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DIY Myazaki ornithopter and Totoro

DIY Myazaki ornithopter and Totoro | Heron | Scoop.it
Kazuhiko Kakuta made a terrific flying ornithopter model of a Flaptter from Hayao Miyazaki's "Laputa: The Castle in the Sky" (1986).
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3D Printed Rocket Almost Ready for Liftoff (VIDEO) | 3D Printing Event

3D Printed Rocket Almost Ready for Liftoff (VIDEO) | 3D Printing Event | Heron | Scoop.it

Students at UCSD have successfully hot-fire tested a 3D printed rocket. This comes only months after engineers at NASA successfully test fired a 3D printed rocket of their own.

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Digital Tapestry: Lockheed Martin moves 3D printing to the production line #3DThursday #3DPrinting

Digital Tapestry: Lockheed Martin moves 3D printing to the production line #3DThursday #3DPrinting | Heron | Scoop.it
Digital Tapestry: Lockheed Martin moves 3D printing to the production line, from Gizmag: …Lockheed Martin’s Vice President of Production, Dennis Little, introduced the company’s next-generation digital manufacturing technologies called Digital...
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Anki Drive brings iOS videogame racing to real life for $199 (hands-on)

Anki Drive brings iOS videogame racing to real life for $199 (hands-on) | Heron | Scoop.it
Six years ago, when Boris Sofman, Mark Palatucci and Hanns Tappeiner were enrolled in the robotics Ph.D. program at Carnegie Mellon University, they
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Infographic: Atmel's secret maker sauce - AVR

Infographic: Atmel's secret maker sauce - AVR | Heron | Scoop.it
Maker Faire Rome and World Maker Faire New York may be behind us, but Atmel is by no means finished making a big deal of the Maker Movement this year! In fact, milling around with the most passiona...
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All Legos! #thescream #theartofbrickexhibition
karlagulliver's photo on Instagram (All Legos! #thescream #theartofbrickexhibition http://t.co/0aR3UwYRh4)
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Tangeez – Tangible Lights 4 days left!

Tangeez – Tangible Lights 4 days left! | Heron | Scoop.it
Tangeez – Tangible Lights by Emily Webster & Mustafa Bagdatli @ Kickstarter. These are Tangeez Light-Up Building Blocks made by Mustafa & Emily, a pair of makers in Brooklyn. Tangeez are available on Kickstarter for 4 more days until October 20th.
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Matt Buys a Barn-Find Delorean!

After 25 years of unhealthy obsession and six months of searching (with the help of DMC CEO Stephen Wynne), Matt finally finds the perfect Delorean to take h...
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Turn Empty Water Bottles Into Alcohol Fueled Rockets

Turn Empty Water Bottles Into Alcohol Fueled Rockets | Heron | Scoop.it
High T3ch is a blog on fun technology. Videos, gadgets, documentaries and all the fun tech stuff.
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Fitbug Orb fitness tracker priced at $50, can go up to six months between charges

Fitbug Orb fitness tracker priced at $50, can go up to six months between charges | Heron | Scoop.it
The Fitbug Orb seems like a veritable shot across Fitbit's bow. This latest fitness wearable is priced at $50 and can go six months between charges,
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5 Kickstarter Projects I Would Love To See Get Funded | DIYPhotography.net

5 Kickstarter Projects I Would Love To See Get Funded | DIYPhotography.net | Heron | Scoop.it

1 The Triggertrap Redsnap may end up being one of the more awesome ways to trigger a camera.

2 The names pretty much gives it up it is a 3D printed pinhole camera which if you ask me, is nothing but a labor of love.

3 This is a smart take on a monopod.

4 The device is a beautifully crafted device that allows you to take 3D photos and videos with your smartphone.

5 The Sebbo is a color-changing, programmable wrist band

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Shunji Yokokawa: Salt Flats World Record

During Speed Week of 2013, Shunji Yokokawa and his two man crew from Japan, traveled to the Bonneville Salt Flats to break a world land speed record. The trip was…
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brinquedo para adultos/de barba rija

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Heat-assisted recording technology will enable 40 TB HDDs by 2020

Heat-assisted recording technology will enable 40 TB HDDs by 2020 | Heron | Scoop.it
TDK has developed a heat-assisted recording technology, which will drastically increase the capacity of hard disk drives.
This technology uses a heat-assisted recording head to record by using temperature as well as magnetism.
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disk porn

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Model car photography with full-size backgrounds

Model car photography with full-size backgrounds | Heron | Scoop.it
Michael Paul Smith's photos of a fictional mid-20th century town, Egin Park, are accomplished using his detailed scale models shot against real backgrounds.
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83-Year-Old Inventor Designs Inexpensive Open-Source Filament Extruder

83-Year-Old Inventor Designs Inexpensive Open-Source Filament Extruder | Heron | Scoop.it
Never too late to invent something great: Hugh Lyman, an 83-year-old retiree from Enumclaw, Washington, won The Desktop Factory Competition with his design for a low-cost, open-source machine capable of turning resin pellets...
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La roue FlyKly se clipse sur votre vélo pour atteindre les 32 km/h

La roue FlyKly se clipse sur votre vélo pour atteindre les 32 km/h | Heron | Scoop.it
Pesant environ 4 kilos et compatible avec une grande majorité de bicyclettes, la FlyKly est une roue dotée d'un moteur et d'une batterie 36V qui viendront v
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This Slick Augmented-Reality Helmet Has a Rearview Camera, Weather Reports - Wired

This Slick Augmented-Reality Helmet Has a Rearview Camera, Weather Reports - Wired | Heron | Scoop.it
This Slick Augmented-Reality Helmet Has a Rearview Camera, Weather Reports
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They're upping the ante with a 180-degree rearview camera.

Via Pekka Puhakka
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Which of These Open Source Consoles Is Destined for Greatness? - Motley Fool

Which of These Open Source Consoles Is Destined for Greatness?
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Roboarm 3D Printer Throws Curve Ball into AM (VIDEO) | 3D Printing Event

Roboarm 3D Printer Throws Curve Ball into AM (VIDEO) | 3D Printing Event | Heron | Scoop.it

At the TU Delft Robotics Institute in the Netherlands, researchers have created the prototype for a 3D printer that uses a robotic arm and laser scanner to open up the possibility for 3D printing at almost any angle and onto the surfaces of objects.

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Tour of Chicago hackerspace: Pumping Station One

Tour of Chicago hackerspace: Pumping Station One | Heron | Scoop.it
As you may know I was on vacation in Chicago last week. I got a chance to jump on the blue line train from Chicago's downtown loop for a short trip out to the Addison stop where I caught a quick bu...
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Portuguese Makers Hangout #5

Portuguese Makers Hangout #5 | Heron | Scoop.it


É já hoje que vamos ter o 5º hangout dos Portuguese Makers, uma comunidade dedicada a todos os que fazem "coisas" cá em Portugal e não só.

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Domestic Science Machines

Domestic Science Machines | Heron | Scoop.it

Inspired by hacked laboratory equipment “Domestic Science Machines” are a collection of devices that combine the regular use of home appliances with a scientific function in order to make scientific experiments accessible and available to a wider audience.

 

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castAR: the most versatile AR & VR system

castAR: bridging the physical world with the virtual worlds; 3D holographic like projections in AR, fully immersive environments in VR
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porra 1 dia e está praticamente obtida a massa desejada

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Call for Media: Taking 3D printing into the metal age

ESA is set to showcase complex printed parts made of metal that can withstand temperatures at 1000°C – fit for space and the most demanding applications on Earth. Join an international panel of experts from the biggest consortium ever in ‘additive manufacturing’ in Europe on 15 October in the London Science Museum, UK.

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