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"Ocean Commotion" Opens at the Mechanical Art & Design Museum in the U.K.

"Ocean Commotion" Opens at the Mechanical Art & Design Museum in the U.K. | Heron | Scoop.it

“Ocean Commotion”, a new piece was debuted at the grand opening of the new Mechanical Art & Design Museum in Stratford Upon Avon, U.K. 

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EXPOSITION LOW TECH !

EXPOSITION LOW TECH ! | Heron | Scoop.it
Féconde, en perpétuelle évolution, traversant les nouveaux territoires artistiques alliant arts numériques, arts plastiques et arts de la scène, la création contemporaine naît fréquemment de l’hybridation des genres et investit des domaines qu’elle...

 

Via: http://kugelbahn.blog.de/2013/11/05/low-tech-maschinenkunstausstellung-maubeuge-fr-16750338/

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REMINDER: iREX International Robot Exhibition Starts Tomorrow!

REMINDER: iREX International Robot Exhibition Starts Tomorrow! | Heron | Scoop.it
The Japan Robot Association (JARA) and Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun will open the 20th bi-ennial iREX International Robot Exhibition here in Tokyo tomorrow morning. This is Japan’s, perhaps the entire planet's premier robotics extravaganza.
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Raspberry Pi web server - Adding more nodes to the cluster

Raspberry Pi web server - Adding more nodes to the cluster | Heron | Scoop.it
I've extended my Raspberry Pi cluster to include a total of eight Raspberry Pi servers in order to increase my cluster's capacity.
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Tokyo Maker Faire 2013: Robots

Tokyo Maker Faire 2013: Robots | Heron | Scoop.it
Walking, flying, or rolling, Maker Faire is overrun by bots of all types. A-L-C is an animatronic troll with amazing realistic facial movements. This walking robot moves fast, watch out. Walking, kneeling robots.
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Parte de uma série de entradas relativas à Tokyo Maker Faire

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KORUZA, the open-source open-hardware Wireless Communication System

KORUZA, the open-source open-hardware Wireless Communication System | Heron | Scoop.it
A super interesting project coming from Slovenia: KORUZA is an innovative open-source open-hardware wireless communication system, employing a new low-cost approach to designing free-space optical network systems, enabling building-to-building...
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só 100 metros?

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Rubber band launcher: no droids were harmed! | FreeIO

Rubber band launcher: no droids were harmed! | FreeIO | Heron | Scoop.it

Jonathan from Anikken wrote us to show how Andee is more than just a Bluetooth shield.

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Tokyo Maker Faire 2013: Flying machines

Remote control flying machines with delicate tissue wings and tiny motors are unique to Tokyo Mini Maker Faire. They flap, soar, and glide overhead in the main exhibition hall. See more at Flapping wing and  Microslowfly.
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Tokyo Maker Faire 2013: Toys

Tokyo Maker Faire 2013: Toys | Heron | Scoop.it
Maker Faire has toys for kids of all ages. Ball maze is updated with a bluetooth interface to a tablet computer. The maze angle matches the tablet, tip the tablet to guide a ball through the maze to the hole in the center.
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Robot Hacks Begins: Let's Build Bots with Master Makers

Robot Hacks Begins: Let's Build Bots with Master Makers | Heron | Scoop.it
We're excited to announce Robot Hacks, the latest in our Maker Sessions series. This new program launches with two great components: we'll be hosting discussions with leaders in the field of roboti...
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Scratch-built, thoroughly documented, working 1/4 scale V8 engine

Scratch-built, thoroughly documented, working 1/4 scale V8 engine | Heron | Scoop.it
An epic, two-year thread on the Home Model Engine Machinist boards documents Keith5700's astounding journey to scratch-build a working, 1/4 scale V8 engine.
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Divus | MARK FERELLI: FOR THOSE ABOUT TO DIE: A BRIEF HISTORY OF AUTOMATA AND MECHANICAL LIFE | exhibition

Divus | MARK FERELLI: FOR THOSE ABOUT TO DIE: A BRIEF HISTORY OF AUTOMATA AND MECHANICAL LIFE | exhibition | Heron | Scoop.it
Surrounded by numerous working drawings, illustrating the ways and mysteries of its creation, [b]Ferelli presents ‘The Flooded Arena’, a clockwork automaton, owing as much in character to those past mechanical creations[/b] of antiquity from Hero...

 

Via: http://blog.dugnorth.com/2013/10/the-flooded-arena-incredible-clockwork.html

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Neue Auktion bei Breker, Köln, am 16.November 2013 - Spiel und Kunst mit Mechanik

Ein großer Teil der Auktion betrifft figürliche Automaten und mechanische Musikinstrumente. Bei Breker ist es schöner Brauch, möglichst viele Automatenobjekte
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UnBRELLA アッシュコンセプト【オフィシャル】 デザインプロダクトshop

UnBRELLA アッシュコンセプト【オフィシャル】 デザインプロダクトshop | Heron | Scoop.it

Via: http://jpn.c2com.up.pt/2013/11/05/unbrella_um_guardachuva_que_resiste_aos_vendavais.html

 

UnBRELLA アッシュコンセプト【オフィシャル】 デザインプロダクトshop

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Tokyo Maker Faire 2013: Gadgets and electronics

Tokyo Maker Faire 2013: Gadgets and electronics | Heron | Scoop.it
Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Beagle Bone, whatever - we love the gadgets and electronics designs on display at Maker Faire. @Nasupl_r's Twitter Mention/Favorite Notify Helmet flashes to life when she's mentioned on Twitter.
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Can An 8 Node Raspberry Pi Cluster Web Server Survive Hackaday?

Can An 8 Node Raspberry Pi Cluster Web Server Survive Hackaday? | Heron | Scoop.it
Plenty of folks have used their Raspberry Pi as a web server. [Steve] however is the first 8 node load balanced pi cluster server we've run into.  While we have seen pi clusters before, they've nev...
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Graphene-based ink

Graphene-based electronic ink paves the way for wearable, printed electronics and sensors, such as heart monitors.
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Quadrotor Wheel Can Fly, Float, and Roll

Quadrotor Wheel Can Fly, Float, and Roll | Heron | Scoop.it
High T3ch is a blog on fun technology. Videos, gadgets, documentaries and all the fun tech stuff.
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The Concept 1865 Velocipede Is Ye Olde Fashioned Fun - Gas 2

The Concept 1865 Velocipede Is Ye Olde Fashioned Fun - Gas 2 | Heron | Scoop.it
It is amazing how long it took humanity to develop a concept as simple as the bicycle, but it has really only been around for the past 200 years, and it certainly hasn’t always looked the way it does.
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High-Flying Balloon Dispute Follows ‘World View’ Announcement

High-Flying Balloon Dispute Follows ‘World View’ Announcement | Heron | Scoop.it
The newly announced World View balloon flight concept shares a number of "striking" similarities to an older proposal for 'near-space flight experience' bal
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The Automata Blog: Incredible mechanical bird wing with individual feathers folds and flaps

The Automata Blog: Incredible mechanical bird wing with individual feathers folds and flaps | Heron | Scoop.it
 

Check out this amazing bird wing design by that talented Bliss Kolb.

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These Robots Will Teach Kids Programming Skills

These Robots Will Teach Kids Programming Skills | Heron | Scoop.it

That’s what Play-i, a Silicon Valley startup founded by engineers from Google, Apple, and Symantec, says about its robots, unveiled this week as part of a crowdsourcing campaign

 

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Autonomous Arduino weather station

Autonomous Arduino weather station | Heron | Scoop.it
Weather station is interesting project to build. First of all you can collect lots of interesting data, analyze it and even use for various purposes. Tinkerman wanted to build completely autonomous...
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RobotWorld 2013: Robot Soccer Autonomous Goal Kick

The robots have operate completely autonomously with no remote control, locate the soccer ball, position themselves, then try to score a goal.
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são um bocadinho piores a jogar do que eu

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