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A Tiny Robot Senses Humidity - Wall Street Journal

A Tiny Robot Senses Humidity - Wall Street Journal | Heron | Scoop.it
Using nanotechnology, scientists have created a bio-robot that could alert people to drier conditions.
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Romilly's Arduino, Robotics and Electronics Blog: Using the Raspberry Pi SPI as an AVR ISP (In-system programmer)

Romilly's Arduino, Robotics and Electronics Blog: Using the Raspberry Pi SPI as an AVR ISP (In-system programmer) | Heron | Scoop.it
RT @rareblog: Using the @Raspberry_Pi SPI as an AVR ISP (In-system programmer) http://t.co/t5qldrIBrB #Arduino

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Planes, train and automobile models at Owls Head Transportation Museum - PenBayPilot.com

Planes, train and automobile models at Owls Head Transportation Museum - PenBayPilot.com | Heron | Scoop.it
OWLS HEAD — The Owls Head Transportation Museum hosted its annual Midcoast Model Festival, Saturday and Sunday, March 28 and 29.
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Lithuanian Programmer 3D Prints Robotic Tank Replica from Sci-Fi Movie ‘Ghost in the Shell’

Lithuanian Programmer 3D Prints Robotic Tank Replica from Sci-Fi Movie ‘Ghost in the Shell’ | Heron | Scoop.it
While 3D printing is a futuristic technology that’s mind-blowing all on its own, just as it stands today, it is fueled by a community that is inspired and

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Lithuanian Programmer 3D Prints Robotic Tank Replica from Sci-Fi Movie ‘Ghost in the Shell’ http://3dprint.com/54671/ghost-in-the-shell-robot-tank/

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BMW can't build its $135,000 plug-in hybrid fast enough

BMW can't build its $135,000 plug-in hybrid fast enough | Heron | Scoop.it
Gas may be cheap right now, but even the well-to-do prefer not to burn it. BMW is doubling the production pace of its 357 horsepower i8 plug-in hybrid ca
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Raspberry Pi Solar Weather Station

Raspberry Pi Solar Weather Station | Heron | Scoop.it
Spurred on by the completion of my two previous projects, the Compact Camera and Portable Games Console, I wanted to find a new challenge. The natural...
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BQ lança scanner 3D Ciclop

BQ lança scanner 3D Ciclop | Heron | Scoop.it
Depois de nos surpreender com a entrada no mercado das impressoras 3D, a BQ demonstra que essa aposta é para continuar, lançando um scanner 3D chamado Ciclop - e que tem a particularidade de recorrer a software e hardware 100% livres.
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Medieval technology, indistinguishable from magic – Elly Truitt – Aeon

Medieval technology, indistinguishable from magic – Elly Truitt – Aeon | Heron | Scoop.it
Robots came to Europe before the dawn of the mechanical age. To a medieval world, they were indistinguishable from magic
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2015's Top Ten Tech Cars: Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 - IEEE Spectrum

Lamborghinis have always been fast. But they’ve often been infuriatingly balky and volatile. Enter the Huracán, which has finally managed to harness technology to become Lamborghini’s best, most civilized supercar yet. The latest Lambo to be named after a famous Spanish fighting bull, the Huracán showed me its snorting stuff at Spain’s Ascari racing circuit.

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The Automata Blog: This mechanical watch shows the moving of the planets around the sun in miniature

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▶ JET CAPSULE 2015 - YouTube

Jet Capsule is proud to present the 2015 Jet Taxi. From 8 to 12 passengers' seats (+1 pilot) The future of marine transportation is now ! overall length: 7.5...
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Birds' Foldable Wings Could Inspire Nimble Drones

Birds' Foldable Wings Could Inspire Nimble Drones | Heron | Scoop.it
A drone that mimics the way birds fold and flap their wings could improve the design of future unmanned autonomous vehicles, and could even help the machines withstand midair collisions.
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▶ Double Inverted Pendulum - YouTube

Double Inverted Pendulum Controlled by Translational Actuation of the Cart on the Track. Made for an Engineering Physics Undergraduate Design Project at Quee...
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5 Agro-Bots That Will Change How We Grow Everything

5 Agro-Bots That Will Change How We Grow Everything | Heron | Scoop.it
Frank Tobe, author of The Robot Report, has revealed the robots that are transforming agriculture by weeding, hay bailing, and seeding autonomously.
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UberBlox lets you build robots and 3D printers, Lego-style

UberBlox lets you build robots and 3D printers, Lego-style | Heron | Scoop.it
UberBlox will let you build your own 3D printers, robots, and CNC machines in a manner similar to Lego, only with a whole lot more metal.

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This Guy Made A Six-Speed Manual Transmission Out Of Legos - CarBuzz

This Guy Made A Six-Speed Manual Transmission Out Of Legos - CarBuzz | Heron | Scoop.it
Seriously, although we don't recommend it for actual use.
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Scary times for Europe's comet-chaser Rosetta

Scary times for Europe's comet-chaser Rosetta | Heron | Scoop.it
Europe's pioneering probe Rosetta battled breakdowns with navigation and communication with Earth after it ran into blasts of dust and gas from the comet it is tracking, mission control said Thursday.
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Dueling Home Automation Systems at SXSW (Video) - Slashdot

Austin has a strong western heritage and more country and western music than you can shake a fiddle bow at. So when Timothy came back from SXSW with video clips from two home automation companies with different approaches to this question: "How can you work with a whole bunch of lights and thermosta...
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GroBotz : Modular open source robots, they grow up with you on Kickstarter

GroBotz : Modular open source robots, they grow up with you on Kickstarter | Heron | Scoop.it
Directly from Kickstrter, an amusing project on open source modular robotics: GroBotz are modular robots that are controlled with a multi-platform App. You can quickly and easily build fun inventions with the snap together faces, modules and other components. With GroBotz you can build robots, games, toys, cars, musical instruments and countless other designs. GroBotz let you learn about mechanics, electronics, physics, software, logic and coding while at play. We want GroBotz to put the power o
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This Impossibly Light Electric Bike Is Gonna Set You Back | WIRED

This Impossibly Light Electric Bike Is Gonna Set You Back | WIRED | Heron | Scoop.it
The ProdecoTech Titanio 29er won’t save you any money, but this electric bike will save you some energy.
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2015 Caterham Seven Models

2015 Caterham Seven Models | Heron | Scoop.it
The new Seven models bookend the entry level 160 and the lightning quick 620R. There's the 135bhp 270 (shown in white), the 180bhp 360 (green) and the 210bhp 420. All Seven models have optional comfort and track add-ons.
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Uma caixa de 6 velocidades feita em LEGO

Uma caixa de 6 velocidades feita em LEGO | Heron | Scoop.it
A maioria das pessoas poderá ter as noções básicas de como funciona um motor de um automóvel, mas passe-se para outros elementos mecânicos - como um diferencial - e as coisas rapidamente começam a sair do domínio do conhecimento público. Hoje vamos falar de caixas de velocidades, e o melhor remédio... é construir uma, em LEGO.
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Pump Up the Bass to Douse a Blaze: Mason Students' Invention Fights Fires - YouTube

The fire extinguisher uses low-frequency sound waves to douse a blaze. Engineering seniors Viet Tran and Seth Robertson now hold a preliminary patent applica...
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'Beer Pong' Playing Robot Showcased At CES 2015 | Video

'Beer Pong' Playing Robot Showcased At CES 2015 | Video | Heron | Scoop.it
With its delicate touch, created by new soft gripper technology, Empire Robotics' "Versaball" robot is out to make grasping tasks easier for automation, prosthetics and space robotics. You'd probably get very drunk playing a few rounds against this r
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