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RC Paper Airplane From Guts Of Quadcopter

RC Paper Airplane From Guts Of Quadcopter | Heron | Scoop.it
Mini indoor drones have become an incredibly popular gift in the last few years since they're both cool and inexpensive. For a while they're great fun to fly around, until the inevitable collisio
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Machining a Giant Gear

Machining a Giant Gear | Heron | Scoop.it
A look inside the P. van der Wegen Gear factory, where they make enormous gears for mining applications. While the process of milling these massive part
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Disney made a jacket to simulate physical experiences, like a snake slithering across your body

Disney made a jacket to simulate physical experiences, like a snake slithering across your body | Heron | Scoop.it
Disney’s Force Jacket can simulate physical experiences like a snake slithering across your body. The company envisions it being used with VR headsets
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Build Your Own Cardboard Pinball Machine

Build Your Own Cardboard Pinball Machine | Heron | Scoop.it
Unleash your inner pinball wizard this fun cardboard kit, which encourages customization. Features a working launcher and flippers, and comes with tw
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3000W Unicycle’s Only Limitation Is “Personal Courage”

3000W Unicycle’s Only Limitation Is “Personal Courage” | Heron | Scoop.it
Electric vehicles are fertile ground for innovation because the availability of suitable motors, controllers, and power sources makes experimentation accessible even to hobbyists. Even so, [Joh
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How to Make Things Float With Ultrasound - IEEE Spectrum

How to Make Things Float With Ultrasound - IEEE Spectrum | Heron | Scoop.it
Building an acoustic levitator kit that can make (small) objects float in midair
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It's Business Time: Rocket Lab readies its first fully commercial launch | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News

It's Business Time: Rocket Lab readies its first fully commercial launch | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News | Heron | Scoop.it
US orbital launch provider Rocket Lab has confirmed it will open a 14-day launch window this month to conduct the company's first fully commercial launch.
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3D printed robokitty #3DPrinting #3DThursday « Adafruit Industries – Makers, hackers, artists, designers and engineers!

Via Thenextweb “Above all, I love cats. I admire their elegant body structures and agile movements,” Rongzhong Li tells me via email when asked why he chose a cat instead of something easier to rec…
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Google’s updated DIY Vision and Voice kits include a Raspberry Pi Zero

Google’s updated DIY Vision and Voice kits include a Raspberry Pi Zero | Heron | Scoop.it
Use pre-trained machine learning models to recognize your cat with a camera you built out of cardboard.
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Schools Offering Drone Programs, but Learning to Fly Is Just the Start - The New York Times

Schools Offering Drone Programs, but Learning to Fly Is Just the Start - The New York Times | Heron | Scoop.it
As drones have captured the world’s attention, colleges and universities are moving quickly to help students get up to speed.
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These Flat-pack Wood Models are Desktop Mechanical Marvels

These Flat-pack Wood Models are Desktop Mechanical Marvels | Heron | Scoop.it
Flat-pack wooden model maker UGEARS presents 11 awesome new creations, each of which features gear and rubber band mechanisms. The new models include
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How does SpaceX transport the Falcon 9? « Adafruit Industries – Makers, hackers, artists, designers and engineers!

Primal Space shared on YouTube: How does SpaceX transport the Falcon 9? Have you ever wondered how large rockets like the Falcon 9 and Saturn V are transported to their launch sites? This video cov…
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RadioPlane Seeker Drone – The Drone That Finds What You Seek

RadioPlane Seeker Drone – The Drone That Finds What You Seek | Heron | Scoop.it
Radioplane, a new player in the drone sphere is introducing a next generation, highly adaptable, modular drone for serious work and adventure. The state of the art Seeker drone is designed to carry many different types of equipment for a multitude of tasks autonomously, automatically and continuously. The Seeker drone
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Students make hippotherapy more accessible with robotic horse

Students make hippotherapy more accessible with robotic horse | Heron | Scoop.it
Mechanical engineering students at Rice University have designed a robotic horse that can mimic the movements of the real thing. The device, dubbed Stewie, i
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BMW’s Concept iX3 dials back the futuristic styling

BMW’s Concept iX3 dials back the futuristic styling | Heron | Scoop.it
As we enter the BMW Group Research and Innovation Centre (also known as FIZ) in Munich, I'm asked to give up my ID. Guests are rarely admitted and journalist
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Nintendo Labo review: A labor of love

Nintendo Labo review: A labor of love | Heron | Scoop.it
Over the last week, I've spent more than 20 hours folding and assembling cardboard, and I've learned a few things. One: You don't want to follow exactl
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At 237.8 MPH, this Nissan Qashqai just became the world's fastest SUV

At 237.8 MPH, this Nissan Qashqai just became the world's fastest SUV | Heron | Scoop.it

2,000-horsepower Nissan Qashqai flew well past the 200 mph mark in order to stake a claim as the fastest SUV in the world.

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Hackrod closer to customized 3D printed cars following Siemens PLM collab | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News

Hackrod closer to customized 3D printed cars following Siemens PLM collab | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News | Heron | Scoop.it
Custom car company Hackrod has partnered with Siemens PLM Software with the intention of democratizing engineering design and manufacturing, giving consumers the chance to design their own 3D printed cars. Hackrod is creating a partially 3D printed speedster called 'La Bandita.'
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TU Chemnitz builds electrical motor using copper, ceramics and iron in a single 3D print | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News

TU Chemnitz builds electrical motor using copper, ceramics and iron in a single 3D print | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News | Heron | Scoop.it
A team of researchers at TU Chemnitz has succeeded in fabricating the first fully 3D printed electrical motor, after over two years of research. The motor was put together using an advanced 3D printing technique that uses viscous pastes, simultaneously printing ceramics and metallic materials.
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Making a Lego Saturn V blast off! – Asa Miller –

For Christmas, my lovely wife gave me a Lego Saturn V. After building it and putting it on a shelf, I soon realized that I wanted a more interesting way to display it. I’ve been a fan of the LED…
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How to Make a Simple Mechanical Robotic Hand From Cardboard

How to Make a Simple Mechanical Robotic Hand From Cardboard | Heron | Scoop.it
Interested in trying your hand at making a mechanical robotic hand using materials (cardboard and glue) that are easily available everywhere? Youtuber SKM has a fun video that will teach you just that! Just watch the tutorial below and use the templates that are available at this link, and you’ll soon have your very own …
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Motion-Controlled KVM Switch

Once upon a time, [hardwarecoder] acquired a Gen8 HP microserver that he began to toy around with. It started with 'trying out' some visualization before spiraling off the rails and fully setting u
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Lego’s new TIE fighter for Solo: A Star Wars Story shows how sophisticated the toys have become

Lego’s new TIE fighter for Solo: A Star Wars Story shows how sophisticated the toys have become | Heron | Scoop.it
Lego is releasing a new version of its TIE fighter on Friday, to tie in with the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story. Comparing it to the original 2001 version shows off how much more sophisticated the company’s products have become.
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