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BitScoping With The Raspberry Pi - Electronic Design (blog)

BitScoping With The Raspberry Pi - Electronic Design (blog) | Heron | Scoop.it
The Raspberry Pi has become an extremely popular development platform (see “Arduino, Raspberry Pi or BeagleBone?”). It can run Linux and hooks up to displays and Ethernet networks. The latest incarnation has four USB ports.

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BioCoder

BioCoder | Heron | Scoop.it
BioCoder is a quarterly newsletter for DIYbio, synthetic bio, and anything related.
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How littleBits Engineers Turn Their Ideas Into DIY Kits #makereducation

How littleBits Engineers Turn Their Ideas Into DIY Kits #makereducation | Heron | Scoop.it
Great piece in Popular Science on littleBits' process and how they move from concept to product: Every electronic module in a littleBits kit is, well, little. Their small size and ability to snap t...
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Building a working Robot controlled by a C#, an iPhone, and Monkey.Robotics - Scott Hanselman

Building a working Robot controlled by a C#, an iPhone, and Monkey.Robotics - Scott Hanselman | Heron | Scoop.it
Scott Hanselman on Programming, User Experience, The Zen of Computers and Life in General
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BYU Sets EV Land Speed Record - Gas 2

BYU Sets EV Land Speed Record - Gas 2 | Heron | Scoop.it
In all, more than 130 students have been involved in designing and building the BYU Electric Blue land speed racer, and the team finally broke 200 MPH.
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Em breve poderemos realmente sentir objetos digitais em realidade virtual.

Em breve poderemos realmente sentir objetos digitais em realidade virtual. | Heron | Scoop.it
A empresa de tecnologia conhecida como Dexta Robotics está desenvolvendo o Dexmo F2, um exoesqueleto especialmente feito para dobrar sobre a mão do usuário…
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Makerbot 3D printer used for 3D printing custom medicine

Makerbot 3D printer used for 3D printing custom medicine | Heron | Scoop.it
In perhaps one of the biggest breakthroughs in the medical 3D printing space, a Makerbot 3D printer was used to 3D print custom medicine.
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Regional-Scale Archaeological Remote Sensing in the Age of Big Data: Automated Site Discovery vs. Brute Force Methods

Regional-Scale Archaeological Remote Sensing in the Age of Big Data: Automated Site Discovery vs. Brute Force Methods | Heron | Scoop.it
Regional-Scale Archaeological Remote Sensing in the Age of Big Data: Automated Site Discovery vs. Brute Force Methods
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Shapeways helps 3D printing startup bring DnD figures to life

Shapeways helps 3D printing startup bring DnD figures to life | Heron | Scoop.it
Shapeways to collaborate with 3D printing company trying to print 3D game models from games like Dungeons & Dragons.
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From Clay To Mosaics – Incredible Demonstration of Manual Work!

From Clay To Mosaics – Incredible Demonstration of Manual Work! | Heron | Scoop.it
High T3ch is a blog on fun technology. Videos, gadgets, documentaries and all the fun tech stuff.
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Record everything with this dive-friendly 360-degree action cam

Record everything with this dive-friendly 360-degree action cam | Heron | Scoop.it
Remember 360fly? The panoramic camera from EyeSee360, which built the panoramic GoPano iPhone lens, has been on the scene since early this year at NAB.
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Open source baby robots - a moonshot project - ENGINEERING.com

Open source baby robots - a moonshot project - ENGINEERING.com | Heron | Scoop.it
Yves-Pierre Oudeyer discusses the ways he taught robots to explore, experiment and fabricate to satisfy their natural curiosity.
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Outraced by a robot: Watch Audi’s autonomous RS 7 conquer the track

Outraced by a robot: Watch Audi’s autonomous RS 7 conquer the track | Heron | Scoop.it
When most people think of autonomous vehicles, they think of convenience, comfort, and traffic-easing driver aids.
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Arduino Blog » Blog Archive » The making-of an animatronic baby alien

Arduino Blog » Blog Archive » The making-of an animatronic baby alien | Heron | Scoop.it

Eva Taylor works at EKT Workshop and built an animatronic rod puppet Alien as a masterwork research project for the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in Sydney Australia

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Gravity-defying kinetic sculptures look like vector graphics #ArtTuesday

Gravity-defying kinetic sculptures look like vector graphics #ArtTuesday | Heron | Scoop.it
Via Fast Co Design. Trained as a computer engineer in Caracas, Elias Crispin is a Venezuelan-born, Paris-based artist who specializes in making kinetic installations, with geometry that changes ove...
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David Hasselhoff launches 3D body scanning project

David Hasselhoff launches 3D body scanning project | Heron | Scoop.it
3D body scanning just got more interesting thanks to David Hasslehoff and a 3D modeling company. Get ready for 3D models of you and The Hoff.
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Micro-robots and programmable bees

Micro-robots and programmable bees | Heron | Scoop.it
National Geographic profiles Robert Wood, Harvard's maker of micro-robots inspired by nature, like these programmable bees.



"If you want to make something a centimeter big that can fly, several hundred thousand solutions already exist in nature," Wood says.
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Pi-Top, a Raspberry Pi laptop you build yourself!

Pi-Top, a Raspberry Pi laptop you build yourself! | Heron | Scoop.it
Learn to make Printed Circuit Boards, start 3D Printing and create real Hardware products!
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For Picasso's Birthday, a Guernica Made of Legos - mediabistro.com

For Picasso's Birthday, a Guernica Made of Legos - mediabistro.com | Heron | Scoop.it
For Picasso’s Birthday, a Guernica Made of Legos
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Turn your Raspberry Pi into a DMX light controller #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

Turn your Raspberry Pi into a DMX light controller #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi | Heron | Scoop.it
Via flashular on Instructables. This instructable shows you how to display a color wheel editor window on the screen of a Raspberry Pi computer, which you can manipulate with your mouse. As you cha...
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Is there anything Raspberry Pi can't do? Yes, but it CAN make your party better.

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SYNC 2014: Robots, Wearables, Tesla, etc.

SYNC 2014: Robots, Wearables, Tesla, etc. | Heron | Scoop.it

The Nao robots (a programmable humanoid robot developed by French company Aldebaran Robotics) gave a dance performance during SYNC 2014 Beijing, a gathering of leaders from companies that focus on cutting-edge technologies. 


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HuddleLamp - Spatially-Aware Mobile Displays for Ad-hoc Around-the-Table Collaboration

HuddleLamp - Spatially-Aware Mobile Displays for Ad-hoc Around-the-Table Collaboration | Heron | Scoop.it
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Science Museum: 200 years of progress in a single room - Telegraph

Science Museum: 200 years of progress in a single room - Telegraph | Heron | Scoop.it
From telegrams and televisions to the internet and iPhones: technology has radically changed how we communicate with each other. A new exhibition at London's Science Museum’s looks back at how far we’ve come in just a few generations
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Dragonfly Futurefön o hiper-transformável do futuro (se se vier a concretizar)

Dragonfly Futurefön o hiper-transformável do futuro (se se vier a concretizar) | Heron | Scoop.it
O Indiegogo não tem sido o site que mais confiança inspire quanto a alguns dos seus projectos, mas isso não impede que diariamente muitos mais por lá tentem a sua sorte, e hoje deparei-me com este curioso Dragonfly Futurefön.
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Será que o sujeito já aprendeu algo com os erros/problemas passados ou ainda está na fase de aprender à custa dos seus potenciais "clientes/financiadores"

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Watch: Fire Breathing Dragon-Horse Faces Off Against Spider in Beijing

Watch: Fire Breathing Dragon-Horse Faces Off Against Spider in Beijing | Heron | Scoop.it
It was ballet meets Transformers at a three-day performance put on by the French company La Machine to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between France and China.
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