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Naki’o The Bionic Dog

Naki’o The Bionic Dog | Heron | Scoop.it
Naki’o lost his legs to frostbite but now he has new legs courtesy of cutting-edge technology. I
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Marc Fenigstein On How BRD Motorcycles is Changing the Face of Motocross - Core77

Marc Fenigstein On How BRD Motorcycles is Changing the Face of Motocross - Core77 | Heron | Scoop.it

We're a little different than your typical Bay Area start-up," says BRD Motorcycles CEO Marc Fenigstein.

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Printable Self-Assembling Bots Will One Day Be Our Affordable Minions - Gizmodo Australia

Printable Self-Assembling Bots Will One Day Be Our Affordable Minions - Gizmodo Australia | Heron | Scoop.it
Printable Self-Assembling Bots Will One Day Be Our Affordable Minions Gizmodo Australia There seem to be two major camps when it comes to robotic research these days: those working to create the most capable and human-like robots with no concern...
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Humanoid Robots Play Motorhead's Ace of Spades

Humanoid Robots Play Motorhead's Ace of Spades | Heron | Scoop.it
I love robots. I love Motorhead. And so it stands to reason that I would love robots playing Motorhead. But I haven't actually been able to test that
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Uma das histórias do ainda a pensar desta semana: http://paper.li/cafonso/1310715370

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11 Arduino projects that require major hacking skills—or a bit of insanity

11 Arduino projects that require major hacking skills—or a bit of insanity | Heron | Scoop.it
Lawn care, Daleks, bug zappers prove the Arduino thrives as much as Raspberry Pi.
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APX Labs mods Epson Moverio headset, adds camera, mic and motion sensors for improved AR

APX Labs mods Epson Moverio headset, adds camera, mic and motion sensors for improved AR | Heron | Scoop.it
Epson's 3D display glasses, the Moverio BT-100 have been floating around as a development platform for a couple years, and APX Labs is the latest to hack
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RoboBee Robot the Size of a Quarter Shows Off New Flight Skills

RoboBee Robot the Size of a Quarter Shows Off New Flight Skills | Heron | Scoop.it
A tiny biomimetic robot, dubbed RoboBee, recently took wing under controlled flight for the first time.
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Motor V8 à Escala tem apenas 100cc

Motor V8 à Escala tem apenas 100cc | Heron | Scoop.it

Nos automóveis, por norma o que mais nos atrai são os poderosos motores com motores V8 - e com quanto mais centímetros cúbicos melhor. No entanto, não deixa de ser igualmente impressionante espreitar o extremo oposto da escala

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The Amazing Properties of Ferrofluids [Video]

The Amazing Properties of Ferrofluids [Video] | Heron | Scoop.it
http://youtu.be/lEvVcaEmjjo Materials scientist and Christmas Lecturer Mark Miodownik demonstrates some of the weird properties of ferrofluid. This liquid is
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Faz você mesmo: Brinquedos didácticos, CNC para sonhar, o Brasil na frente (fria), Super-Condensadores, e Rodas de Bicicleta

Faz você mesmo: Brinquedos didácticos, CNC para sonhar, o Brasil na frente (fria), Super-Condensadores, e Rodas de Bicicleta | Heron | Scoop.it

Mas como sonhar não custa nada, e isto pode inspirar uns Engenhocas que eu cá sei, a fazer uma versão Desktop, cá vai o artigo sobre estas pequenas maravilhas, Fresas CNC de 5 eixos!

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Incredibly Massive Battle of Helm’s Deep Built From LEGO Bricks

Incredibly Massive Battle of Helm’s Deep Built From LEGO Bricks | Heron | Scoop.it
RT @showbiz: Batalla en el abismo de Helm con Legos #vivanlosfrikis http://t.co/ho9EdZHsg5
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2013 Campagna T-Rex 16S [w/video] First Drive - Autoblog

2013 Campagna T-Rex 16S [w/video] First Drive - Autoblog | Heron | Scoop.it
Without a doubt, the three-wheel Campagna T-Rex 16S is one of the most fascinating vehicles I have ever driven. "Drive it like a car, but act like you are on a motorcycle," were the words of wisdom bestowed upon me before ...
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Raspberry Pi: 'Brick Pi' Lego Bricks, With A Raspberry Pi Brain - element14

Raspberry Pi: 'Brick Pi' Lego Bricks, With A Raspberry Pi Brain - element14 | Heron | Scoop.it
Saw this on kickstarter and I thought I would share with the community. Looks like they've already hit their funding targets and I think the out of the box simplicity could really appeal. The Brick
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Senseg Technology - Senseg

Senseg Technology - Senseg | Heron | Scoop.it
Senseg is a leading innovator and provider of feasible and scalable haptic user experiences. Senseg E-Sense is the first haptic technology to truly touch you back.
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Innovate with China

Innovate with China | Heron | Scoop.it
We're changing "Made in China" to "Innovate with China" on our labels, what do you think?
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Hoje copiam, amanhã podem deixar-nos a chuchar no dedo

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Four Boats in a Storm

Four Boats in a Storm | Heron | Scoop.it
Four Boats in a Storm is the first piece in the Harbors & Havens series, a set of kinetic works dedicated to quaint shorefront scenes and small working harbors. The works are constructed from a...
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Insert Coin: BRCK wireless router packs a fallback 4G connection, internal battery

Insert Coin: BRCK wireless router packs a fallback 4G connection, internal battery | Heron | Scoop.it
In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please send
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How to build an Omni Wheels Robot

How to build an Omni Wheels Robot | Heron | Scoop.it
The invention of the wheel, literally revolutionized the history of man. Thanks to it, it was possible to create forms of transportation, invent new industrial and architectural machinery.
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Mudador Automático de DVDs na XBox feito em LEGO

Mudador Automático de DVDs na XBox feito em LEGO | Heron | Scoop.it

Parece não haver limite ao que se consegue fazer com os versáteis LEGO


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LEGO Technic - Spirograph [HD]

A fully motorized functional spirograph. More pictures and description (in French) here : http://www.techlug.fr/Forum/topic7691.html (Go down) http://forum.b...
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Cecilia Schiller (USA): 2 Videos - Spiel und Kunst mit Mechanik

Vor etwa zwei Wochen stellte ich neue Automata von CS aus Minneapolis vor. Nun hat sie auch entsprechende Videos nachgeliefert.
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3ders.org - Low-cost DARPA robot hand can pick up 50-pound weights | 3D Printer & 3D Printing News

3ders.org - Low-cost DARPA robot hand can pick up 50-pound weights | 3D Printer & 3D Printing News | Heron | Scoop.it
The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and iRobot, have released a three-finger robotic hand that is able to pick up keys and 50-pound (22.7kg) weight, using tweezers.
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Automata stars at Bonhams Dolls auction - Wikicollecting

Automata stars at Bonhams Dolls auction - Wikicollecting | Heron | Scoop.it
Unusual automata stars @bonhams1793 Dolls auction http://t.co/e47iIZQOGR http://t.co/sEJ8mCs1eY
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