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Air Mule — Outro dia, outro Drone

Air Mule — Outro dia, outro Drone | Heron | Scoop.it
Não é o trenó do Papai Noel mas quase. O Air Mule é, tecnicamente (ok, MUITO tecnicamente) uma versão reduzida do porta-aviões da SHIELD. Uma aeronave de decolagem vertical, com rotores embutidos, muito mais prática que um helicóptero.
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Laser Range-Finder para Smartphones permite Medir Edifícios com precisão

Laser Range-Finder para Smartphones permite Medir Edifícios com precisão | Heron | Scoop.it

Se necessitam de captar informação tridimensional de edifícios com medidas exactas (por exemplo, para os converter em modelos para os recriarem no Google Earth ou num programa de modelação 3D), há um acessório que poderão achar interessante...

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Robot with Omnidirectional Wheels

Robot with Omnidirectional Wheels | Heron | Scoop.it

Omnidirectional wheels seem to be the future but there is still so much work to be done.

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HowStuffWorks "10 Robots With Dirty Jobs"

HowStuffWorks "10 Robots With Dirty Jobs" | Heron | Scoop.it
These 10 robots with dirty jobs take on tasks that would make even Mike Rowe shudder. Meet the bots that made our list.
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Fully autonomous flapping-wing micro air vehicle weighs about as much as 4 sheets of A4 paper | Robohub

Fully autonomous flapping-wing micro air vehicle weighs about as much as 4 sheets of A4 paper | Robohub | Heron | Scoop.it

The DelFly Explorer is the first flapping wing Micro Air Vehicle (MAV) that is able to fly with complete autonomy in unknown environments. Weighing just 20 grams and with a wingspan of 28cm, it is equipped with an onboard stereo vision system. 

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A Huge Collection of Embroidered Temari Spheres by an 88-Year-Old Grandmother | Colossal

A Huge Collection of Embroidered Temari Spheres by an 88-Year-Old Grandmother | Colossal | Heron | Scoop.it
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Len Solomon is the Dr. Seuss of DIY Instruments | NOISEY

Len Solomon is the Dr. Seuss of DIY Instruments | NOISEY | Heron | Scoop.it
What the hell is a Oomphalapompatronium? This guy makes insane instruments out of coat hangers, toasters, tin cans, and vacuums, which he then plays. While juggling.
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Enginursday: Homopolar motors and a greater understanding of Magnetism - News - SparkFun Electronics

Enginursday: Homopolar motors and a greater understanding of Magnetism - News - SparkFun Electronics | Heron | Scoop.it
Homopolar motors and a greater understanding of Magnetism
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OObject 2013 Gift Guide | oobject - Daily User Ranked Lists

OObject 2013 Gift Guide | oobject - Daily User Ranked Lists | Heron | Scoop.it
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Guia de Prendas 2013 de uns poucos milhares até uns poucos milhões

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Mini Kit – 320×240 2.8″ TFT+Touchscreen for Raspberry Pi @Raspberry_Pi #piday #raspberrypi « adafruit industries blog

Mini Kit – 320×240 2.8″ TFT+Touchscreen for Raspberry Pi @Raspberry_Pi #piday #raspberrypi « adafruit industries blog | Heron | Scoop.it
Adafruit Industries, Unique & fun DIY electronics and kits : Blog - MiniPOV SpokePOV Tools MintyBoost Gift Certificates Arduino BoArduino TV-B-Gone Game of Life SIM reader Drawdio XBee Tweet-a-Watt Cables Robotics Sensors/Parts separator0 LEDs Clocks...
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From Song to 3D Model to Augmented App: Visualizing Oneohtrix Point Never

From Song to 3D Model to Augmented App: Visualizing Oneohtrix Point Never | Heron | Scoop.it
One reason to use code, and the constellation of open source creative coding libraries, is the ability to express ideas across media. HoloDecks is a beautiful experiment in doing just that.
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Máquina LEGO "complicada"

Máquina LEGO "complicada" | Heron | Scoop.it
Este mega-sistema de blocos LEGO mecanizados é capaz de transportar pequenas bolas num ciclo infinito, fazendo-as atravessar uma dezena de diferentes módulos que demonstram que não há limite ao que se pode fazer com os populares blocos LEGO.
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Swatch Sistem51 review, automatic, mechanical Swiss Watch for the mass market – ARMdevices.net

Swatch Sistem51 review, automatic, mechanical Swiss Watch for the mass market – ARMdevices.net | Heron | Scoop.it

This is the latest advancement in Swiss Watch Making technology, 90-hour power reserve, one screw holds everything together, with anti-magnetic structure.

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Thingful brings the public IoT together on a Map

Thingful brings the public IoT together on a Map | Heron | Scoop.it
This is a really interesting project: a "discoverability engine for The Public Internet of Things" providing information about public IoT object and their usage: Today, millions of people and organisations around the world already have and use...
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NASA shows off a squishy robot rover that could land on Titan (video)

NASA shows off a squishy robot rover that could land on Titan (video) | Heron | Scoop.it
NASA likes to pack light for extraterrestrial visits, so it has been developing a tensegrity rover -- a rod-based robot that uses cable tension to absorb
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How to hack Kindle with LEGOs [VIDEO] - Daily Caller

How to hack Kindle with LEGOs [VIDEO] - Daily Caller | Heron | Scoop.it
How to hack Kindle with LEGOs [VIDEO]
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A university professor just figured out a way to bypass Amazon Kindle's digital rights security with his laptop, a set of LEGOs, and a little ingenuity.
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Um tudo radical de mais para o meu gosto

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Solar Impulse – The Plane That Can Fly Forever

Solar Impulse – The Plane That Can Fly Forever | Heron | Scoop.it
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Tech Time Warp of the Week: SAM the Intelligent Robot, 1989 | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com

Tech Time Warp of the Week: SAM the Intelligent Robot, 1989 | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com | Heron | Scoop.it
Amazon's Kiva robots are impressive. But not as impressive as SAM, the 450-pound bot that could understand upwards of six trillion spoken phrases and respond accordingly. Kivas can't do that. And SAM was doing it back in 1989.
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Young Rocketeers Reach for Space - IEEE Spectrum

Young Rocketeers Reach for Space - IEEE Spectrum | Heron | Scoop.it
They may be the first students to launch a rocket into space
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but not this year.

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New Product Friday: Actobotics! - News - SparkFun Electronics

New Product Friday: Actobotics! - News - SparkFun Electronics | Heron | Scoop.it
This week we have our biggest New Product Post ever! Check out the new Actobotics product line.
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Woodpeckers in motion, how to make - YouTube

How to make a woodpecker toy. Watch the woodpeckers peck there way down a pole.
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Fazem-me lembrar uns relógios do Séc XVII, quanto ao princípio de funcionamento, claro que no relógio o movimento do objecto descendente (o próprio relógio) era mais lento, a altura servia de corda

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Watch a robotic cube walk and balance under its own power

Watch a robotic cube walk and balance under its own power | Heron | Scoop.it
Cubes aren't usually the go-to shape when creating an object that's meant to move around, but researchers in Switzerland have created one that can do just that — along with a handful of other...

Via THE *OFFICIAL ANDREASCY*
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The Awesome Foundation : Sneel - Open Hardware Swimming Robotic Snake

The Awesome Foundation : Sneel - Open Hardware Swimming Robotic Snake | Heron | Scoop.it
Sneel engages communities to take a hands-on approach to marine preservation through the use of modular hardware toolkits for fabricating and progr...
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NEW PRODUCT – littleBits KORG Synth Kit

NEW PRODUCT – littleBits KORG Synth Kit | Heron | Scoop.it
NEW PRODUCT – littleBits KORG Synth Kit – littleBits and Korg have demystified a traditional analog synthesizer, making it super easy for novices and experts alike to create music. Now you can get modular without needing tons of banana cables!
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