Amazing Mom Built Detailed Model of Hogwarts with 400,000 LEGO Bricks

Amazing Mom Built Detailed Model of Hogwarts with 400,000 LEGO Bricks | Heron | Scoop.it
Alice Finch recreated Hogwarts from the beloved Harry Potter books with 400,000 LEGOs. via My Modern Met: A Seattle mom has brought the beloved Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry to life wi...
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Nanoengineered temporary tattoo is a needle-free way to monitor glucose levels | Science Codex

Nanoengineered temporary tattoo is a needle-free way to monitor glucose levels | Science Codex | Heron | Scoop.it
Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego have tested a temporary tattoo that both extracts and measures the level of glucose in the fluid in between skin cells. This first-ever example of the flexible, easy-to-wear device could be a
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