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Sliding gopro rig for timelapse

Sliding gopro rig for timelapse | Heron | Scoop.it
This week I released a project for LIFE. involving a timelapse rig.
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Review of PiFace Digital - element14

Review of PiFace Digital - element14 | Heron | Scoop.it

The Horizon H-100 hydrogen fuel cell is an off the shelf device and controller which takes a 13v input (to power the controller) and hydrogen gas, and outputs around 120W of power.

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Arduino Blog » Blog Archive » Knitic project, or how to give a new brain to knitting machines

Arduino Blog » Blog Archive » Knitic project, or how to give a new brain to knitting machines | Heron | Scoop.it

Knitic is an open source project which controls electronic knitting machines via Arduino.

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Japan Trust Technology – radio-controlled bug line-up: cockroaches, Japanese centipedes… « Akihabara News

Japan Trust Technology – radio-controlled bug line-up: cockroaches, Japanese centipedes… « Akihabara News | Heron | Scoop.it

While the radio-control tanks are the latest from JTT (Japan Trust Technology), they have a lot of other interesting (and disgusting radio-control stuff).

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3ders.org - Polish maker created his Delta-type 3D printer Aluminatus Trident | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News

3ders.org - Polish maker created his Delta-type 3D printer Aluminatus Trident | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News | Heron | Scoop.it
Check out this 3D printer below which Polish maker Arkadiusz Śpiewak has been working on. It is a delta-style 3D printer created based on the Rostock.
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The Wheelharp

A groundbreaking keyboard musical instrument that's like having a real chamber string orchestra at hand.
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Paramotoring in the Namibian Desert

Parajet team pilots Dean Eldridge and Kester Haynes headed off to the hidden gem of South Of Namibia for an adventure of flying unchartered paramotor wildern...
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This high-speed video shows the remarkable...

This high-speed video shows the remarkable resilience of a water droplet upon impact against as a solid surface. The droplet deforms into a pancake-shape, with its center depressing almost flat before...
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Plume - The recoiling bicycle mudguard

Plume is a recoiling mudguard for your bike. It looks sleek when in use, and recoils when you don't need it around.
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E Ink and Sonostar pair up for Mobius flexible-display smartwatch, we go hands-on at Computex

E Ink and Sonostar pair up for Mobius flexible-display smartwatch, we go hands-on at Computex | Heron | Scoop.it
Earlier this week, E Ink announced its Mobius flexible display, a 1.73-inch touch-enabled panel for smartwatches. Now, the new screen has made its way
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Sonte Film – Control Window Opacity with Smartphone

Sonte Film – Control Window Opacity with Smartphone | Heron | Scoop.it

Easy to install SONTE Film fits on existing windows, controls natural light settings and provides UV protection for energy savings.Crowd funding is amazing

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These Artificially Intelligent Legos Look Awesome

These Artificially Intelligent Legos Look Awesome | Heron | Scoop.it
For better or worse, Legos (RT @PopSci: Artificially intelligent Legos! Too cool: http://t.co/wXg9i6Pnsk)
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Mechanical Marvels Clockwork Dreams BBC full documentary by Professor Simon Schaffer

Documentary presented by Professor Simon Schaffer which charts the amazing and untold story of automata - extraordinary clockwork machines designed hundreds ...
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Video Friday: PR1, DARPA Cyborgs, and AR Drones Go Haywire - IEEE Spectrum

Video Friday: PR1, DARPA Cyborgs, and AR Drones Go Haywire - IEEE Spectrum | Heron | Scoop.it
Before PR2, there was PR1. Plus tons more videos, as always!
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Hardware store robot hand

Hardware store robot hand | Heron | Scoop.it
Here's a robot hand which can be built using mostly hardware store items. It doesn't have the strongest of grips, but it does have lifelike movement. The demonstration video shows it picking up small objects like a metal nut.
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Japan Trust Technology – “Raji-Combat” – world’s smallest radio-controlled tank – control it with your iPhone/iPad and battle against other mini-tanks! « Akihabara News

Japan Trust Technology – “Raji-Combat” – world’s smallest radio-controlled tank – control it with your iPhone/iPad and battle against other mini-tanks! « Akihabara News | Heron | Scoop.it
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In the future, we'll all have intelligent drones as pets

In the future, we'll all have intelligent drones as pets | Heron | Scoop.it
Brooklyn-based Falkor Systems is building intelligent drones that will be able to follow you around, take pictures of you and tweet those pictures for all the world to see.
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The Buccaneer® - The 3D Printer that Everyone can use!

To bring 3D printing technology into everyone's home by building a quality and affordable 3D printer that everyone can enjoy!
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Morgan Three Wheeler and Caterham Seven: Brilliant British Flyweights - CHRIS HARRIS ON CARS

They're small, light, fast and deliver the most singular driving experiences. We take them to some beautiful UK roads and discover why they offer something e...
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Emperor 1510 (MWE Lab)

MWE Lab presents the Emperor 1510. Hand built in Canada, the Emperor 1510 is a comfortable, immersive and aesthetically unique environment for the long hours...
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Futurity.org – Swarms of tiny drones built to spy on hurricanes

Futurity.org – Swarms of tiny drones built to spy on hurricanes | Heron | Scoop.it
Research news from leading universities
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Bullet Time — Efeito Matrix - em tempo real. Sim, Japão

Bullet Time — Efeito Matrix - em tempo real. Sim, Japão | Heron | Scoop.it
NHK japonesa cria conjunto de câmeras-robô controladas por computador capaz de produzir em tempo real vídeos estilo Matrix!
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Street legal bumper cars at S.D. auto show

Mark Maynard, U-T AUTOMOTIVE EDITOR 2012 san diego international auto show Tom Wright is a reluctant celebrity. His collection of street legal bumper cars st...
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Putting Your Finger in this Japanese Robot is a Step Toward Actual Virtual Reality « Akihabara News

Putting Your Finger in this Japanese Robot is a Step Toward Actual Virtual Reality « Akihabara News | Heron | Scoop.it

Based on the analysis & modeling of a virtual 3D object that in turn informs the movements and relative resistances among five robotic arms controlling the five feedback points, a focused area of stimuli/response is generated.

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The Mechanical Beauty of Early Automatons

The Mechanical Beauty of Early Automatons | Heron | Scoop.it
Martin Scorsese's Hugo helped introduce many people to the wonder of automatons — i.e., mechanical people and other figures.
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