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6-Axis Robot-Arm 3D Printer Runs on Arduino, Slings Spiderwebs

6-Axis Robot-Arm 3D Printer Runs on Arduino, Slings Spiderwebs | Heron | Scoop.it
Most industrial robots run on proprietary systems, but this experimental KUKA arm uses an Arduino MEGA to 3D print in 6 axes, mimicking the shapes found in nature. Despite the size of this KUKA arm...
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13 of History's Most Ingenious Spy Cameras

13 of History's Most Ingenious Spy Cameras | Heron | Scoop.it
Most of us can't help it: When we think about spies, we think about James Bond. And when we think about James Bond, we think about his gadgets. But real life spies use gadgets too--and there's no more amazing category of spy gadget than the camera.
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British Pathé Nr.25: Technikunterricht in einer Jungensklasse von 1935 - Spiel und Kunst mit Mechanik

Es ist eine Szene aus einer großen deutschen Schulklasse, in der hochmotiviert mit Metallbaukästen die verschiedensten Maschinenmodelle gebaut werden.
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The Most Unique Rocket Launch You'll Ever See

Have you ever heard of a girandola? I had not until we came across this video -- which is pretty incredible! This might be one of the most unique things I've ever seen. Girandolas are flying horizo...
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Nissan's Outlandish New Race Car Is a Much-Needed Dose of Insanity | WIRED

Nissan's Outlandish New Race Car Is a Much-Needed Dose of Insanity | WIRED | Heron | Scoop.it
It defies all conventional wisdom, producing a new design that motorsports badly needs.
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Não é este é o vermelhinho

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Using drones for archeological scanning

Using drones for archeological scanning | Heron | Scoop.it
3D model of the planned colonial town of Mawchu Llacta in highland Peru, reconstructed from 241 aerial photos.
From NBC
Maybe all Indiana Jones needed was a g…
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Sparks Will Fly: How to Hack Your Home

Sparks Will Fly: How to Hack Your Home | Heron | Scoop.it
Join the revolution. Learn to hack your home and take control of the devices in your life. Anything is possible.
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Electronics, Flite Test R/C Planes and More- Mailbag - YouTube

More Arduino related electronics components arrived. Some nice logic level converters, GPS module, Nanos, breadboards and more goodies. As well I have the Fl...
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This serpentine robot is helping clean up the Fukushima disaster

This serpentine robot is helping clean up the Fukushima disaster | Heron | Scoop.it
Japanese engineers have designed a snake-like robot to help inspect the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. The robot will help gather information in preparation of removing the building's radioactive rubble.
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Airbus A310 by MM - indoor airshow Leipzig on Vimeo

The main goal was to design a model which would not only look scale, but would fly like the original – not too fast, but not too slow either. As the model was planned to have all characteristic features, like functional flaps, retractable landing, lights etc. it was clear from the beginning, that the construction needed to be very light.

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Profile of Other Machine - a desktop CNC milling machine company

Profile of Other Machine - a desktop CNC milling machine company | Heron | Scoop.it

'm very excited about Other Machine's desktop CNC milling machines.

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Ridiculously Complicated Home Automation Made Simple

Ridiculously Complicated Home Automation Made Simple | Heron | Scoop.it
[Eric T] wrote up his insanely-comprehensive home automation setup. What started out as a method to notify him when his dog barked grew into a whole-house, Arduino-powered sensor extravaganza. We've p...
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EVShield - an Arduino Sheild for EV3 Motors and Sensors

EVShield  - an Arduino Sheild for EV3 Motors and Sensors | Heron | Scoop.it
Easy to use Arduino Shield for smart Robotics projects with Lego EV3 /NXT sensors and motors. Use this shield in Arduino IDE with C++.
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▶ EEVblog #700 - Indiana Jones HO Scale Model Train Set - YouTube

Dave rescues this awesome one-of-a-kind Indiana Jones themed HO scale model train set from the dumpster! Complete with Ark of the covenant, Petra, the well o...
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Why You Should Care About Software Defined Radio

Why You Should Care About Software Defined Radio | Heron | Scoop.it
It's hasn't become a household term yet, but Software-Defined Radio (SDR) is a major player on the developing technology front. Whether you're building products for mass consumption, or just playing a...
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The MagPi Magazine for Raspberry Pi - Volume 3

The MagPi Magazine for Raspberry Pi - Volume 3 | Heron | Scoop.it
Bring Volume 3 of The MagPi magazine, the first and only community magazine for the Raspberry Pi enthusiast, from virtual to reality.
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THE FUTURE IS OURS — ROBOTS TAKE OVER

THE FUTURE IS OURS — ROBOTS TAKE OVER | Heron | Scoop.it
I had the pleasure to be invited by W.I.R.E., the swiss based think tank, to participate in a “Battle of Scenarios” about the future of work. More precisely about the notion that robots will take over much of the work we are doing today.

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▶ 10 Future Technologies That Will Change The World - YouTube

▶ 10 Future Technologies That Will Change The World - YouTube | Heron | Scoop.it
From screenless displays to wireless electricity, I take a look at 10 future technologies that will change the world.
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Bolas, hoje já levei com uns quantos anúncios de "comida".

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Make: JavaScript Robotics: Building NodeBots with Raspberry Pi, Arduino, and BeagleBone: Backstop Media, Rick Waldron, Bryan Hughes, Raquel Velez, Kassandra Perch, Anna Gerber, Andrew Fisher, David...

Make: JavaScript Robotics: Building NodeBots with Raspberry Pi, Arduino, and BeagleBone

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South African Company 3D Prints Full-Sized Fully Articulated 5 1/2 Foot Robotic Woman

South African Company 3D Prints Full-Sized Fully Articulated 5 1/2 Foot Robotic Woman | Heron | Scoop.it
When I think about the potential that 3D printing has in making a difference just about anywhere in the world, Thingiverse is a website that I believe will have

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South African Company 3D Prints Full-Sized Fully Articulated 5 1/2 Foot Robotic Woman http://3dprint.com/43353/3d-printed-full-size-doll/

David W. Deeds's curator insight, February 11, 2015 4:45 PM

We're going to need a bigger printer. ;)

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Know Your Speed on Rollerblades

Know Your Speed on Rollerblades | Heron | Scoop.it
[Anurag] is a computer engineering student with a knack for rollerblading. Rollerblades are not a transportation device that are often fitted with speedometers, so [Anurag] took that more as a challen...
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RoboCore Is A Core For Your Robo

RoboCore Is A Core For Your Robo | Heron | Scoop.it
Krakow-based RoboCore has just launched on Kickstarter and is looking for a mere $50,000 to help you build better robots. The device is essentially a brain..
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