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Making the electronics for a $7 USD doppler motion sensor - Limpkin's blog

Making the electronics for a $7 USD doppler motion sensor - Limpkin's blog | Heron | Scoop.it
I had no idea that you could find this kind of motion sensors on the internet for so cheap... But they come with a catch: you need to design some electronics for them. I'm sure
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Check out the Mars rover these two girls built in their garage

Check out the Mars rover these two girls built in their garage. Two sisters, 11 and 13, have built a Mars rover in a workshop in their family’s garage.
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The Automata Blog: Graceful ballerina automaton by artist Colin Neu is powered by a Gramophone motor

Artist Colin Neu has finished a new piece, this one featuring a ballerina on a rotating platform

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3DR Iris - 3DRobotics Inc

3DR Iris - 3DRobotics Inc | Heron | Scoop.it
The new Iris from 3D Robotics is a compact, ready-to-fly, fully autonomous aerial vehicle designed specifically for the consumer market. Iris provides...
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Arduino launches its first robot kit complete with wheels | Chips | Geek.com

Arduino launches its first robot kit complete with wheels | Chips | Geek.com | Heron | Scoop.it
Arduino has teamed up with the 4-time Robocup-winning Complubot Robotics team to create a new Arduino Robot kit. The robot is aimed at the novice and teaches you how it’s made as you [...] (#TrueTwit Tech Tip.
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Open-source project Pixy aims to give vision to hobbyists' robots - PCWorld

Open-source project Pixy aims to give vision to hobbyists' robots - PCWorld | Heron | Scoop.it
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Open-source project Pixy aims to give vision to hobbyists' robots
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An open-source project aims to give a rudimentary eye to robots with the help of a camera that can detect, identify and track the movement of specific objects.
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Fireball Pinball HD @Raspberry_Pi #piday #raspberrypi « adafruit industries blog

Fireball Pinball HD @Raspberry_Pi #piday #raspberrypi « adafruit industries blog | Heron | Scoop.it

The Fireball Pinball machine is a 1976 game, which Ian bought in a very unloved state for a couple of hundred dollars. Using a Pi, he’s dragged it into the 21st century. Ian says:

The basic system design has the Pi as an i2c master 

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Google Glass has competition in wearable computing | Androidheadlines.com

Google Glass has competition in wearable computing | Androidheadlines.com | Heron | Scoop.it
In recent months, we've been hearing more and more about Google Glass, where it is and isn't allowed, and most importantly, what impact it will have on our
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Lego Architecture Studio Brings Modernism to the Play Room ...

Lego Architecture Studio Brings Modernism to the Play Room ... | Heron | Scoop.it
The childhood toy becomes an architect's dream come true.
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Orbotix Rolls Out Speedy Next-Gen Sphero - IEEE Spectrum

Orbotix Rolls Out Speedy Next-Gen Sphero - IEEE Spectrum | Heron | Scoop.it
Our favorite robotic ball is back with version two, and it's unbelievably fast
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Pleygo Is Basically Netflix for Legos - TIME

Pleygo Is Basically Netflix for Legos - TIME | Heron | Scoop.it
Pleygo Is Basically Netflix for Legos
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If you're skeeved out by the idea of playing with used Legos, Pleygo says each set is sanitized piece by piece before being sent out.
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Automata Exhibition : space station 69, Peckham

Automata Exhibition : space station 69, Peckham | Heron | Scoop.it
  i hope these videos are working. they seem to be on and off. if this is the case then i will breifly describe them and you can contact me if you want to view them they are short videos of so...
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Automata & sensor experiments

Automata & sensor experiments | Heron | Scoop.it
During the past semester I had the chance to get into a course called Wireless Toys. Here I got to explore paper automata and physical computing. These are different iterations of toys and sensors....
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JPL's RoboSimian flexes its robot muscles, haunts your nightmares ...

JPL's RoboSimian flexes its robot muscles, haunts your nightmares ... | Heron | Scoop.it
While the project itself isn't new, JPL recently published an interesting video that shows RoboSimian gripping tools, lifting its own weight and balancing delicate objects. This means, of course, that robot monkeys will soon join ...
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Children build robotics using motorized Legos - Progress Index

Children build robotics using motorized Legos - Progress Index | Heron | Scoop.it
Children build robotics using motorized Legos
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COLONIAL HEIGHTS - Eight children have been using simple machines and the popular Lego building blocks in a summer learning camp in Colonial Heights this week.
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Project Torchlight (Combination of littleBits and Lego)

A combination of littleBits and Lego to create a torchlight that turns on when it is dark.
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The Charming Bird of Jaquet Droz

The Charming Bird of Jaquet Droz | Heron | Scoop.it
This is the world’s first ever made first singing bird automata wristwatch! Proudly unveiled as part of the Jaquet Droz’s 275th anniversary...
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Four 3D printer robots that are way cooler than MakerBot

Four 3D printer robots that are way cooler than MakerBot | Heron | Scoop.it
Most 3D printers are box shaped and limited in the size of items that they can make. With a robotic arm, you can print outside the box.
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Peugeot targets urban commuters with AE21 Hybrid electric bike

Peugeot targets urban commuters with AE21 Hybrid electric bike | Heron | Scoop.it
At last week's What's Next show in Paris, Peugeot previewed its AE21 Hybrid electric bike which integrates a lithium-ion battery into its aluminum frame.
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Massive 200,000-Piece Roman Colosseum Is the Most Impressive Lego Architecture Model I've Ever Seen

I'm stunned by the scale, accuracy and mind blowing detail of this massive 200,000-piece Lego Roman Colosseum, made to minifig scale. Built for the University of Sydney, it shows both the Colosseum from two thousand years ago and its current state.
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So glad there are people out there willing to spend their lives creating lego monuments...

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Controlling a Model Railroad using mbed | mbed

Controlling a Model Railroad using mbed | mbed | Heron | Scoop.it

With just a handful of additional low-cost parts it is possible to control a model train set using mbed. This tutorial shows how to get started with a basic overview of model train technology, simple hardware interfaces, and some code examples.

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Welcome | Keith Newstead Automata

Welcome | Keith Newstead Automata | Heron | Scoop.it
Keith Newstead氏のオートマタ好み:keith Newstead Automata http://t.co/98Q7OBD4yy
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