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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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Berkeley Lab Scientists Print All-Liquid 3-D Structures

Berkeley Lab Scientists Print All-Liquid 3-D Structures | Heron | Scoop.it
Using a modified 3-D printer, scientists injected threads of water into silicone oil — sculpting tubes made of one liquid within another liquid. The reconfigurable material could be used for liquid electronics and chemical synthesis, among other applications
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This Walking Exoskeleton "Racing" Mech Looks Cool, But Walks Slowly

This Walking Exoskeleton "Racing" Mech Looks Cool, But Walks Slowly | Heron | Scoop.it
Supposedly, Furrion's 15 foot-tall mechanical exoskeleton will eventually be used in mech racing competitions. At this point, its still slow and clunky
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How to fold World Record-setting paper airplanes /

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BNg4fDJC8A John "The Paper Airplane Guy" Collins shows us how to fold "Suzanne," the aircraft that set a 2012 world record for flying 69.14 meters. "I bring paper airplanes into classrooms and start talking about complicated ideas involved with fluid dynamics and using paper airplanes to explain it," Collins told Wired. "If you can have…
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Roam debuts a robotic exoskeleton for skiers

Roam, a San Francisco-based robotics startup, has just debuted a lower-body robotic exoskeleton aimed firmly at skiers. The company’s first product doesn’t stray too far from nearby Ekso Bionics, w…
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New York Auto Show 2018: the latest news and the fastest cars

New York Auto Show 2018: the latest news and the fastest cars | Heron | Scoop.it
The New York Auto Show of 2018 has begun and we’re on the ground to see what the car industry has to offer. So far: plenty of electrified SUVs like the Lincoln Aviator and VW Cross Spor
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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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Découvrez Team Up, notre jeu de société de la semaine - Pop culture

Découvrez Team Up, notre jeu de société de la semaine - Pop culture | Heron | Scoop.it
Découvrez chaque semaine un jeu de société que nous avons sélectionné pour vous (avec amour et passion). Cette semaine, c'est Team Up qui est à l'honneur.
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Voyager 1 Fires Up Thrusters After 37 Years

Voyager 1 Fires Up Thrusters After 37 Years | Heron | Scoop.it
The Voyager team is able to use a set of four backup thrusters, dormant since 1980, for orienting the spacecraft.
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Canon's 120-megapixel sensor enhances video better than CSI

Canon's 120-megapixel sensor enhances video better than CSI | Heron | Scoop.it
Canon has been playing with high-megapixel sensors up to 250 megapixels since 2010, but it's now showing what very high-resolution video looks like. It sho
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The room where it happens

The room where it happens | Heron | Scoop.it
Symmetry goes inside the CERN Control Centre on restart day.
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O rearranque do brinquedo grande.
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Water Abundance XPRIZE finalists compete in gathering water from thin air

Despite being a necessity for life, clean, drinkable water can be extremely hard to come by in some places where war has destroyed infrastructure or climate change has dried up rivers and aquifers.…
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