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Kickstarting Tinyscreen: thumbsized color screen from the Tinyduino people

Kickstarting Tinyscreen: thumbsized color screen from the Tinyduino people | Heron | Scoop.it
Ken writes, "We're a small hardware company based out of Akron, OH in the US in the US that make tiny electronics and have a popular platform called the TinyDuino (a small Arduino compatible board)."





We've just launched TinyScreen on Kickstarter, which lets users create and hack their own devices, including smart watches and smart glasses, and all sorts of other things as well.
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Man Creates Flying Hexacopter Drone With 3Doodler 3D Printing Pen #drone #droneday

Man Creates Flying Hexacopter Drone With 3Doodler 3D Printing Pen #drone #droneday | Heron | Scoop.it
Louis DeRosa has created a working hexacopter drone using a 3Doodler, a 3D printing pen. He tells 3D print: “I disassembled Version One and got right to making a new one,” said DeRosa. “I tried to ...
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Weather station controlled by a Raspberry Pi

Weather station controlled by a Raspberry Pi | Heron | Scoop.it
Year 12 students Liam and Nico from Howick College, New Zealand, have created a Raspberry Pi-controlled weather station.The Weather Station can log readings from 1 minute upwards. It logs temperatu...
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▶ Strati The first 3D printed car. YES, we go for a ride! A new EV IMTS 2014 - YouTube

The world's first 3D printed car just happened and RidesWithChuck™ was there and I got a Red Carpet Ride. I am truly One Lucky SOB
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Metal 3D printing could soon be a lot better | Inside3DP

Metal 3D printing could soon be a lot better | Inside3DP | Heron | Scoop.it
Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering have received $450,000 in funding to improve standards of metal 3D printing.
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These Lego Masterpieces Capture the Fear and Humor of the “Dark” Side

These Lego Masterpieces Capture the Fear and Humor of the “Dark” Side | Heron | Scoop.it
New York City–based graphic designer and Lego artist Mike Doyle’s Beautiful LEGOwas the ultimate coffee table book for Lego nerds, with stunning photos of Lego-based creations by dozens of artists.
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3D bioprinting will be big | Inside3DP

3D bioprinting will be big | Inside3DP | Heron | Scoop.it
An Aussie journalist's experiences confirm what we already know: 3D bioprinting will transform our lives.
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New Explainer Trainings

New Explainer Trainings | Heron | Scoop.it

This past week, we hosted two workshops for new explainers this will soon be facilitating activities with us in the tinkering studio. The high school explainers built cardboard automata which is the current activity in our workshop on the weekends. 

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▶ Basics of Lissajous Patterns on an Oscilloscope - YouTube

Another "Back to Basics" video: This video takes a fairly detailed look at the basics of Lissajous patterns on an oscilloscope. There are a LOT of videos tha...
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Kano: A computer anyone can make

Kano: A computer anyone can make | Heron | Scoop.it
Kano is a computer and coding kit for all ages, all over the world. Simple as Lego, powered by Raspberry Pi. Make games, learn code, create the future. $129, supplies limited!
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I, library robot - Los Angeles Times

I, library robot - Los Angeles Times | Heron | Scoop.it
A Connecticut library has acquired two fully-automated, walking, talking robots to provide independent assistance to its patrons. The robots, set to begin their duties at the Westport, Conn., library Oct.
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Adobe's 3D printing software wants to inspire makers

Adobe's 3D printing software wants to inspire makers | Heron | Scoop.it
Adobe's manager for the company's 3D printing software believes that the product will inspire the maker movement.
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Uber Home Automation w/ Arduino & Pi

Uber Home Automation w/ Arduino & Pi | Heron | Scoop.it
A few years ago, I became a dog owner for the first time. It was really hard leaving for work and having Cody in the kennel alone all day. I had a we...
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U.S. Navy Tests Robot Boat Swarm to Overwhelm Enemies - IEEE Spectrum

U.S. Navy Tests Robot Boat Swarm to Overwhelm Enemies - IEEE Spectrum | Heron | Scoop.it
A swarm of autonomous boats could escort larger ships in the future
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World’s First Raspberry Pi Controlled 3D Printer is Created by Engineering Student

World’s First Raspberry Pi Controlled 3D Printer is Created by Engineering Student | Heron | Scoop.it
Raspberry Pi has become quite the useful tool in creating projects which involve 3D printing. In fact, close to 3 million Raspberry Pi boards have been sold so
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AnyMote Home + Your Phone = The Ultimate Universal Remote

AnyMote Home + Your Phone = The Ultimate Universal Remote | Heron | Scoop.it
AnyMote turns your smartphone into the next generation universal remote! Control and automate your TV, computer, sound system, & more!
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New SLA 3D printing pen to launch soon | Inside3DP.com

New SLA 3D printing pen to launch soon | Inside3DP.com | Heron | Scoop.it
A new SLA-based 3D printing pen called the Polyes Q1 is due to launch a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter starting thiis November. Will it beat Creopop?
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Quarkson - SkyOrbiter Challenge. We need you! Be part of it.

Quarkson - SkyOrbiter Challenge. We need you! Be part of it. | Heron | Scoop.it

Quarkson is working on building a constellation of Low and High altitude long-endurance atmospheric satellites. Their construction and systems allow them to fly for weeks, months and even years, without the need to stop or refuel. This approach towards Long-Endurance SkyOrbiters has the potential to transform the current aerospace market…

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Hi tech drones copy nature’s design

Hi tech drones copy nature’s design | Heron | Scoop.it
Animals from bees to bats are inspiring the new generation of drones or flying robots, and large military strike drones aside, the robots themselves are getting smaller, with microdrones the size of a bug on a flower to eagle-inspired quadcopters with the ability to snatch up objects at speed.
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DARPA Developing Breathable Exoskeleton Made Out of Fabric

DARPA Developing Breathable Exoskeleton Made Out of Fabric | Heron | Scoop.it
When you think about exoskeletons, you no doubt think of large, bulky robotic suits that people step into, like Iron Man’s suit. However, exoskeletons don’t have to be quite so bulky and annoyingly heavy. As a matter of fact, as technology gives us the ability to shrink a bunch of heretofore unshrinkable stuff down, we …
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3DxMechanicals - A Collection of 3DP Automata and Mechanical Toys! #3DThursday #3DPrinting

3DxMechanicals - A Collection of 3DP Automata and Mechanical Toys! #3DThursday #3DPrinting | Heron | Scoop.it
Today, our Community Spotlight focuses on designer Greg Zumwalt, who has shared a series of striking automata and mechanical toys online. Here is a round-up of some other 3D printed 3DxMechanicals ...
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New Lego Technic Book Will Make You Want To Play With Legos Forever - Jalopnik

New Lego Technic Book Will Make You Want To Play With Legos Forever - Jalopnik | Heron | Scoop.it
Lego's had a separate line just for the truly, irredeemably smitten gearhead for years, the Technic line.
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Cleopatra Automaton - YouTube

http://www.thehouseofautomata.com Dreamlike sequence from a 1976 documentary on Jack Donovan and his automata collection. This Cleopatra is an extremely rare...
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