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Robotics revolutionize dairy farm

Robotics revolutionize dairy farm | Heron | Scoop.it
CENTRE BURLINGTON — Milking chores have became a lot less labour intensive on a longtime Hants County dairy farm.

Brian Casey and his family collect milk from 97 purebred Holsteins at Caseydale Farms, but they don’t actually milk the cows.
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Disney's retelling the 'Star Wars' film saga with Legos

Disney's retelling the 'Star Wars' film saga with Legos | Heron | Scoop.it
There isn't a way to turn back time and prevent the Star Wars prequels from ever releasing (just ask Cher), but maybe Disney XD's upcoming crack at them
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chain reaction dispatch

chain reaction dispatch | Heron | Scoop.it
We have been doing chain reaction in the Tinkering Studio for the past couple of months, and it feels like it's really starting to come together. I wanted to share some of the things we have done to make a great space that works.
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Touch Board Inventors Kit | Robot Magazine

Paint a piano on a piece of paper and then play it, using the Bare Conductive Touch Board Inventors Kit. (Photo credit: Bare Conductive.) Bare
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▶ RC Drift Cars in Japan - Not as Fast and Furious, Just as Awesome! - YouTube

This video was filmed in Yokohama, Japan at the WARU Circuit. We found these guys last minute before we made our trip over to Japan. Our buddy Anpei (freesty...
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How To: Build A World-Class Insect-Photography Rig For Under $6,000

How To: Build A World-Class Insect-Photography Rig For Under $6,000 | Heron | Scoop.it
Six thousand bucks is a lot of money, but it's small change compared to the price of many professional camera kits.
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Automaton figure of a monk, South Germany or Spain, c. 1560 - YouTube

Video made by John Hiller for the Smithsonian Institution, running time 5 minutes, no audio. Automaton figure of a monk, South Germany or Spain, c. 1560; Nat...
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These Hyper-Detailed Scratch-Built RC Cars Make You Question Reality

These Hyper-Detailed Scratch-Built RC Cars Make You Question Reality | Heron | Scoop.it
Attention to detail is something all model builders strive to accomplish when working on their new builds, which is obviously apparent in each of Heaquake’s RC vehicles. The hobbyist recreates ever...
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UK robotics experts developing 'smart trousers'

UK robotics experts developing 'smart trousers' | Heron | Scoop.it
‘Intelligent clothing’ will employ artificial muscles to assist people with reduced mobility, and could even replace stairlifts and wheelchairs

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The close-fitting “smart trousers” will employ artificial muscles to assist the mobility of frail elderly and disabled individuals. Ultimately they could even replace stairlifts and wheelchairs, according to the University of Bristol team. Dr Jonathan Rossiter, from the university’s department of engineering mathematics, who is leading the project, said: “This is the first time soft robotics technologies have been used to address the many rehabilitation and healthcare needs in one single type of wearable device.

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Arduino Simulators Lineup - Start Developing Without a Real Board - Smashing Robotics

Arduino Simulators Lineup - Start Developing Without a Real Board - Smashing Robotics | Heron | Scoop.it
You can use Arduino simulation software to learn to program and to develop electronic circuits. AVR emulators replicate hardware level behavior of your MCU.

Via Jinbuhm Kim
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Erle-copter

We're already seeing some pretty cool devices
use Ubuntu Core, including the Erle-Copter.

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#UAEinnovators: One family's junk is another's robot - The National

#UAEinnovators: One family's junk is another's robot - The National | Heron | Scoop.it
Junkbot, borne out of the idea that everyone can be an inventor, has created an educational toy concept called ‘junkbot’ which lets any child, aged 6 to 10, build their very own robot.
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Destiny's Best Rocket Launcher Built With LEGOs - Cinema Blend

Destiny's Best Rocket Launcher Built With LEGOs - Cinema Blend | Heron | Scoop.it
An amateur LEGO engineer has crafted a weapon that will make every Destiny player salivate: the Gjallarhorn exotic rocket launcher.
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Dronecode: Taking the Internet of Things to the Skies | Linux.com

Dronecode: Taking the Internet of Things to the Skies | Linux.com | Heron | Scoop.it
In 2007 former Wired Magazine Editor Chris Anderson built a Lego mindstorms robot with his kids in an effort to get them interested in science. Two years later he founded 3DRobotics, now the largest
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Impressive automated bicycle parking in Japan

Automated cycle parking: roll bike in, machine whips it underground and parks it. Come back later, tap your membership card, retrieve bike. Genius.
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Power8 Power Tool Workshop

Power8 Power Tool Workshop | Heron | Scoop.it
This portable power tool kit includes several 18-volt rechargeable tools, and provides a metal working platform that converts to a table saw, scroll saw or a drill press. It might not be ideal for big jobs, but it's perfect for DIY projects.
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How to assemble Delta 3D Printer

How to assemble Delta 3D Printer | Heron | Scoop.it
Assembling a 3d printer from a kit is actually easier than you'd expect! I show you how to make a DeltaPrintr brand 3d printer. NOT A SPONSORED VIDEO, but find out more about them at deltaprintr.co...
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Internet Of Things Hardware Kit May Be A Maker's Best Friend

Internet Of Things Hardware Kit May Be A Maker's Best Friend | Heron | Scoop.it
Designed for companies, but priced and ready for tinkerers.
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3ders.org - Australia's Monash University 3D prints an entire aircraft engine | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News

3ders.org - Australia's Monash University 3D prints an entire aircraft engine | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News | Heron | Scoop.it
Monash University researchers in Australia, along with CSIRO and Deakin University, have produced a jet engine using 3D printing. According to the reseachers, this is the first time an entire aircraft engine has been printed.
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Socialist Zionist robot pool cleaners: the rise of Israel's Maytronics - Business

Maytronics, a kibbutz company, has seen its share triple in three years as it uses technology to keep ahead of rivals.
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Comunas! Este artigo fez-me lembrar um professor do American Language Institute que no final do período em que nos deu aulas ía para Israel para uma comuna (agrícola)

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Henry Daggs skurrile mechanischen Musikinstrumente - Spiel und Kunst mit Mechanik

Der kreative Instrumentenbauer aus Faversham /Kent hat seit meiner ersten Erwähnung vor 5 Jahren nun weitere Instrumente geschaffen. Richtig
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BLDGBLOG: Tensioned Suspension

Dan Grayber here before, but he's got a small show of new work opening up at Oakland's Johansson Projects gallery next month and it seems worth stopping by.

 

architectural conjecture :: urban speculation :: landscape futures

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Fantastically Functional Lego Mechanical Loom

Fantastically Functional Lego Mechanical Loom | Heron | Scoop.it
A few years ago mechanical engineer Nicolas Lespour created a fantastically functional Lego mechanical loom, and now he's back with a smaller, faster, version, as well as building instructions!
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Marines test GuardBot an amphibious robotic ball

Marines test GuardBot an amphibious  robotic ball | Heron | Scoop.it
It seems like the Marines will soon have a BB-8-like robot to aid them in missions.
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