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LEGO Technic x Volvo: Making of

LEGO Technic x Volvo: Making of | Heron | Scoop.it
LEGO and Volvo give us an idea of how much time, effort and resources (and fun!) went into the making of the new LEGO Technic 42030, a remote-controlled replica of the Volvo
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Bust out the LEGOs! The toymaker cut its ties with Big Oil

Bust out the LEGOs! The toymaker cut its ties with Big Oil | Heron | Scoop.it
After Greenpeace released a video campaign starring tiny, drowning plastic fishermen, LEGO is letting go of its contract with Shell oil.
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The FAA Is Trying to Erase the 1981 Document That Legalized Hobby Drones

The FAA Is Trying to Erase the 1981 Document That Legalized Hobby Drones | Heron | Scoop.it
The agency says that AC 91-57 is no longer necessary.
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3D Printing Jet Engine #3DThursday

3D Printing Jet Engine #3DThursday | Heron | Scoop.it
3D Printing Jet Engine SLS(Nylon) & FDM(ABS) and Mechanical parts Size:W650mm 3D Printing Jet Engine from id.arts on Vimeo. It's always interesting to see 3d printed engines, here's a rather la...
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Savino Robots, remote controlled cars, helicopters, quad-copters and more – ARMdevices.net

Savino makes a car that can be controlled by an iPhone that has camera functionality built in

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Robot learns how snakes climb dunes

Robot learns how snakes climb dunes | Heron | Scoop.it
US researchers discover how sidewinders climb sand dunes by studying their motion in the lab and copying it with a robot.
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Education leads the way for 3D printing revolution | Inside3DP

Education leads the way for 3D printing revolution | Inside3DP | Heron | Scoop.it
A rapid prototyping and 3D printing solutions company manager is one of many bringing 3D printers and 3D printing education to schools across the world.
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MacGyvered Optoisolator is a Great Introduction

MacGyvered Optoisolator is a Great Introduction | Heron | Scoop.it
Sometimes the best way to learn about a technology is to just build something yourself. That's what [Dan] did with his DIY optoisolator. The purpose of an optoisolator is to allow two electrical sy...
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Nikon mostra as suas lentes Nikkor por dentro

Nikon mostra as suas lentes Nikkor por dentro | Heron | Scoop.it
Já todos sabemos que por muito bom que seja o sensor de imagens usado numa câmara, pouco ou nada poderá fazer se as lentes que tem à sua frente não forem capazes de fazer chegar a luz convenientemente até si. Poucas vezes poderemos pensar no que se passa no interior de uma lente, mas a Nikon quer relembrar-nos que há realmente muito trabalho que lá fica escondido, abrindo alguns segredos das suas lentes Nikkor.
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3D printed ear to help children with hearing problems | Inside3DP

3D printed ear to help children with hearing problems | Inside3DP | Heron | Scoop.it
3D bioprinting and innovative 3D printing technology are used to help children with hearing disabilities.
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Amazon.co.jp: Making Simple Automata 電子書籍: Robert Race: Kindleストア

Making Simple Automata [Kindle edition] by Robert Race. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets.

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Ping Pong Robot at Omron Automation Lab

Is this seriously cool or what? You can play ping pong against this robot, with it's dual vision systems, anticipation algorithms, self balancing algorithms, it's able to play back the ping...
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Cheap 3D printer now available on Indiegogo | Inside3DP

Cheap 3D printer now available on Indiegogo | Inside3DP | Heron | Scoop.it
Italian 3D printing expert Davide Marin has developed a small, compact and cheap 3D printer for the consumer and desktop 3D printer markets.
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These awesome RC airplanes are so huge that you can fly a kid inside

These awesome RC airplanes are so huge that you can fly a kid inside | Heron | Scoop.it
I have seen big RC planes in the past, but this is really getting out of hand. I watch these videos of giant scale RC planes—the one above is 85 percent of the original size!—and I have to wonder what's the point.

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The (toy) robot revolution is here, thanks to Modular Robotics - Silicon Prairie News

The (toy) robot revolution is here, thanks to Modular Robotics - Silicon Prairie News | Heron | Scoop.it
Eric Schweikardt founded Modular Robotics to help children learn about robots, patterns and other computational projects.
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Harvard Launches Free Soft Robotics Toolkit #3DxRobotics #3DThursday #3DPrinting

Harvard Launches Free Soft Robotics Toolkit #3DxRobotics #3DThursday #3DPrinting | Heron | Scoop.it
Incredible resource! Harvard Launches Free Soft Robotics Toolkit : The Soft Robotics Toolkit is the result of Harvard’s attempt to create comprehensive instructional kits for hands on design projec...
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Applanix Offers Single-Board GNSS-Inertial System for UAV Mapping

Applanix Offers Single-Board GNSS-Inertial System for UAV Mapping | Heron | Scoop.it
Applanix, a mobile mapping and positioning company, has introduced a new product that enables major improvements in unmanned airborne mapping: the Applanix A…
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Scratch Duino: Open Source Magnetic Robot Kit for Education

Scratch Duino: Open Source Magnetic Robot Kit for Education | Heron | Scoop.it
Scratch Duino is a highly customizable, simple and interactive open source robot kit with magnetic-mount sensors.

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Educating our kids to become the Maker Movement of tomorrow | Inside3DP

Educating our kids to become the Maker Movement of tomorrow | Inside3DP | Heron | Scoop.it
We must educate our children to become a part of the maker culture, or maker movement, which is an integral part of the DIY culture, writes Roy Keidar.
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Multi-material 3D printer launches on Kickstarter | Inside3DP

Multi-material 3D printer launches on Kickstarter | Inside3DP | Heron | Scoop.it
In September we wrote an article on the upcoming Kickstarter launch of a 3D printer that promised to print in a range of materials including wood, conductive materials, ceramic, plastics, and various foods. Many of our readers were very curious about the 3D printer, and now you can all get the chance to test it …
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Home Automation with a Custom Wireless Sensor Network

Home Automation with a Custom Wireless Sensor Network | Heron | Scoop.it
We're no strangers to home automation projects around here, but it's not often that you see one described in this much detail. [Paul] designed a custom home automation system with four teammates fo...
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PrintScreen: Fabricating Highly Customizable Thin-film Touch-Displays - YouTube

PrintScreen: Fabricating Highly Customizable Thin-film Touch-Displays - YouTube | Heron | Scoop.it
PrintScreen is an enabling technology for digital fabrication of customized flexible displays using thin-film electroluminescence (TFEL). It enables inexpens...
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Canadarm robotics technology performs breast cancer biopsies

Canadarm robotics technology performs breast cancer biopsies | Heron | Scoop.it

Canadarm robotic technology has been adapted to perform breast cancer biopsies inside an MRI scanner, the Canadian Space Agency says...


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Watch an Apple Engineer Recreate a 2,000-Year-Old Computer Using Legos

Watch an Apple Engineer Recreate a 2,000-Year-Old Computer Using Legos | Heron | Scoop.it
Remember that old commercial about "Zack, the Lego maniac"? Well, Zack ain't got nothing on Andrew Carol. When Carol's not working on...
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Robot gets a driving lesson for DARPA challenge - Computerworld

Robot gets a driving lesson for DARPA challenge - Computerworld | Heron | Scoop.it
Warner, the WPI robot, has been taking driving lessons -- one of a number of challenges he'll need to compete in the DARPA robotics challenge finals next year.
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