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Programmable robots coming to Korean stores, will assimilate your Android phone - Engadget

Programmable robots coming to Korean stores, will assimilate your Android phone - Engadget | Heron | Scoop.it
Programmable robots coming to Korean stores, will assimilate your Android phoneEngadgetDongbu Robot (previously Dasarobot) is launching several new products for wannabe bot engineers, but it's the Google OS-compatible HOVIS kits that caught our eye.
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3ders.org - Taiwanese engineer working on the world’s biggest CMYKW 3D printer | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News

3ders.org - Taiwanese engineer working on the world’s biggest CMYKW 3D printer | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News | Heron | Scoop.it
James Chang's Super 3D Printer features a truly remarkable printing size of 1 x 1 x 0.8 m. And its not just the printing size that is monstrous, its also the filament it uses. James's printer is capable of printing in CMYKW.
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A primeira vez que o A380 foi à oficina

A primeira vez que o A380 foi à oficina | Heron | Scoop.it
O primeiro exemplar do maior avião do mundo a integrar a frota da Emirates atravessou a primeira manutenção pesada, ao longo de 55 dias. Veja, em menos de dois minutos, como tudo aconteceu.
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Piccolo, the open source CNC-bot: more open source information released!

Very nice news from the Diatom Studios: a lot of new details is available Piccolo, a pocket sized open source CNC-bot that you can create by using laser-cutting and off-the-shelf hardware and Arduino. 

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Citizen Explorers, Meet Your New Submersible | WIRED

Citizen Explorers, Meet Your New Submersible | WIRED | Heron | Scoop.it
Underwater exploration has traditionally been an exclusive endeavor, accessible only to deep-pocketed adventurers or researchers backed by government scientific agencies. But with the recent rise of citizen science and low-cost, open-source tools, the boundaries to underwater exploration are rapidly being degraded. OpenROV has been leading the charge since 2012, offering low-cost (sub-$1000) submersibles and sparking…
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LEGO Particle Accelerator | JK Brickworks

LEGO Particle Accelerator | JK Brickworks | Heron | Scoop.it

The idea to build this started out as a joke. I was going to make a gag video where I start describing how I built some completely ridiculous and unbelievable thing (ie, a working particle accelerator) out of LEGO bricks

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The quest for a reactionless spacecraft thruster

The quest for a reactionless spacecraft thruster | Heron | Scoop.it
For many decodes, a fantasy among space enthusiasts has been to invent a device that produces a net thrust in one direction, without any need for reaction mass. Of course, a reactionless space drive of this type is impossible. Or is it? By Charles Platt
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Fun Game: Hoverkraft Levitating Construction Challenge

Fun Game: Hoverkraft Levitating Construction Challenge | Heron | Scoop.it
The Hoverkraft Levitating Construction Challenge is a fun old-school building game with a twist. Instead of just stacking pieces on regular, boring surface,
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▶ How to fold the world record paper airplane - YouTube

How to fold the world record paper airplane. John Collins design, Suzanne, broke the Guinness World Record for distance in 2012. The New World Champion Paper...
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Japanese Hobbyists Build A Working Transformer

Eee-urrk-urrk-urrk-urk! A pair of Japanese hobbyists have built a transforming robot that can walk or, when in sports car form, drive around autonomously...
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CyPhy Works' New Drone Fits in Your Pocket, Flies for Two Hours - IEEE Spectrum

CyPhy Works' New Drone Fits in Your Pocket, Flies for Two Hours - IEEE Spectrum | Heron | Scoop.it
A thin tether provides enough constant power and communications to this pocket-sized surveillance drone
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SMART begins live public robocar tests in Singapore today | Robohub

SMART begins live public robocar tests in Singapore today | Robohub | Heron | Scoop.it
SMART begins live public robocar tests in Singapore today
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Piccolo, the tiny CNC-bot

Piccolo is a pocket sized open source CNC-bot. Using laser-cutting, off-the-shelf hardware and Arduino, you can make your own simple 3 axis robot.

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The Automata Blog: Want to get started with automaton-making this year? Timberkits are the way to go!

The Automata Blog: Want to get started with automaton-making this year? Timberkits are the way to go! | Heron | Scoop.it
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3ders.org - Printrbot to release their all-metal Plus 3D printer on Black Friday | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News

3ders.org - Printrbot to release their all-metal Plus 3D printer on Black Friday | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News | Heron | Scoop.it
Brook Drumm's new all-metal Printrbot Plus 3D printer is a complete improvement of that model; it's sturdy, solid, efficiently designed and compact. You could call it the industrial version of the Printrbot.
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A platform for connecting devices and applications.

A platform for connecting devices and applications. | Heron | Scoop.it

Build applications with a common cloud and device application model centered on JavaScript.

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a metro é uma ui bem feia

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Aeromao - Aeromapper 300

Aeromao - Aeromapper 300 | Heron | Scoop.it

The ONLY uav with REAL multi-sensor capabilities: 25 different sensors supported and the list keeps growing...

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This stunning Millennium Falcon model is made out of old Cardboard

This stunning Millennium Falcon model is made out of old Cardboard | Heron | Scoop.it
Okay, so this rendition of Han Solo's trusty ship might be made out of the literal junk Luke Skywalker thought it was, but that doesn't stop it from being outstandingly gorgeous.
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European Robotics Week

European Robotics Week | Heron | Scoop.it

There is a lot going on in Europe during the European Robotics Week: school visits with lectures on robotics, guided tours for pupils, open labs, exhibitions, challenges, robots in action on public squares…

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FlowPaw, the Bear Paw of Electronics Education

FlowPaw, the Bear Paw of Electronics Education | Heron | Scoop.it
If the astonishing success of littleBits is any indication, there's a huge market for 'intro to electronics' products that are much more capable than the classic Radio Shack 'springs and components st...
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360Fly - uma action cam para gravações panorâmicas a 360º

360Fly - uma action cam para gravações panorâmicas a 360º | Heron | Scoop.it
Se é certo que não há falta de action-cams para gravar as actividades mais radicais, há situações onde nem mesmo as suas lentes grande angular nos permitem captar todo o ambiente envolvente. É nisso que aposta esta curiosa 360Fly.
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First attempt at around-the-world solar-powered flight to take off from Abu Dhabi in March, 2015

First attempt at around-the-world solar-powered flight to take off from Abu Dhabi in March, 2015 | Heron | Scoop.it
Described as “the only airplane of perpetual endurance, able to fly day and night on solar power, without a drop of fuel,” Solar Impulse is slated for an around-the-world flight attempt in 2015.
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