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ITS-A-BOB, A New Social Play Experience with Balloons

Part whimsical toy, part art object, I’ve created ITSABOB to transform balloon play. It celebrates the act of letting go.
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Right On Rydon: Briefcase Arcade

Right On Rydon: Briefcase Arcade | Heron | Scoop.it

This project came about in an odd way.  Where I work, we have an arcade club.  Basically, a group of guys get together and play old school video games.  The only problem is I am the only guy in the club that has an arcade we can use.  So, after getting tired of hosting the arcade club every time we wanted to play,

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Building a living photo frame with a Raspberry Pi and a motion detector | OfBrooklyn.com

Building a living photo frame with a Raspberry Pi and a motion detector | OfBrooklyn.com | Heron | Scoop.it

Every hardware hacker has a start, and this one is mine. My girlfriend bought me a Raspberry Pi for my birthday, and so I became determined to build something with it for her birthday two months later.

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Meet the maker - MIT News Office

Meet the maker - MIT News Office | Heron | Scoop.it
MIT alumna Limor Fried has become a pioneer of the ‘maker movement’ with her multimillion-dollar company.
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Beautiful Animatronic Joker Funhouse Built Out of LEGO Bricks

Beautiful Animatronic Joker Funhouse Built Out of LEGO Bricks | Heron | Scoop.it
Vancouver-based LEGO artist Paul Hetherington (aka “Brickbaron“) created a beautiful funhouse out of LEGO bricks for one of the most iconic Batman villains, the Joker. Paul brought the funhouse to life with animatronics ...
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Sun Cutter – a Low Energy Laser Cutter That Uses Pure Sunlight

Markus Kayser’s Sun Cutter Project via TRIANGULATION BLOG: The sun cutter project explores the potential of harnessing sunlight directly to produce objects. the machine is a low-tech, low energy version of a laser cutter.
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More Humane Moisture sensor

More Humane Moisture sensor | Heron | Scoop.it
Recently I got a project from Titan industries, who were in search of something as an interactive plant pot which could bridge this gap of emotional c...
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Open-source metal 3-D printer - Appropedia: The sustainability wiki

Open-source metal 3-D printer - Appropedia: The sustainability wiki | Heron | Scoop.it

Technical progress in the open-source self replicating rapid prototyper (RepRap) community has enabled a distributed form of additive manufacturing to expand rapidly using polymer-based materials. However, the lack of an open-source metal alternative and the high capital costs and slow throughput of proprietary commercialized metal 3-D printers has severely restricted their deployment.

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Vectr - Open Source 3D Sensing Gesture Controller

Control audio with movements and gestures in free space
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Só faltam 10 dias e menos de 10%

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QuickStack: a new Open Hardware platform for makers on Kickstarter

QuickStack: a new Open Hardware platform for makers on Kickstarter | Heron | Scoop.it
What is QuickStack? The QuickStack platform is an open-source hardware solution intended for a wide range of users, from first time users with little or no knowledge of embedded controllers to embedded engineers with years of experience.
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Lego Mindstorms EV3 Robotics Kit: World's Best Robotics Education Tool?【TOP 13 of '13】

Lego Mindstorms EV3 Robotics Kit: World's Best Robotics Education Tool?【TOP 13 of '13】 | Heron | Scoop.it
【Published January 31, 2013 - Top 13 of '13】They once had little to do with actual robotics, but two product iterations and 15 years later, about to release their 3rd-generation kit, Lego is at the top of educational, DIY, and plain old fun robot...
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Electric Snow Scooter

Electric Snow Scooter | Heron | Scoop.it
[Dane] decided he wanted to make a rather large electric scooter, capable of taking him through even the most inclement weather -- that's right, even snow. Well, after about 18 months of stop and g...
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Hidden Treasure - The Righini Collection - Doobybrain.com

Hidden Treasure - The Righini Collection - Doobybrain.com
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tanto brinquedo

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My $400 Ikea Ramvik Arcade Table

My $400 Ikea Ramvik Arcade Table | Heron | Scoop.it
Here is a video showing game play and the drawer in action:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5G-5kAJDquk

I decided to build an arcade coffee table ab...
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SteamPunk automata inspired by Salvador Dali - Place to find Cool Art.

SteamPunk automata inspired by Salvador Dali - Place to find Cool Art. | Heron | Scoop.it
Created on December 7, 2009 using FlipShare. As yet unpainted. (New post: SteamPunk automata inspired by Salvador Dali http://t.co/fIM3e9DZRa)
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Neidig students build robotic cars with Legos - Elgin Courier

Neidig students build robotic cars with Legos - Elgin Courier | Heron | Scoop.it
Neidig students build robotic cars with Legos
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Neidig Elementary students prepare to launch their Lego Robotic vehicles for a try after days and weeks of hard work building and programming the vehicles.
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NodeBots - The Rise of JS Robotics

NodeBots - The Rise of JS Robotics | Heron | Scoop.it

NodeBots are robots that are controlled by node.js. A NodeBots event is a full day event where JS developers team up in groups of 3 with soldering guns and parts nearby to create amazing robotic devices.

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Touchless Dynamo Bike Light – Magnetic Light iC

Touchless Dynamo Bike Light – Magnetic Light iC | Heron | Scoop.it
High T3ch is a blog on fun technology. Videos, gadgets, documentaries and all the fun tech stuff.

 

Magnic Light is the first contactless dynamo-powered bike light system that works without any additional components attached to the wheels.

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DIY

DIY is the best way for kids to get skills, meet others who share the same passions, and generally be awesome. Every member has their own portfolio where they share what they make and do, and earn embroidered skill patches for completing sets of challenges.

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Sense Handheld 3D Scanner Makes Real Objects Virtual | 3D Printing Event

Sense Handheld 3D Scanner Makes Real Objects Virtual | 3D Printing Event | Heron | Scoop.it

If you have a 3D printer, you have probably downloaded and printed a few objects, and then moved on to building your own — only to realize that 3D modeling is difficult. Often, it is easier to model an object in clay and then scan it, or just scan an existing object. That’s what the $400 Sense 3D scanner from 3D Systems does: scans an object and creates a 3D model that can be modified on a computer and printed from a 3D printer or online printing service.

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The Automata Blog: 4 great books for the mechanically-minded person

The Automata Blog: 4 great books for the mechanically-minded person | Heron | Scoop.it

If you have found your way to this blog and have yet to find a gift for that mechanically-minded person in your life, here's a list of books that should solve all of your problems! Need more choices? Stay tuned for more in the coming days!

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A New Name in 3D Micro Printing | 3D Printing Event

A New Name in 3D Micro Printing | 3D Printing Event | Heron | Scoop.it

We have seen micro-printing in the 3D space before, including tiny batteries and circuit boards.  These have all been single focus projects, until now.  A new partnership has been announced by 3dprintingindustry.com that could mean big things for micro 3D printing.

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AVR controlled magnetic levitation toy

AVR controlled magnetic levitation toy | Heron | Scoop.it
Long time ago when I was a boy I have build a simple magnetic levitation with permanent magnets. The trick was to fix permanent magnet at some high and then tied a string to another magnet so that ...
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