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Cool Kinetic Objects Compilation

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Something about magnets that turn me on and kinetic objects as well as perpetual machines make me drool

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Freaky Plane von Diotoys (Ungarn) - Spiel und Kunst mit Mechanik

Manches mechanisch interessante Holzspielzeug ist im Programm der ungarischen Familienmanufaktur DIOTOYS zu finden. So zum Beispiel das verrückte Freaky Plane.
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low tech: OpenMV Update: 25FPS Face Detection, USB Support and More

low tech: OpenMV Update: 25FPS Face Detection, USB Support and More | Heron | Scoop.it

So I've been working on OpenMV for the past week and this is what I have so far:

 USB Support, Face Detection, better image quality, QCIF, digital zoom...

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HydroBee – Your Personal Hydroelectric Generator

HydroBee – Your Personal Hydroelectric Generator | Heron | Scoop.it

The Hydrobee™ is the new alternative in off-grid personal power for a billion people

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Paper Models That Move: 14 Ingenious Automata, and More (Dover Origami Papercraft) (English and English Edition): Walter Ruffler: 9780486477930: Amazon.com: Books

Paper Models That Move: 14 Ingenious Automata, and More (Dover Origami Papercraft) (English and English Edition) [Walter Ruffler] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.
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Space toys, Everything.. (00:19)

Space toys, Everything.. (00:19) | Heron | Scoop.it
TubeChop allows you to easily chop a funny or interesting section from any YouTube video and share it.
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Personal Quadcopter Camera Will Change the Tourist in You

Personal Quadcopter Camera Will Change the Tourist in You | Heron | Scoop.it
High T3ch is a blog on fun technology. Videos, gadgets, documentaries and all the fun tech stuff.
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Look at This Creepy Dystopian City Inspired by the Brothers Grimm | Wired Design | Wired.com

Look at This Creepy Dystopian City Inspired by the Brothers Grimm | Wired Design | Wired.com | Heron | Scoop.it
A handcrafted doomsday city based on the characters and story lines from various Grimm tales.
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TheBallyBomber.com | HOME

TheBallyBomber.com | HOME | Heron | Scoop.it
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Bolas produzir uma réplica à escala pilotável por piloto, 10 anitos investidos neste bally bomber

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PiFace – PiFace Blog

And on the Friday night before the Jam it felt like we were building the LHC! With nearly half a kilometre of network cables, 48 Raspberry Pis fitted with cameras and PiFace Control and Displays we wondered if we’d finally been too ambitious with a project!

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This is How You Rotate a High Speed Camera around Objects

This is How You Rotate a High Speed Camera around Objects | Heron | Scoop.it

How to use ONE camera to capture the 360 effect like in the Matrix. It takes some mirrors and a fast rotating platform

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The Automata Blog: The best projects from MAKE magazine in book form

The Automata Blog: The best projects from MAKE magazine in book form | Heron | Scoop.it

If you are like me, you have been subscribed to MAKE magazine since day one. If not, you've now got a lot of catching up to do.

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Arduino Blog » Blog Archive » A DIY Video Game for the Neighbourhood

Arduino Blog » Blog Archive » A DIY Video Game for the Neighbourhood | Heron | Scoop.it

My house/office has a store window and I try to make use of it as much as possible. ... Now I wanted to make something interactive. We have a lot of loitering youth and many people passing by. To appeal to a wide audience, I thought it would be nice to make an old fashion arcade box like thing.

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History - Flying Machine Arena

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History   The genesis of the Flying Machine Arena (FMA) can be traced to various research projects that date back to the 1990s.
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Raspis and Arduinos for FM Broadcast Streaming

Raspis and Arduinos for FM Broadcast Streaming | Heron | Scoop.it
The biggest Internet provider in Portugal needed a system to turn FM broadcast stations in Angola, Cabo Verde, and Mozambique into a web stream. Like every good project, the people in charge of the...
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1,200-year-old phone

There’s a 1,200-year-old Phone in the Smithsonian Collections. The gourd-and-twine device, created 1,200 to 1,400 years ago, remains tantalizingly functional—and too fragile to test out.
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Sabia que era um artefacto antigo, mas ainda tenho duvidas quanto a ser tão antigo, bolas...

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Ultra Affordable Educational Robot - African Robotics Network (AFRON)

With support from the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, AFRON is leading the "Ultra Affordable Educational Robot" Project: to collaboratively design robots that can inspire young children worldwide about Science, Technology, Engineering, and...
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cuboro cugolino Kugelbahn "magic"

Eine blaue und eine rote Glasmurmel rollen gleichzeitig auf der Bahn. An fünf Stellen, an denen beide Kugeln vorbeikommen, nimmt die rote Kugel einen anderen...
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Kaneda’s Bike

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It’s been a long way but finally, here is our new creature, a new version of the legendary Kaneda’s Bike, transformed into a book, a personal tribute, a total rendition to the most famous manga AKIRA of Katsuhiro Otomo.
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The Work of Zina Nicole Lahr

In August 2013 my friend Zina asked if I could shoot a video for her portfolio. She needed something that would showcase her work but also tell a little bit about…
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Pre-War Classics Of The Road - Part 11

Pre-War Classics Of The Road - Part 11 | Heron | Scoop.it
1906 Stanley Model EX Perhaps the most famous make of steam car ever built was the Stanley, produced in Massachussetts until 1927 by the Stanley twins, Francis E. and Freelan O. The 1906 Model EX i...
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Aqui está uma das marcas de automóveis que eu usava no stop

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Super Simple FM Transmitter

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FM transmitters can be complicated to build, but not this one — it's about the easiest you can possibly make. And though the science of radio is well understood, there's a magical, emotional qualit...
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The Automata Blog: Pirate and octopus engaged in whimsical combat in this Timberkits automaton kit

The Automata Blog: Pirate and octopus engaged in whimsical combat in this Timberkits automaton kit | Heron | Scoop.it
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