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littleBits Projects: Remote Control Anything With Wireless Modules

This is part of an on-going series of posts about littleBits projects. littleBits is available in the Adafruit store – Starter Kit, Extended Kit, Base Kit, Deluxe Kit, and Synth Kit. Feel like you need a little space? Gather up your favorite littleBits inputs and outputs, connect ‘em to the wireless receiver and wireless transmitter […]
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Three in a Row! SpaceX Lands Rocket on Ship at Sea Yet Again

Three in a Row! SpaceX Lands Rocket on Ship at Sea Yet Again | Heron | Scoop.it
SpaceX is getting pretty good at this rocket-landing thing.
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Faz você mesmo: 3D multifunções? E uma versão DIY, apanhar fruta, pregar pregos, Jacto de Areia, e Simulação de Circuitos!

Faz você mesmo: 3D multifunções? E uma versão DIY, apanhar fruta, pregar pregos, Jacto de Areia, e Simulação de Circuitos! | Heron | Scoop.it
A Construindoo brilha outra vez, com este achado, uma Máquina CNC Multifunções, dersenhada e feita inicialmente na Alemanha, um espectáculo de Design e Qualidade Germânica!
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Neopixels on the USS Enterprise NCC-1701 #startrek #neopixels

Neopixels on the USS Enterprise NCC-1701 #startrek #neopixels | Heron | Scoop.it
The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s been involved in creating a model of Star Trek’s USS Enterprise NCC-1701 and they’re using neopixels! via airandspace.si.edu Museum…
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How to Build Stuff: A Free Short Course on Making Prototypes by Entrepreneur Dan Gelbart

How to Build Stuff: A Free Short Course on Making Prototypes by Entrepreneur Dan Gelbart | Heron | Scoop.it
Dan Gelbart, a Vancouver-based electrical engineer, helped create a company called Creo, which Kodak bought in 2005 for roughly $1 billion. If you read Gelbart's short autobiography here, you can learn about the arc of his career:
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The Future of Personal Satellite Technology Is Here

The Future of Personal Satellite Technology Is Here | Heron | Scoop.it
Satellites used to be the exclusive playthings of rich governments and wealthy corporations. But increasingly, as space becomes more democratized, these sophisticated technologies are coming within reach of ordinary people.
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JumpRoACH Is a Robotic Bug That Leaps and Flips Just Like an Insect

JumpRoACH Is a Robotic Bug That Leaps and Flips Just Like an Insect | Heron | Scoop.it
This little robot can make targeted jumps and then flip itself over like a real bug
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Arcade cabinet enthusiasts discover trove of 50+ games in ship, derelict for 30 years

Arcade cabinet enthusiasts discover trove of 50+ games in ship, derelict for 30 years | Heron | Scoop.it
In 1979, the Duke of Lancaster — a cruise liner turned car ferry — was retired from service and moored at Llanerch-y-Mor, North Wales, where it was made over as a “Fun Ship,”…
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Estudantes lançam foguete com motor todo impresso em 3D

Estudantes lançam foguete com motor todo impresso em 3D | Heron | Scoop.it
Vamos falar de coisa boa, de programa espacial que funciona? Um grupo de estudantes da Universidade da Califórnia esnobou a NASA e a SpaceX e construíram o primeiro motor de foguete 100% feito em impressão 3D. E sim, ele voa!
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Battling Bots Get Pushy at 10th Annual Sumo Robot Match

Battling Bots Get Pushy at 10th Annual Sumo Robot Match | Heron | Scoop.it
Engineering students in the mechatronics class at The Cooper Union in Manhattan have a unique final exam—they build sumo robots that fight one another for supremacy.
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Blazing-Fast Hypersonic Jet on Track for 2018 Launch

Blazing-Fast Hypersonic Jet on Track for 2018 Launch | Heron | Scoop.it
A hypersonic jet engine that could be used to fly people from Sydney to London in just 2 hours is on track to make its first flight in 2018.
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BMW R5 Hommage

BMW R5 Hommage | Heron | Scoop.it
BMW celebrates the 80th anniversary of its pre-WW II street racer with this one-off bobber. The R5 Hommage has a restored 1936 R5 engine, but the rest of it was mostly custom made by BMW Motorrad and Unique Custom Cycles.
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How I Designed a Practical Electric Plane for NASA

How I Designed a Practical Electric Plane for NASA | Heron | Scoop.it
To win a competition, a Georgia Tech student devised a fuel-cell plane to rival today’s best-selling small aircraft
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Hyperloop startup selects Vibranium for pods because it’s good enough for Captain America

Hyperloop startup selects Vibranium for pods because it’s good enough for Captain America | Heron | Scoop.it
Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) announced today that it will be using a new type of sensor-embedded carbon fiber to make its capsules, capable of transporting passengers throug
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Straddling buses would only work if they were made out of rubber

Chinese engineer Song Youzhou has been trying to get traction for his straddling bus, a huge elevated bus that goes over, rather than through, traffic, since 2010.
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Watch an insanely dexterous robot perform precision tasks

Watch an insanely dexterous robot perform precision tasks | Heron | Scoop.it
The HDMS 551s1 robot can stack objects, unscrew the safety cap off a pill bottle, and perform other impressively precise tasks.

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Make sure you watch the video, pretty awesome!
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Faz você mesmo: Brixo, Lego e electrónica! E Tinta que muda de côr(!), Câmara de Infracvermelhos, Massa sem Borax, e a máquina de aproveitar garrafas.

Faz você mesmo: Brixo, Lego e electrónica! E Tinta que muda de côr(!), Câmara de Infracvermelhos, Massa sem Borax, e a máquina de aproveitar garrafas. | Heron | Scoop.it
Grande título ou título grande
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MOnSter 6502

MOnSter 6502 | Heron | Scoop.it
A new dis-integrated circuit project to make a complete, working transistor-scale replica of the classic MOS 6502 microprocessor. We'll be showing off our progress at the 2016 Bay Area Maker Faire!
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These 'stealth motorcycles' DARPA commissioned could run on nearly any fuel

These 'stealth motorcycles' DARPA commissioned could run on nearly any fuel | Heron | Scoop.it
Say this for DARPA, it's not shy about picking ominous names for its projects. Or, in this case, not worried when the partners it works with choose them. Pictured above: the "Nightmare"
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This Artist Builds Kinetic Sculptures That Run on Windpower and Evolve Like Living Beings

This Artist Builds Kinetic Sculptures That Run on Windpower and Evolve Like Living Beings | Heron | Scoop.it
A traveling exhibit of Dutch artist Theo Jansen’s wind-powered Strandbeests (“beach animals”) makes its only West Coast appearance at San Francisco’s Exploratorium, opening tomorrow and running through Labor Day. We got a chance to talk to Jansen and see his massive creations up close and in action.
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Hackaday Prize Entry: Open-Source Myoelectric Hand Prosthesis

Hackaday Prize Entry: Open-Source Myoelectric Hand Prosthesis | Heron | Scoop.it
Hands can grab things, build things, communicate, and we control them intuitively with nothing more than a thought. To those who miss a hand, a prosthesis can be a life-changing tool for carryin
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‘Body Integrated Programmable Joints Interface’ Extends Your Hand’s Capabilities

‘Body Integrated Programmable Joints Interface’ Extends Your Hand’s Capabilities | Heron | Scoop.it
We envision a machine-driven evolution of human body form and function, where the programmable nature of machines plays a crucial role. Robotic joints worn on the wrist turn into extra fingers so t…
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Bosch creates electric go-kart

Bosch has created an electric go-kart that could change the face of entry-level motorsports. Electric cars are known for, among other things, their instantaneous torque delivery. Simply press the pedal and, unless they have been tuned otherwise, they can deliver up to 100 percent of th
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The Great Make: Rocketry Round-Up | Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers

The Great Make: Rocketry Round-Up | Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers | Heron | Scoop.it
Check out some of the amazing rocketry projects and articles we've featured over the years.
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Xiaomi unveils the Mi Drone, costing $460 for 4K video or $380 for 1080p

Xiaomi unveils the Mi Drone, costing $460 for 4K video or $380 for 1080p | Heron | Scoop.it
One of China's most popular consumer electronics brands today launches its own take on one of the hottest categories in consumer tech: drones. Xiaomi's Mi Drone is a quadcopter with
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British researchers, Google design modular shape-shifting mobile devices | KurzweilAI

British researchers, Google design modular shape-shifting mobile devices | KurzweilAI | Heron | Scoop.it
Cubimorph is an interactive device made of a chain of reconfigurable modules that shape-shifts into any shape that can be made out of a chain of cubes, such as
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