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A Low-Fi Arduino Powered Vertical Plotter

A Low-Fi Arduino Powered Vertical Plotter | Heron | Scoop.it
After seeing this wonderful piece of work several times around Italy fairs, first in Codemotion and then also during the Maker Faire in Rome, we decided that we are so much in love with this incredible project that we wanted to present it through...
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Erector Set - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Erector Set

An Erector Set (the trademark has always been "ERECTOR") is a brand of metal toy construction sets, originally patented by Alfred Carlton Gilbert and first sold by his company, The Mysto Manufacturing Company of New Haven, Connecticut in 1913. In 1916, the company was reorganized as the A.C. Gilbert Company.

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The Peachy Printer - The First $100 3D Printer & Scanner

The official Peachy Printer website. Learn about our products, go shopping, become a contributor, and much more.
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The most famous Japanese "Karakuri" automata that have made 200 years ago.

The "Karakuri" automata is the traditional handcraft of Edo period(1603-1868). Their movements are caused by the power of springs. Japan boasts to the world ...
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Time Machines: The military sphere

Time Machines: The military sphere | Heron | Scoop.it
Welcome to Time Machines, where we offer up a selection of mechanical oddities, milestone gadgets and unique inventions to test out your tech-history
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The Automata Blog: A pedal-powered steampunk flying machine automaton

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Viktor Grigoriev from St.Petersburg, Russia's most famous automaton artist.

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German Indoor Aerobatics Championship 2013 - RC Groups

German Indoor Aerobatics Championship 2013 - RC Groups | Heron | Scoop.it
Gallery German Indoor Aerobatics Championship 2013 R/C Blogs
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Latest in robot technology showcased at Tokyo exhibition - Telegraph

Latest in robot technology showcased at Tokyo exhibition - Telegraph | Heron | Scoop.it
Robot makers show off their latest designs at the International Robot Exhibition in Tokyo, Japan.
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Xericwatches-Kickstarter

Xericwatches-Kickstarter | Heron | Scoop.it
Fully-exposed, mechanical movement is the displayLimited edition of 100 individually numbered watches per styleInnovative time display with a unique double sided minute handAutomatically recharges itself with the motion of your daily life: No batteries needed - Ever
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Über den Universalkünstler Peter Hammer - Spiel und Kunst mit Mechanik

Der Nürnberger Künstler Peter Hammer ist in vielen künstlerischen Disziplinen zuhause, er ist Maler, Guitarrist, Singer/Songwriter, Klangskulpturen- und Maschinenkünstler.
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Hummingbird-sized drones may be the Army's next big thing

The Black Hornet is a small, flying object, weighing just over half an ounce. It may look cute, but it's not a toy. It's a drone. The Black Hornet was unveil...
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The Hanomag 1.3

The Hanomag 1.3 | Heron | Scoop.it
The Hanomag 1.3 Litre was a low-priced car intended to compete at the high side of Volkswagen (at the time, called KdF-Wagen after Hitler's Strength Through Joy movement) that had not yet entered r...
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Large-Scale Rapid Prototyping Robots: Industrial Robot Arm Extruders and Building-Scale 3D Printers | Hizook

Large-Scale Rapid Prototyping Robots: Industrial Robot Arm Extruders and Building-Scale 3D Printers | Hizook | Heron | Scoop.it

Over the years I've been keeping an informal list of large rapid prototyping systems. I'd like to take a moment to share some of these, including: big 3-axis systems that print plastic, sand, or cement; large robot arms with extruders and milling bits; and large industrial arms for bending metal and assembling modular structures.

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nissan 3E augmented reality glasses debut at tokyo motor show - designboom | architecture & design magazine

nissan 3E augmented reality glasses debut at tokyo motor show - designboom | architecture & design magazine | Heron | Scoop.it
the nissan 3E can connect to the internet, allowing users to overlay real-time vehicle telemetry on the small heads-up display (HUD) and record projected images.
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Libelium Sensors Launch into Space in Ardusat - the First Open Source Satellite -

With the successful space launch of ArduSat aboard a H-IIB rocket, the first open satellite platform that allows private citizens to design and run their own...

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39 Raspberry Pi 3D Scanner

39 Raspberry Pi 3D Scanner | Heron | Scoop.it
[Richard] just posted an Instructable on his ridiculously cool 39 Pi 3D Scanner! That's right. 39 individual Raspberry Pies with camera modules. But why? Well, [Richard] loves 3D printing, Arduinos...
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inFORM: An Interactive Dynamic Shape Display that Physically Renders 3D Content | Colossal

inFORM: An Interactive Dynamic Shape Display that Physically Renders 3D Content | Colossal | Heron | Scoop.it

The inFORM system from Tangible Media Group at MIT might be the seeds of the next best thing. inFORM facilitates the real-time movement of physical “pixels” on a table surface that move in accordance with data from a Kinect motion sensing input device.

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Bubl's 360-degree camera records Street View-like spherical footage (video)

Bubl's 360-degree camera records Street View-like spherical footage (video) | Heron | Scoop.it
Many of the 360-degree cameras on the market will only shoot footage on a horizontal plane, which isn't very helpful if a subject sails overhead. Bubl's
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Electrical Engineer, Entrepreneur, Author: An Interview with Jeremy Blum | Circuit Cellar

Electrical Engineer, Entrepreneur, Author: An Interview with Jeremy Blum | Circuit Cellar | Heron | Scoop.it
Jeremy Blum is a 23 year old graduate of Cornell University’s College of Engineering who has an MA and BA in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE).
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Robot Construction Kit From Modular Robotics Lets You Build Your Own Bots At ... - CrazyEngineers

Robot Construction Kit From Modular Robotics Lets You Build Your Own Bots At ... - CrazyEngineers | Heron | Scoop.it
Robot Construction Kit From Modular Robotics Lets You Build Your Own Bots At ...
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Today's Webtip: Cuckoo Blocks - fm4.ORF.at

Today's Webtip: Cuckoo Blocks - fm4.ORF.at | Heron | Scoop.it
how to make a Cuckoo Clock out of Legos. (Today's Webtip: Cuckoo Blocks: how to make a Cuckoo Clock out of Legos. http://t.co/dG59sLqwqz)
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Falta-lhe a música e o cuco a aparecer à hora, às 12/24

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Meet Sense, 3D Systems’ Cheap, Dead-Simple 3D Scanner For The Masses | TechCrunch

Meet Sense, 3D Systems’ Cheap, Dead-Simple 3D Scanner For The Masses | TechCrunch | Heron | Scoop.it

"We’ve seen more than a few startups cook up their own impressive 3D scanners — there’sMakerbot and its Digitizer, and dark horse Occipital with its mobile Structure sensor just to name a few — but one of the oldest and biggest names in 3D printers is clearly itching to get in the game too. South Carolina-based 3D Systems just recently outed a cheapish, consumer-friendly scanner called the Sense, and I swung by Engadget’s Expand show in New York this weekend to see the thing in action." ...


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Rachael Dalton-Taggart's curator insight, November 11, 2013 1:57 PM

This scanner is, I think, a perfect addition to the low-end market, using integrated software from 3D Systems' Geomagic to manage the scanning process properly, and dovetailing the data into Cubify products as well as export to other desktop CAD systems.

Jed Fisher's curator insight, November 12, 2013 5:00 AM

Looks like a nice solution, curious the what the resulting mesh is like. (good comments above). 

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Patchblocks - programmable mini synth modules

Software patching goes hardware! Create your own modular synthesiser by programming Patchblocks with our software editor.
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RS4 - Self balancing Raspberry Pi image processing Robot | Let's Make Robots!

RS4 - Self balancing Raspberry Pi image processing Robot | Let's Make Robots! | Heron | Scoop.it

The robot is now using the ultrasonic sensor to avoid collisions. Have introduced some more symbols that the robot can read, in this video I'm using only the "turn around" and the "stop"

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