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1953 Mochet CM-125 Grand Luxe

1953 Mochet CM-125 Grand Luxe | Heron | Scoop.it
Georges Mochet began to produce cycle-cars at his, now-demolished, premises at 68, Rue Roque-de-Fillol at Puteaux in approximately 1946 and by about 1952 had progressed to more modern looking two s...
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Ken Shirriff's blog: Reverse engineering a counterfeit 7805 voltage regulator

Ken Shirriff's blog: Reverse engineering a counterfeit 7805 voltage regulator | Heron | Scoop.it
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Building the World's Smallest Thermal Camera

Building the World's Smallest Thermal Camera | Heron | Scoop.it
[Mike Harrison], the mastermind behind electricstuff.co.uk has just finished reverse engineering the Lepton module found in thermal imaging cameras -- he then created his own, and perhaps the world...
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Squishy, Lego-Like Blocks Could Build The Robots Of The Future | TechCrunch

Squishy, Lego-Like Blocks Could Build The Robots Of The Future | TechCrunch | Heron | Scoop.it
Imagine a biomimetic robot that can inflate itself, bend at odd angles, and channel liquids through itself in any direction. That's what scientists at Harvard..
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Meet Paro, a fuzzy robot designed to help the elderly - Tampabay.com

Meet Paro, a fuzzy robot designed to help the elderly - Tampabay.com | Heron | Scoop.it
Tampabay.com Meet Paro, a fuzzy robot designed to help the elderly Tampabay.com It's important to consider the ethics of using robots, said Maja Mataric, a University of Southern California professor of computer science who studies human-robot...
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Building a Robot With Human Touch - New York Times

Building a Robot With Human Touch - New York Times | Heron | Scoop.it
New York Times Building a Robot With Human Touch New York Times Since the first robotic arm was designed at the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory in the 1960s, robots have learned to perform repetitive factory work, but they can barely...
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Galway to host World Robotic Sailing Championship

Galway to host World Robotic Sailing Championship | Heron | Scoop.it
Fully autonomous and unmanned sailing boats will be racing across Galway Harbour from 9-13 September, when Galway City hosts the seventh World Robotic Sailing Championship (WRSC).
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How to Make a Makerspace

How to Make a Makerspace | Heron | Scoop.it
So you're going to rally your local makers into a collaborative, community-based workplace. You’ll need a location ranging from a mobile pop-up stored in your van to an 80,000-square-foot warehouse...
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British Pathé Nr.9: Englischer Miniaturjahrmarkt von 1955 - Spiel und Kunst mit Mechanik

Dieser Modellbaujahrmarkt wurde 1955 im englischen Norwich, Norfolk, ausgestellt und gibt uns einen Einblick in die zeitgenössische Jahrmarktswelt von damals.
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Airships That Carry Science Into the Stratosphere #makereducation

Airships That Carry Science Into the Stratosphere #makereducation | Heron | Scoop.it
NYTimes.com published a piece on a potential new use for Airships: Airships are dusty relics of aviation history. Lighter-than-air vehicles conjure images of the Hindenburg, in its glory and destru...
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A Remote Controlled, Fully Functional, Steam Powered Tank

A Remote Controlled, Fully Functional, Steam Powered Tank | Heron | Scoop.it
Steam power anything these days is pretty cool, but rarely have we ever seen such a complex build as this steam powered, remote controlled 1/16th scale tank. [Ian] is an electronics design engineer...
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World's Largest Fleet Of Model Ships — Made Entirely Of LEGOS — To Dock In ... - CBS Local

World's Largest Fleet Of Model Ships — Made Entirely Of LEGOS — To Dock In ... - CBS Local | Heron | Scoop.it
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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – There's a unique exhibit coming to the City of Brotherly Love this September.
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▶ Show and Tell: LEGO Ideas Research Institute - YouTube

For this week's Show and Tell, Norm snags a new LEGO kit that sold out in just one day: the Research Institute minifies set that was designed through LEGO's ...
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Finally, A Working Jet Pack

Finally, A Working Jet Pack | Heron | Scoop.it
Well, kind of. This is one of [Jason Kerestes'] latest projects as a masters engineering student at the Arizona State University -- A jet pack designed to increase your running speed by quite liter...
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Avec Home, Withings surveille la maison

Avec Home, Withings surveille la maison | Heron | Scoop.it
Personne ne peut plus arrêter Withings. Le constructeur français d'objets connectés de grande classe (voir par exemple la montre Activité) poursuit son
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a caminho da soc orwelliana e ainda pagamos por cima

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3ders.org - 3D print your own building bricks compatible with LEGO with open source MyBuild system | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News

3ders.org - 3D print your own building bricks compatible with LEGO with open source MyBuild system | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News | Heron | Scoop.it
The developers behind the Taiwan-based Hero Design Studio have come up with a simple but cool open source design for Building Bricks that are compatible with LEGO bricks without breaking their copyright.
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Alunos da UMinho desenvolvem protótipos todo-o-terreno

Alunos da UMinho desenvolvem protótipos todo-o-terreno | Heron | Scoop.it

Dois alunos de Engenharia Mecânica da Universidade do Minho estão a criar chassis para protótipos todo-o-terreno, com a parceria da empresa DEPieres Competição.

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Watch the incredible running robot that even do a backflip

Watch the incredible running robot that even do a backflip | Heron | Scoop.it
Called Achires, the Japanese robot uses a high speed camera to enable it to lean forward and run without falling over. (Robo-gymnastics!
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Galway to host World Robotic Sailing Championship

Galway to host World Robotic Sailing Championship | Heron | Scoop.it
Fully autonomous and unmanned sailing boats will be racing across Galway Harbour from 9-13 September, when Galway City hosts the seventh World Robotic Sailing Championship (WRSC).
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▶ Gradior - YouTube

▶ Gradior - YouTube | Heron | Scoop.it
"Did you make this yourself?" -Yup. "Will you make instructions?" -Nope. "Why did it take you so long to upload again?" -Things are done when they are done. ...
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Automatisches Rollstuhlverstauen im VW-Passat - Spiel und Kunst mit Mechanik

Eine maschinenbauliche Meisterleistung (allerdings schon 13 Jahre zurückliegend) zeigt dieses Video, bei dem ein Rollstuhlfahrer sich in seinen PKW begibt.
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Portobello 3D DLP / STL printer

Portobello 3D DLP / STL printer | Heron | Scoop.it
A 3D printer that is easy to use, fast and clean using very high resolution STL technology. Turn on, load print job, and go!
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THP Semifinalist: The Medicycle

THP Semifinalist: The Medicycle | Heron | Scoop.it
Despite a seeming lack of transportation projects for The Hackaday Prize, there are a few that made it through the great culling and into the semifinalist round. [Nick], [XenonJohn], and [DaveW]'s ...
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ICON E-Flyer II

ICON E-Flyer II | Heron | Scoop.it
A gorgeous electric bike from Jonathan Ward s ICON. Made from aluminum, the retro-influenced e-bike can hit 20mph in street mode and 36mph in race mode. Hydraulic front and rear brakes help bring it to a stop, and range is 30 miles.
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LOOK: Fan builds Lego version of DKR Memorial Stadium - CBSSports.com

LOOK: Fan builds Lego version of DKR Memorial Stadium - CBSSports.com | Heron | Scoop.it
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But my inability to build with the Legos is one of the reasons I'm amazed at some of the stuff people create with them.
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