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» Aerial Drone Counts Birds for Science

» Aerial Drone Counts Birds for Science | Heron | Scoop.it
A remote colony of birds kept flying away before anyone could count them, so a team of ecologists built a do-it-yourself aerial drone to spy on them from above.
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Internet of Anything: Simple Tools Make It Possible for Anyone to Hack Robots

Internet of Anything: Simple Tools Make It Possible for Anyone to Hack Robots | Heron | Scoop.it
The guy behind Apple's Hypercard is creating ways for average people to easily program their own robots and other gadgets.
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TL3

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Developed through 5 years of intensive Research and Development, working with a world leading automotive university and a world championship Formula 1 team, the Motion Simulation TL3 simulator, is the ultimate Professional level simulation solution on the market today.

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NASA prototypes a drone aircraft destined for Mars

NASA prototypes a drone aircraft destined for Mars | Heron | Scoop.it
No, you're not looking at a very sophisticated boomerang -- that may be the first aircraft to fly the Martian skies. NASA has revealed that it's building a prot...
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Robotic vines illustrate chaos theory and the Butterfly Effect

Robotic vines illustrate chaos theory and the Butterfly Effect | Heron | Scoop.it
We've seen capacitive-touch-enabled plants before, but the robotic vines and leaves of Branching Systems are something altogether different. And, perhaps crazie...
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Volkswagen is making its own Segway rival

Volkswagen plans to release a foldable, three-wheel electric scooter according to CEO Martin Winterkorn. He revealed the news during an interview with German publication Bild, most of which focused...
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Designer Michael Sng creates a 435-part 3D printed walking tank

Designer Michael Sng creates a 435-part 3D printed walking tank | Heron | Scoop.it
Consisting of over 400 hand-painted 3D printed parts that create a 20-inch tall scale model of a multi-story walking tank, the HMC Boudicca is also fully functional and interactive with Arduino-controlled motors, servos, and LEDs.
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Anki Overdrive — Autorama 2.0, tipo Fómula E, mas mais divertida

Anki Overdrive — Autorama 2.0, tipo Fómula E, mas mais divertida | Heron | Scoop.it
Em setembro suas memórias de infância serão vilipendiadas. Sim, estou falando com você que brincava de Autorama e achava o máximo. Clique e conheça o Anki Overdrive, a versão futurista 2.0 inteligência artificial que torna o Autorama do Fittipaldi… — como, quem é Fittipaldi? Esqueça, apenas clique.
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quando for grande quero escrever como este fulano.

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Toys from Trash

Toys from Trash | Heron | Scoop.it
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Ia apostar que já tinha lançado a minha posta de pescada sobre isto.

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Designing an Ultra-Efficient Walking Robot

Designing an Ultra-Efficient Walking Robot | Heron | Scoop.it
Bipedal robots expend a lot of energy standing up and walking, but new humanoid architectures hope to be 20 to 30 times as efficient. We chat with robotics prof
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Solar Impulse 2 lands in Hawaii, setting record for longest solo flight

Solar Impulse 2 — the giant, gangly solar-powered aircraft on a protracted, multi-leg trip around the world — just completed its single most challenging task: a record-breaking leg from Nagoya,...
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Hackaday Prize Entry: What To Do With A Bunch Of Old Computer Adapters

Hackaday Prize Entry: What To Do With A Bunch Of Old Computer Adapters | Heron | Scoop.it
Back in the old days of 2014 when Radio Shack still existed, you could drive up to any strip mall in America and buy D-sub connectors that were made all the way back in 1972. Yes, connectors for all t...
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Gesto: Amazing open-source gesture control platform, EMG and Accels together!

Gesto: Amazing open-source gesture control platform, EMG and Accels together! | Heron | Scoop.it
Gesto is the world’s first open-source boards for wearable gesture control with a unique method that combines muscle signals with motion patterns. It recognizes more gestures than any other platform: wave, pinch, air drawing gestures, turn a surface into a touch interface, and much more. Gesto's team designed a modular DIY 3D printing band to assemble all the Gesto electronics in the body (wrist, forearm, arm, torso, leg). 40 x 40 mm 1. EMG circuit ADS1294 2. Microcontroller ATmega1284p 3. 3-ax
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Ludvik Cejp's Bierdosenstirlingsparade - Spiel und Kunst mit Mechanik

Siehe auch hier: http://kugelbahn.blog.de/2015/06/12/ludvik-cejp-stirlingmotor-bierdosen-20544451/
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Máquinas de stirling feitas a partir de latas

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How To Make A Theo Jansen Inspired Walking Robot Insect

How To Make A Theo Jansen Inspired Walking Robot Insect | Heron | Scoop.it
Make a Theo Jansen inspired walking robot insect. via instructables I built this Walking Insect, inspired by the creations of Theo Jansen who used a Genetic Algorithm to find a set of linkages to f...
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BBC - BBC and partners unveil the landmark BBC micro:bit - Media Centre

The BBC and partners today unveiled the BBC micro:bit - a pocket-sized, codeable computer that allows children to get creative with technology. In the BBC’s most ambitious education initiative for 30 years, up to 1 million devices will be given to every 11 or 12 year-old child in year 7 or equivalent across the UK, for free.
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Floating robots will find out what keeps the Indian Ocean healthy

Floating robots will find out what keeps the Indian Ocean healthy | Heron | Scoop.it
Believe it or not, scientists don't know a lot about how the Indian Ocean works. Without many samples, researchers are frequently left in the dark about the way...
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DJI Phantom 3 review: an aerial photography drone for the masses

DJI Phantom 3 review: an aerial photography drone for the masses | Heron | Scoop.it
Almost a year ago to the day, I wrote about the impact DJI's Phantom 2 Vision+ might have on our skies. Up to that point, drones (or quadcoptors/multirotors, fo...
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GoPro's new camera is smaller, more rugged, cube-shaped

GoPro's new camera is smaller, more rugged, cube-shaped | Heron | Scoop.it
GoPro's new Hero4 Session is a small, cube-shaped camera that's totally waterproof, no case required.
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Pico Space Balloon Circumnavigates the Globe, Twice

Pico Space Balloon Circumnavigates the Globe, Twice | Heron | Scoop.it
We've reported on "space" balloons before. Heck, some of us have even launched a few. Usually they go way up in the air, take some cool pictures, and land within driving (and retrieving) distance the ...
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Precision Ag Tech Helps California Farmers Grow More With Less Water

Precision Ag Tech Helps California Farmers Grow More With Less Water | Heron | Scoop.it
Will Gerry might look the part of a fourth-generation farmer -- dirty denim jeans, shirt sleeves rolled up and a gray beard that wraps from brim to brim on..
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Electric aircraft prepares to make landmark English Channel flight

Electric aircraft prepares to make landmark English Channel flight | Heron | Scoop.it
Didier Esteyne's groundbreaking cross-Channel journey could herald a new era of electric aviation
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Optics Laboratory Made From LEGO

Optics Laboratory Made From LEGO | Heron | Scoop.it
16A lot of engineers, scientists, builders, makers, and hackers got their start as children with LEGO. Putting those bricks together, whether following the instructions or not, really brings out the i...
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Here's the Government's Horrifying New Fireworks Safety Demonstration

Here's the Government's Horrifying New Fireworks Safety Demonstration | Heron | Scoop.it
Do you love watching fireworks? What about watching fireworks that blow the shit out of poor, unsuspecting mannequins? Well, have we got a treat for you.
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Quando era míudo, e estudava no Colégio Despertar, na Covilhã num dia de festas houve alguém que teve um encontro imediato com fogo de artíficio e não foi nada bonito nem alegre

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PLEN2 opens up pre-orders and community hub for their 3D printed humanoid robot

PLEN2 opens up pre-orders and community hub for their 3D printed humanoid robot | Heron | Scoop.it
PLEN company announced that for the first time since their Kickstarter campaign came to a close last year, users who might not have been able to purchase a PLEN2 during the campaign can now pre-order a robot directly from the PLEN online store.
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