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Build an Omnidirectional Holonomic Robot from Lego

Build an Omnidirectional Holonomic Robot from Lego | Heron | Scoop.it
Holonomic robots are cool. They move in any direction, they rotate on the spot, they even move while rotating. These unique capabilities of holonomic robots make them very well suited for operating...
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AVC 2014 Course Preview | FreeIO

AVC 2014 Course Preview | FreeIO | Heron | Scoop.it

Have you ever wanted to spend six months toiling over a workbench creating a robotic masterpiece only to see it explode in a ball of flames five seconds after you turn it on the day of the race?

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RAW VIDEO: Jetpack Demo at Smithsonian Future Is Here Festival

RAW VIDEO: Jetpack Demo at Smithsonian Future Is Here Festival | Heron | Scoop.it
The jetpack was demoed at the Smithsonian Magazine hosted event on Saturday May 17th, 2014 in Washington D.C..
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Hacking toys with Energia

Hacking toys with Energia | Heron | Scoop.it
We talked with Robert Wessels, and Adrian Fernandez, about the TI Launchpad and the Energia Project, and about the hacked Hexbug toys they've brought with them to Maker Faire this year.
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Eric Farber (USA): Percussionist und Klangmaschinentüftler - Spiel und Kunst mit Mechanik

Farber's Webseite "Kinetic Ontology" weist stark auf sein erfinderisches Interesse an Instrumentarium hin, das er aus Schrott und found objects
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Mamba3D - High quality open source 3D-printer

The Mamba3D printer is an affordable, high quality, all-metal, open source 3D-printer with a 200x200x200mm build area.
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Susana Soares: Bee´s / Project

Susana Soares: Bee´s / Project | Heron | Scoop.it

Bee's explores how we might co-habit with natural biological systems and use their potential to increase our perceptive abilities.

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Nissan ZEOD RC Deep Dive: Electrical System (w/ Video)

Nissan ZEOD RC Deep Dive: Electrical System (w/ Video) | Heron | Scoop.it
In this video, Nissan takes you on a deep dive of the advanced electrical system in its gas-electric ZEOD RC hybrid Le Mans race car, set to race in 2014!
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Primatiale Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Lyon - L'horloge astronomique

Primatiale Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Lyon - L'horloge astronomique | Heron | Scoop.it

L'horloge astronomique de la Primatiale est l'une des plus anciennes d'Europe.

Après Cluny (1340, aujourd'hui disparue), Strasbourg (1354), c'est à Lyon en 1379 qu'est installée une horloge à rouages avec des mécanismes astronomiques.

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This Robotic Wi-Fi Telescope Is the Coolest App-cessory in the Galaxy | Gadget Lab | WIRED

This Robotic Wi-Fi Telescope Is the Coolest App-cessory in the Galaxy  | Gadget Lab | WIRED | Heron | Scoop.it
Celestron’s line of robotic, Wi-Fi-enabled telescopes will ensure you never get lost in space.
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The Coolest Spaceships Ever Built, Compared by Size | Science | WIRED

The Coolest Spaceships Ever Built, Compared by Size | Science | WIRED | Heron | Scoop.it

There are a lot of online resources for information about space history, but none can rival the combination of thorough and adorable you’ll find at Historic Spacecraft.

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Hoverbike Priced At $85,000 Coming In 2017 - Gas 2

Hoverbike Priced At $85,000 Coming In 2017 - Gas 2 | Heron | Scoop.it
Ever since watching the famous Endor speeder bike chases scene from Return of the Jedi, I’ve wanted a hover bike of my own. In 2017, my dreams come true.
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ZEUS - The world's first All-In-One 3D Printer for professional use

ZEUS - The world's first All-In-One 3D Printer for professional use | Heron | Scoop.it
ZEUS is a full automated all-in-one 3D printer that can scan, print, copy, and fax 3D objects with the touch of a button.
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Pete's Blog: DIY Pick and Place Machine - Part 1

Pete's Blog: DIY Pick and Place Machine - Part 1 | Heron | Scoop.it

  A robot, or perhaps more accurately named a "Pick and Place Machine" in this case, is unlikely to place a 100 ohm resistor where the 1000 ohm resistor is supposed to go, or put that diode in backwards, thus rendering the entire circuit useless.  Perhaps the biggest benefit is that my eyes and neck will remain in relative comfort.

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Internet's Best Secrets: TinkerBots - LEGO style modular robots on Indiegogo

Internet's Best Secrets: TinkerBots - LEGO style modular robots on Indiegogo | Heron | Scoop.it

I'm happy to see there's an increased interest in physical "toys" - after several generations of people that have devoted their (free) time seating in front of a TV playing console games.

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Watch A Myo-Controlled Humanoid Robot Lay The Groundwork For Real-World ‘Real Steel’ | TechCrunch

Watch A Myo-Controlled Humanoid Robot Lay The Groundwork For Real-World ‘Real Steel’ | TechCrunch | Heron | Scoop.it
The Thalmic Labs Myo gesture controller is already in the hands of some early developers, and it's producing some pretty interesting looks at what might be..
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Scientists at Work: Designing the Fastest Car on the Planet (Op-Ed)

Scientists at Work: Designing the Fastest Car on the Planet (Op-Ed) | Heron | Scoop.it
Apart from a brief break in the 1960s and 1970s, British engineering and drivers have played a dominant role in setting the land speed record in the fastest cars on the planet.
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Steam Brain | Kinetic Ontology

Steam Brain | Kinetic Ontology | Heron | Scoop.it

–This NPR interview from March, 2012 explores the found-percussion assemblages and hand-cranked “drum machines” that I built for FUTURITY

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JPN: Tecnologia: "Bicicleta de bolso" chega à Europa

JPN: Tecnologia: "Bicicleta de bolso" chega à Europa | Heron | Scoop.it

A Bike Intermodal pesa 7,5 quilos e tem como objetivo principal incentivar as pessoas a deslocarem-se de velocípede, tornando, assim, as cidades mais ecológicas.

Este facto é possível, uma vez que a bicicleta pode ser facilmente tranportada numa mala de 50 centímetros x 40 centímetros x 15 centímetros e evita roubos. Além disso, todas as peças que compõem o veículo são recicláveis, o que permite a sua reutilização.

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New Red is the Meyers Manx Electric Dune Buggy You Can Buy (w/ Video)

New Red is the Meyers Manx Electric Dune Buggy You Can Buy (w/ Video) | Heron | Scoop.it
This is New Red, an all electric, 25 MPH, made in the USA dune buggy from the father of the species, Meyers Manx, that's set to take beach towns by storm.
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Introducing Mirobot, a DIY WiFi Robot for Children | FreeIO

Introducing Mirobot, a DIY WiFi Robot for Children | FreeIO | Heron | Scoop.it

We’re quite sure that fathers parents people reading Hackaday wonder how to introduce their children acquaintances to the wonderful world of electronics

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A Ravishing New $120K Roadster Straight Out of the 1940s | Autopia | WIRED

A Ravishing New $120K Roadster Straight Out of the 1940s | Autopia | WIRED | Heron | Scoop.it
Plenty of automakers make retro-modern vehicles that combine an old-school ethos with modern technology. But none of them do it quite like Morgan Motor Co., which was retro before retro was a thing.
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The World’s Smartest Toy Cars Just Got Supercharged | Gadget Lab | WIRED

The World’s Smartest Toy Cars Just Got Supercharged | Gadget Lab | WIRED | Heron | Scoop.it
Anki Drive, the artificial intelligence-assistanted toy car game that debuted last fall, is back with new cars, new tracks, and new ways to play.
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ISEE-3 Reboot Project by Space College, Skycorp, and SpaceRef

ISEE-3 Reboot Project by Space College, Skycorp, and SpaceRef | Heron | Scoop.it
ISEE-3/ICE spacecraft will soon fly by the Earth. NASA can't save it. With your support we will.
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This Rube Goldberg Device Puts A Human Inside the Machine

Every year, students from across the U.S. compete in Purdue University's Rube Goldberg Machine contest. This year's winners were invited to Jimmy Kimmel Live to present their 75-step zipper-zipping contraption – the first Rube Goldberg Machine in the competition's 31-year history to put a human inside the machine.
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