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Jaguar F-TYPE Project 7 official launch video

Jaguar F-TYPE Project 7 official launch video | Heron | Scoop.it
The Jaguar Project 7 is a single-seater roadster based on the Jaguar F-Type which the British firm will debut at the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed. Key ext...
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The Atlas Human-Powered Helicopter Wins the AHS Sikorsky Prize | Colossal

The Atlas Human-Powered Helicopter Wins the AHS Sikorsky Prize | Colossal | Heron | Scoop.it

The Igor I. Sikorsky Human Powered Helicopter Competition was established in 1980 by the American Helicopter Society to help foster the creation of the first human-powered helicopter.

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Interfacing Leap Motion with Arduino thanks to Node.js

Interfacing Leap Motion with Arduino thanks to Node.js | Heron | Scoop.it

Thanks to the marvelous johnny-five library, you can talk to the Arduino directly from Node.js! To achieve that, you'll just need to upload the Standard Firmata on your Arduino.show me some code!

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A Mind-Blowing Dome Made by 6,500 Computer-Guided Silkworms | Wired Design | Wired.com

A Mind-Blowing Dome Made by 6,500 Computer-Guided Silkworms | Wired Design | Wired.com | Heron | Scoop.it
Your eyes are not deceiving you: The Silk Pavillion — an architectural experiment constructed at MIT, was "3-D printed" using 6,500 live silkworms.
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LST built of LEGOs in Indiana recreates battle - WISH

LST built of LEGOs in Indiana recreates battle - WISH | Heron | Scoop.it
LST built of LEGOs in Indiana recreates battle
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) - A massive replica of a warship once built on Evansville's riverfront has been created of LEGOs as part of a diorama depicting the Battle of Peleliu during World War II.
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Restoring a Mechanical Russian Alarm Watch

Restoring a Mechanical Russian Alarm Watch | Heron | Scoop.it
Shortly after my interest in Russian mechanical watches began, a particular Poljot (Полет) model equipped with a 2612.1 alarm movement caught my eye.
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Incredible CNC-based Magnetic Levitation Device | Hack N Mod

Incredible CNC-based Magnetic Levitation Device | Hack N Mod | Heron | Scoop.it
Magnetic levitation is awesome: From lightbulbs to trains and even hoverboards.  This project, however, adds a whole nother level of awesome.  Instead of
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Morgan Motor Company: The Most Honest Car Factory in the World - /DRIVEN

Welcome to the Morgan Motor Company in Malvern, England where happy designers, craftsmen and women lovingly create cars for enthusiasts by hand every day.
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World Congress of Play

Richard Gottlieb and Charles Albert Proudly Present the First Ever World Congress of Play - a conference that, for the first time, brings all the play industries together in one place at one time.
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Engineering Roundtable - DIY Pinball - News - SparkFun Electronics

 we posted an episode of “Engineering Roundtable” where resident Creative Technologist Nick Poole was starting to brainstorm ideas for a DIY pinball machine.

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OpenReflex: The 3-D Printed Open-Source SLR - Cult of Mac

OpenReflex: The 3-D Printed Open-Source SLR - Cult of Mac | Heron | Scoop.it
It’s fast turning into “Camera Monday” here at Cult of Mac Spain, and so I shall continue unapologetically into the next photo-themed su (OpenReflex: The 3-D Printed Open-Source SLR http://t.co/MV7hiS9hqV...
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Underwater Drones Multiplying Fast

Underwater Drones Multiplying Fast | Heron | Scoop.it
The next army of unmanned drones are scurrying beneath the ocean's surface to serve a variety of industries, from inspecting oil rigs and fish farms to helping hunt for sunken treasure.
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Electric Crazy Carts Allow Kids to Drift

Electric Crazy Carts Allow Kids to Drift | Heron | Scoop.it

When I was a kid we didn’t have electric powered scooters or karts.When I was a kid we didn

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Seed Spreading Robot

Seed Spreading Robot | Heron | Scoop.it
Last summer it was brought to my attention that you could buy nearly everything you needed for automated lawn care but a seed spreading robot. This in...
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How To Build a Custom Timer Clock and Learn Arduino In The Process - Tested.com

How To Build a Custom Timer Clock and Learn Arduino In The Process - Tested.com | Heron | Scoop.it
Still daunted by the prospect of starting your own Arduino project? Alex walks you through a very simple clock timer project, from start to finish.
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vá quebre um mito

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Du métal liquide... à imprimer en 3D

Du métal liquide... à imprimer en 3D | Heron | Scoop.it
Des chercheurs de l'université de Caroline de Nord ont réussi  à mettre au point un alliage de gallium et d'indium qui a la particularité de pouvoir être "imprimer en 3D". Ce métal liquide à tempér...
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Shark Bait Kinetic Sculpture

As seen in Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts issue 51. From the article: Shark Bait Kinetic Sculpture - Amaze viewers with these irregularly shaped working gea...  via: http://blog.dugnorth.com/2013/06/gears-shaped-like-fish-that-actually.html

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6 in 60 Update | Factor e Farm Blog

6 in 60 Update | Factor e Farm Blog | Heron | Scoop.it
This is my first blog post as OSE's new Product Lead - and I'd like to report that we are busy making progress. Our five Dedicated Project Visitors (DPVs) have
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SolidSmack.com – LEGObot: The Badass 3D Printer Made Out of Legos

SolidSmack.com – LEGObot: The Badass 3D Printer Made Out of Legos | Heron | Scoop.it
RT @SolidSmack: LEGObot is the 3D Printer made out of legos...Awesome?! http://t.co/4fwUCdBe7h #3Dprinting #instructables
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San Francisco to L.A. in 30 Mins. With Proposed New Transportation System

Musk, the man behind both Tesla Motors and SpaceX, has spoken about a high-speed transportation system known as the Hyperloop

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A Toy Story: Inspiring Creativity and Play - Ai Insite

Read this Ai InSite article on the Toy Hall of Fame and the fascinating work of toy designers.
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Here's a Crowded Urban Dystopia Built Entirely Out of Legos - Curbed Chicago

Here's a Crowded Urban Dystopia Built Entirely Out of Legos - Curbed Chicago | Heron | Scoop.it
Here's a Crowded Urban Dystopia Built Entirely Out of Legos Curbed Chicago Inspired by the roughage of crowded, urban settings—just the kind of stuff found in Hong Kong's horrifying Kowloon Walled City, which served as inspiration—a team of eight...
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Jackhammer Jill, the animated GIF automata - Boing Boing

Jackhammer Jill, the animated GIF automata - Boing Boing | Heron | Scoop.it
Jackhammer Jill, the animated GIF automata Boing Boing It appears that in the realm of modern automata (as opposed to “cellular automata” or other uses), the accepted term-of-art is “automata” for singular, presumably to distinguish hand-cranked,...
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