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Seth Turin And The Automata | Some of the many marvels of the once was Museum of...

Some of the many marvels of the once was Museum of Automata of York, England. The Museum sadly closed in 1996. (Video: Some of the many marvels of the once was Museum of Automata of York, England. The Museum sadly...
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Williams College math class misses LEGOS goal, but learns from experience - Berkshire Eagle

Williams College math class misses LEGOS goal, but learns from experience - Berkshire Eagle | Heron | Scoop.it
Williams College math class misses LEGOS goal, but learns from experience
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WILLIAMSTOWN -- Three starships later, it turned out the 10-minute time barrier was too much for the scrappy Williams College crew of math students.
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The Mobile Hackerspace | Philipp-Protschka.com

The Mobile Hackerspace | Philipp-Protschka.com | Heron | Scoop.it

This project is all about the conversion of my trailer into a mobile hackerspace.

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3ders.org - Microslice: a mini Arduino laser cutter & engraver | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News

3ders.org - Microslice: a mini Arduino laser cutter & engraver | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News | Heron | Scoop.it
Gregory L Holloway decided to make his own mini laser engraver. He has called the project the MicroSlice, an adorable mini laser cutter & engraver.
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Repairing a Plane in Antarctica

Repairing a Plane in Antarctica | Heron | Scoop.it
One of our tipsters just sent us in an amazing story about repairing a plane in Antarctica -- and flying it home! On December 20, 2012 a Basler BT-67 Turbo 67 (DC-3T) -- named Lidia -- went down in...
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The Puppeteer and the Inventor... - Spiel und Kunst mit Mechanik

...das sind Mirjam Langemeijer und Fred Abels aus Amsterdam, die als "electric-circus" an Straßentheaterfestivals teilnehmen. Hier ein stimmungsvoll gefilmter Achtminüter
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Mecha-inspired casemod is a diorama depicting a gritty, gorgeous battlescene

Mecha-inspired casemod is a diorama depicting a gritty, gorgeous battlescene | Heron | Scoop.it
Hiroto Ikeuchi is a Japanese casemodder who builds spectacular dioramas into PC towers, turning them into dystopian, futuristic military battlescenes.
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No mínimo parece pouco prático para limpar o pó

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House for sale, complete with rideable scale railroad and trainyard

House for sale, complete with rideable scale railroad and trainyard | Heron | Scoop.it
Marty sez, "I've seen lots of homes for sale but this one is quite unique.
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Build your own analog synthesizer with Korg's MS-20 kit

Build your own analog synthesizer with Korg's MS-20 kit | Heron | Scoop.it
At NAMM 2013, we were able to get cozy with Korg's MS-20 mini analog synth. This year, the company is putting the wrenches in your hands with its DIY
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Karl Herrick | Lego Car & Raspberry Pi

Karl Herrick | Lego Car & Raspberry Pi | Heron | Scoop.it
For awhile now I've been wanting to connect an RC car to the Raspberry Pi. While originally I had the idea to wire up to a Tyco Fast Traxx controller, I de
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The next DIY tech revolution

The next DIY tech revolution | Heron | Scoop.it
Build-it-yourself computer kits spawned PCs and Bill Gates. With a new wave that encompasses 3D printers, drones and even biotech, what will be possible? (DIY-hack Kits.. past, present, and future.

Via John Parker
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World's Toughest Action-Sports Airframe by Game of Drones

The Action-Sports Airframe: The Virtually Unbreakable, Practically Indestructible, First, Best & Last Drone Airframe You'll Ever Need.
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Nissan Electric Sports Car Still In The Works - Gas 2

Nissan Electric Sports Car Still In The Works - Gas 2 | Heron | Scoop.it
So what about the promised electric sports car Nissan teased a few years ago? It’s still in the works, according to Nissan’s design chief.
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LIDAR-Lite: Distance Measurement Sensors for Drones and Bots > ENGINEERING.com

LIDAR-Lite: Distance Measurement Sensors for Drones and Bots > ENGINEERING.com | Heron | Scoop.it

Bob Lewis and Dennis Corey didn't like that distance measurement sensors were too expensive, and a high potential for eye damage existed.

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▶ Steam Powered Clock in Gas Town Vancouver, BC - YouTube

This is the Steam Clock in Gas Town in Vancouver, BC. You can hear it whistle the hour at the end of the video. There is a close up of the workings mid video.

 

Via: http://kugelbahn.blog.de/2014/01/25/dampfuhr-vancouver-17627921/

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Riding the RYNO: When Two Wheels Is Too Many

This sci-fi electric unicycle is the RYNO, a future-badass alternative to the Segway that looks like it got beamed down from the year 2114. But it's here, and it's real, and I got to ride it.
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R/C Klingon Battlecruiser and Enterprise A [Videos]

R/C Klingon Battlecruiser and Enterprise A [Videos] | Heron | Scoop.it
Youtuber sgtalon made this really cool remote controlled Klingon battlecruiser and filmed the ship's maiden flight for all to see. He also has an RC model of the Enterprise A on his channel, which ...
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1930s Meccano car kits expected to sell for £15,000

1930s Meccano car kits expected to sell for £15,000 | Heron | Scoop.it

A set of two Meccano toy car kits from 1930 are expected to sell for £15.000

Breaking news from the UK and international toy industry

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STRAWBEES - dream BIG, build BIGGER!

Strawbees, a fantastic prototyping toy for makers of all ages. Build huge mechanical objects from standard straws and cardboard!
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"Railway Resort" is Apparently a Thing (An Amazing Thing)

"Railway Resort" is Apparently a Thing (An Amazing Thing) | Heron | Scoop.it
The still photos on this listing are amazing, but they really don't do this property justice. Thankfully, the listing agent had a video made. It is amazing. This aerial shot gives you a sense of th...
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Como se pode perder muito tempo a ver os comboios passar (dentro de casa também)

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DJI's Phantom 2 Vision takes a stabilized camera to the sky, we go hands-on (video)

DJI's Phantom 2 Vision takes a stabilized camera to the sky, we go hands-on (video) | Heron | Scoop.it
You may not have come across DJI before, but this brand is no stranger in the world of hobbyist drones. Even production studios use the company's gear
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Mother • Sen.se

Mother • Sen.se | Heron | Scoop.it
Your safety, fitness, comfort and joy... she takes care of what matters to you today.
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▶ Lego Car with Raspberry Pi - YouTube

Read more @ karlherrick.com/dev/?p=1448 - The Lego 4x4 crawler with a Raspberry Pi, camera module, and servo attached. Steering and picture taking is enabled...
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"The Toy" by Ray and Charles Eames

"The Toy" by Ray and Charles Eames | Heron | Scoop.it
Socks Studio has a short article and a bunch of photos of "The Toy."

“The Toy” was a self-assembly project made in 1951 by Charles and Ray Eames and sold by Sears, Roebuck and Co.
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