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A Retro, Not Steampunk, Media Center

A Retro, Not Steampunk, Media Center | Heron | Scoop.it
[toddfx] wanted to put his Raspberry Pi to work and set about creating one of the best stereos we've ever seen: It's called the Audio Infuser 4700, and turns a conglomeration of old disused stereo equipment into a functional piece of art.
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Underwater aeroplanes: The new toy for the super rich - Telegraph

Underwater aeroplanes: The new toy for the super rich - Telegraph | Heron | Scoop.it
Not content with superyachts and private planes, the wealthiest individuals are now turning their attention to aeroplanes that fly underwater.
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littleBits’ Exploration Kits Will Make You Think Differently About Building Hardware | TechCrunch

littleBits’ Exploration Kits Will Make You Think Differently About Building Hardware | TechCrunch | Heron | Scoop.it
Whole worlds have been built out of LEGO and K'Nex and Meccano and a seemingly endless supply of childhood wonder, but the world is changing and so too are our toys.
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Downloadable Soil Sensors Can Be Printed By Local Farmers - PSFK

Downloadable Soil Sensors Can Be Printed By Local Farmers - PSFK | Heron | Scoop.it
SenSprout gives real-time moisture measurements to help to irrigate crops efficiently.
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Omate TrueSmart

Omate TrueSmart | Heron | Scoop.it
Omate TrueSmart, World's first water resistant standalone smartwatch phone with dual core processor
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Dug’s Automata Tips, Techniques and Tricks No. 12 : Cabaret Mechanical Theatre

Dug’s Automata Tips, Techniques and Tricks No. 12 : Cabaret Mechanical Theatre | Heron | Scoop.it
We’ve focused on techniques in this column up to this point. Now it’s time for some small tips that can make a big difference! Here are some woodworking tricks that I have found useful for automaton-making.
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Long Distance Art – One artist, two robots and three paintings in Vienna, Berlin and London

Long Distance Art – One artist, two robots and three paintings in Vienna, Berlin and London | Heron | Scoop.it
On September 26th the Vienna Tourist Board will be hosting an event where Alex Kiessling is creating artworks not only in Vienna, but simultaneously in Berlin and London with the help of 2 industrial robots.
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Lost & Found - World's Largest Collection of Rustic Automata - Documentary Network - Watch free documentaries and films online

Lost & Found - World's Largest Collection of Rustic Automata - Documentary Network - Watch free documentaries and films online | Heron | Scoop.it
Take a peek into Blair's bizarre and beautiful world. It is the life's work and extraordinary creation of inventor, artist and self-confessed tinkerer, Blair Somerville.
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The Equus Bass 770 Is A Lightweight Luxury Muscle Car (w/video)

The Equus Bass 770 Is A Lightweight Luxury Muscle Car (w/video) | Heron | Scoop.it
The 21st century has seen the rise of restomods cars, which take classic designs and stuff them full of modern technology.
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Brickworld showcases elaborate Lego creations - Seattle Post Intelligencer

Brickworld showcases elaborate Lego creations - Seattle Post Intelligencer | Heron | Scoop.it
Brickworld showcases elaborate Lego creations
Seattle Post Intelligencer
FORT WAYNE, Ind.
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Jay Leno Reviews Batman’s Tumbler Car

Jay Leno Reviews Batman’s Tumbler Car | Heron | Scoop.it
High T3ch is a blog on fun technology. Videos, gadgets, documentaries and all the fun tech stuff.
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Researchers Walk Out First Mind-Controlled Prosthetic Leg

Researchers Walk Out First Mind-Controlled Prosthetic Leg | Heron | Scoop.it

The leg works by redirecting nerves headed to the damaged muscle, to the hamstrings...

 

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Cuboino is a tangible, digital extension for the marble-game cuboro

Cuboino is a tangible, digital extension for the marble-game cuboro | Heron | Scoop.it
Developed at the Media Lab at the MIT, cuboino a tangible, digital extension for the marble-game cuboro that includes modules which are active parts of a digital system consisting of sensor cubes, actor cubes and supply cubes.
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sewn-circuit blocks | The Tinkering Studio Blog | Exploratorium

sewn-circuit blocks | The Tinkering Studio Blog | Exploratorium | Heron | Scoop.it

We’ve been experimenting with sewn circuits in the Tinkering Studio, and one thing we’ve noticed is that it’s hard to test your circuit

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Making Living Sharing - a FabLab world tour documentary

This is the story of a quest for answers to how a designer can help people create their own products. How we can collaborate globally and produce locally, an...
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OggStreamer – Developing an OpenHardware Streaming Device

OggStreamer | Developing an OpenHardware Streaming Device. The OggStreamer-Projekt is a Community-developed OpenHardware Project intended to convert analog Audio in a digital compressed (ogg/vorbis) AudioStream, which is transmitted over Ethernet.
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Karakuri ningyo (LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3) (Video) | Robots Dreams

Karakuri ningyo (LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3) (Video) | Robots Dreams | Heron | Scoop.it


An EV3 rendition of the 17th century Japanese wind-up tea serving robot.

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FarmBot Wiki - Welcome

FarmBot Wiki - Welcome | Heron | Scoop.it

FarmBots are open-source, scalable, automated precision farming machines. Think of them like giant 3D printers, but instead of wielding plastic extruders, its tools are seed injectors, watering nozzles, plows, sensors, and more!

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Osaka University's human-like androids - Telegraph

Osaka University's human-like androids - Telegraph | Heron | Scoop.it
Images of Japanese scientists’ attempts to create androids that convey a convincingly human presence highlight our own attitudes to technology and identity. Photographs by Luisa Whitton.
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Brinno Camera Bundles Unveiled For 360 Degree Time-lapse Photography

Brinno Camera Bundles Unveiled For 360 Degree Time-lapse Photography | Heron | Scoop.it
Brinno the creators of the Brinno camera deigned for action and time-lapse photography has this week unveiled a range of new bundles it has create that include accessories for attaching their Brinno camera to bikes and for taking self portraits as...
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Diy Drones Newspaper - Volume 1

Diy Drones Newspaper - Volume 1 | Heron | Scoop.it

3D Robotics, the leading open Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) company, today announced a $30 million Series B financing round.

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First Street-Legal Electric Motorbike Is a Beauty

First Street-Legal Electric Motorbike Is a Beauty | Heron | Scoop.it
Italian company CRP Racing has created the world’s first electric superbike. With a top speed of over 124 miles per hour, the bike aims to convince consumers that green, and high speed, can go hand-in-hand.
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Batteries Which Are Wifi Enabled – Control Any Device with Phone

Batteries Which Are Wifi Enabled – Control Any Device with Phone | Heron | Scoop.it
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Smart Citizen: Arduino-compatible and packed with sensors

Smart Citizen: Arduino-compatible and packed with sensors | Heron | Scoop.it
If you're going to develop another Arduino-compatible board these days, you might as well take a "kitchen sink" approach. The Smart Citizen Kit piles it on, including Wi-Fi, an SD card slot, and EEPROM on its base.
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