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The Throwable Ball Camera

The Throwable Ball Camera | Heron | Scoop.it
Police and fire-fighters

An MIT student and an Army Ranger have come up with a way to provide first responders with the kind of technology elite SEAL teams have.

Read more: http://techland.time.com/2012/11/01/best-inventions-of-the-year-2012/slide/bounce-imaging/#ixzz2QrBbKEi7

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Born-Free 5 Invited Builder Series-The Cycle Zombies

Big Scott Stopnik of the Cycle Zombies family in Huntington Beach, California is one of the invited motorcycle builders of the 2013 Born-Free 5 Vintage Chopper and…
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O que raio tem o Orange County para ter tantos construtores de motos à medida?
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Faz você mesmo: Um Torno por quase nada? Mais Papercraft, Ímanes em Folha auto-colante, e sensores para tudo!

Faz você mesmo: Um Torno por quase nada? Mais Papercraft, Ímanes em Folha auto-colante, e sensores para tudo! | Heron | Scoop.it
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No resumo do faz-voce-mesmo (quase parece o mote do altlab que diz "do it together") apresenta sempre algumas coisas para makers e o torno aqui apresentado não parece nada mau

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Autonomous swarms of Coral-bots to rebuild world's coral reefs - Wired.co.uk

Autonomous swarms of Coral-bots to rebuild world's coral reefs - Wired.co.uk | Heron | Scoop.it
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Autonomous swarms of Coral-bots to rebuild world's coral reefs
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An artists impression of what the Coral-bot may look like in future. Heriot-Watt University.
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Kartoni: The World’s First Foosball Table Made From 100% Sustainable Materials

Kartoni: The World’s First Foosball Table Made From 100% Sustainable Materials | Heron | Scoop.it
Pappkicker's Kartoni table is made mainly of recycled cardboard and sustainably harvested wood.
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28-geared, 3D-printed cube

28-geared, 3D-printed cube | Heron | Scoop.it
Shapeways user Maundy created the Steampunk Geared Cube, a magnificent geared confection that came out of the 3D printed fully assembled!
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PixelPusher to Make Networked Syphon Displays from LEDs, Easily, in Crowd-funded Project

PixelPusher to Make Networked Syphon Displays from LEDs, Easily, in Crowd-funded Project | Heron | Scoop.it
LEDs are poised to revolutionize displays, but that future isn't "evenly distributed" yet. And that's why some emerging projects are so intriguing. Think instant displays, addressable from any comp...
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Mini LEGO Replica of Brooklyn by Jonathan Lopes | Redesign Revolution

Mini LEGO Replica of Brooklyn by Jonathan Lopes | Redesign Revolution | Heron | Scoop.it
See this mini LEGO replica of Brooklyn, created by artist Jonathan Lopes. Lopes has amassed nearly half a million LEGO bricks since beginning his hobby 10 years ago. (Woah!
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Dublin in Automata

Dublin in Automata | Heron | Scoop.it
Hey folks, One of my piano pieces, 'The Laughing Master' has been used in collaboration with a rather extraordinary and unusual piece of artwork by Irish automata maker John Dunn. The piece is a me...
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Générer un motif (processing) avec un capteur physique (arduino), le sauver en SVG pour l’imprimer en 3D (makerbot)

Générer un motif (processing) avec un capteur physique (arduino), le sauver en SVG pour l’imprimer en 3D (makerbot) | Heron | Scoop.it
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Liquid Robotics Launches New Powerful Data Collecting Ocean Robots

Liquid Robotics Launches New Powerful Data Collecting Ocean Robots | Heron | Scoop.it
Maker of the epic ocean-going robot, Wave Glider, Liquid Robotics announced it’s engineered and will ship the next generation this fall.
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Já dei para dar umas voltinhas ao globo

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Meet RoboThespian: Are you talking to me? - Humans Invent

Meet RoboThespian: Are you talking to me?
Humans Invent
What we were looking for was a way of telling stories so it is an extension of the automata that you see on the small scale. People are using it for studying human-robot interaction.
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3ders.org - Another successful Kickstarter round for the B9Creator | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News

3ders.org - Another successful Kickstarter round for the B9Creator | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News | Heron | Scoop.it
The B9 Creator v1.1 from inventor Michael Joyce has been successsfully funded on Kickstarter. Last year Joyce's project received $513,422 in pledges, 10 times his orginal goal.
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PiPurr - The Remote Cat Interaction Server

PiPurr - The Remote Cat Interaction Server | Heron | Scoop.it
All the best hacks and open-source projects come about by scratching personal itches. In fact when asked by friends and acquaintances "How do I start with coding - what should I write?", that is my...
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Twitter / nuvation: Putting the finishing touches ...

Twitter / nuvation: Putting the finishing touches ... | Heron | Scoop.it
Putting the finishing touches on the combat bots for @RoboGames this weekend! #NuvationGarage http://t.co/Q5dCvEsGha
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Twitter / AutomataMaker: The automata workshop does ...

Twitter / AutomataMaker: The automata workshop does ... | Heron | Scoop.it
RT @AutomataMaker: The automata workshop does a nice line in Sylvainian furniture making in Easter Holidays ! http://t.co/REbG23i1d3
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Energy Harvesting Solutions: Almost batteryless Carbon Monoxide Detector/Alarm Project - element14

Energy Harvesting Solutions: Almost batteryless Carbon Monoxide Detector/Alarm Project - element14 | Heron | Scoop.it
Hi,   I would like to present the brief description of my energy harvesting project. Previous posts written by Sean and Victor made me realize that I have to be careful about what I say
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Dubai Police Show Off Their Lamborghini Aventador Patrol Car

Dubai Police Show Off Their Lamborghini Aventador Patrol Car | Heron | Scoop.it
Earlier today the Dubai Police posted a photo of their newest police car, a Lamborghini Aventador. A number of other photos and videos of the 217 MPH police car have since cropped up on the Interne...
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A policia do dubai não parece ter problemas orçamentais

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2012 Audi e-bike Wörthersee - Clip - Julien Dupont

Reifnitz/Ingolstadt, 2012-05-11 Audi at the 2012 Wörthersee Tour Three Audi Q3 themed cars Audi e-bike Wörthersee: high-end sports equipment for stunts 16 pr...
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Diving for Coral-bots to repair the world's dying reefs

Diving for Coral-bots to repair the world's dying reefs | Heron | Scoop.it
A new Kickstarter campaign hopes to fund autonomous underwater robots that will navigate the depths to repair threatened coral reefs. Read this article by Michelle Starr on CNET.
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FuzzBot

FuzzBot | Heron | Scoop.it

The FuzzBot is an awesome, fast, fully autonomous small Arduino robot that everyone loves!!!  It uses the compact Pololu ZumoBot Chassis kit for a great drive system, and uses a Parallax Ping sensor to sense proximity, to make the FuzzBot fully autonomous.

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Aeroporto em Miniatura na Miniatur Wunderland

Aeroporto em Miniatura na Miniatur Wunderland | Heron | Scoop.it

veja-se este aeroporto em miniatura na Miniatur Wunderland em Hamburgo, na Alemanha, recriado ao pormenor, e onde para além dos movimentos de aviões e todos os veículos no solo... temos aviões a descolar e a aterrar! (E também a simulação dos ciclos dia e noite).

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Soft Pneumatic Exoskeleton #WearableWednesday

Soft Pneumatic Exoskeleton #WearableWednesday | Heron | Scoop.it
Soft Pneumatic Exoskeleton by Che-Wei Wang: The Soft Pneumatic Exoskeleton (developed in the Wearables Studio at ITP, NYU) is a soft and lightweight wearable pneumatic muscle suit for the lower extremities.
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Robotics revolutionize dairy farm

Robotics revolutionize dairy farm | Heron | Scoop.it
CENTRE BURLINGTON — Milking chores have became a lot less labour intensive on a longtime Hants County dairy farm.

Brian Casey and his family collect milk from 97 purebred Holsteins at Caseydale Farms, but they don’t actually milk the cows.
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