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Drone made of Lego takes flight. | sUAS News

Drone made of Lego takes flight. | sUAS News | Heron | Scoop.it
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"The first images that I saw of this Lego quadrocopter frame raised a smile."

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Spotted: SLAC's linac made out of Legos - InMenlo

Spotted: SLAC's linac made out of Legos - InMenlo | Heron | Scoop.it
InMenlo Spotted: SLAC's linac made out of Legos InMenlo After happening upon his Legos at home one night, Stewart decided to spend his evening designing, building and photographing this Lego diorama homage to the inside of the SLAC linac, a place...
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Homemade self-balancing unicycle uses an Arduino to keep upright

Homemade self-balancing unicycle uses an Arduino to keep upright | Heron | Scoop.it
On the whim of a coin flip, Nick Thatcher once decided between building a homemade Segway, or a self balancing unicycle. Even though the powers of fate
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algo tão complicado antigamente, pelos vistos ao alcance de qq pessoa na actualidade

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The Finnjet: An 8-wheeled car that weighs 3.4 tons

The Finnjet: An 8-wheeled car that weighs 3.4 tons | Heron | Scoop.it
Photo: Marius Becker/AFP/Getty Images Antti Rahko stands next to his self-made “Finnjet” during preparations for the Essen Motor Show in Essen, Germany on November 22, 2012. The car rol...
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Muito discreto...

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The Hexapod Hexacopter

The Hexapod Hexacopter | Heron | Scoop.it
Over at Mad Lab Industries, they had the idea of building a quadcopter that could walk and fly. By combining a hexapod with a hexacopter, they ended up with this creation.
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bicho esquisito

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Atoms - smart bricks for kids to build interactive projects

Atoms - smart bricks for kids to build interactive projects | Heron | Scoop.it
Michael Rosenblatt says: Wanted to tell you about my latest project, ATOMS - plug and play functionality for kids and Makers. No programming or electronics experience necessary to get started.
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Mais um sistema de construção com interactividade sem necessidade de programação

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Maker Faire Tokyo 2012 – Animating Toy Characters (Video) | Robots Dreams

Maker Faire Tokyo 2012 – Animating Toy Characters (Video) | Robots Dreams | Heron | Scoop.it
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Creating character and figure sculptures can be rewarding in itself, but adding movement and animation takes it to another level

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Museum of Math: Photo Tour

Museum of Math: Photo Tour | Heron | Scoop.it
More than 30 interactive exhibits greet visitors at the new National Museum of Mathematics in New York.
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The square-wheeled tricycle with that track is real fun

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The solar-powered bike-car thingy we’ve all been waiting for | Plugged In, Scientific American Blog Network

The solar-powered bike-car thingy we’ve all been waiting for | Plugged In, Scientific American Blog Network | Heron | Scoop.it
Okay, sure -- you could buy a Smart car, and it costs $13,000 just to drive it home, plus no matter how cute it is it's ...
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"coisa" feinha

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Watermelon air boat

Watermelon air boat | Heron | Scoop.it
We think you'll turn a few heads in Central Park if you're driving a water melon around when everyone else is piloting sailboats. This watermelon is both sea worthy and radio controlled thanks to the work which [Starting Electronics] put into it.
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In Its Nature (2012) by Simon Venus : Cabaret Mechanical Theatre

In Its Nature (2012) by Simon Venus : Cabaret Mechanical Theatre | Heron | Scoop.it
A crow which pecks your finger as you turn the handle. This new piece by Simon Venus is a homage to an automaton by Paul Spooner... (RT @charleskaufman: In Its Nature (2012) by Simon Venus.
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The Automata Blog: Video of 'The Headless Clown' magic automaton by Pierre Mayer

The Automata Blog: Video of 'The Headless Clown' magic automaton by Pierre Mayer | Heron | Scoop.it
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Pierre Mayer has already had a life which has taken him into many different directions, magic, painting (reproduction of classic painters)....

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Moon Express team at NASA using ArduCopter as lunar lander testbed - DIY Drones

Moon Express team at NASA using ArduCopter as lunar lander testbed - DIY Drones | Heron | Scoop.it
From famed venture capitalist Steve Jurvetson:
A quad ‘copter from Chris Anderson, with Go-Pro underbody gimbal and a sensor array for landing that is so very…
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Isto talvez seja "um pouco + barato".

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Jenny at dapperhouse.com: Legos With My Little Guy - Lego Architect

Jenny at dapperhouse.com: Legos With My Little Guy - Lego Architect | Heron | Scoop.it
Legos With My Little Guy - Lego Architect http://t.co/JPIYbWL6 via @dapperhouse
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As auto-caravanas do futuro - Revolução Digital

As auto-caravanas do futuro - Revolução Digital | Heron | Scoop.it
A auto-caravana da Marchi Mobile é daquelas coisas que se adora ou que se detesta, mas parece ser bem mais bonita por dentro do que por fora.
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» The Standfield Mouse Trap making machine Holiday Hunter – Australia

» The Standfield Mouse Trap making machine Holiday Hunter – Australia | Heron | Scoop.it
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Uma maquineta para fazer armadilhas para ratos necessita ter este aspecto?

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1832 steam engine in Jay Leno’s Garage

Two things: Jay Leno has a collection of engines. Just engines. Steam engines are NOT noisy. The more you know!
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A este gajo não lhe bastavam os automóveis, tb tem uma coleção de motores

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Connecting a Raspberry Pi to an old 15Khz Arcade Monitor | Celso Martinho

Connecting a Raspberry Pi to an old 15Khz Arcade Monitor | Celso Martinho | Heron | Scoop.it
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Excelent

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Uma turbina solar, a invenção óbvia que só um rapaz de 11 anos desenvolveu

Uma turbina solar, a invenção óbvia que só um rapaz de 11 anos desenvolveu | Heron | Scoop.it
Depois de uma visita a um museu de ciência, Eudald Vehí, de 11 anos, concebeu uma pá eólica com painéis solares. Valeu-lhe um dos principais prémios de invenções.

Via Mário Reis
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ideias mts têm, levar à prática nem todos conseguem

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John’s Automata Clock

John’s Automata Clock | Heron | Scoop.it
John’s Automata Clock Designing and making an automated clock over the last eight years has become John’s life’s work.  It is an amazing 15 movement automata which is handmade with tiny parts...
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Solar cars roll across Earth's driest desert

Solar cars roll across Earth's driest desert | Heron | Scoop.it
The vehicles had to cost less than $7,000, requiring ingenuity from their creators, not wealth.

Via Kalani Kirk Hausman, scatol8
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The 7,000 usd in some places are real wealth

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Watch a parrot drive his own custom Bird Buggy - element14

It's a computer-controlled cart that Pepper (the parrot) can drive with a joystick mounted in front of his perch. It moves forward and back, left and right, has infrared sensors to keep Pepper from
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até as aves deixam de se mexer muito

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Answering Machine (2012) by Paul Spooner : Cabaret Mechanical Theatre

Answering Machine (2012) by Paul Spooner : Cabaret Mechanical Theatre | Heron | Scoop.it
A new one-off piece from Paul Spooner. It's a machine for undertaking thankless tasks; useful for refusing loans and favours of all kinds... (Answering Machine (2012). A new one-off piece from Paul Spooner.
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News: Answer the door from a smartphone/tablet - element14

News: Answer the door from a smartphone/tablet - element14 | Heron | Scoop.it
Doorbot exploded assembly (via Christie Street)   Getting up to get the door can be distracting if you are watching the kids play in the pool or if you are getting ready for a dinner party.
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Qq dia ñ nos mexemos para nada

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