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Diodome - Interactive Light Installation for Burning Man 2013

Diodome - Interactive Light Installation for Burning Man 2013 | Heron | Scoop.it
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A beautiful 18ft geodesic dome covered in a rainbow of LEDs - with you at it's heart controlling the light show.
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Namiki Lab's air-hockey robot

http://spectrum.ieee.org/automaton/robotics/artificial-intelligence/japanese-air-hockey-robot Namiki Lab (Chiba University) has developed an intelligent air-...
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Building custom game controllers for people with physical disabilities

Building custom game controllers for people with physical disabilities | Heron | Scoop.it
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ts1TpWo9njk& Hold on tight. This is going to be a long post. I kept my temper in the video, but here I can just come out and let you know that I'm livid.
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Life After Pi - Microcontroller Solutions | DigiKey

Life After Pi - Microcontroller Solutions | DigiKey | Heron | Scoop.it
Over the last few years, there have been a plethora of sub $100 modular development and demo boards from all different sources and, although the price points are all similar, the user experience, functionality and flexibility differ immensely.
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Open-Source Android Games Console Launched In UK For £99

Open-Source Android Games Console Launched In UK For £99 | Heron | Scoop.it
The Ouya open-source Android console has launched in the UK. The console first debuted on Kickstarter in 2012 - raising more than $8.5 million from fans who rushed to support its open development platform.
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Make: Arduino Bots and Gadgets: Six Embedded Projects with Open Source Hardware and Software | ShareBookFree.Com

Make: Arduino Bots and Gadgets: Six Embedded Projects with Open Source Hardware and Software | ShareBookFree.Com | Heron | Scoop.it
Tero Karvinen, Kimmo Karvinen, Make: Arduino Bots and Gadgets: Six Embedded Projects with Open Source Hardware and Software 2011 | ISBN: 1449389716 | 296 (Make: Arduino Bots and Gadgets: Six Embedded Projects with Open Source Hardware and Software...
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This Walking Lego Steampunk Ship is Terrifying!

This Walking Lego Steampunk Ship is Terrifying! | Heron | Scoop.it
As far as post-apocalyptic, steampunk-themed trading ships go, this MOC build is pretty impressive. Jason Allemann's landship, Amagosa, is based on the "Strandbeest," a badass kinetic sculpture created by Theo Jansen.
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Science and math lessons built into Legos playtime - Arizona Daily Star

Science and math lessons built into Legos playtime - Arizona Daily Star | Heron | Scoop.it
Science and math lessons built into Legos playtime Arizona Daily Star During the final morning session of last week, seven children and two instructors surrounded two large tubs of Legos, building trees and accessories to go with the motorized...
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Nada de aprender na brincadeira

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Chris Thorpe: 3D Printing the Industrial Revolution #3DThursday #3DPrinting

Chris Thorpe: 3D Printing the Industrial Revolution #3DThursday #3DPrinting | Heron | Scoop.it
Here’s a hobby miniatures company that has been showing some very smart thinking over the past several years about the opportunities introduced by 3D printing and 3D scanning.
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Know Your Arduino: A Practical Guide to The Most Common Boards - Tested.com

Know Your Arduino: A Practical Guide to The Most Common Boards - Tested.com | Heron | Scoop.it
Arduino is a great hardware platform for anyone interested in building almost any sort of homebrew electronics project. But the huge selection of Arduino boards can make it hard for a beginner to get started.
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DITs - Do-It-Together space: Edward Crocodile-Hands

DITs - Do-It-Together space: Edward Crocodile-Hands | Heron | Scoop.it

Edward Crocodile-Hands was thought to be an integral part of the Open Mobile project... however, Edward was a misfit

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Bom trabalho de Rita Sá

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Jason Dorweiler

Jason Dorweiler | Heron | Scoop.it

This post will detail my plans and progress for an autonomous car. I’ll be using what I learned from building the balancing robot and courses thoughUdacity and MITx. The goal is to take a small 1/10 remote controlled car and have it navigate a course on its own. To navigate the course, I plan to use an Android phone, GPS, and an accelerometer/gyroscope. I will record a video stream through the phone and then process it on my laptop using Python and the computer vision library OpenCV.

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TRAQ quadcopter – seeks radio signals

For their senior capstone project, Northeastern electrical engineering students Cameron Olean, Ben Leathe, Tim Hickson, Chase Hathaway, Dan Petrillo, and Andrew Barada, developed TRAQ—an autonomous quadcopter that uses a unique four-element antenna...
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Watch out BIGDOG, here comes little cat robot

Thanks to the design of its legs, which faithfully mimic feline morphology, EPFL’s four-legged “cheetah-cub robot” shares the advantages of its biological model: it is small, light and runs very fast.
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RAPIRO: The Humanoid Robot Kit for your Raspberry Pi

RAPIRO is a cute and affordable robot kit designed to work with a Raspberry Pi. It comes with a Arduino-compatible servo controller.
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Sandstone Estate Aerial Video

International event showcasing working locomotives, tractors and other steam powered vehicles of a bygone era. Some jittery video due to mismatched frame-rat...
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Há para aí uns quantos intrusos 

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Legos As Art? Oh Yes - My veronanj

Legos As Art? Oh Yes - My veronanj | Heron | Scoop.it
Legos As Art? Oh Yes
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Sawaya-Bricks-Kiss If you are a Lego parent (as most of us are here in Verona), you are accustomed to seeing the bricks as space ships and pirate ships, skyscrapers and castles.
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Cubietruck is a small, open source mini PC with an Allwinner A20 ...

Cubietruck is a small, open source mini PC with an Allwinner A20 ... | Heron | Scoop.it
The Raspberry Pi, for instance, is a $35 PC board with an ARM11 processor and support for open source software including versions of Debian and Fedora Linux. The makers of the Cubieboard figured they could do better, ...
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LEGO's Back to the Future Set Includes a DeLorean and Two Minifigures - GadgeTell

LEGO's Back to the Future Set Includes a DeLorean and Two Minifigures - GadgeTell | Heron | Scoop.it
Yes please! RT @gadgetell: LEGO’s Back to the Future Set Includes a DeLorean and Two Minifigures http://t.co/OKkn7jvPx3
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Bots behind the wheel: Ford turns to high-tech robots for track testing duties - Digital Trends

Bots behind the wheel: Ford turns to high-tech robots for track testing duties - Digital Trends | Heron | Scoop.it
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Bots behind the wheel: Ford turns to high-tech robots for track testing duties
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Ford engineers have developed an industry-first robotic test driving program that will likely give the automaker even more clout on the road.
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Call for Manufacturers: 3D Printers and 3D Scanners

Call for Manufacturers: 3D Printers and 3D Scanners | Heron | Scoop.it
Got a favorite desktop 3D printing or scanning appliance? We want to hear about it!
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In Cloud Light

Stainless steel kinetic sculpture by Anthony Howe spinning in light winds. 224" high by 104" wide by 52" deep. (5.7m h x 2.6m w x 1.3m d) Breaks down for shi...
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Will this $100 RepRap be the device that takes 3D printing to the masses? | ZDNet

Will this $100 RepRap be the device that takes 3D printing to the masses? | ZDNet | Heron | Scoop.it
South African Quentin Harley's new 3D printer is an unusual, but potentially groundbreaking, design.
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Best robot demos from ICRA 2013

Best robot demos from ICRA 2013 | Heron | Scoop.it
The 2013 IEEE International Conference of Robotics and Automation was held early in May. Here's a video montage of several robots shown off at the event.
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