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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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VIDEO GAME SYSTEMS & ACCESSORIES

VIDEO GAME SYSTEMS & ACCESSORIES | Heron | Scoop.it
newwavetraders.com (All Retro #Gaming Systems Ship for Only $9 flat Click here http://t.co/bwHIYUqvBE #RetroGaming #NES #SNES #N64 #SEGA http://t.co/JucHtGWu2R)...
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SOLOSHOT2

SOLOSHOT2 | Heron | Scoop.it
Introducing SOLOSHOT2! Our newest and most advanced robot cameraman. Features include vertical and horizontal tracking, remote camera controlled zoom and record, and multiple accessory ports for hardware and software updates.
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EyeWriter - Computador controlado com os olhos

EyeWriter - Computador controlado com os olhos | Heron | Scoop.it

O desafio de controlar um computador com o olhar já não é novo, pois existe um excelente projecto português, ... realizado no Instituto Politécnico da Guarda pelo Eng. Luís Figueiredo, denominado de MagicKey,   e que visa ajudar as pessoas tetraplégicas, permitindo controlar o computador apenas com o olhar.

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The Collection of Larry Seidman

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Movable cards of the american collector Larry Seidman presented as GIF's images for better understanding of the movement, including one of the best Biedermeier,'s

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Build Your Own FM Transmitter and Send Your Music to Any Stereo

Build Your Own FM Transmitter and Send Your Music to Any Stereo | Heron | Scoop.it
You can buy cheap FM transmitters for your iPhone from pretty much anywhere, but if you'd rather make your own little transmitter, Make shows you how to do it.
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A3 Printer to CNC conversion: Converting an A3 printer into CNC machine - In Summary

A3 Printer to CNC conversion: Converting an A3 printer into CNC machine - In Summary | Heron | Scoop.it

In short, it's been an awesome project to do, and I would do it again in a heartbeat.  I've still got some tidying up with cable routing, etc, but it has had it's first run with a pen zip-tied to the Z-axis.  The results are pretty good, and the accuracy is nice to see. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5aqQXD04N4&feature=youtu.be)

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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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PowerUp 3.0 App Toys | PowerUp Toys

PowerUp 3.0 App Toys | PowerUp Toys | Heron | Scoop.it
preorderPowerUp 3.0 Smartphone Controlled Paper Airplane How does it work? See it in action!    Image galleryNow crowdfunding on:         PowerUp Toys h...
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Build a mechanical Lego Binary Calculator

Build a mechanical Lego Binary Calculator | Heron | Scoop.it
I decided to take the time to design this as a Christmas gift for my stepmother, who is a math teacher.  That would be why it is Christmas colored.  A...
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Incredible machine writes down the time! - YouTube

This amazing machine, which took eight years to develop, contains 1200 parts, and is purely mechanical, writes the time on a card when the button is depresse...
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Wearable Motorbike Makes Batman's Toys Look Pedestrian

Wearable Motorbike Makes Batman's Toys Look Pedestrian | Heron | Scoop.it

Meet the Deus Ex Machina, a wearable motorbike that brings superhero-style transport into the real world (almost). The pretentiously named vehicle clamps to the rider like Ripley’s exoskeleton in Aliens, and will power them to 60 mph in just three seconds, topping out at 75 mph. ...

 


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When Parrot AR.Drone meets MYO armband, magic ensues (video)

When Parrot AR.Drone meets MYO armband, magic ensues (video) | Heron | Scoop.it
Ah, Las Vegas, the perfect location for a spontaneous wedding. Earlier today, we witnessed a quick and dirty collaboration between Parrot and Thalmic
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Make Your Own Mindstorms Cube Solver

Make Your Own Mindstorms Cube Solver | Heron | Scoop.it
David Gilday's MindCub3r robot is made from a single Lego Mindstorms EV3 set and solves mixed-up Rubik's Cubes.
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2plex-chipboard kit by bschaeffer - Thingiverse

2plex-chipboard kit by bschaeffer - Thingiverse | Heron | Scoop.it

A version of the laser cut 2plex kit designed for chipboard . The svg documents are 10.5 inches x 8 inches, rendered at 72 ppi. There are documents (packed with pieces of a single type) for triangles, squares, pentagons, hexagons, octagons, decagons, and rectangles. The edge length of the regular polygons is 1 inch.

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Railroad Automation « MartinSant.net

Railroad Automation « MartinSant.net | Heron | Scoop.it

As we enter 2014, I thought I would post up a recap of what I’m working on. Primarily I’m developing a wireless method for controlling moving vehicles. In my particular case, this is Garden Scale (G) model train locomotives.

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