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Sport Rocketry * Rocketry

Sport Rocketry * Rocketry | Heron | Scoop.it
Serious homemade rockets

The National Association of Rocketry publishes a bi-monthly magazine for sport rocketeers called appropriately enough, Sport Rocketry. But my friends who are avid amateur rocketeers scoff at Sport Rocketry as kid stuff.

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Ripsaw EV2 Personal Tank - The Awesomer

Ripsaw EV2 Personal Tank - The Awesomer | Heron | Scoop.it
Howe & Howe's Ripsaw EV2 offers incredible speed and agility off-road, while keeping its occupants clean and dry inside its high tech cockpit. It's got mor
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Researchers develop a drone that swoops and lands like a bird

Researchers develop a drone that swoops and lands like a bird | Heron | Scoop.it
Watch out, birds. The drones are coming for your jobs. Researchers at BMT Defence Services (BMT) and the University of Bristol in Britain have built
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Avant de rechercher la vie sur Mars, la Nasa entraîne son rover dans le désert du Chili - Sciences - Numerama

Avant de rechercher la vie sur Mars, la Nasa entraîne son rover dans le désert du Chili - Sciences - Numerama | Heron | Scoop.it
La Nasa teste l'un de ses rovers dans le désert d'Atacama, au Chili, pour ses futures missions de détection de vie humaine sur Mars. L'aridité de cette zone en fait le lieu d'expérimentation idéal.
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Ferrari celebrates 70th anniversary with limited-edition Hublot watch

Ferrari celebrates 70th anniversary with limited-edition Hublot watch | Heron | Scoop.it
Ferrari has 70 on its mind. To celebrate its 70th birthday, the Italian supercar maker is offering 70 historic liveries for each of its five models, meaning up to 350 cars can be in the program. Now, Ferrari has tapped its longtime watchmaking partner, Hublot, to create something extra specia
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Tim visits the New York Toy Fair 2017 - Part 2

Every February, Tim travels to New York, to visit the annual Toy Fair. Here are some more of the fun new items he picked up while he was there.
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America's Cup Will Feature The Most Insanely Fast Sailboats Ever Created - Gas 2

America's Cup Will Feature The Most Insanely Fast Sailboats Ever Created - Gas 2 | Heron | Scoop.it
If you love high stakes, high performance racing, nothing is quite as exciting as America's Cup competition. This year's racing will be in Bermuda and trials begin in May.
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Open source LittleRP2 DLP 3D printer offers new vat, height, projector options

Open source LittleRP2 DLP 3D printer offers new vat, height, projector options | Heron | Scoop.it
The LittleRP 3D printer, an 'affordable, open 3D resin printer' released in 2014, has received a full upgrade. The LittleRP2 introduces a configurable vat, an extended height option, additional controller shield options, added projector compatibility, and more new features and refinements.
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This Hard-to-Destroy Drone Goes From Rigid to Flexible When It Crashes

Researchers developed a drones that can go from rigid to flexible whenever it crashes, making it very hard to destroy.
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Very beautiful (and very expensive) watch contains mechanical solar system model

Very beautiful (and very expensive) watch contains mechanical solar system model | Heron | Scoop.it
The Geo. Graham Orrery Tourbillon integrates a mechanical solar system model with meteorites as planets. It is just $330,000. From Graham1965’s description of the dial: Blue lacquered dial wi…
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Before filing cabinets, we had the coolest desks

Before filing cabinets, we had the coolest desks | Heron | Scoop.it
The “rotary desk” went out of style with the advent of filing cabinets, but in their heyday, they were marvels of rotating cabinetry, tiny clever drawers and cubbies, and roll-down secr…
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This modular 3D printer can turn into a CNC machine or laser cutter

This modular 3D printer can turn into a CNC machine or laser cutter | Heron | Scoop.it
Snapmaker is an upcoming Kickstarter project with a lofty goal: to be the holy trinity for at-home makers by using detachable modules to convert between a 3D printer, a CNC carver, and
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Scientists make stretchy electronics using a soup ingredient

Scientists make stretchy electronics using a soup ingredient | Heron | Scoop.it
For smart clothing or skin-worn devices to improve, first we need electronics that won't snap like a twig when you move. Using a soup thickener, of al
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Bugatti Chiron: World's First Video Review - Carfection

The first ever video covering driving impressions of the Bugatti Chiron is here! Subscribe for more Carfection videos: http://bit.ly/1V1yFYX Join th
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Arduino Blog – EMoRo now part of AtHeart!

Arduino Blog – EMoRo now part of AtHeart! | Heron | Scoop.it
EMoRo (Educational Mobile Robot) is an Arduino-compatible robot designed to encourage logical thinking and technical curiosity in a fun, engaging way. The solder-free DIY kit consists of a robust aluminum chassis along with easy-to-connect components like servos, sensors, and relays. It also supports other construction sets like LEGO Technic, Eitech, and Fischertechnik.
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Why Boston Dynamics' New Robot Scares the Crap out of Us

Why Boston Dynamics' New Robot Scares the Crap out of Us | Heron | Scoop.it
Handle, the latest robot from Google-backed Boston Dynamics, elicits both excitement and anxiety. The company's founder has described it as "nightmare-inducing." 
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Niryo One, Your Next Affordable 6-Axis Robotic Arm - Electronics-Lab

Niryo One, Your Next Affordable 6-Axis Robotic Arm - Electronics-Lab | Heron | Scoop.it
Two French engineers who are passionate about innovative use cases made out of new technologies and building accessible and collaborative robot, are now mixing last technology progresses in mechanics, electronics and computer science to deliver a new product: Niryo One! Niryo One is an accessible 6 axis robotic arm, made for makers, education, and small companies,Read More
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Toronto-based Revo Toys launches new 3D printed fidget spinner on Kickstarter

Toronto-based Revo Toys launches new 3D printed fidget spinner on Kickstarter | Heron | Scoop.it
A Toronto-based startup known as Revo Toys has launched a new line of 3D printed fidget spinners. The Revo Spinner is now backable on crowd-funding site Kickstarter, with early bird specials starting at $29 CAD. The hand-held toys are designed to help focus attention, increase creativity and keep fidgeting fingers busy.
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Ghost Robotics' Minitaur Demonstrates Impressive New Skills

Ghost Robotics' Minitaur robot shows off tricks to conquer outdoor terrain
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Renault Trezor ganha o prémio de design em Geneva

Renault Trezor ganha o prémio de design em Geneva | Heron | Scoop.it
Não há falta de automóveis fascinantes que apaixonam entusiastas por todo o mundo, mas só quando as marcas se libertam das limitações e constrangimentos da produção comercial é que surge a verdadeira magia, e este ano em Geneva, foi a vez do Renault Trezor brilhar.
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A Renault tem que começar a repensar os nomes dos modelos em especial os de topo/protótipos, porque os últimos tresandam a novo riquismo.
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A Fold Apart: Origamist (And Physicist) Robert Lang’s Incredible Paper Creations

A Fold Apart: Origamist (And Physicist) Robert Lang’s Incredible Paper Creations | Heron | Scoop.it
Twenty five years ago, physicist Robert Lang worked at NASA, where he researched lasers. He has also garnered 46 patents on optoelectronics and even wrote a Ph.D. thesis called “Semiconductor…
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Bunnie Huang's tour-de-force "Hardware Hacker" book is finally in print!

Bunnie Huang's tour-de-force "Hardware Hacker" book is finally in print! | Heron | Scoop.it
Last December, I published my review of Andrew “bunnie” Huang’s astoundingly great book The Hardware Hacker: Adventures in Making and Breaking Hardware — without realizing t…
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Explore the International Space Station in VR right now

Explore the International Space Station in VR right now | Heron | Scoop.it
Mission: ISS — a virtual reality collaboration between Oculus and three space agencies — is now available for free to Oculus Rift and Touch owners. The experience is a detailed recreation o
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Interlocking wood "bricks" that can assemble into a nail-and-glue-free house

Interlocking wood "bricks" that can assemble into a nail-and-glue-free house | Heron | Scoop.it
In 1987, Skid Roper and Mojo Nixon posed the musical question: What happened to my Lincoln Logs? At last: an answer!
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