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The New ATLAS Is Stronger, Faster, Scarier, and Battery-Powered

The New ATLAS Is Stronger, Faster, Scarier, and Battery-Powered | Heron | Scoop.it
As if the original version of Boston Dynamics' ATLAS robot wasn't unsettling enough, ahead of the upcoming DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals in June about 75 percent of the robot has been redesigned and rebuilt to make it stronger, faster, and less...
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The Meccanoid, a 'build-your-own robot' for kids by Meccano, launches today - Telegraph.co.uk

The Meccanoid, a 'build-your-own robot' for kids by Meccano, launches today - Telegraph.co.uk | Heron | Scoop.it
And it looks like a cross between WALL-E and Johnny Five
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Behind the scenes at one of the world’s largest model railways, 13/12/2014 GMT, The Travel Show - BBC World News

Behind the scenes at one of the world’s largest model railways, 13/12/2014 GMT, The Travel Show - BBC World News | Heron | Scoop.it
How a model railway exhibition is turning into a whole world in miniature.
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▶ Monster Energy: KEN BLOCK SHOWCASES HIS FORD F-150 RAPTORTRAX - YouTube

Monster Energy athlete Ken Block takes you for a personal walk-around of his Ford F-150 RaptorTRAX and explains just what makes it the coolest backcountry sn...
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The 1939 DKW Motorcycle Range

The 1939 DKW Motorcycle Range | Heron | Scoop.it
The advantage two-strokes had over four-strokes was that they completed their power cycle in half the time of a four stroke engine. This meant they could rev very fast, so 'Das Kleine Wunder' (the ...
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underthepier,southwold/amusement arcade history

underthepier,southwold/amusement arcade history | Heron | Scoop.it

Surprisingly little has been written about the history of amusement arcades. There are guides for collectors of antique slot machines but only one social history  (Nic Costa's Automatic Pleasures). This, despite arcades' far flung success –  every city in the world has them – and even every small town in Europe and the US.

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Mathematically Precise Kinetic Sculptures and Transformable Objects by John Edmark

Mathematically Precise Kinetic Sculptures and Transformable Objects by John Edmark | Heron | Scoop.it
If you enjoyed John Edmark's trippy 3D-printed zoetrope sculptures last week, you might also enjoy some of his kinetic sculptures that rely on excruciatingly precise laser-cut wood and internal mechanisms to create optical illusions and other unexpected behaviors. Edmark describes these
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Robot dance: Students program choreography for machines - Elmira Star-Gazette

Robot dance: Students program choreography for machines - Elmira Star-Gazette | Heron | Scoop.it
Student build robots, learn to choreograph their moves through computer programming for contest
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MIT now has algorithm for robot object recognition

MIT now has algorithm for robot object recognition | Heron | Scoop.it
Researchers have moved a step closer toward achieving the ability to provide us the means by which we may one day have the lifestyle of the Jetsons, a family that is central to a science fiction cartoon show.

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Guys Build Flyable R/C Avengers Helicarrier, Take Off And Land Planes On It | Geekologie

Guys Build Flyable R/C Avengers Helicarrier, Take Off And Land Planes On It | Geekologie | Heron | Scoop.it
This is a video of a bunch of dudes who built an actual flying Avengers' helicarrier and proceed to launch and land R/C planes on it. They even even attached cameras to the planes and pilot them with video...
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From 3D-printed airplanes to robot explorers: Nine TED talks on the future of tomorrow

From 3D-printed airplanes to robot explorers: Nine TED talks on the future of tomorrow | Heron | Scoop.it
From 3D-printed airplanes to robot explorers: our selection of the most thought-provoking TED talks on what the transformation of tomorrow will entail.
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Young minds, bright future: Robotics revolution hits Ugandan classrooms - CNN.com

Young minds, bright future: Robotics revolution hits Ugandan classrooms  - CNN.com | Heron | Scoop.it
Building a robot from scratch may seem like an impossible task to any school student, but one man is changing that mind-set for a generation of Ugandans.
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CMU innovation means robots can be quickly customized - Pittsburgh Post Gazette

CMU innovation means robots can be quickly customized - Pittsburgh Post Gazette | Heron | Scoop.it
The name “Snake Monster” is a bit misleading, but Howie Choset no longer has the power to change it. “I’m not allowed to name robots anymore,” joked Mr. Choset, 46, a robotics professor at Carnegie Mellon University.
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ISAAC robot joins NASA to weave advanced composites - Gizmag

ISAAC robot joins NASA to weave advanced composites - Gizmag | Heron | Scoop.it
The robot revolution continues at NASA this month as its Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia prepares to bring its Integrated Structural Assembly of Advanced Composites (ISAAC) robot online.
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Flotilla Simplifies Electronics Tinkering — Just Add Pi

Flotilla Simplifies Electronics Tinkering — Just Add Pi | Heron | Scoop.it
Flotilla consists of a series of plug and play hardware modules that are controlled by a Pi but can be programmed via different software interfaces, depending..
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Ubuntu/Linux Blog | Up Ubuntu: Quite Universal Circuit Simulator - A Schematic Editor & Circuit Simulator For Ubuntu/Linux Mint

Ubuntu/Linux Blog | Up Ubuntu: Quite Universal Circuit Simulator - A Schematic Editor & Circuit Simulator For Ubuntu/Linux Mint | Heron | Scoop.it
Quite Universal Circuit Simulator - A Schematic Editor & Circuit Simulator For Ubuntu/Linux Mint
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Never Before . . . A Boat Like Scampy

Never Before . . . A Boat Like Scampy | Heron | Scoop.it
It can’t have made a lasting impression on the boating crowd, because when I tried to find out something more about this nifty amphibious vehicle I drew a compete blank. Not a word, not another pic...
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Local Motors Opening Two New Micro-Factories For 3D Printed Car - Gas 2

Local Motors Opening Two New Micro-Factories For 3D Printed Car - Gas 2 | Heron | Scoop.it
Local Motors was on hand at the Detroit Auto Show to announce the opening of two new “micro-factories” and to show off their 3D printed car, the Strati.
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Diatom » Piccolo, the tiny CNC-bot

Diatom » Piccolo, the tiny CNC-bot | Heron | Scoop.it

Piccolo is a low-cost kitset device that uses servos to create a mechanism for tinkering with or developing for basic 2D or 3D CNC output.

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12 Year Old Builds Braille Printer From Legos

12 Year Old Builds Braille Printer From Legos | Heron | Scoop.it
We’ve come across Legos at some point in our childhood, some have simply come to know of its existence when they’ve stepped on...
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Autonomous Arduino Robot Obstacle Sensor, avoid collision - YouTube

How Sensor works in Autonomous Arduino Robot to Avoid Collision. Uploaded by http://infinitetechinfo.com
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Robot Exhibits Grow Markedly at CES 2015 - CIO Today

Robot Exhibits Grow Markedly at CES 2015 - CIO Today | Heron | Scoop.it
CIO Today Robot Exhibits Grow Markedly at CES 2015 CIO Today Our Awesome Robot Future: Still the Future, Not Yet AwesomeBusinessweek CES 2015: The robots moving in to your houseBBC News CES 2015: Robots Take Over Las VegasABC News NewsFactor Network...
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Rise of the (Toy) Machines: Meccano's Meccanoid Robot Is Built From an Erector ... - Wall Street Journal

Rise of the (Toy) Machines: Meccano's Meccanoid Robot Is Built From an Erector ... - Wall Street Journal | Heron | Scoop.it
With the Meccano Meccanoid, the classic Erector set evolves into an arm-waving, fast-talking, programmable robot for children.
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