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Watch This 1,029-HP Honda Odyssey Minivan Roast Its Tires

Watch This 1,029-HP Honda Odyssey Minivan Roast Its Tires | Heron | Scoop.it
We've all seen it happen. One of our car-loving friends sells their awesome sports car and buys a minivan because a new kid's on the way and they need more space. It's a bittersweet day for most, but it doesn't have to be. At least not if you have Bisimoto on the job. ALSO SEE: Street-Legal Batman...
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Community Corner: Great Projects the Past Week in the Adafruit Community – Feb 21st, 2014

Featured Adafruit Community Project Jeff Highsmith sent us this kind message about his project posted on MAKE for an Apollo Program-Style Mission Control Desk Blinking with Adafruit Buttons and Parts! When Adafruit started offering a free Raspberry Pi with orders over $350, I thought I’d never be able to justify ordering that many components at […]
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▶ The Stig Vs. Google Street View Car - Top Gear Track now available on Google Maps! - YouTube

Navigate the Top Gear track here http://goo.gl/maps/JO1uV Watch behind the scenes footage as The Stig accompanies Google's Street View car around the Top Gea...
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Project Morpheus

The multi-center Morpheus Team successfully completed Free Flight7 (FF7) at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Shuttle Landing Facility (SLF) on Monday, February 10, 2014. FF7, the 5th free flight of the Bravo vehicle, flew to 467 feet (142m), altitude and then traversed 637 feet (194m) in 30 seconds before landing in the hazard field. Initial […]
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Lechal haptic footwear guides you by buzzing your feet

Lechal haptic footwear guides you by buzzing your feet | Heron | Scoop.it
Lechal shoes and insoles are paired with a navigation app on the user's smartphone, and guide the user by causing one or other of their shoes to vibrate, le...
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zerostatereflex: Water Experiment No. 33... | Decentralization is key to prosperity

zerostatereflex:
“ Water Experiment No. 33 Automata
What a beautiful work of craftsmanship.
By: Dean O’Callaghan
” (Photoset: zerostatereflex: Water Experiment No. 33 Automata What a beautiful work of craftsmanship.
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All-Terrain RC Car Has More Torque Than Your Grandpa's Wheelchair

All-Terrain RC Car Has More Torque Than Your Grandpa's Wheelchair | Heron | Scoop.it
[Charles] and his brother have been members of their school's FIRST robotics team for many years, and using some of the knowledge they acquired during it, they have put together this awesome all-te...
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Une imprimante Braille en LEGO, par un enfant de 12 ans

Une imprimante Braille en LEGO, par un enfant de 12 ans | Heron | Scoop.it
Shubham Banerjee est un adolescent de 12 ans, mais il est désormais connu dans le monde entier pour son génie. Ce jeune Américain, qui vit au coeur de Silicon Valley à
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Cloud Data Logger by Raspberry Pi | Fluentd

Raspberry Pi is a credit-card-sized single-board computer. Because it is low-cost and easy to equip various types of sensors, using Raspberry Pi as cloud data logger is one of the ideal use cases.
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'Tron' designer creates a real-world superbike

'Tron' designer creates a real-world superbike | Heron | Scoop.it
Lotus has a new superbike called the C-01. Designed by Daniel Simon, whose work you'll know from Tron: Legacy, Oblivion, and Captain America, the bike balances the Lotus form of old with a...
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yasp

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yasp is a fully functional web-based assembler development environment, including a real assembler, emulator and debugger.

yasp features 43 instructions (73 with all overloads), which can access it's 32 byte and word registers and the connected hardware.

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▶ Mercedes-Benz TV: The Mercedes-Benz Surfboard for Garrett McNamara - YouTube

▶ Mercedes-Benz TV: The Mercedes-Benz Surfboard for Garrett McNamara - YouTube | Heron | Scoop.it
Mercedes-Benz exclusively developed a unique surfboard for legendary big wave rider Garrett McNamara's quest to break his own world record in Nazaré, Portuga...
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The story of a vinyl toy's creation

The story of a vinyl toy's creation | Heron | Scoop.it
In this 9-minute video artist Joe Ledbetter presents the process of designing a vinyl toy. He runs through all the stages: conception, design, packaging, photography, and promotion.
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29th of March is Arduino Day 2014!

29th of March is Arduino Day 2014! | Heron | Scoop.it
29th of March is Arduino Day!   GET INVOLVED About Arduino Day Arduino Day is a worldwide celebration of Arduino’s first 10 years. It's 24 hours full of events – both official and independent, anywhere around the world – where people interested in Arduino can meet, share their experiences, and learn more. Who can participate? Arduino invites all Arduino user groups, makerspaces, hackerspaces, fablabs, associations, teachers, pros, and newbies to participate. Let’s make this the biggest birthday party yet! What can you do during Arduino Day? You can attend any event or organize one for your community. It doesn’t matter whether you are an expert or a newbie, an engineer, designer, crafter or maker: Arduino Day is open to anyone who wants to celebrate Arduino and all the things that have been done (or can be done!) with it. The events set up by independent organizers will offer different types of activities, tailored to local audiences all over the [...]
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Jayme Gisbourne’s Porta-Pi | Raspberry Pi

Jayme Gisbourne’s Porta-Pi | Raspberry Pi | Heron | Scoop.it

I won the quiz and a Maplin Raspberry Pi starter kit containing everything that I would need to use the Pi. Later that week I was accepted in to the GCSE computer science course and within weeks I caught up with the rest of the class.

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Fastest Wire Bending Machine is Addictive to Watch

Fastest Wire Bending Machine is Addictive to Watch | Heron | Scoop.it

This machine bends wire controlled by a computer system which controls a module and apparently it is the fastest in the world.

High T3ch is a blog on fun technology. Videos, gadgets, documentaries and all the fun tech stuff.

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New Product Friday: Brick Time - News - SparkFun Electronics

New Product Friday: Brick Time - News - SparkFun Electronics | Heron | Scoop.it
New products for all you single-board-computer enthusiasts as well as some other goodies.
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Using Quadcopters for Photogrammetry

Using Quadcopters for Photogrammetry | Heron | Scoop.it
New Mexico-based maker William Grassie was able to combine his love of R/C aircraft with photogrammetry techniques to help in the restoration of historic buildings in Old Havana, Cuba.
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Mother • Sen.se

Mother • Sen.se | Heron | Scoop.it
Your safety, fitness, comfort and joy... she takes care of what matters to you today.
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▶ Watch This Liquid Transform Like Magic - YouTube

▶ Watch This Liquid Transform Like Magic - YouTube | Heron | Scoop.it
Bring out your mad scientist. Post to Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1c1GjM4 Like BuzzFeedVideo on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/18yCF0b Post to Twitter: http://bit.l...
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Robot Army Starter Kit

A do-it-yourself Delta Robot kit that's fun to build, sharp to look at, and a great point of departure for your own project!
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Making Fun: Mission Control Desk

Making Fun: Mission Control Desk | Heron | Scoop.it
I built my son a Mission Control console that closes up and works as a regular homework desk. It plays space-related sounds and has many lights, knobs and switches.
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