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Riide Is An Electric Bike For Cool Kids | TechCrunch

2014 may very well be the year of electric bikes. There were quite a few personal e-vehicles showing their stuff at CES, but one e-bike was missing. Meet..
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LCD-Covered Bus Is The Future Of Advertising - Gas 2

LCD-Covered Bus Is The Future Of Advertising - Gas 2 | Heron | Scoop.it
One of the oldest forms of mobile marketing is getting a 21st century makeover. This transparent, LCD-covered bus could change the way we advertise.
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#3DxArtist – R James Healy: M16.2 3D Zoetrope (VIDEO) #3DThursday #3DPrinting #3D

R James Healy: M16.2 3D Zoetrope (VIDEO): This 3D zoetrope was created during my artist residency at What It Is wot-it-is.com/ Chicago, Illinois.
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Visit the edge of space in a capsule powered by a helium balloon

Visit the edge of space in a capsule powered by a helium balloon | Heron | Scoop.it
Talk about taking balloon rides to the next level. This concept capsule could eventually take a crew of eight people to a height of 98,425 feet (30 km).
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Promising prototypes and projects of 2013

Promising prototypes and projects of 2013 | Heron | Scoop.it
2013 brought us low-cost paper diagnostic strips for cows, e-readers in African schools and RFIDchips for rural medical patients...
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▶ AMA Expo 2014 Montage Academy of Model Aeronautics - YouTube

The AMA expo seems to get better and better each year. We really enjoyed all the vendors, fans, and customers. If you haven't been to one of these events, yo...
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littleBits Base Kit ID: 1659 - $99.95 : Adafruit Industries, Unique & fun DIY electronics and kits

littleBits Base Kit ID: 1659 - $99.95 : Adafruit Industries, Unique & fun DIY electronics and kits | Heron | Scoop.it
Adafruit Industries, Unique & fun DIY electronics and kits littleBits Base Kit ID: 1659 - Make circuits in seconds with the littleBits Base Kit - no soldering, programming or wiring required.
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The Lux Is A Beautiful Waist Level 120 Camera, You Can Build It Too | DIYPhotography.net

The Lux Is A Beautiful Waist Level 120 Camera, You Can Build It Too | DIYPhotography.net | Heron | Scoop.it

Lux is a work of beauty. This velvet looking camera is a has a waist level viewfinder and it shoots 120 film.

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Elektor’s 2013 Annual DVD Out Now - ELEKTOR.com | Electronics: Microcontrollers Embedded Audio Digital Analogue Test Measurement

Elektor’s 2013 Annual DVD Out Now - ELEKTOR.com | Electronics: Microcontrollers Embedded Audio Digital Analogue Test Measurement | Heron | Scoop.it
The time has come for us to release our annual Elektor DVD again, and we're very excited and proud to be bringing you every article...
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Hydro: The Low Cost Waterjet Cutter

Hydro: The Low Cost Waterjet Cutter | Heron | Scoop.it
Waterjet cutters are generally huge machines, with equally large price tags. But what if there was a hobbyist level waterjet cutter that was actually affordable? Well, for their Senior Design Proje...
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Scientists create 'micro-windmills' that could power your cellphone

Scientists create 'micro-windmills' that could power your cellphone | Heron | Scoop.it
Researchers at the University of Texas Arlington have developed tiny "micro-windmills" so small that ten of them can fit on one grain of rice. If you were to glue a hundred of them onto a cell...
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CES 2014 : Star Trek et son flipper

CES 2014 : Star Trek et son flipper | Heron | Scoop.it
Le vintage, c'est aussi dans la technologie et on a pu le voir au CES de cette année avec un certain revival des flippers et encore plus quand il s'agit d'un
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Conheço uns quantos que ficariam a salivar ao verem isto

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Has The Time For Open Source DIY EVs Come?

Has The Time For Open Source DIY EVs Come? | Heron | Scoop.it
Originally published on Planetsave. Image: ZWheelz.com To usher in the era of the electric car, it might be necessary to take the concept of electric vehicles out from under the umbrella of car manufacturers and put it in the garages and backyards...
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The "bizarre experiment" that became a flying jellyfish robot

The "bizarre experiment" that became a flying jellyfish robot | Heron | Scoop.it
Small flying
robots often take design cues from the flapping
wings of insects and birds. But this robot prototype, pictured above, doesn't
move like any wind-loving creature here on Earth — instead, it flies like the
jellyfish swims.
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Quad Fever! | FreeIO

Quad Fever! | FreeIO | Heron | Scoop.it

Quadcopter fever has blown through SparkFun. I’m not sure where it started, but suddenly, it seems like everybody is flying around a cheap little quadcopter.

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MakerBot Stories | Rapid Prototyping Opens Doors for Kisi | FreeIO

MakerBot Stories | Rapid Prototyping Opens Doors for Kisi | FreeIO | Heron | Scoop.it

Enter Kisi, a startup that turns your smartphone into a keycard and lets you send keys over email with more security and flexibility than, say, leaving a spare key under the flower pot.

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These Astronomical Clocks Were a Wonder of the Medieval World

These Astronomical Clocks Were a Wonder of the Medieval World | Heron | Scoop.it
Astronomical clocks are over 1,000 years old -- some say the first was the mysterious Antikythera Mechanism. They predict the movements of the stars, sun, moon, and planets. They are also among the most beautifully-designed timepieces in the world.
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RoboEarth Debuts, Billed As a World Wide Web for Robotics Resources

RoboEarth Debuts, Billed As a World Wide Web for Robotics Resources | Heron | Scoop.it
For over 10 years, much of the more interesting work in the field of robotics has been driven by open source efforts.
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Build Your Own 3D Printer Workshop

O que irá aprender no workshop?

Construir uma Prusa i3.
Nós levamos todas as peças, você as suas ferramentas (abaixo especificadas). Passo a passo, iremos guiá-lo no decurso do processo de construção.

 

Local:
FabLab EDP, Rua Cidade de Goa, nº 4 2685-039 Sacavém GPS: N38 47' 1,7'' W9 6' 13,23''

 

Ver condições no próprio formulário.

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The Automata Blog: Andrew Baron to speak about his restoration of the 18th-century Maillardet drawing automaton

The Automata Blog: Andrew Baron to speak about his restoration of the 18th-century Maillardet drawing automaton | Heron | Scoop.it

Did you see Hugo? Want to learn about the real historical automaton that inspired the film?

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RCLab.info

RCLab.info | Heron | Scoop.it
A website about radio controlled helicopters and planes, with mods, fixes and tips.
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This Solar Orb Is So Efficient It Can Harvest Moonlight Energy

This Solar Orb Is So Efficient It Can Harvest Moonlight Energy | Heron | Scoop.it

make solar power more efficient and less expensive. Rawlemon can reach up to 70% yield

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Rex Gives Your Robot A Brain | TechCrunch

Rex Gives Your Robot A Brain | TechCrunch | Heron | Scoop.it
Thanks to microcontrollers and mini computers it's become far easier to build intelligent robots. But, until recently, you've had to jury-rig most of your..
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Tape Measure VHF Yagi Antenna

Tape Measure VHF Yagi Antenna | Heron | Scoop.it
Radio direction finding and fox hunting can be great fun and is a popular activity with amateur radio (ham radio) enthusiasts. These antennas are great and are not only good for finding transmitter...
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No fim do ano passado recebi uma chamada para o meu pai. O sujeito do outro lado dizia-me ser o Pinto das águas e não o Pinto das obras.

 

Que tinha sido o responsável pelo meu irmão mais velho ter obtido uma licença de rádio-amador.

 

(O meu pai tinha construído com a ajuda do meu irmão um rádio...)

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