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littleBits Projects: Robots that React

This is part of an on-going series of posts about littleBits projects. littleBits is available in the Adafruit store – Starter Kit, Extended Kit, Deluxe Kit, and Synth Kit.
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Flyability's Elios UAV is now even safer thanks to DJI

Flyability's Elios UAV is now even safer thanks to DJI | Heron | Scoop.it
DJI has partnered with Swiss aerial tech company Flyability to make the Elios UAV aircraft even safer using a special image transmission system known as th
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Build a Rechargeable Rocket Launcher That Shoots Over 300 Feet | Make:

Build a Rechargeable Rocket Launcher That Shoots Over 300 Feet | Make: | Heron | Scoop.it
This rocket launcher is portable, rechargeable, powerful, and awesome looking! Watch as it launches rockets 300 feet away.
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Video Overview of OpenROV v2.8 ‘Deep ROV’ Capable of Operating at 150m

Video Overview of OpenROV v2.8 ‘Deep ROV’ Capable of Operating at 150m | Heron | Scoop.it
Check out this overview of the modifications we made from a stock OpenROV v2.8 in order to allow us to operate at depth of 150m to document the S.S. Tahoe wreck in Lake Tahoe! Via the Return to the…
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Watch this tiny Falcon 9 rocket land in a pool

Watch this tiny Falcon 9 rocket land in a pool | Heron | Scoop.it
You know what's easier than landing a 14-story Falcon 9 rocket booster on a drone ship in the ocean? Landing a tiny remote-controlled version of the rocket on a slab of foam in your pool. A
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Formula E Boldly Goes Where No Racing Series Has Gone Before - Gas 2

Formula E Boldly Goes Where No Racing Series Has Gone Before - Gas 2 | Heron | Scoop.it
The second Formula E season wraps up in London this weekend. Next year, New York City will host a race and the series will experiment with virtual racing during CES week in Las Vegas.
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En Suède, les camions roulent sur des autoroutes électriques

En Suède, les camions roulent sur des autoroutes électriques | Heron | Scoop.it
La Suède a bien l’intention de réduire drastiquement ses émissions de gaz à effet de serre. Et pour y parvenir, le pays a une carte étonnante à jouer :
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Blog Post: SmartCharge 2.0: How to Install Uninterruptible..., in Lighting | element14 Community

Blog Post: SmartCharge 2.0: How to Install Uninterruptible..., in Lighting | element14 Community | Heron | Scoop.it
Read about 'SmartCharge 2.0: How to Install Uninterruptible Backup Lighting Cheaply and Efficiently' on element14.com. IntroductionWith extreme weather and power outages becoming more frequent, the need for a light that is not dependant on the grid is becoming
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Blog Post: Fireflies Inspire Efficient Lighting Design, in Embedded | element14 Community

Blog Post: Fireflies Inspire Efficient Lighting Design, in Embedded | element14 Community | Heron | Scoop.it
Read about 'Fireflies Inspire Efficient Lighting Design' on element14.com. The ridges and bumps of the OLED, when mimicking the firefly, enhance its luminescent efficiency (via American Chemical Society, 2016) Who knew that a
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The Verge's home for orphaned robot babies

These are our robot babies. They are not pretty or intelligent and they lack skin. But they are our robot babies nonetheless. Please show them love and kindness. Do not upset the robo
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This tiny electric car just set a world record: 0–60 in 1.5 seconds

This tiny electric car just set a world record: 0–60 in 1.5 seconds | Heron | Scoop.it
A team of 30 students have built the fastest-accelerating electric car in the world. Academic Motorsports Club Zurich (AMZ) published a video today that shows "grimsel," its electric rac
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Arduino Blog – FarmBot is an open-source CNC farming machine

Arduino Blog – FarmBot is an open-source CNC farming machine | Heron | Scoop.it
The FarmBot Genesis... is capable of planting seeds and then watering them precisely.
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A Flock of 61 Wingsuiters in Flight Looks Like an Airborne Invasion

A Flock of 61 Wingsuiters in Flight Looks Like an Airborne Invasion | Heron | Scoop.it
Is this a look at the future of war, or an attempt to set a new world record?
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Here's Johnny! Introducing the Johnny-Five Inventor's Kit - News - SparkFun Electronics

See what you can do with the Tessel 2 and some imagination!
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Toys 2.0: Smart Toy Robots, Built by Kids - Cannybots

Cannybots Ltd is raising funds for Toys 2.0: Smart Toy Robots, Built by Kids - Cannybots on Kickstarter!

LEGO compatible, smart robotic toy car. Give your child a head start in programming, robotics, A.I. and 3D printing.

Via Paul Herring, Bonnie Bracey Sutton, Bruno De Lièvre
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Bose wants your kids to build their own Bluetooth speakers

Bose wants your kids to build their own Bluetooth speakers | Heron | Scoop.it
The folks at Bose are putting a DIY spin on the sometimes staid world for Bluetooth speakers, with a kit designed to show little ones the big wonders of..
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Google is making a toy system that teaches kids how to code

Google is making a toy system that teaches kids how to code | Heron | Scoop.it
Learning to code usually involves sitting in front of a computer, memorizing commands, and carefully checking for syntax errors. But what if instead, coding was colorful, fun, and let yo
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15 Fab Labs and 112 Projects Come Together at Maker Faire Lisbon | Make:

15 Fab Labs and 112 Projects Come Together at Maker Faire Lisbon | Make: | Heron | Scoop.it
Maker Faire Lisbon has some incredible collaborations between makers of all types
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Six gadgets made from LEGO bricks

Six gadgets made from LEGO bricks | Heron | Scoop.it
By Cat DiStasio

When kids play with LEGO bricks, their creations are limited only by their imaginations. A few colorful blocks can become a spacecraft,
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Aston Martin’s Custom-Made Roadster Is Most Certainly Not for You

Aston Martin’s Custom-Made Roadster Is Most Certainly Not for You | Heron | Scoop.it
The Brits based this special roadster on the GT12 Coupe, voting to ditch the roof hear the naturally aspirated 6.0-liter V12 roar.
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The Mill Blackbird

The Mill Blackbird | Heron | Scoop.it
Creating commercials for new cars can be challenging because the cars aren't always yet in production. The Mill's amazing contraption acts a stand-in for virtually any car, simulating its length, width, wheels, and driving dynamics. CG artists can then wrap it in any virtual body.
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Solar Impulse 2 completes first ever solar-powered Atlantic flight

Solar Impulse 2 completes first ever solar-powered Atlantic flight | Heron | Scoop.it
Solar Impulse 2 has successfully crossed the Atlantic — the first journey of its kind made by a solar-powered plane. The experimental aircraft set off from New York on Monday and lande
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Aston Martin is going to make 99 Vanquish Zagatos, because Aston Martin loves you

Aston Martin is going to make 99 Vanquish Zagatos, because Aston Martin loves you | Heron | Scoop.it
As grand touring cars go, they don't get much more beautiful than the Vanquish Zagato that Aston Martin revealed as a concept several weeks ago. At the time, Aston didn't reveal an
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Arduino Blog – Scubo is an omnidirectional robot for underwater exploration

Arduino Blog – Scubo is an omnidirectional robot for underwater exploration | Heron | Scoop.it
A team from ETH Zurich has created an incredible submersible robot called Scubo as a way to scan entire coral reefs.
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British F1 Sidecars - Round 1 - 2016 - Oulton Park

The exciting world of F1 Sidecars moves into a new era of racing. F1 Sidecar Racing fits in right at the top of motorcyle sport alongside the Britis
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