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Papiermechanik von Rob Ives(UK) im belgischen Fernsehen - Spiel und Kunst mit Mechanik

In einer Folge von de Schuur(Sendung des flämischen Fernsehens) werden einige Papierautomaten mit Kurbelantrieb vorgeführt. Übrigens sprechen sie hier nicht
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Serra circular da Bosch não corta dedos e não estraga a lâmina

Serra circular da Bosch não corta dedos e não estraga a lâmina | Heron | Scoop.it
Não é a primeira vez que vemos novidade no campo das serras eléctricas que prometem poupar os dedos dos operadores. Mas desta vez a Bosch apresenta-nos um sistema que para além de poupar os dedos, também poupa a lâmina.
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▶ Ride in Mercedes’s F 015 Driverless Car | Molly Wood | The New York Times - YouTube

▶ Ride in Mercedes’s F 015 Driverless Car | Molly Wood | The New York Times - YouTube | Heron | Scoop.it
A sneak peek inside the Mercedes F 015 concept car, the company’s vision of a driverless future. The design turns the car into a shared social space where an...
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Robot Maker Says He's Designed A Pocket Robot That Could Replace Your ... - Huffington Post

Robot Maker Says He's Designed A Pocket Robot That Could Replace Your ... - Huffington Post | Heron | Scoop.it
LONDON -- A Japanese robot maker says he's designed a personal robot that could be the "next smartphone."

“You will put him in your pocket and talk to him like your own Jiminy Cricket,” Tomotaka Takahashi, CEO of robot design...
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The Next Generation Of Home Robots Will Be So Much More Than Vacuums

The Next Generation Of Home Robots Will Be So Much More Than Vacuums | Heron | Scoop.it
If Hollywood's depiction of artificial intelligence were accurate, we would be falling in love with operating systems, sharing our homes with Stepford wives,..

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12 Works of Literature Recreated in LEGO

12 Works of Literature Recreated in LEGO | Heron | Scoop.it
Check out these book scenes made with #LEGOs!
Join us Saturday morning for #LEGO Build-It Club! For 1st grade & up http://t.co/5esq8vwYIC
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Legohaulic

Legohaulic | Heron | Scoop.it
Explore Legohaulic's photostream on Flickr. This user has 793 photos on Flickr.
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Why Does The International Space Station Have Such A Weird Shape?

Why Does The International Space Station Have Such A Weird Shape? | Heron | Scoop.it
I feel like a parent that was just told their child is ugly. As an engineer, I look at the ISS and think "of course it looks that way, why would it look different?"
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Minimalist Marble Machine

Minimalist Marble Machine | Heron | Scoop.it
Beautiful build from tinker log. Check out more info here. I always loved watching marble machines, especially the creations of denha. These little machines are super cute and very well made. So a ...
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List of problems solved by MacGyver

List of problems solved by MacGyver | Heron | Scoop.it
This is a list of problems that have been solved by MacGyver. Demonstrating resourcefulness, he employs his knowledge of science, technology and outdoorsmanship to resolve what are often life or death crises. His ingenuity is normally put to the test under dire circumstances with little time or specialized resources with which to work. (Though it does seem he frequently has a Swiss Army knife and a roll of duct tape with him.) No proper MacGyverisms in this episode.
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▶ Worlds Smallest 3D Printed Cordless Drill - YouTube

Lance Abernethy's 3D Printed Drill that he believes is the smallest in the world. More info at: http://3dprint.com/51677/3d-printed-smallest-drill/
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Involute spur gear generator and simulator

Involute spur gear generator and simulator | Heron | Scoop.it
Gear Generator is a tool for creating involute spur gears and download them in SVG format. In addition it let you compose full gear layouts with connetcted gears to design multiple gears system with control of the input/output ratio and rotation speed. Gears can be animated with various speed to demonstrate working mechanism
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Father and daughter recreated Jurassic Park with $100,000 worth of Lego

It's official: this video is the most adorable way to relive the best moments from the original Jurassic Park. A father and his young daughter — along with the help of a few very talented friends —...
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Open Modules for your DIY Smart Home by Engimusing — Kickstarter

Open Modules for your DIY Smart Home by Engimusing — Kickstarter | Heron | Scoop.it
Our friend Joe George introduced us his Kickstarter project. It has gathered 60% of the requested funding and it has still few days to go! Everyday, millions of homes around the world suffer through the cruel realities of life without home automation. At Engimusing we are determined to make a difference. Donate today, receive a Hero Kit, and start the journey of ease, comfort, and savings for you and your home. Engimusing modules are designed for the DIY person and make it easy to connect the th
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5 of the Most Precise Clocks Ever Made

5 of the Most Precise Clocks Ever Made | Heron | Scoop.it
Here are some of the most accurate clocks ever built, from one that relies on chilled cesium atoms to an optical lattice atomic clock that loses a second only every 4.4 billion years.
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The SXSW Robot Petting Zoo Displays Robots That Help Humans Survive Natural Disasters

The SXSW Robot Petting Zoo Displays Robots That Help Humans Survive Natural Disasters | Heron | Scoop.it
SXSW is a zoo in and of itself, but the Interactive portion of the festival actually had a robot petting zoo within the event this year. While some may think..
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In the future, I would love to rehabilitate areas that have been through natural and unnatural disasters.  The clip discusses and shows technologies being developed to assist humans after a natural disaster has occurred.  These technologies could significantly help to decrease further deaths by analysing the situation before the required personnel put themselves in danger.  For example after a mud slide a robot can fly over the area and take data regarding the stability of the area, whilst locating potential survivors.  The data could help recovery teams to use the correct safety equipment and point them directly to survivors, saving time, which is critical in many of these situations.  I hope to learn more about these kinds of technologies and how they will assist in creating a safer and healthier work environment.

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Humanoid robot has a sense of self

Full story: http://bit.ly/1MNJZCS The human self has five components. Machines now have three of them. How far away is artificial consciousness – and what does it tell us about ourselves?
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Hackaball - A computer you can throw

Hackaball - A computer you can throw | Heron | Scoop.it
Hackaball is a smart and responsive ball that children can program to invent and play games.
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This Miniature Mechanical Man has an Incredibly Complex Clock Inside

In the world of watchmaking, MB&F has always had a soft spot for creating the occasional mechanical marvel that can't be strapped to a wrist. Such as the co
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Ford's prototype smartbike will adjust its speed based on your heart rate

Ford isn't just about cars anymore. Today at Mobile World Congress, the company showed off two new prototype smartbikes as part of its Smart Mobility Plan. Called MoDe, the two bikes would run on a...
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Artoo - Ruby framework for robotics, physical computing, and the Internet of Things

Artoo - Ruby framework for robotics, physical computing, and the Internet of Things | Heron | Scoop.it
Artoo is a framework for robotics, physical computing, and the Internet of Things written in the Ruby programming language. It provides a simple, yet powerful way to create solutions that incorporate multiple, different hardware devices at the same time.
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▶ A Brief History of Robotics - YouTube

▶ A Brief History of Robotics - YouTube | Heron | Scoop.it
Why don’t we have robots taking care of our every need by now? A little history of the field of robotics might help you understand how hard it is to get mach...
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Meet Baxter's Brother: Sawyer | Robot Magazine

Rethink Robotics has announced a new addition to their robot family: Sawyer, a single-armed robot designed for machine tending, circuit board testing and other
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