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Cabaret Mechanical Theatre want you to push their buttons in Automata at the ... - Culture24

Cabaret Mechanical Theatre want you to push their buttons in Automata at the ... - Culture24 | Heron | Scoop.it
Cabaret Mechanical Theatre want you to push their buttons in Automata at the ...Culture24With the help of fellow local artists Peter Markey and Paul Spooner, her technological tardis started to specialise in handmade automata, and five years later...
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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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Self-Propelled Micromotors Take Their First Swim in the Body

Self-Propelled Micromotors Take Their First Swim in the Body | Heron | Scoop.it
Microsized tubes can now zip around in a mouse’s stomach and deliver cargo, suggesting the potential for improved functions of nanoparticle drug carriers and imaging agents
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Electric Airplanes Are the Future of Pilot Training | WIRED

Electric Airplanes Are the Future of Pilot Training | WIRED | Heron | Scoop.it
Walk into a flight school today and you’ll probably take your first training flight in an aging airplane that’s noisy, expensive, and burns leaded fuel. But the race is on to change that, with electric trainers that are clean, vibration-free, and cheap to operate. Electric aviation has been in experimental development for years, but now…
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This is our way of getting closer to a personal plane in every garage.  It costs about $200,000, which is cheap considering a normal plane costs about $300,000. These electrical beauties are hopefully going to rule the skies one day... Only problem is the electrical bill!

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Computational Creativity and the What-If Machine | WIRED

Computational Creativity and the What-If Machine | WIRED | Heron | Scoop.it
How machines are helping us come up with new ideas (and recipes).
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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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Hackett on Nuts & Bolts in The Big Book of Maker Skills

Hackett on Nuts & Bolts in The Big Book of Maker Skills | Heron | Scoop.it
We're celebrating the release of Chris Hackett & PopSci's new book, The Big Book of Maker Skills. Today's excerpt is about taps and threads. - Becky Stern Hackett Says: Use an Old-School Tool ...
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PIXIO: World’s first auto follow camera system to film indoor and outdoor – ARMdevices.net

PIXIO: World’s first auto follow camera system to film indoor and outdoor – ARMdevices.net | Heron | Scoop.it

PIXIO is the first of its kind Auto Follow Cam to automatically track, film and zoom. Let’s say that you need to prepare a new video for your blog, moving around your studio, but no one to film you?

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The Electric Scooter Scheme That Could Finally Make Battery-Swapping Work | WIRED

The Electric Scooter Scheme That Could Finally Make Battery-Swapping Work | WIRED | Heron | Scoop.it
A vehicle that could change not just how the world moves through cities, but how it stores and manages electricity.
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