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75-Year-Old BMW 328 Gearbox Re-Creation Now Available

75-Year-Old BMW 328 Gearbox Re-Creation Now Available | Heron | Scoop.it
BMW announced today that it will build 55 examples of a reproduction gearbox for the iconic BMW 328. There aren't many applications for a modern-day copy of a 75-year old gearbox from a BMW 328.
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Muscle-Controlled Iron Man Repulsor #WearableWednesday

Muscle-Controlled Iron Man Repulsor #WearableWednesday | Heron | Scoop.it
Interactive Iron Man repulsor by Advancer Technologies on Instructables. More than just wearable…it’s triggered by the electrical activity of your forearm muscles! How cool is that? The Adafruit Wave Shield for Arduino also features prominently.
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The Open Hardware Weekly

The Open Hardware Weekly | Heron | Scoop.it
The Open Hardware Weekly, by Leds&Chips: updated automatically with a curated selection of articles, blog posts, videos and photos.
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These Adorable Robots Are Making a Documentary About Humans. Really. | Underwire | Wired.com

These Adorable Robots Are Making a Documentary About Humans. Really. | Underwire | Wired.com | Heron | Scoop.it
BlabDroids, which will be filming this week at the Tribeca Film Festival, are out to make the first documentary ever shot and directed by robots.
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Joel Goupil(FR): Myrmidon, ein windbetriebener 'Drachenist' - Spiel und Kunst mit Mechanik

Joel Goupil(FR): Myrmidon, ein windbetriebener 'Drachenist' - Spiel und Kunst mit Mechanik | Heron | Scoop.it
Bei Drachenfestivals, wie z.B. Berck-sur-mer an der französischen Kanalküste, tritt Joel Goupil oft mit ganz besonderen Installationen auf, so
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No site do artista encontram-se outros dos seus projectos

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The Most Complicated Way to Make a (Mini, Lego) Free Throw - Gizmodo - Gizmodo

The Most Complicated Way to Make a (Mini, Lego) Free Throw - Gizmodo - Gizmodo | Heron | Scoop.it
The Most Complicated Way to Make a (Mini, Lego) Free Throw - Gizmodo
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If Rube Goldberg and MC Escher sat down to build a LEGO contraption, it still wouldn't be nearly as cool as this modular free-throwing automata from Philip Verbeek.
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Conheça a i-limb, a mão biônica controlada via iPhone « Meio Bit

Conheça a i-limb, a mão biônica controlada via iPhone « Meio Bit | Heron | Scoop.it

A pesquisa para o desenvolvimento de próteses  de membros para pessoas amputadas avançou muito nos últimos anos.

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Outro dia, outra máquina incrível em Lego « Meio Bit

Outro dia, outra máquina incrível em Lego « Meio Bit | Heron | Scoop.it

traquitana acima, criada por um japonês (claro) com um único motor, capaz de selecionar e classificar 10 tipos diferentes de barrinhas de prástico.

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Quando estava a ver isto lembrei-me de uma maquineta da IBM que separava cartões perforados (de acordo com a furação) na sala de mecanografia dos serviços onde trabalhava o meu pai

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NAO Writer – NAO Robot Writes Any Word (Video) | Robots Dreams

NAO Writer – NAO Robot Writes Any Word (Video) | Robots Dreams | Heron | Scoop.it
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"The Mechanical Turk" and Automata of the 18th Century - The 18th - Century Common

"The Mechanical Turk" and Automata of the 18th Century - The 18th - Century Common | Heron | Scoop.it
RT @18common: Cassandra Nelson's recent post for The 18th-Century Common: http://t.co/vNADxiGqkK
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Brian Dorey.com | Android Tablet and Arduino DIY pick and place component selector

Brian Dorey.com | Android Tablet and Arduino DIY pick and place component selector | Heron | Scoop.it

we have now completed the first version of the Android tablet control software  which uses bluetooth to communincate with an Arduino Mega to control an X and Y axis on the component selector and also to a second Arduino Mini board which controls the pick and place needle rotation.

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MinimaBL - eStuffz

MinimaBL - eStuffz | Heron | Scoop.it
random electronics projects,AVR,ARM Cortex,Atmega,FPGA, RC,quadcopters,DIY,making
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Arduino Blog » Blog Archive » Equipping teens with hands-on approach to robots

Arduino Blog » Blog Archive » Equipping teens with hands-on approach to robots | Heron | Scoop.it

Hello, I am Frank Magazu. I am 16 years old and go to school in Pasco, Florida. I make robots with the Arduino and got interviewed by my school district. Here is a video of me.

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Huge Assortment Of Rare Ferraris, Including 288 GTO, F40, F50 And Enzo, To Be Sold

Huge Assortment Of Rare Ferraris, Including 288 GTO, F40, F50 And Enzo, To Be Sold | Heron | Scoop.it
Coinciding with the upcoming 2013 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, premier auction house RM Auctions will be flogging a huge assortment of the most desirable Ferrari models ever produced, along with dozens of other rare autos.
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Só 16?

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Magic; stage illusions and scientific diversions, including trick photography

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Para quem queira saber qual a origem do nome disto

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The Automata Blog: Flying geometric jellyfish moves through the air by turning inside out

The Automata Blog: Flying geometric jellyfish moves through the air by turning inside out | Heron | Scoop.it
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A Festo continua a apresentar uma série de objectos com movimentos suaves. Para uma firma com pergaminhos em sistemas de automação industrial não está nada mal

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3D Headset and Treadmill Combo Make Video Games Feel Real [VIDEO]

3D Headset and Treadmill Combo Make Video Games Feel Real [VIDEO] | Heron | Scoop.it
When combined, two pieces of virtual-reality tech offer an immersive experience for users when they play video games.
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Art reveals the lengthy history of video game controllers

Art reveals the lengthy history of video game controllers | Heron | Scoop.it
A jumbo-size poster sends the viewer on a retrospective journey through nearly six decades of video game input devices. What's your favorite controller? Read this article by Christopher MacManus on CNET.
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1916 Crane-Simplex Model 5 - Doobybrain.com

1916 Crane-Simplex Model 5 - Doobybrain.com | Heron | Scoop.it
1916 Crane-Simplex Model 5 - Doobybrain.com
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Não não se trata da beleza na foto

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Arrowhead Stadium Made Completely Out Of LEGOS - Arrowhead Addict

Arrowhead Stadium Made Completely Out Of LEGOS - Arrowhead Addict | Heron | Scoop.it
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If you ever wondered what Arrowhead Stadium, the home of the Kansas City Chiefs, would look like if constructed entirely out of LEGOS, well, now you know.
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The Automata Blog: The Busted Bricks Marble Machine #2 kit has a wheel elevator and two tracks

The Automata Blog: The Busted Bricks Marble Machine #2 kit has a wheel elevator and two tracks | Heron | Scoop.it

A while back, I posted about a new laser-cut marble machine kit from Michael Henriksen, the man behind BustedBricks.com.

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Twitter / AutomataMaker: Goodbye to Tony Pony automata ...

Twitter / AutomataMaker: Goodbye to Tony Pony automata ... | Heron | Scoop.it
RT Goodbye to Tony Pony automata who sold today ! http://t.co/sXNYAENdRR Follow for more work by #HebdenBridge #OpenStudios artists
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WATCH: Will We Bond With Bots?

WATCH: Will We Bond With Bots? | Heron | Scoop.it
We often think of robots as merely assembly-line tools meant for physical labor. But they're capable of much more than that: like companionship, and even love. (Didn't anyone watch #BattlestarGalactica!
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Projects | NESIT Hackerspace

Projects | NESIT Hackerspace | Heron | Scoop.it

This project came out of necessity. With the amount of members we have, it made more sense to make an automated door access system,

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Part 10 – Experimental Rocket #10 Project

Part 10 – Experimental Rocket #10 Project | Heron | Scoop.it
This time, we’ll wrap-up this mesmerizing series with its exhilarating conclusion – final preparation and the first flight. Golly, who knows what will happen?
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