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Zenta » MorpHex MKII

Zenta » MorpHex MKII | Heron | Scoop.it

So I thought it was about time to make an update about the MorpHex robot. I'm calling the new version MorpHex Mark II (MKII)

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AVC 2014 Course Preview - News - SparkFun Electronics

AVC 2014 Course Preview - News - SparkFun Electronics | Heron | Scoop.it
AVC is getting close, and it's time to check out the course revisions for this year.
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Leka - Smart and innovative toys for children with disabilities. - Hello Tomorrow News

Leka - Smart and innovative toys for children with disabilities. - Hello Tomorrow News | Heron | Scoop.it
The next #semifinalist to be featured is Leka Members: Marine Couteau, Ladislas de Toldi Location: Paris/France Track: Robotics/Hardware Elevator Pitch: Leka is a young startup which develops smart and innovative toys for children with communication and social disabilities. Our first product is a spherical robotic …
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This Just Might be the World's Most Perfect Vespa

This Just Might be the World's Most Perfect Vespa | Heron | Scoop.it
This 38 hp smallframe Vespa restomod makes more power than the new Harleys, weighs less than yo mama, gets 90 MPG, and goes like stink. It's perfect.
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Prototyping Brief Case Would Be Fun To Take Through Customs

Prototyping Brief Case Would Be Fun To Take Through Customs | Heron | Scoop.it
[Baldor] prototypes electronic circuits all the time, but unfortunately he doesn't really have a dedicated work space to do this! Annoyed at having to get all his tools ready and then put them away...
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▶ Pyro Board: 2D Rubens' Tube! - YouTube

Standing waves of fire! Check out Audible: http://bit.ly/AudibleVe Fysikshow: http://bit.ly/Fysikshow - I'm hosting Michio Kaku in Brisbane and Melbourne: ht...
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Quando estava a ver estes tubos de Rubens, um dos vídeos sugeridos era um com o Hollande...

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Aleph Objects on a mission to make 3D printers as open as possible | opensource.com

Aleph Objects on a mission to make 3D printers as open as possible | opensource.com | Heron | Scoop.it
Profile of Aleph Objects CEO Jeff Moe, whose company makes the Lulzbot 3D printer. The company operates one of the largest 3D printer clusters in the world.
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Magnetically Actuated Micro-Robots for Advanced Manipulation Applications « adafruit industries blog

Magnetically Actuated Micro-Robots for Advanced Manipulation Applications « adafruit industries blog | Heron | Scoop.it
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Tokyo MakerCamp (Photos) | Robots Dreams

Tokyo MakerCamp (Photos) | Robots Dreams | Heron | Scoop.it

The Tokyo MakerCamp, organised by Tokyo Hackerspace and MONO, was a big success with over 100 registered participants.

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LittleBits Announces The Cloud Module, An Electronics Block That Connects Your Projects To The Internet | TechCrunch

LitteBits, maker of simple, easy to build electronics kits, has announced what they're calling the Cloud Module, a small, Internet-connected block that lets..
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Say Hello To The Little Space Race That Could

Say Hello To The Little Space Race That Could | Heron | Scoop.it

Satellites packed into boxes - A CubeSat crams the advanced hardware of enormous satellites into a box slightly larger than a Rubik’s Cube

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Arduino Blog » Blog Archive » How to make your own Primo prototype using digital fabrication and Arduino boards

Arduino Blog » Blog Archive » How to make your own Primo prototype using digital fabrication and Arduino boards | Heron | Scoop.it

Primo‘s team sent us exciting news from their HQ about their contribution to the open source community.

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Lego Bookreader: Digitize Books With Mindstorms and Raspberry Pi

Lego Bookreader: Digitize Books With Mindstorms and Raspberry Pi | Heron | Scoop.it
Use the power of Lego Mindstorms and a Raspberry Pi to digitize and vocalize books.
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Symbiotic Machine

Symbiotic Machine | Heron | Scoop.it
Exhibition opening: 9th Mach 2014, 15h - 17h Location: Glazen Huis, Amstelpark - Amsterdam \\\ In collaboration with scientists from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Ivan Henriques developed a pro...
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VoLumen -- The Most Advanced Persistence of Vision Display Yet

VoLumen -- The Most Advanced Persistence of Vision Display Yet | Heron | Scoop.it
Whoa. We're just blown away by this new project by [Maximilian Mali] and [Sebastian Haushofer]. It's a stacked Persistance of Vision display, with 9 layers -- effectively creating a Volumetric 3D P...
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Flexible Arduino Sure to Be A Hit

  Wearable, lightweight hacks have long been dominated by the Lilypad. This will probably change with the introduction of the Printoo. Using printable circuit technology, the Printoo takes a m...
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Croosle: All in one educational and experimental smart kit

Croosle is an educational and experimental all in one smart kit, intended for anyone with the desire to learn programming.
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Printoo: Paper-Thin, Flexible Arduino™-Compatible modules!

Printoo is an Arduino-based platform of paper-thin, low-power boards and modules that gives makers new levels of creative flexibility
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Could be a game changer 

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Yorkshire Steam Fair - Summer, 1981

Yorkshire Steam Fair - Summer, 1981 | Heron | Scoop.it
Back in 1981 I went to London with a good friend and the plan was to stay there for three weeks, but the extremely hot weather made us change plans. We called a B&B we had stayed at several tim...
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The Dangerous Origins of Model Rocketry

The Dangerous Origins of Model Rocketry | Heron | Scoop.it
Today, model rocketry is a popular hobby, with an almost impeccable safety record. But that wasn't always the case. From the late 19th century to the late 1950s, generations of kids were taking their lives (or at least their fingers) into their own hands, setting off unsafe and unsound devices. Here's the daredevil history of model rocketry.
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Pono Music - Where Your Soul Rediscovers Music

Pono's mission is to provide the best possible listening experience of your favorite digital music.
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18220 marmanjos e ...as

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Invention Awards 2014: A Personal Electric Airplane That Won't Need A Runway

Invention Awards 2014: A Personal Electric Airplane That Won't Need A Runway | Heron | Scoop.it
This vertical-landing plane runs on electricity 
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