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Confederate Motorcycles Offers Free 2014 Calendar (Possibly NSFW)

Confederate Motorcycles Offers Free 2014 Calendar (Possibly NSFW) | Heron | Scoop.it
Confederate Motorcycles asks you to sign up for their newsletter before they’ll send over their free 2014 calendar. Unsubscribing is pretty straightforward.
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A estes não lhes chegou o relatório sobre a presença de modelos pouco vestidos em stands

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Watch as scientists levitate these objects with sound waves

Watch as scientists levitate these objects with sound waves | Heron | Scoop.it
Using ultrasound, a team of Japanese scientists has levitated small particles, and moved them around mid-air. It's incredible to see.
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Global Space Balloon Challenge

The Global Space Balloon Challenge is an initiative to inspire makers to build their own High Altitude Balloons and launch them into space using their own hardware: The Global Space Balloon Challenge is an international education outreach project to encourage people from around the world to build and launch their own high altitude balloons. Over […]
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Glockenspiel & Raspberry Pi @raspberry_pi #piday #raspberrypi « adafruit industries blog

I found this Glockenspiel in a local recycling centre and it looked like the ideal instrument to control with a set of motors and a Raspberry Pi. I’ve seen this done before, both with the PICAXE...

 

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Modular MArble Machine KIT

Modular MArble Machine KIT | Heron | Scoop.it
Kit Consists of interchangeable modules: mechanism (ball lifter) - I called these the Mainboards - and replaceable modules - Shields. It allows to build the kit in any configuration.
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▶ AGNES robot knitter time lapse scarf knitting - YouTube

▶ AGNES robot knitter time lapse scarf knitting - YouTube | Heron | Scoop.it
Time lapse video of AGNES the knitting robot knitting a scarf. The whole scarf takes around 5 hours to make.
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Trend of the Day: Permaneering

Trend of the Day: Permaneering | Heron | Scoop.it
= an approach to selecting, salvaging, reusing and modifying tools that's based within ecological design criteria Description Paul Mobbs: "'Permaneering', or "Persistent Materials and Engineering",...
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Teen Invents Solar-Powered Water Purification Machine

Teen Invents Solar-Powered Water Purification Machine | Heron | Scoop.it

A 14-year-old New York student was named “America’s Top Young Scientist” for inventing a solar-powered water jug that changes dirty water into purified drinking water.

 

High T3ch is a blog on fun technology. Videos, gadgets, documentaries and all the fun tech stuff.

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Cruise Ship Cut in Half, Then Stretched 30 meters

Cruise Ship Cut in Half, Then Stretched 30 meters | Heron | Scoop.it

Interesting time lapse video of a cruise ship in Blohm shipyard being cut in half and then increased by 30 meters.

 

 

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A Construction Kit That Lets You Make Starships and Castles Out of Cardboard | Wired Design | Wired.com

A Construction Kit That Lets You Make Starships and Castles Out of Cardboard | Wired Design | Wired.com | Heron | Scoop.it
Strawbees challenges kids to think at an architectural scale.
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uArm: Put a Miniature Industrial Robot Arm on Your Desk

uArm is an Arduino-powered desktop 4-axis parallel-mechanism robot arm, modeled after the ABB industrial PalletPack robot.
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objectivo "ligeiramente" alcançado

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WunderBar by relayr

WunderBar by relayr | Heron | Scoop.it
The WunderBar is the easiest way to create useful connected devices. It works out-of-the-wrapper, contains a host of awesome sensors, and is dead-simple to program.
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WaRPboard.org | Wearable Reference Platform

WaRPboard.org | Wearable Reference Platform | Heron | Scoop.it

The WaRPboard implements a hybrid architecture to address the evolving needs of the wearable market. The platform consists of a main board and an example daughtercard with the ability to add additional daughtercards for different usage models. In this hybrid architecture, the guts of the design is done on the main board with Freescale's i.MX 6SoloLite applications processor, and a secondary microcontroller, Freescale's Kinetis KL16 MCU, is implemented on the daughtercard which is used as a sensor hub as well as a wireless charging MCU.

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Simple SkySweeper Robot a Mechanical Inchworm to Patrol Power Lines

Simple SkySweeper Robot a Mechanical Inchworm to Patrol Power Lines | Heron | Scoop.it
Nick Morozovsky, an engineering graduate student at UC San Diego, exemplifies how much you can do with how little these days.

His SkySweeper
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Drones and Makerspaces: Best Marriage Since Chocolate and Peanut Butter

Drones and Makerspaces: Best Marriage Since Chocolate and Peanut Butter | Heron | Scoop.it
About 50 drone enthusiasts from the DC Area Drone User Group swarmed Nova Labs this past Sunday for an all day build and fly session. Here's a montage of the event.
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University of Coimbra developing minesweeping robot

University of Coimbra developing minesweeping robot | Heron | Scoop.it
A team from the Institute of Systems and Robotics at Portugal's University of Coimbra is developing a minesweeping robot to assist in the monumental task of...
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Building a sous-vide controller using Raspberry Pi / Mathematica - Online Technical Discussion Groups—Wolfram Community

Building a sous-vide controller using Raspberry Pi / Mathematica - Online Technical Discussion Groups—Wolfram Community | Heron | Scoop.it
Wolfram Community forum discussion about Building a sous-vide controller using Raspberry Pi / Mathematica. Stay on top of important topics and build connections by joining Wolfram Community groups relevant to your interests.
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Creating a moisture sensor system using nails and Intel Galileo (now in the Arduino Store!) | FreeIO

Creating a moisture sensor system using nails and Intel Galileo (now in the Arduino Store!) | FreeIO | Heron | Scoop.it
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Bounce Imaging Explorer - Bounce Imaging

Bounce Imaging Explorer - Bounce Imaging | Heron | Scoop.it
  Every day, we ask first responders to enter hazardous, unseen spaces. Police around the world face an increasingly complex tactical environment.
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Mark One 3D printer creates carbon fiber objects, costs $5,000

Mark One 3D printer creates carbon fiber objects, costs $5,000 | Heron | Scoop.it
There's a new 3D printer in town, and unlike other models that use plastic, rubber or even chocolate, this one prints out objects using a far tougher
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It is Finished — 3D Printing The Forbidden City - 3D Printing Industry

It is Finished — 3D Printing The Forbidden City - 3D Printing Industry | Heron | Scoop.it
Over four months two Leapfrog 3D printers have been printing non-stop to complete a replica of China's Forbidden City. The project was completed today!
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Advanced Imaging Reveals a Computer 1,500 Years Ahead of Its Time

Advanced Imaging Reveals a Computer 1,500 Years Ahead of Its Time | Heron | Scoop.it
X-rays and advanced photography have uncovered the true complexity of the mysterious Antikythera mechanism, a device so astonishing that its discovery is like finding a functional Buick in medieval Europe.
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QardioArm - a smarter read on blood pressure

Fits seamlessly into your life, talks to your smartphone, automatically records medical-grade data and makes it available to your family and doctor.
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1956 Paul Vallée

1956 Paul Vallée | Heron | Scoop.it
Paul Vallée was a wealthy industrialist with a complex and interesting personality. He could anticipate novel ideas before others, yet he did not carry them through in practical terms. He ran a suc...
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