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Flexible pressure-sensor film shows how much force a surface ‘feels’ — in color

Flexible pressure-sensor film shows how much force a surface ‘feels’ — in color | Heron | Scoop.it
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Organum Hydraulicum

Organum Hydraulicum | Heron | Scoop.it
Athanasius Kircher was a 17th century German jesuit scholar who produced many publications on machinery. One of them, Musurgia Universalis, was written in 1650 and described ways of creating automatic music. The machine shown above, a water organ, is from Book 9 of that work. Water and air are
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averose13's photo on Instagram ("Twisted Sisters Carousel" is the last Seahorse Automaton of 5 I made 4 my Bestiary of the Automata.… http://t.co/J42fULWIf6)...
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Understory Raises $1.9M To Deploy Its Network Of Hyper-Local, Ground-Level Weather Stations | TechCrunch

Understory Raises $1.9M To Deploy Its Network Of Hyper-Local, Ground-Level Weather Stations | TechCrunch | Heron | Scoop.it
Weather data currently comes from high-altitude locations, and rarely reflects conditions on the ground with a high degree of accuracy. Boston-based startup..
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Tour Europe In Style With Autobahn Adventures

Tour Europe In Style With Autobahn Adventures | Heron | Scoop.it
From the winding roads of Tuscany to Germany's unrestricted autobahn sections, Europe has some great roads. Yet traveling there to experience them can be too much of a logistical undertaking for some, and they're not quite as much fun from behind the wheel of a rented diesel hatchback. However...
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para candidatos a Fangio....ou talvez não

Passeios "quase dados", visitas a muitos brinquedos em alguns museus

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Here’s What Happens When You Strap An Oculus-Controlled Video Camera To A Drone And Take It For A Spin | TechCrunch

Here’s What Happens When You Strap An Oculus-Controlled Video Camera To A Drone And Take It For A Spin  | TechCrunch | Heron | Scoop.it
So what would happen if you took a drone, attached twin video cameras to it, and had each of those cameras feed directly into one half of an Oculus Rift..
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Raspberry Pi modded into a $160 cellphone

Raspberry Pi modded into a $160 cellphone | Heron | Scoop.it
Remember how happy you were when you got your Raspberry Pi project to do, well, anything? Programming savant and photographer David Hunt has merely
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Opensource RhinoBOT is Well Suited For Hacking and Sumo-Robotics!

Opensource RhinoBOT is Well Suited For Hacking and Sumo-Robotics! | Heron | Scoop.it
The RhinoBOT is an open source and 3D printed robot that is fun to build and easy to expand. It can be used for educational purposes or even as a sumobot! [Miguel Carro] runs a DIY robotics blog at...
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Building a Mini, the DIY option | joecoopersailing.com

Building a Mini, the DIY option | joecoopersailing.com | Heron | Scoop.it

This essay is an updated version of a story I wrote about my Mini in about 2001 for a European website dedicated to Mini 650′s.

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3D printer that lays down conductive traces as it goes

3D printer that lays down conductive traces as it goes | Heron | Scoop.it
Rabbit Proto is a print-head for the Reprap open 3D printer design that can deposit conductive traces alongside of structural plastic elements, effectively embedding printed circuits directly into the structure of its output.
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How to make an F16 Jet Fighter Paper Plane (Tadashi Mori)

How to make an F16 Jet Fighter Paper Plane (Tadashi Mori) | Heron | Scoop.it
How to make an F16 Jet Fighter Paper Plane (Tadashi Mori).


Autor: Tadashi MoriCategory: Howto & StylePublished: 2013-07-12F15 tutorial: http:/ / www.youtube.com/ watch?v=_WnAsrh3XvQJAS 39 Gripen: http:/ / www.youtube.com/ watch?v=QTstsbtZo2
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Tweet from @MicheleGuieu

Tweet from @MicheleGuieu | Heron | Scoop.it
#ARTSPLASH today! Cardboard Automata made by my 2nd graders students - "Forces and Motion" residency in Campbell http://t.co/IGyZ2EXW9f
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Weekend Diversion: LEGOs for those with a little Curiosity (Synopsis ...

Weekend Diversion: LEGOs for those with a little Curiosity (Synopsis ... | Heron | Scoop.it
Image credit: Jonas Vandall, of LEGO Curiosity creator (and NASA Curiosity Engineer) Stephen Pakbaz. “Earth as an ecosystem stands out in the all of the universe. There's no place that we know about that can support life as ...
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Campo Pequeno Lego Fan Event - 25 April to 4 May

Campo Pequeno Lego Fan Event - 25 April to 4 May | Heron | Scoop.it

  So you think YOU are good at building things with Lego? Wait until you visit the Campo Pequeno Lego Fan Event, 25 April to 4 May, in Lisbon. 

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Retro Technology LEGO Kits by Chris McVeigh

Retro Technology LEGO Kits by Chris McVeigh | Heron | Scoop.it
Jack-of-all-trades artist and designer Chris McVeigh creates these awesome minimalist Lego models of outmoded technology including TVs, video game consoles, as well as analog phones and cameras.
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Disney Research creates 3D-printed interactive speakers of any shape | KurzweilAI

(Credit: Disney Research) Scientists at Disney Research, Pittsburgh have developed methods to use a 3D printer to produce electrostatic loudspeakers that
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Enjoy These Clever Miniature Sculptures Made From Old Clock Parts

Enjoy These Clever Miniature Sculptures Made From Old Clock Parts | Heron | Scoop.it
We absolutely love these recycled and repurposed steampunk-ish objects made by Susan Beatrice. Check out this gallery of incredible art she's created.
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Cheap Drones Give Farmers a New Way to Improve Crop Yields | MIT Technology Review

Cheap Drones Give Farmers a New Way to Improve Crop Yields | MIT Technology Review | Heron | Scoop.it
Relatively cheap drones with advanced sensors and imaging capabilities are giving farmers new ways to increase yields and reduce crop damage.
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Hail HAL 9000: An orchestra of drones plays the 'Space Odyssey' theme

Hail HAL 9000: An orchestra of drones plays the 'Space Odyssey' theme | Heron | Scoop.it
KMel's flying robots have pretty freaky abilities, but luckily they seem more interested in show-biz than terrorizing humanity. Though they've already
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▶ Ultimaker | Zuyd University of Applied Sciences - YouTube

Zuyd University uses ten Ultimaker Original 3D printers to realize their dream. They will be competing in the Shell Eco-marathon with an ultra-efficient car!...
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Pingpong! How You Could Send Something Small High In The Atmosphere

Pingpong! How You Could Send Something Small High In The Atmosphere | Heron | Scoop.it
Spring is a time of treasures in eggs -- think about the Easter weekend that just passed, for example, or the number of chicks hatching in farms across the world. That's also true of "near-space" exploration. A project called PongSats has sent thousands of tiny experiments into space, and is ready to send up another…
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4-bit Adder Built from Mechanical Relays

4-bit Adder Built from Mechanical Relays | Heron | Scoop.it
Would you consider this to be doing math the old-fashioned way? Instead of going with silicon-based switching (ie: transistors) this 4-bit adder uses mechanical relays. We like it for its mess of w...
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A 3-D Printing Breakthrough: Jennifer Lewis at Harvard 3-D Prints Biological Tissue | MIT Technology Review

A 3-D Printing Breakthrough: Jennifer Lewis at Harvard 3-D Prints Biological Tissue | MIT Technology Review | Heron | Scoop.it
Inks made from different types of materials, precisely applied, are greatly expanding the kinds of things that can be printed.
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LeJOS, the Java Operating System for Legos, Releases EV3 Beta ...

LeJOS, the Java Operating System for Legos, Releases EV3 Beta ... | Heron | Scoop.it
Today, the team behind LeJOS — the Java operating system for Legos — released a beta edition of their software for Mindstorms EV3. LeJOS has been around since 2000, when Jose Solozano first built the open-source ...
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