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[Upcycle it Design Challenge] Embedded Web SDR client on Analog Radio Receiver #11: One of its kind!

Read about '[Upcycle it Design Challenge] Embedded Web SDR client on Analog Radio Receiver #11: One of its kind!' on element14.com. Upcycle finished! The Hybrid Radio is ready I published the first draft pic as a comment to my last post #10. Here is a better one. This is my last
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BALLU: Buoyancy Assisted Lightweight Legged Unit

Robots are often associated with being heavy, mechanized metal objects. In fact, most current bipedal robots are unsafe, unstable, complex, expensive, an
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Voliro’s concept hexacopter performs acrobatic stunts with ease

Voliro’s concept hexacopter performs acrobatic stunts with ease | Heron | Scoop.it
It really feels like 2017 is the year of the drone. We got news that Drone Racing League is returning to ESPN in June, the DJI Spark wowed us as "the best starter drone on the market righ
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Inside Ford's Top-Secret Campaign to Remake the Iconic GT Supercar

Inside Ford's Top-Secret Campaign to Remake the Iconic GT Supercar | Heron | Scoop.it
50 years after dominating the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Ford returned to the game with an all-new GT.
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Fidget Spinner Meet Zoetrope, Zoetrope this is Fidget Spinner | #muybridge #3DPrinting

Fidget Spinner Meet Zoetrope, Zoetrope this is Fidget Spinner | #muybridge #3DPrinting | Heron | Scoop.it
Not just a fun idea, but JON-A-TRON’s project here at Instructables includes some fantastic documentation as well! I designed this in Fusion 360 and made it on a Makerbot. Follow the link to …
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A Rocket-Propelled Miniature Robot for Planetary Exploration

A Rocket-Propelled Miniature Robot for Planetary Exploration | Heron | Scoop.it
With a solid-fuel rocket and internal gyro stabilizer, this little robot can make a highly targeted long-distance leap
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Vanda Motochimp Electric Scooter Ideal For "Spontaneous Urban Mobility" - Gas 2

Vanda Motochimp Electric Scooter Ideal For "Spontaneous Urban Mobility" - Gas 2 | Heron | Scoop.it
The Vanda Motochimp electric scooter may be the ideal device for free spirited urban moblilty.
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Lego’s new programmable robotics kit is up for preorder

Lego’s new programmable robotics kit is up for preorder | Heron | Scoop.it
Lego just opened preorders for Lego Boost, the simple programmable robotics kit it announced early this year. The $159.99 kit includes two motors, a color and distance sensor, and the part
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Dancing robots! Backflipping drones! Apple wants your iPad to teach you to program hardware

Code rules everything around me. And you. Really: be it the stoplight you stared at this morning, or the train you rode in on, or the lil’ robot vacuum..
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NASA is testing solar panels that unfurl like Fruit Roll-Ups in space

ROSA, a new type of solar array that unrolls in space, will be tested in space for the first time. Read on.
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Dr. Octopus getting real with this robotic contraption

Dr. Octopus getting real with this robotic contraption | Heron | Scoop.it
MetaLimbs is a robotic system that provides the wearer with an extra pair of arms. The mechanical arms are controlled by the user’s legs, feet, and toes. The researchers from Keio University …
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3D printed carbon fiber helps 18-year-old Indian student make lightest satellite ever

3D printed carbon fiber helps 18-year-old Indian student make lightest satellite ever | Heron | Scoop.it
An 18-year-old student from Tamil Nadu in India has used 3D printing to create what could be the world's lightest satellite. The 3D printed carbon fiber device weighs just 64 grams, and will be launched on a NASA sounding rocket on June 21.
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Watch a Porsche 917 engine get torn down and rebuilt in under less than minutes

Watch a Porsche 917 engine get torn down and rebuilt in under less than minutes | Heron | Scoop.it
The Porsche 917 is one of the most iconic race cars to have ever set rubber on a racetrack. Its power, prowess, and capability are recognized to this day. Its flat-12-cylinder powered the 917 to victory at the 1970 and 1971 24 Hours of Le Mans. Today, we have a bit of engine porn for Porsch
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This doorlock from 1680 has lots of cool security features

This doorlock from 1680 has lots of cool security features | Heron | Scoop.it
This brass-and-steel “detector” doorlock, on display at Holland’s Rijksmuseum, was made in 1680 or so. It has lots of clever features. To open and close the latch, you have to fid…
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What's it like to drive the Fiat 28-Liter Beast Of Turin?

What's it like to drive the Fiat 28-Liter Beast Of Turin? | Heron | Scoop.it
Taming a V-8 powered sports car isn't necessarily the easiest task ever, but modern day technology makes it simpler than ever for novice drivers to climb behind the wheel. Back in 1911, it took a little more skill—and a lot more elbow grease. The 1911 Fiat S76 is colloquially known a
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Lamborghini's $274K Huracán Performante Wrangles the Wind to Conquer the Track

Lamborghini's $274K Huracán Performante Wrangles the Wind to Conquer the Track | Heron | Scoop.it
Lamborghini's engineers use aerodynamic trickery and a pair of turbochargers to dominate the Nürburgring.
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Watch this gorgeous two-valve Stirling engine in action

YouTuber Latheman demonstrates a nicely-designed V2 Stirling engine powered by two spirit lamps. Impressively smooth action on this beauty!
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MIT's $10,000 robotic furniture is making its way to small homes

MIT's $10,000 robotic furniture is making its way to small homes | Heron | Scoop.it
A few years ago, MIT designed a piece of furniture worth $10,000 -- not because it's made of luxury materials, but because it can transform at the press of
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Aluminum Italiano Do-It-Yourself Kit

Aluminum Italiano Do-It-Yourself Kit | Heron | Scoop.it
Our Italiano DIY kit, comes with all of the components, parts and instructions you'll need to completely assemble the Italiano Vintage Mini Racer on your own.  
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This 1965 Honda S600 makes 1,200 hp and runs 7-second quarter miles

This 1965 Honda S600 makes 1,200 hp and runs 7-second quarter miles | Heron | Scoop.it
For two years back in the mid 1960s, Honda produced a fun little sports car that wore the name S600. You could get it as a coupe or a roadster, and power was provided by a 606-cc flat 4-cylinder engine. It produced a mighty 57 horsepower, and nobody at the time thought of it as a drag car
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This Machine Just Started Sucking CO2 Out Of The Air To Save Us From Climate Change

This Machine Just Started Sucking CO2 Out Of The Air To Save Us From Climate Change | Heron | Scoop.it
Climeworks carbon capture device will take the gas from the air and sell it or store it in the ground. Now we just need a few hundred thousand more–as quickly as possible.
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littleBits’ latest kit is ready to teach kids coding skills

littleBits’ latest kit is ready to teach kids coding skills | Heron | Scoop.it
In March, tech startup littleBits announced the Code Kit, which would make it a little easier to teach kids how to code, both at home and in the classroom
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The world’s largest aircraft prepares for testing

The world’s largest aircraft prepares for testing | Heron | Scoop.it
We last heard about the Stratolaunch in August 2015, when Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen's company Stratolaunch Systems announced plans for test flights wit
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Eshot Official Web Site

The first electric bus fleet of Turkey is being established in İzmir. ESHOT signed the agreement with the company who has won the tender for 20 "full electric buses". New environment friendly buses will serve the city in 7 months, and they will be visually designed by patterns unique to İzmir
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TU Darmstadt engineers build 3D printed race car for Formula Student 2017

TU Darmstadt engineers build 3D printed race car for Formula Student 2017 | Heron | Scoop.it
Engineering students from Germany's TU Darmstadt have built an electric race car to compete in the 2017 Formula Student competition. This year's DART race car contains five ultralight 3D printed components, most notably a steering shaft made from a special aluminum alloy that's 50% lighter than last year's model.
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