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Get 41% Off the Tiny SKEYE Nano Drone

Get 41% Off the Tiny SKEYE Nano Drone | Heron | Scoop.it
Great things come in tiny packages, if the TRNDlabs SKEYE Nano Drone is anything to go by!
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LEGO Particle Accelerator | JK Brickworks

LEGO Particle Accelerator | JK Brickworks | Heron | Scoop.it

The idea to build this started out as a joke. I was going to make a gag video where I start describing how I built some completely ridiculous and unbelievable thing (ie, a working particle accelerator) out of LEGO bricks

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The quest for a reactionless spacecraft thruster

The quest for a reactionless spacecraft thruster | Heron | Scoop.it
For many decodes, a fantasy among space enthusiasts has been to invent a device that produces a net thrust in one direction, without any need for reaction mass. Of course, a reactionless space drive of this type is impossible. Or is it? By Charles Platt
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Fun Game: Hoverkraft Levitating Construction Challenge

Fun Game: Hoverkraft Levitating Construction Challenge | Heron | Scoop.it
The Hoverkraft Levitating Construction Challenge is a fun old-school building game with a twist. Instead of just stacking pieces on regular, boring surface,
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▶ How to fold the world record paper airplane - YouTube

How to fold the world record paper airplane. John Collins design, Suzanne, broke the Guinness World Record for distance in 2012. The New World Champion Paper...
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Japanese Hobbyists Build A Working Transformer

Eee-urrk-urrk-urrk-urk! A pair of Japanese hobbyists have built a transforming robot that can walk or, when in sports car form, drive around autonomously...
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CyPhy Works' New Drone Fits in Your Pocket, Flies for Two Hours - IEEE Spectrum

CyPhy Works' New Drone Fits in Your Pocket, Flies for Two Hours - IEEE Spectrum | Heron | Scoop.it
A thin tether provides enough constant power and communications to this pocket-sized surveillance drone
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SMART begins live public robocar tests in Singapore today | Robohub

SMART begins live public robocar tests in Singapore today | Robohub | Heron | Scoop.it
SMART begins live public robocar tests in Singapore today
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Robotic pilot-controlled towing tractor for passenger jets? No longer science fiction - i-HLS

Robotic pilot-controlled towing tractor for passenger jets? No longer science fiction    - i-HLS | Heron | Scoop.it
Wind River is among the presenters at the upcoming Autonomous Unmanned Systems & Robotics Expo on November 25-26 2014 IAI will be presenting at the upc - i-HLS

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Kickstarting mass-customizable furniture-on-demand

Kickstarting mass-customizable furniture-on-demand | Heron | Scoop.it
Massuni, an established cabinet-maker, is taking Kickstarter pre-orders for an ingenious furniture production system that lets you choose from among a suite of basic designs, then specify your particular, exact dimensions and have custom pieces turned out that exactly meet your needs.
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3ders.org - Dutch designer wins New Material Fellow award with her 3D printable ‘balloon’ project | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News

3ders.org - Dutch designer wins New Material Fellow award with her 3D printable ‘balloon’ project | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News | Heron | Scoop.it
Her Aera Fabrica project has just won the New Material Fellow award at the Dutch New Material Award design competition. This competition is an initiative of the Dutch innovation funds DOEN Foundation.
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Enough with the flying cars already

I love cars. I love aircraft, too. Planes are in my blood: my father and grandfather both owned them, and I've been to EAA AirVenture every year since I could walk (long before it was even called...
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digamos que a revista tem uma história

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A platform for connecting devices and applications.

A platform for connecting devices and applications. | Heron | Scoop.it

Build applications with a common cloud and device application model centered on JavaScript.

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a metro é uma ui bem feia

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Aeromao - Aeromapper 300

Aeromao - Aeromapper 300 | Heron | Scoop.it

The ONLY uav with REAL multi-sensor capabilities: 25 different sensors supported and the list keeps growing...

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This stunning Millennium Falcon model is made out of old Cardboard

This stunning Millennium Falcon model is made out of old Cardboard | Heron | Scoop.it
Okay, so this rendition of Han Solo's trusty ship might be made out of the literal junk Luke Skywalker thought it was, but that doesn't stop it from being outstandingly gorgeous.
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European Robotics Week

European Robotics Week | Heron | Scoop.it

There is a lot going on in Europe during the European Robotics Week: school visits with lectures on robotics, guided tours for pupils, open labs, exhibitions, challenges, robots in action on public squares…

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FlowPaw, the Bear Paw of Electronics Education

FlowPaw, the Bear Paw of Electronics Education | Heron | Scoop.it
If the astonishing success of littleBits is any indication, there's a huge market for 'intro to electronics' products that are much more capable than the classic Radio Shack 'springs and components st...
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360Fly - uma action cam para gravações panorâmicas a 360º

360Fly - uma action cam para gravações panorâmicas a 360º | Heron | Scoop.it
Se é certo que não há falta de action-cams para gravar as actividades mais radicais, há situações onde nem mesmo as suas lentes grande angular nos permitem captar todo o ambiente envolvente. É nisso que aposta esta curiosa 360Fly.
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First attempt at around-the-world solar-powered flight to take off from Abu Dhabi in March, 2015

First attempt at around-the-world solar-powered flight to take off from Abu Dhabi in March, 2015 | Heron | Scoop.it
Described as “the only airplane of perpetual endurance, able to fly day and night on solar power, without a drop of fuel,” Solar Impulse is slated for an around-the-world flight attempt in 2015.
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Fascinating mechanical music boxes

Fascinating mechanical music boxes | Heron | Scoop.it
Every time I see a mechanical music box my jaw drops. But when I saw these extraordinary pieces, by 18th century master watchmaker Jaquet Droz, I couldn't believe they worked mechanically and not by magic spell.
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Makerclub Helps You Learn 3D-Printed Robotics - DailyBuzzes.com

Makerclub Helps You Learn 3D-Printed Robotics - DailyBuzzes.com | Heron | Scoop.it
Want to make a giant 3D-printed spider robot? A humanoid help-mate? A robotic scorpion with a powerful, electrified tail? Makerclub can probably

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Interestingly, the service is also offering a hardware brain on Indiegogo to help build the creations.

 

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Phoenard: World's 1st Arduino-compatible Prototyping Gadget

Phoenard: World's 1st Arduino-compatible Prototyping Gadget | Heron | Scoop.it
The ultimate combination of an Arduino-compatible board and your day-to-day Gadget in one handheld Device.
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castAR team ships out first pair of AR glasses, more to follow soon

castAR team ships out first pair of AR glasses, more to follow soon | Heron | Scoop.it
The castAR team has just shipped its first pair of augmented reality glasses, a year after it raised $1 million on Kickstarter. This headset, developed
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