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Faz você mesmo: Corta & dobra com Laser CNC, o Museu Lamborghiny, e Titâneo mais barato!

LaserOrigami is a rapid prototyping system that produces 3D objects using a laser cutter. 

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Amazing Arduino-Powered Avengers John Steed Puppet

Amazing Arduino-Powered Avengers John Steed Puppet | Heron | Scoop.it
Hand-made marionette uses Arduino to "speak" character quotes and react to movements.
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The 5 Coolest Open Projects Seen at European Maker Faire

The 5 Coolest Open Projects Seen at European Maker Faire | Heron | Scoop.it
Maker Faire Rome was a blast. More than thirty thousands people visited the show and wandered around the stands.
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The Automata Blog: Do you want to know how to make wood automata? This book is the place to start.

The Automata Blog: Do you want to know how to make wood automata? This book is the place to start. | Heron | Scoop.it
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Solar Toy Robots 6 IN 1 BY G H


Via Kina Kina
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Kina Kina's curator insight, October 11, 2013 9:46 AM

VERY INTERESTING COOL STUFF-
EVERYDAY THINGS THAT MUST VIEW

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$4,500 Electric Scooter Turns Smartphones Into Dashboards - Gas 2

$4,500 Electric Scooter Turns Smartphones Into Dashboards - Gas 2 | Heron | Scoop.it
A Japanese startup called Terra Motors hopes to bring an innovative electric scooter to market, using smartphones to serve as the vehicle’s dashboard and infotainment center.
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This Hybrid-Diesel Earthmover Is the World's Largest Dumptruck | Autopia | Wired.com

This Hybrid-Diesel Earthmover Is the World's Largest Dumptruck | Autopia | Wired.com | Heron | Scoop.it
The stats aren't just astonishing, they're unbelievable. Two 16-cylinder engines producing a total of 23,000 horsepower, with a payload capacity of nearly 1 million pounds.
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Quando vi isto lembrei-me do primeiro monstro deste género que vi, fornecido pela Robert Hudson à Secil em Angola, em 1973 ou 1974.

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New Fitness Tracker Helps Athletes Push Their Limits at the Gym

New Fitness Tracker Helps Athletes Push Their Limits at the Gym | Heron | Scoop.it
When you're lifting weights and not sure you can do one more rep, it either means that you can still do 10 more — or that you're putting yourself at risk for injury.
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The reversibility of laminar mixing often comes as... | Fuck Yeah Fluid Dynamics

The reversibility of laminar mixing often comes as a surprise to observers accustomed to the experience of being unable to separate two fluids after they’ve been combined. As you can see above,...
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1981 Delorean – Time Machine

1981 Delorean – Time Machine | Heron | Scoop.it
This is not the only replica of the movie Back to The Future and every one of them is unique. Build by Lenny Hochteil this time machine got a flux capacitor, gullwing doors and ground effects.
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Automated irrigation system using MSP430 and relay board

Automated irrigation system using MSP430 and relay board | Heron | Scoop.it
arduinoversusevil has posted details on automating  irrigation system with the MSP430: It took about 3 hours to get most of the water out. Standing next to a noisy compressor, chooching a lever back and forth is no fun.
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Hovercraft Plane?

Hovercraft Plane? | Heron | Scoop.it
[Rudy Heeman] has been working in his garage on what we may consider a new class of vehicle. It's a hovercraft --  but it also has wings. That's right, you drive it on ground, water, and you can ev...
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Building a Tribe With Kinetic Steam Works

Building a Tribe With Kinetic Steam Works | Heron | Scoop.it
At this past year's Maker Faire Bay Area, I had the privilege of riding atop a steam-powered Case 40 horsepower steam traction engine from 1940 with Stephen Rademaker.
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Amazing Machine Prints Toys for Blind Kids, on Demand | Wired Design | Wired.com

Amazing Machine Prints Toys for Blind Kids, on Demand | Wired Design | Wired.com | Heron | Scoop.it
Giraffes, unicorns, trucks, buildings, bugs, dinosaurs--all printed on demand.
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Thunder Missile Launcher | Dream Cheeky

Thunder Missile Launcher | Dream Cheeky | Heron | Scoop.it

The Thunder Missile Launcher delivers the extra power needed to hit the furthest corners of the office…

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Impressora 3D BEETHEFIRST à venda em Portugal

Impressora 3D BEETHEFIRST à venda em Portugal | Heron | Scoop.it
A BEETHEFIRST, uma impressora 3D desktop desenvolvida e produzida em Portugal, está à venda a partir de hoje exclusivamente no portal da empresa BEEVERYCREATIVE. O prazo de entrega previsto é de sete dias.
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These Are Some of the Most Amazing Lego Projects Ever Built | Raw File | Wired.com

These Are Some of the Most Amazing Lego Projects Ever Built | Raw File | Wired.com | Heron | Scoop.it
In his new book, Beautiful LEGO, Mike Doyle has curated more than 200 pages of the world’s best Lego art. From museum-ready sculptures to indulgent geek references, the book highlights the impressive evolution of the legendary toy.
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GPS Cookie - Leaving Crumbs Wherever it Goes

Arduino compatible and Open source. This GPS data logger records everywhere it has been. Learn and have some fun!
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Nest Protect Is A $129 Smoke And Carbon Monoxide Detector That Takes Nest Deeper Into The Connected Home

Nest Protect Is A $129 Smoke And Carbon Monoxide Detector That Takes Nest Deeper Into The Connected Home | Heron | Scoop.it
Nest Labs, the home hardware maker co-founded by two ex-Apple luminaries, is today unveiling its second product, Nest Protect, a $129 smart device that hopes to do for the smoke and carbon monoxide detection market what Nest’s Learning Thermostat...
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Constellaction – Intricate emergent behaviour using autonomous building blocks

Constellaction – Intricate emergent behaviour using autonomous building blocks | Heron | Scoop.it
Constellaction is an installation by panGenerator which included swarm like intelligent and light responsive tetrahedrons that evolved and branched thanks to the collaborative effort of the audience.
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New Optics Can Capture Wide Fields in Exquisite Detail

New Optics Can Capture Wide Fields in Exquisite Detail | Heron | Scoop.it
Photo: UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering
David and Goliath: Fiber-coupled monocentric lens camera (left) next to the much larger Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR, used for conventional wide-angle imaging.
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