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Miniature bots ready to swarm - Crave - CNET Asia

Miniature bots ready to swarm - Crave - CNET Asia | Heron | Scoop.it
If you've ever dreamed of filming a sci-fi movie where an army of robots takes over the world, Harvard University has just the toy prop for you.
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How Matchbox cars were made in 1965

How Matchbox cars were made in 1965 | Heron | Scoop.it
Here is delightful factory footage from 1965 of Matchbox car manufacturing in the London Borough of Hackney. From Wikipedia: The Matchbox name originated in 1953 as a brand name of the British die-…
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Look how fast these tiny Japanese sumo robots move

These little remote control vehicles are designed to push each other out of a small circle. They dart so fast that it’s hard to keep up. [via]
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Weekend Watch: Engineering a TrotBot to Climb Stairs and Rugged Terrain | Make:

Weekend Watch: Engineering a TrotBot to Climb Stairs and Rugged Terrain | Make: | Heron | Scoop.it
To test his skills as a roboticist, Ben Vagle decided to test how his Lego TrotBot robots performed on 1/3-scale stairs.
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Largest LEGO Ball Contraption - The Awesomer

Largest LEGO Ball Contraption - The Awesomer | Heron | Scoop.it
Beyond the Brick met up with builder Tom Atkinson at Brickworld Chicago 2017 for an extensive tour of this seemingly endless LEGO machine buil
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Elaphe In Wheel Motors Power BMW X6 Test Vehicle. Gas2 Exclusive - Gas 2

Elaphe In Wheel Motors Power BMW X6 Test Vehicle. Gas2 Exclusive - Gas 2 | Heron | Scoop.it
Elaphe is a start up company located in Slovenia that has developed a new system for electric in wheel motors that leave the original disc brakes and wheel hubs in place. This raises a number of interesting possibilities for the automotive industry.
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Watchmaker Stephen Forsey talks about the smartwatch problem

Watchmaker Stephen Forsey talks about the smartwatch problem | Heron | Scoop.it
Watchmaker Stephen Forsey, co-founder of Gruebel Forsey, isn't worried. This plain-spoken creator of some of the most complex and beautiful watches in the..
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Mobility for billions: The bicycle is 200! | Lifestyle | DW | 12.06.2017

Mobility for billions: The bicycle is 200! | Lifestyle | DW | 12.06.2017 | Heron | Scoop.it
Initially conceived as a make-shift solution, the bicycle ultimately became the most successful invention ever. Still, the bicycle had a rocky start before it really took off.
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Inside the Factory Building the World's Smallest, Cheapest Private Jet

Inside the Factory Building the World's Smallest, Cheapest Private Jet | Heron | Scoop.it
See how the five-passenger Cirrus SF50 Vision Jet comes together.
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Sony KOOV Blocks - The Awesomer

Sony KOOV Blocks - The Awesomer | Heron | Scoop.it
Sony's KOOV robot construction system is designed to teach kids basic robotic concepts. The colorful blocks snap together, and can be programmed using
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Book Recommendation: Calm Technology: Designing for Billions of Devices

Book Recommendation: Calm Technology: Designing for Billions of Devices | Heron | Scoop.it
Amber Case’s book “Calm Technology” could be required reading for hardware developers one day. It is packed with suggestions for building #IoT gadgets that will be pleasing to use…
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Galileo : deux nouveaux satellites entrent en service pour le GPS européen - Sciences - Numerama

Galileo : deux nouveaux satellites entrent en service pour le GPS européen - Sciences - Numerama | Heron | Scoop.it
La constellation des satellites européens Galileo compte deux satellites opérationnels de plus. Deux autres vont prochainement entrer en fonction.
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Evezor, the Open Source Manufacturing Platform for all your needs

Evezor, the Open Source Manufacturing Platform for all your needs | Heron | Scoop.it
A developer based in Chicago has created a new open source robotic arm and manufacturing platform called Evezor which is capable of taking you from prototype
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An impressive collection of circuit diagrams for Arduino electronics

An impressive collection of circuit diagrams for Arduino electronics | Heron | Scoop.it
“Oh my god, this is beautiful!,” “What IS this?; this is SO cool!” It’s not often you get such reactions (especially from non-techies) for a nerdy computer hardware an…
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Kickstarter Gold: Balloon Mapping Kits

Public Lab is raising funds for Kickstarter Gold: Balloon Mapping Kits on Kickstarter!

A simple DIY kit to take aerial photographs of things that are important to you - from hundreds of feet up. The drone alternative!
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50 MPH Drift Trikes - The Awesomer

50 MPH Drift Trikes - The Awesomer | Heron | Scoop.it
DevinSupertramp captured this awesome footage of the Rad Cows as they show off their homebuilt drift trikes, which they ride downhill at speeds up to 5
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Artistic/Makers Summer Residence

Artistic/Makers Summer Residence | Heron | Scoop.it
During the summer of 2017 Artica is opening it's doors to artists and makers who are looking for an office space and workshop where they can develop their summer projects.
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The company that builds the robots that make Teslas wants to build home robots

The company that builds the robots that make Teslas wants to build home robots | Heron | Scoop.it
In less than 10 years, the market for domestic robots is expected to grow to $4.4 billion.
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Teaching teams of drones to work alongside humans and nature

Teaching teams of drones to work alongside humans and nature | Heron | Scoop.it
The Robust Reactive Systems Lab just might have the highest ceilings of any lab on the Carnegie Mellon campus. It’s big and drafty, and were it not for the..
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E se um elevador não tivesse cabos e se movimentasse na horizontal?

E se um elevador não tivesse cabos e se movimentasse na horizontal? | Heron | Scoop.it
A thyssenkrupp apresenta o MULTI, na recém-inaugurada torre de 246 metros, em Rottweil, na Alemanha. O primeiro elevador do mundo sem cabos reduz até 60% os picos de energia necessários para o seu funcionamento.

 
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Satellogic raises $27M for affordable, high-resolution imaging satellites

Satellogic raises $27M for affordable, high-resolution imaging satellites | Heron | Scoop.it
Space tech company Satellogic has raised $27 million in a Series B round led by Chinese internet giant Tencent, and with participation by CrunchFund..
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The Latest Flying Car Concept Seems—Dare We Say It—Serious

The Latest Flying Car Concept Seems—Dare We Say It—Serious | Heron | Scoop.it
The four-fan concept from a European aerospace consortium offers reasonable specs—and could be here in a few years.
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1:4 Scale Model 1952 Porsche 356 Engine Made Using @Formlabs ‏SLA 3D-Printer

1:4 Scale Model 1952 Porsche 356 Engine Made Using @Formlabs ‏SLA 3D-Printer | Heron | Scoop.it
This is an absolutely incredible build by Giuseppe Guerini: Giuseppe Guerini’s passion for the renowned Stuttgart automaker began twenty years ago when he bought his first Porsche. “I’ve had about …
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How to build an F1 car using only matchsticks

How to build an F1 car using only matchsticks | Heron | Scoop.it
You might be good at clicking the bricks of a Lego kit into place. That's child's play, though, because you're presented with clear instructions and the appropriate pieces required to accomplish your goal. What if you were given a different building block of sorts and tasked with craftin
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Le moteur hybride, ou le meilleur des deux mondes : naissance d’une idée - Tech - Numerama

Le moteur hybride, ou le meilleur des deux mondes : naissance d’une idée - Tech - Numerama | Heron | Scoop.it
Marier un moteur thermique pour profiter de son endurance et un moteur électrique pour son couple et ses qualités environnementales : une idée qui a fait son chemin, au fur et à mesure des évolutions technologiques, jusqu’à devenir une excellente solution d’aujourd’hui. Petit retour aux racines de son développement qui sont bien plus lointaines que ce qu’on pourrait penser.
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