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Meet the CuBox-I, Israel’s $45 PC marvel

Meet the CuBox-I, Israel’s $45 PC marvel | Heron | Scoop.it
A company from northern Israel has developed what may presage the next revolution in personal computing – a low-cost, low-power, highly capable computer (Meet the CuBox-I, Israel’s $45 PC marvel: The platform supports XMBC, an open source...
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Electric F-1 Car – Formula-E

Electric F-1 Car – Formula-E | Heron | Scoop.it
The company behind Formula E, the championship for all electric racing cars which is due to hold its first race in 2014, have released official photographs of the car to be used – the Spark-Renault SRT 01E.
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Europe, Come Build With Us! Here Are The Very First Tickets To The Disrupt Europe Hackathon

Europe, Come Build With Us! Here Are The Very First Tickets To The Disrupt Europe Hackathon | Heron | Scoop.it
Hey, Berlin! Come show us what you’ve got.
In just over a month, we’re bringing the TechCrunch Disrupt Conference to Europe for the very first time — and with it, one of our big ol’ Hackathons.
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Building a Low-Cost Nanoscope with Lego and Makeblock

Building a Low-Cost Nanoscope with Lego and Makeblock | Heron | Scoop.it
Students at a workshop built a sub-$500 atomic force microcope out of Lego, Makeblock, 3D-printed parts, and Arduinos. Read more on MAKE
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Razer Naga 2014 review

Razer Naga 2014 review | Heron | Scoop.it
Does the Razer Naga 2014 edition manage to improve what was already a great gaming mouse?
cafonso's insight:

ratazana multivitaminada

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Luxury Ride | Buying RVs

A couple is amazed at the space this luxury RV offers. | For more Buying RVs, visit http://america.discovery.com/tv-shows/buying-rvs Subscribe to Destination...
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The Writer Automaton

The Writer Automaton | Heron | Scoop.it
A 240 year old doll that can write, a clockwork creation by Pierre Jaquet-Droz (RT @mvbfonts: Clockwork ink: Fascinating look at one of the Jaquet-Droz automata, a 240-year-old doll that can write.
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Autodesk partners with Circuits.io for 123D Circuits

Autodesk partners with Circuits.io for 123D Circuits | Heron | Scoop.it
Autodesk partnered with Circuits.io (see the interview to circuits.io on Open Electronics) to create the first service to collaboratively edit and brew PCB Circuits: From: Introducing 123D Circuits - with Circuits.io - 123D Blog.
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Video: The ELMOFO Is A Radical Electric Race Car - Gas 2

Video: The ELMOFO Is A Radical Electric Race Car - Gas 2 | Heron | Scoop.it
An Australian engineering firm has electrified a Radical SR8 with the intent of forming a new racing series around the road-legal race car.
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Build a Raspberry Pi Moisture Sensor to Monitor Your Plants @RaspberryPi #piday #raspberrypi

Build a Raspberry Pi Moisture Sensor to Monitor Your Plants @RaspberryPi #piday #raspberrypi | Heron | Scoop.it
Here’s a moisture sensor tutorial from Jeremy Blythe: In this tutorial, I’m going to harness the awesomeness of Raspberry Pi to build a moisture sensor for a plant pot.
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Raspberry Pi chipKIT Pi Expansion Board With 32-bit MCU Unveiled | Geeky Gadgets

Raspberry Pi chipKIT Pi Expansion Board With 32-bit MCU Unveiled | Geeky Gadgets | Heron | Scoop.it
A new Raspberry Pi chipKIT Pi expansion board has been unveiled this week that offers the very first prototyping-friendly 32-bit MCU package for the
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State-of-the-Art Open-Source Laser Cutter Built by University Students

State-of-the-Art Open-Source Laser Cutter Built by University Students | Heron | Scoop.it
A new, state-of-the-art laser cutter stands in a room off of the Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts’ workshop on the second floor of Sewall Hall. The price tag: $8,000 — a fraction of the cost of a factory-built laser cutter.
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Small Model Jets Are Still Fun to Watch

Small Model Jets Are Still Fun to Watch | Heron | Scoop.it
Tiny RC airplanes are not just for kids there are grown men playing with these. Actually these RC jets are dangerous for kids because they have real jet engines and use real fuel.
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Frankfurt 2013: Twike Trots Out the 4XP Human Powered Hybrid

Frankfurt 2013:  Twike Trots Out the 4XP Human Powered Hybrid | Heron | Scoop.it
Nestled away in a small corner of this year’s Frankfurt auto show, the tiny Twike company rolled out its nearly production-ready, X-Prize contending 4XP plug-in hybrid.
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Polaris, Currie, and Pedego Talk 2014 Electric Bicycles | Interbike 2013

Polaris, Currie, and Pedego Talk 2014 Electric Bicycles | Interbike 2013 | Heron | Scoop.it
Brandon and Harlan talking shop
As you read here, there were over 50 different vendors of electric bicycles at Interbike this year.
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Aston Martin One 77 – Documentary

Aston Martin One 77 – Documentary | Heron | Scoop.it
When Aston Martin announced in 2008 their Aston Martin One 77 they had in mind something more than just building a car but building a whole specialized factory to build that car.
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The Peachy Printer - The First $100 3D Printer & Scanner!

It's affordable, small, lightweight, and unique. It's a 3D printer in a class all its own!
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Video: Diesel Drifter Destroys Tires Because Torque

Video: Diesel Drifter Destroys Tires Because Torque | Heron | Scoop.it
If you love power, torque, and diesel engines, then you’re going to love watching this European drift wagon burning rubber and getting sideways Finnish drifter Teemu Peltoa has a very good reason for taking his Mercedes W128 drift wagon sideways in...
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LEGObot 3D Printer

This is a project I have been working on for the past year, it prints in hot glue and made almost completely out of legos. The instructions, .ldd file, and p...
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Marshall's latest speaker rocks out in classic amp style

Marshall's latest speaker rocks out in classic amp style | Heron | Scoop.it
Not everyone has the talent or the tools necessary to rock out over a beautiful, blaring amp, but with amp legend Marshall's latest speaker, you'll be able to blast out all of your favorite tracks...
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Making Fun: Pneumatic Transport for Tooth Fairy

Making Fun: Pneumatic Transport for Tooth Fairy | Heron | Scoop.it
I installed a pneumatic transport system in my house to allow my boys to send their lost teeth to the Tooth Fairy and receive money back via small capsule.
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Arduino Open Source Platform Unleashes Creativity - Microcontroller Solutions | DigiKey

Arduino Open Source Platform Unleashes Creativity - Microcontroller Solutions | DigiKey | Heron | Scoop.it
In much the same way that GNU, Linux, and other open source software turned the programming world on its head, open-source hardware platforms that support are starting to rewrite the rules of engagement for many embedded applications.
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Polar: A Fun Modular Pen Made of Powerful Neodymium Magnets

Polar: A Fun Modular Pen Made of Powerful Neodymium Magnets | Heron | Scoop.it
Is it a toy? A tool? It’s both, and it’s amazing. Polar is a modular pen and stylus made of 12 neodymium magnets that can be disassembled for all kinds of quirky and functional purposes.
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