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Artificially Intelligent Legos Lure Next Generation : DNews

Artificially Intelligent Legos Lure Next Generation : DNews | Heron | Scoop.it
On-board cameras, motion-tracking Legobots and simulated minefields bring classic toys into the 21st Century. Continue reading → (Ever thought when you were a kid your Legos needed a motor? These new blocks might be coming to you soon!
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Lomography Konstruktor Is A Camera You'll Wanna Build | DIYPhotography.net

Lomography Konstruktor Is A Camera You'll Wanna Build | DIYPhotography.net | Heron | Scoop.it

I guess there is not much that can beat a camera that is both analog and down right fully DIYed.

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Students submerge bots for testing at NASA's Neutral Buoyancy Lab - Your Houston News

Students submerge bots for testing at NASA's Neutral Buoyancy Lab - Your Houston News | Heron | Scoop.it
Students submerge bots for testing at NASA's Neutral Buoyancy Lab
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Students submerge bots for testing at NASA's Neutral Buoyancy Lab.
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Holtzapffel & Company Rose Engine Lathe No. 1636 and Cabinet of Accessories | Sale Number 2623M, Lot Number 232 | Skinner Auctioneers

Holtzapffel & Company Rose Engine Lathe No. 1636 and Cabinet of Accessories | Sale Number 2623M, Lot Number 232 | Skinner Auctioneers | Heron | Scoop.it

Holtzapffel & Company Rose Engine Lathe No. 1636 and Cabinet of Accessories, London, 1838, the mahogany bench with six inch center lathe, two-part traversing mandrel fitted with eighteen rosettes and index ring, brass drive pulley and side-mounted cast iron drive wheel, wooden treadle and overhead "Evans type" motion, 45-in.

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The Automata Blog: Babylon Vampire: blood-drinking automaton by Thomas Kuntz

The Automata Blog: Babylon Vampire: blood-drinking automaton by Thomas Kuntz | Heron | Scoop.it

Check out this macabre blood drinking automaton by master automaton-maker, Thomas Kuntz.

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Open Zigbee sniffer

Open Zigbee sniffer | Heron | Scoop.it
Lubomir Mraz and his fellow Wislab crew members have released the documentation on their open multi-platform, multi-band wireless sensor network analyzer.
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Carros Clássicos dos 80 e 90 em LEGO

Carros Clássicos dos 80 e 90 em LEGO | Heron | Scoop.it

Os LEGO são uma das melhores formas de dar forma à nossa imaginação, tornando possível recriar velhas memórias para que outros as possam ver (e dispensando o recurso a uma impressora 3D, que continua a ser algo ainda incomum em nossas casas).

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Open-Source Microscope Illuminator

Open-Source Microscope Illuminator | Heron | Scoop.it
Stephen Richardson of Tangent Audio built the AZIZ light ring for his Bausch & Lomb stereo microscope. AZIZ is an LED microscope illuminator that I designed and built from scratch. It is design...
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Omniwheel robot build uses a bit of everything

Omniwheel robot build uses a bit of everything | Heron | Scoop.it
Machinist, electronics engineer, programmer, and factory worker are all skills you can wield if you take on a project like building this omniwheel robot (translated).
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Ferrite - Interactive Ferrofluid Sculptures

For more info visit http://getferrite.com Ferrite is a set of interactive ferrofluid sculptures created by designer David Markus.
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Arduino Blog » Blog Archive » A painting machine sensing your touch

Arduino Blog » Blog Archive » A painting machine sensing your touch | Heron | Scoop.it

Kris Temmerman, a freelance creative developer based in Belgium, just published a nice report on how he built a painting machine running on an Arduino Due and an Android tablet

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Eagan's Glacier Hills Elementary School's new tech tools mix art, science - Pioneer Press

Eagan's Glacier Hills Elementary School's new tech tools mix art, science - Pioneer Press | Heron | Scoop.it
Eagan's Glacier Hills Elementary School's new tech tools mix art, science
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Fifth-graders show the cardboard automata motion boxes they made at Glacier Hills Elementary School in Eagan last month.
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4 Personal-Use Robotics Available Now - Entrepreneur

4 Personal-Use Robotics Available Now - Entrepreneur | Heron | Scoop.it
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Autom, from Intuitive Automata, is an adorable-looking social robot that hangs out on the kitchen countertop and chats with weight-conscious users about activity levels and diet.
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Linkbot, Create with Robots

Easy to hack, Arduino-compatible robot loaded with absolute encoding, accelerometer, rechargeable battery and ZigBee.
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Check out these programmable Lego bots from Sony - VentureBeat

Check out these programmable Lego bots from Sony
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The Toy Alive bots are controlled with Sony Playstation controllers. Like most basic robotics toys, Toy Alive contains LED components and small motors.
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Vencer Supercar to Make UK Debut > ENGINEERING.com

Vencer Supercar to Make UK Debut > ENGINEERING.com | Heron | Scoop.it

For the past eight years the UKs premier boutique auto event has been the Salon Privé.

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Floating robotic spheres will be used to play games in space next year

Floating robotic spheres will be used to play games in space next year | Heron | Scoop.it
The European Space Agency and MIT is setting up a tournament where students can earn points by controlling the movement of volleyball-sized spheres located inside the International Space Station.
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Robo Raven, robotic bird fools hawks (VIDEO) | 3D Printing Event

Hawks and other birds of prey are famous for their keen eyesight.
But researchers have created a robotic bird so lifelike that it’s even fooled hawks, which swoop down and attack it the way they would any other pigeonlike bird.

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BrickPi Kit Marries the Raspberry Pi and LEGO for Robots

BrickPi Kit Marries the Raspberry Pi and LEGO for Robots | Heron | Scoop.it
What strange synergies there are between the diminutive, Linux-based Raspberry Pi devices and LEGO.
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The Turbo Entabulator: A 3D-Printed Mechanical Computer

The Turbo Entabulator: A 3D-Printed Mechanical Computer | Heron | Scoop.it
Chris Fenton's 3D-printed mechanical computer can do simple calculations with the help of punch cards, also 3D-printed.
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These Miniature Spy Cameras Could Make You The Perfect James Bond

These Miniature Spy Cameras Could Make You The Perfect James Bond | Heron | Scoop.it
We've introduced you some of the oddest vintage cameras before, but what if you're in the market for something smaller, perhaps something that could be hidden in a pocket or a cigarette box?
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Kintinuous 2.0: Real-time large scale dense loop closure with volumetric fusion mapping

A preview of the next version of Kintinuous, capable of real-time loop closure of large scale dense maps over hundreds of metres.
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Omni: Move Naturally in Your Favorite Game

The Omni enables you to move naturally and freely in virtual worlds. Get fully immersed in your favorite game!
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Your Arduino Is In My Android Device! UDOO Mixes It Up With An All-In-One Solution | TechCrunch

Your Arduino Is In My Android Device! UDOO Mixes It Up With An All-In-One Solution | TechCrunch | Heron | Scoop.it
For most beginning hardware hackers, Arduino is hard and Linux/Android is easy. The folks at UDOO, a Kickstarter project that ends tonight, aim to solve that by mixing the best of both worlds.
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Open source PLC

Open source PLC | Heron | Scoop.it
In industrial applications, controlling relays, servos, solenoids, and the like isn't just a matter of wiring in an Arduino and plugging in some code.
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