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How to Make a Simple Pop Pop Boat

How to make a simple pop pop boat from house hold materials. This video tutorial shows you a step by step guide for making a model pop pop ( put put ) boat f...
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Toytown: Architecture on the Carpet

Toytown: Architecture on the Carpet | Heron | Scoop.it
The Financial Times architecture correspondent Edwin Heath reviews Architecture on the Carpet: The Curious Tale of Construction Toys and the Genesis of Modern Buildings by Brenda and Robert Vale, w...
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Dash Robotics

Dash Robotics. At Dash Robotics we build high-performance, low-cost robots by bringing together technology, biology, and advanced manufacturing techniques. We want to make the world of robotics accessible and put robots in everyone’s hands.
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IoT = Internet of Trees

IoT = Internet of Trees | Heron | Scoop.it
Fitbit for Bonsai Trees I’ve been working on a project to wirelessly track the temperature, light level and soil moisture of my bonsai tree, so I can track its progress and know when to water (and more importantly, when not to).
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Piksi : The RTK GPS Receiver

Low-cost RTK GPS receiver (centimeter level precision) with open source software and board design targeted at UAVs.
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Retrotechtacular: Singing bird automata

Retrotechtacular: Singing bird automata | Heron | Scoop.it
Our cats were both sleeping near the computer and these videos were driving them nuts. To our ears these birdsongs sound pretty good. They didn't trick the cats into stalking mode, but they did spark an audible complaint.
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Buy it Now: eSpyder Electric Airplane Lands at Oshkosh 2013 Under $40K

Buy it Now: eSpyder Electric Airplane Lands at Oshkosh 2013 Under $40K | Heron | Scoop.it
Ultralight aircraft manufacturer Greenwing International has just released pricing for its latest all-electric airplane, the eSpyder. $39990, and it works!
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Kinetic Art at the Mechanical Art & Design Museum.

Kinetic Art at the Mechanical Art & Design Museum. | Heron | Scoop.it
The Mechanical Art & Design Museum is in Stratford-Upon-Avon and has nothing to do with Shakespeare, makes a change.
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Germany's Maker Faire Hannover Features Sir Elton Junk, Monkey Business, and More

Germany's Maker Faire Hannover Features Sir Elton Junk, Monkey Business, and More | Heron | Scoop.it
The fine makers of Hannover, Germany, are hosting their very first Maker Faire Hannover this Saturday, August 3, from 10a.m. to 8p.m. Produced by Heise Zeitschriften Verlag GmbH & Co. media gro...
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Com vocês… A RÉGUA DO FUTURO!

Com vocês… A RÉGUA DO FUTURO! | Heron | Scoop.it
Costumamos achar que algumas áreas estão estagnadas, alguns conceitos mais que explorados, mas o pessoal do MIT conseguiu melhorar… A RÉGUA!
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Japão lançará hoje nave com robô para a Estação Espacial. Sim, ele é fofinho.

Japão lançará hoje nave com robô para a Estação Espacial. Sim, ele é fofinho. | Heron | Scoop.it
Japão lançará hoje uma nave de carga para a Estação Espacial Internacional, levando entre outras coisas um robô. Fofinho, claro.
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DIY Personal Jet Clocks In at 200 MPH and a Cool $125K | Autopia | Wired.com

DIY Personal Jet Clocks In at 200 MPH and a Cool $125K | Autopia | Wired.com | Heron | Scoop.it
Channel your inner Maverick and buzz the tower at something north of 200 mph in your own personal jet.
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The 3D Printing Extruder Reinvented - The Dual and Quad

The first universally adaptable 3D Printer extrusion head to provide up to 4 extruders in the same space as 2 traditional extruders.
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Será a sério ou é só vapor?

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The Automata Blog: The automatic creation of automata: the computational design of mechanical characters

The Automata Blog: The automatic creation of automata: the computational design of mechanical characters | Heron | Scoop.it
The automatic creation of automata: the computational design of mechanical characters http://t.co/TmHzQa0pU4
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Wi-Fi-Enabled Robot Takes You on a Virtual Trip to Italy

Wi-Fi-Enabled Robot Takes You on a Virtual Trip to Italy | Heron | Scoop.it

San Pellegrino Fruit Beverages is giving fans of Italy a free, if virtual, trip to Taormina, Sicily using Facebook and a robot.


Via Maurizio [ITA]
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The clock has 12 mechanisms round the base connected to plywood 'tinkerers' up the tower, working on the numbers

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Explicações: vão ao site do criador Tim Hunkin

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Ora bolas isto veio parar aqui em vez de ao heron
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Open Source Robots are Now Competing in the Cloud

Open Source Robots are Now Competing in the Cloud | Heron | Scoop.it
For almost 15 years, some of the more interesting work in the field of robotics has been driven by open source efforts.  Last year, the Open Source Robotics Foundation (OSRF) took shape, which is a well funded and organized central entity that can...
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Crabster : un hexapode pour explorer les fonds marins

Crabster : un hexapode pour explorer les fonds marins | Heron | Scoop.it
Source de mystères pour bon nombre d'explorateurs aussi intrépides soient-ils, les fonds marins devraient bientôt nous révéler tous leurs secrets grâce aux progrès technologiques notamment en matiè...
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The Automata Blog: One woodworker's version of my 'Unwelcome Dinner Guest' automaton made from plans

The Automata Blog: One woodworker's version of my 'Unwelcome Dinner Guest' automaton made from plans | Heron | Scoop.it

Theresa Grammer came upon the plans I created for a wood automaton, called The Unwelcome Dinner Guest

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Um pequeno robot para começar a explorar o oceano

Um pequeno robot para começar a explorar o oceano | Heron | Scoop.it
O Ziphius, desenvolvido em Portugal, deverá ser posto à venda em Março do próximo ano, sobretudo com o mercado dos EUA como alvo. Por fora é um barco telecomandado, por dentro é um computador.
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A Wooden Train Set That Lets Kids Compose Tunes

A Wooden Train Set That Lets Kids Compose Tunes | Heron | Scoop.it
Pushing a small wooden train around a track with one pudgy toddler hand, the sound of a steam engine choo-choo-ing from your mouth.
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Alt-week 8.3.13: giant robot 'crabsters,' walking planes and a year on Mars

Alt-week 8.3.13: giant robot 'crabsters,' walking planes and a year on Mars | Heron | Scoop.it
Alt-week takes a look at the best science and alternative tech stories from the last seven days.We didn't intend for there to be a theme this week, but
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WATCH: Let's Go Fly a Bike! | Big Think TV | Big Think

WATCH: Let's Go Fly a Bike!  | Big Think TV | Big Think | Heron | Scoop.it
An electric bicycle took off in a Prague exhibition hall and completed a 5 minute flight and safe landing. 
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DotKlok – An Open Source Arduino Base Dot Matrix Clock | labratsgonewild

DotKlok – An Open Source Arduino Base Dot Matrix Clock | labratsgonewild | Heron | Scoop.it
DotKlok – An Open Source Arduino Base Dot Matrix Clock | labratsgonewild http://t.co/I3CKSg6OgV
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