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Porsche just eBayed a model of its Le Mans-winning 919 for $106,100

Spending over $100,000 on a car puts you squarely in the one percent. Spending over $100,000 on a car that doesn't even run? Well, that puts you in a different category altogether.
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Este saiu barato, como alguém diria de mim que mão de vaca

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$9 CHIP Computer Reveals Its Open Source Details | Make:

$9 CHIP Computer Reveals Its Open Source Details | Make: | Heron | Scoop.it
Dave Rauchwerk, CEO of Next Thing Co., reveals that $9 CHIP computer is licensed as Creative Commons ShareAlike. That's just the beginning.
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Argo’s 8×8 Amphibious Utility Terrain Vehicle

Argo’s 8×8 Amphibious Utility Terrain Vehicle | Heron | Scoop.it
How do you think a combination of  a tank, an ATV and a boat would look like? Now we have an answer for you...   Argo's 8x8 UTV it is! This all-
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3D Printed Multispectral Imager by Conrad2468

3D Printed Multispectral Imager by Conrad2468 | Heron | Scoop.it
https://www.youtube.com/embed/0AjhUg5aQ2E

This is the Swiss Army Knife of imaging, the unit is more capable than a standard camera because the unit has access to 4 separate imagers, 3 of which can be filtered. The 4th imager is a FLIR lepton camera for thermal imaging. Not only can the device be used for multispectral imaging, the cluster of cameras forms a synthetic aperture which allows for the ability to see a target around occlusions. The potential for this unit is endless and the fact th
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Deep Dive: Formula Student Team Delft DUT15

Formula Student was launched to help find the next generation of engineering talent- and this deep dive from Racecar Engineering shows how good they are!
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Drones Could Be a Game-Changer for the African Continent

Drones Could Be a Game-Changer for the African Continent | Heron | Scoop.it
Within the next five years we will see drones being put to myriad uses in Africa, from monitoring animals to spotting wildfires.
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Kinohaguruma (JP): Wooden Truck Crane - Spiel und Kunst mit Mechanik

Über den japanischen Youtuber kinohaguruma habe ich hier schon mehrfach und vor längerer Zeit berichtet. Er baute einige mechanisch sehr
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Lexus built a car that glows in time with its driver's heartbeat

Cars are not usually thought of as living things, except in the movie Christine (and also the movie Cars). Still, it's hard not to see something a little anthropomorphic about them. Now Lexus has...
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Smithsonian to digitize Neil Armstrong's moon landing space suit in new Kickstarter project

Smithsonian to digitize Neil Armstrong's moon landing space suit in new Kickstarter project | Heron | Scoop.it
In an effort to help share the story of the first Moon landing, the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum has teamed up with Kickstarter to launch a special campaign in an effort to help raise funds to conserve, digitize, and display the suit using 3D technologies.
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The 18-Rotor Volocopter Is Like a Flying Car, But Better

The 18-Rotor Volocopter Is Like a Flying Car, But Better | Heron | Scoop.it
The Volocopter has two seats, 18 rotors, and a joystick, ready to carry you and a friend anywhere you want to go.
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New Guide: BNO055 Absolute Orientation Sensor with Raspberry Pi & BeagleBone Black

New Guide: BNO055 Absolute Orientation Sensor with Raspberry Pi & BeagleBone Black | Heron | Scoop.it
BNO055 Absolute Orientation Sensor with Raspberry Pi & BeagleBone Black is a new guide on the learning system: Are you looking for an easy way to detect orientation, or how something is rotated...
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How To Make A Simple Functioning Toy Row Boat

How To Make A Simple Functioning Toy Row Boat | Heron | Scoop.it
Simple toy rowing boat tutorial by Saurav Chakraborty via instructables Here is an easy way to make your own toy rowing boat. A very simple mechanical structure powered by a DC motor and two batter...
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Fast Company goes inside Autodesk's robotics lab of the future #robotics

Fast Company goes inside Autodesk's robotics lab of the future #robotics | Heron | Scoop.it
Fast Company has an exclusive look at Autodesk's robotics lab of the future! Check out the full piece for photos and more. In the middle of a tall, wide, two-story workspace with black walls and a ...
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The graffiti drone that tagged Kendall Jenner's face is now open source

Earlier this year, graffiti artist and feces portrait painter KATSU carried out what has been described as the first recorded act of drone graffiti. Using a modified quadcopter, KATSU sprayed a...
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3D-printing basic electronic components | KurzweilAI

3D-printing basic electronic components | KurzweilAI | Heron | Scoop.it
UC Berkeley engineers created a smart cap using 3-D-printed plastic with embedded electronics to wirelessly monitor the freshness of milk (credit: Photo and
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The Most Advanced Robots in the World

The Most Advanced Robots in the World | Heron | Scoop.it
The most advanced robots in the world might not be exactly what you’re expecting. But they’re shaping humanity’s future.
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Electric Planes Usher in the Second Great Age of Aviation

Electric Planes Usher in the Second Great Age of Aviation | Heron | Scoop.it
Pilots are again stretching the boundaries of the possible.
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Torres Vedras campeã do Mundo em robótica

Torres Vedras campeã do Mundo em robótica | Heron | Scoop.it

As equipas da Escolas de São Gonçalo, Torres Vedras, que participaram no Campeonato do Mundo de Robótica, Robocup 2015 que termia amanhã na cidade de Hefei, na China

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Hands on with Anki Overdrive

Hands on with Anki Overdrive | Heron | Scoop.it
The name Anki may be familiar to some of you. It was the surprise guest at Apple’s 2013 World Wide Developer’s conference where it unveiled Anki Drive, a ro
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Early Humanoid Robots - cyberneticzoo.com

Early Humanoid Robots - cyberneticzoo.com | Heron | Scoop.it
Early Humanoid Mechanical Men and Robots. This timeline lists late 19th century mechanical men and automatons and 20th century robots.
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Bicicleta eléctrica MoDe:Flex da Ford até te alerta para os buracos na estrada

Bicicleta eléctrica MoDe:Flex da Ford até te alerta para os buracos na estrada | Heron | Scoop.it
É sempre bom ver as marcas automóveis a dedicarem alguma atenção às bicicletas (o que poderá ser uma obrigatoriedade, se assumirmos uma redução de 90% na quantidade de carros com a chegada dos automóveis autónomos) e no caso da Ford isso reflecte-se na aposta em bicicletas eléctricas pensadas para a utilização no dia a dia.
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Electrics Are Your Best Bet on This Brutal Mountain Track

Electrics Are Your Best Bet on This Brutal Mountain Track | Heron | Scoop.it
If you're driving to the top of Pikes Peak in Colorado, it might behoove you to get an electric car.
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How 16 Harvard Students Built the Ultimate BBQ Bot

How 16 Harvard Students Built the Ultimate BBQ Bot | Heron | Scoop.it
Pitmasters, this will be hard to swallow: Some of the best smoked brisket comes out of Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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UK sets the rules of the road for driverless car tests

UK sets the rules of the road for driverless car tests | Heron | Scoop.it
A bunch of driverless cars are now being trialled in the UK, so it makes sense to give researchers a special kind of road-testing rulebook. After all, Britain's...
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LEGO Friendly Cyborg Arm--Woot! #WearableWednesday

LEGO Friendly Cyborg Arm--Woot!  #WearableWednesday | Heron | Scoop.it
I remember when the whole Ironman prosthetic arm thing happened my hackerspace was buzzing with "wouldn't it be cool if" ideas. Much of that had to do with colors, lasers and other custom features....
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