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Ryanteck’s RTK-000-001 motor controller – robotics on a budget | FreeIO

Ryanteck’s RTK-000-001 motor controller – robotics on a budget | FreeIO | Heron | Scoop.it

RTK-000-001 is a very straightforward, inexpensive motor controller for the Raspberry Pi, designed for hobbyist and schools robotics

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Neptune Pine smartwatch chega ao Kickstarter

O dia de hoje parece estar voltado para os smartwatches. Depois do rescaldo do Galaxy Gear e da chegada iminente to Toq, é agora vez do Neptune Pine chegar ao Kickstarter para se tornar realidade.
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The Japanese Thomas Edison Made Awesome Robot Dolls - Kotaku

The Japanese Thomas Edison Made Awesome Robot Dolls
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Throughout history, people all over the world have made robots. The 19th century, in particular, was a great period for automata.
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Ford Vehicle Challenge

Ford Vehicle Challenge | Heron | Scoop.it
Ten contestants consisting of individuals or groups of makers were given the challenge of designing their Ultimate Maker Vehicle using a 2014 Ford Transit Connect. Makers were given an imaginary bu...
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Polish Concert Pianist Builds a ‘Viola Organista’ Based on a 500-Year-Old Sketch from Leonardo Da Vinci

Polish Concert Pianist Builds a ‘Viola Organista’ Based on a 500-Year-Old Sketch from Leonardo Da Vinci | Heron | Scoop.it
Viola Organista built by Slawomir Zubrzycki Codex Atlanticus by Leonardo Da Vinci, (page 93r) Buried in the pages of Leonardo Da Vinci’s famous 15th century notebooks, amongst the sketches of flying machines, parachutes, diving suits, and armored...
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Microsoft Releases 3D Builder App for Windows 8.1 — A Building Base for Easy 3D Printing | 3D Printing Event

Microsoft Releases 3D Builder App for Windows 8.1 — A Building Base for Easy 3D Printing | 3D Printing Event | Heron | Scoop.it

After integrating native 3D-printing support into Windows 8.1 and partnering with Stratasys-owned Makerbot to sell Replicators in Microsoft stores, Microsoft has released its first 3D printing app for Windows 8.1: 3D Builder.

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Realtime color tracking with Arduino and OpenMV

Realtime color tracking with Arduino and OpenMV | Heron | Scoop.it
In a previous post we featured OpenMV, an inexpensive open-source tiny machine vision module based on an STM32F4 ARM Cortex-M4 micro and OV9650 sensor. Ibrahim has posted an update on this project, including links to the schematic and source code.
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TouchScreen Display for Your Bath

TouchScreen Display for Your Bath | Heron | Scoop.it

High T3ch- The display is projected onto a bath filled with water mixed with bath salts, and a Kinect is used to detect interaction.

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Poppy, un robot humanoïde open-source made in France

Poppy, un robot humanoïde open-source made in France | Heron | Scoop.it
Le Flowers Lab, qui réunit l'INRIA et l'Ensta ParisTech, ont présenté la version 1.0 leur robot humanoïde open-source
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The Hottest High-Tech Toy of 2013: Anki’s iPhone-Driven Robot Cars | Xconomy

The Hottest High-Tech Toy of 2013: Anki’s iPhone-Driven Robot Cars | Xconomy | Heron | Scoop.it
If you had wandered up to the second floor of the Apple store in San Francisco on a Thursday evening a couple of weeks ago, you would have seen an unusual
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Teno Cipri's Blog: How I Learned Electronics: A... | element14

Teno Cipri's Blog: How I Learned Electronics: A... | element14 | Heron | Scoop.it
Read about 'How I Learned Electronics: A trip down engineering memory lane' on element14.com. As an engineer, I am constantly learning new technologies. Hardly a day goes by where I
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An Open-Source Hive To Save The Bees

An Open-Source Hive To Save The Bees | Heron | Scoop.it
Bees are dying in droves.Maybe automated manufacturing could give them some help.  (These open-source, high-tech beehives can monitor a colony's health and behavior: http://t.co/BWGYTvMRzl)...
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mobilECG

mobilECG | Heron | Scoop.it

MobilECG is an USB-based open source 12-lead clinical electrocardiograph.
It is designed to meet all the relevant medical standards (ISO 60601-1, etc.).
Smaller than most ECGs on the market, and also has superior signal quality.
Works with PCs, notebooks, and Android tablets.

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vaporware or realy hard and soft wares

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Turning the Raspberry Pi Into an FM Transmitter - Imperial College Robotics Society Wiki

Turning the Raspberry Pi Into an FM Transmitter - Imperial College Robotics Society Wiki | Heron | Scoop.it
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Out in the Open: The German Plot to Give You Complete Control of Your Phone - Wired

Out in the Open: The German Plot to Give You Complete Control of Your Phone - Wired | Heron | Scoop.it
Out in the Open: The German Plot to Give You Complete Control of Your Phone
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But a German company called Golden Delicious, together with an open source community called OpenPhoenux, is trying to change all that.
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Projets - DATABIT.ME

Databit.me est un festival laboratoire éphémère de recherche, de création autour des arts numériques. Nous voulons promouvoir une culture fabriquée en commun avec une volonté de transmettre à tous. Nous voulons faire du numérique autre chose que de la high tech, de « l'obsolescence programmée » et de la consommation

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pac-man pac-man

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A Simple, Overkill, Electric Car

A Simple, Overkill, Electric Car | Heron | Scoop.it
If you're building an electric car nowadays, you're probably looking at taking a normal, gas-powered car and replacing the engine and transmission with an electric motor and batteries. [Gahaar] tho...
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La Bretagne invente l'impression 3D écolo à base d'algues

La Bretagne invente l'impression 3D écolo à base d'algues | Heron | Scoop.it
Le FabShop et la société AlgoPack, tous deux implantés en Bretagne, commercialiseront l'an prochain un substitut écologique au plastique, destiné aux imprimantes
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The Simplest Line Follower - Upgraded! [Updated]

The Simplest Line Follower - Upgraded! [Updated] | Heron | Scoop.it
Hello everybody! Apologies for not writing for so long! Work has kept me really busy so I wasn't able to do much till now. Last week I finally got time to do a bit of work. I made my own PCB :). I ...
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BOWBOARD™ Just Gravity and You!

BOWBOARD™ propels you using gravity, your body and its patented technology. When you step down on the bow, it drives you forward.
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Terrafugia - Flying cars. Seriously.

Terrafugia - Flying cars. Seriously. | Heron | Scoop.it
Terrafugia intends to build the future of personal transportation: the flying car. We will inspire a new generation of problem solvers by showing the world that small teams can tackle big challenges and have a huge impact on our quality of life.
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Heirloom Chemistry Set

Heirloom Chemistry Set | Heron | Scoop.it
We try not to share too many crowd funding projects, but when a tipster sent us to this Heirloom Chemistry Set we knew some would-be chemistry hackers might just want to see it! [John Farrell Kuhns...
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Esta mala fez-me lembrar o armário de química do meu irmão quando andavamos pelos 11/13 anos. Terminou devido a uma fuga de h2so4.

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Arduino Blog » Blog Archive » It’s Not Over Until the Fat Lady Sings. BareConductive have a stretch goal!

Arduino Blog » Blog Archive » It’s Not Over Until the Fat Lady Sings. BareConductive have a stretch goal! | Heron | Scoop.it
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Learning engineering using Legos - WCAX

Learning engineering using Legos - WCAX | Heron | Scoop.it
Learning engineering using Legos
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The robots are built from Legos. Teams of students compete with their machines to navigate an obstacle course and dispose of hazards along the way.
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Rekordpreis für mechanische Spardose "Coasting Bank" - Spiel und Kunst mit Mechanik

Rekordpreis für mechanische Spardose "Coasting Bank" - Spiel und Kunst mit Mechanik | Heron | Scoop.it
Ein Speicherfund eines Blechspielzeugs in Schottland stellte sich als ein Riesenschatz heraus. Diese mechanische Spardose war vorher als Realobjekt nie
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