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Epic LEGO Lord Of The Rings Diorama Took 200,000 Bricks To Build

Epic LEGO Lord Of The Rings Diorama Took 200,000 Bricks To Build | Heron | Scoop.it
Alice Finch - who earlier this year built the world's biggest LEGO Hogwarts - has teamed up with another builder, David Frank, to recreate The Lord Of The Rings' Rivendell. Using around 200,000 bricks.
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Ping Pong Balls Break The Sound Barrier - Doobybrain.com

Ping Pong Balls Break The Sound Barrier - Doobybrain.com
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An Open Source, $2000, metal 3-D printer

An Open Source, $2000, metal 3-D printer | Heron | Scoop.it
A group of scientists recently released a complete Open-source metal 3-D printer: This paper reports on the development of a <$2000 open-source metal 3-D printer.
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Final four teams qualify to participate in DARPA Robotics Challenge Trials | KurzweilAI

Final four teams qualify to participate in DARPA Robotics Challenge Trials | KurzweilAI | Heron | Scoop.it
Four teams that built full robot hardware and software systems using their own funds have qualified to join 13 other teams to compete in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Robotics Challenge (DRC) Trials.
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Capacities: Life In The Emergent City. By Stanza. The real world is made virtual and the virtual is made real again and exposed in the process.The whole gallery space becomes one large artwork made...

Capacities: Life In The Emergent City. By Stanza. The real world is made virtual and the virtual is made real again and exposed in the process.The whole gallery space becomes one large artwork made... | Heron | Scoop.it
Capacities by Stanza. Artworks using wireless motes and real time environmental data.
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AR support system for constructing tensegrity structures

AR support system for constructing tensegrity structures | Heron | Scoop.it
 Tensegrity structures are created using isolated struts held together with cables.
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Massey Ferguson 8690 tractor – DIY metal model kit

Massey Ferguson 8690 tractor – DIY metal model kit | Heron | Scoop.it
Summary: tractor,scale 1:16, 1024 pieces, made of high quality metal and high quality plastic material, steering function, free-wheel action, tires with original patterns w/ soft plastic, including trailer tow hitch, weight of tractor is 1.8 kg,...
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New Animal and Insect Assemblages Made from Repurposed Objects by Edouard Martinet | Colossal

New Animal and Insect Assemblages Made from Repurposed Objects by Edouard Martinet | Colossal | Heron | Scoop.it
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Your Holiday Shopping Guide: AI, NLP, And Smart Glass Gifts Too - Semanticweb.com

Your Holiday Shopping Guide: AI, NLP, And Smart Glass Gifts Too - Semanticweb.com | Heron | Scoop.it

Anki DRIVE: Artificial intelligence comes to the video game world. This one’s getting a lot of buzz – some are even heralding it as the season’s hottest toy.

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2002 Twin Engine Mini Cooper - Jay Leno's Garage

When one engine's not enough, why not get two? Jacques Andres put his Mini on the racetrack with two complete engine packages. Subscribe NOW to Jay Leno's Ga...
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Grande garagem!

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Cool Kinetic Objects Compilation

Cool Kinetic Objects Compilation | Heron | Scoop.it

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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Final design of Platypus underwater exploration vehicle revealed

Final design of Platypus underwater exploration vehicle revealed | Heron | Scoop.it
After four years of development and months of prototype testing, Platypus founder Francois Alexandre Bertrand and his team have decided on the final design ...
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OpenBCI opens up low-cost brain-wave-controlled experimentation to everyone | KurzweilAI

OpenBCI opens up low-cost brain-wave-controlled experimentation to everyone | KurzweilAI | Heron | Scoop.it
OpenBCI board (credit: OpenBCI) New York EEG researchers and Parsons instructors Joel Murphy & Conor Russomanno just launched a Kickstarter called
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Discover Friedrich Nietzsche’s Curious Typewriter, the “Malling-Hansen Writing Ball”

Discover Friedrich Nietzsche’s Curious Typewriter, the “Malling-Hansen Writing Ball” | Heron | Scoop.it
Check out the Malling-Hansen Writing Ball, the 19th century proto-typewriter that Nietzsche used to type up some 60 manuscripts.
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World's thinnest mechanical watch will cost over $20,000

World's thinnest mechanical watch will cost over $20,000 | Heron | Scoop.it
A reported price of between $20,000 and $30,000 will buy you the world's thinnest mechanical watch when it goes on sale. The Piaget Altiplano 900P is 3.65mm thick, a crucial 0.4mm thinner than the...
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The Magic of Northlandz

The Magic of Northlandz | Heron | Scoop.it
Northlandz is one man's hobby transformed into a magical exhibit of about 100 model trains travelling a landscape of 400 bridges and tunnels and eight miles of track traversing mountains, rivers, a...
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Orig.RCHeliJet™ Ferngesteuert Gigantic A-380 Singapore Airlines Peter Michel Hausen a.A 2013

男人的玩具 A-380 Airbus Builder is: Peter Michel Pilot: Michael Bräuer Airbus A380-800 Singapore Airlines Modellmassstab 1:15 Länge : 4.80 Meter Spannweite : 5.30...
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The Automata Blog: Profile of Anthony Howe and his large metal kinetic sculptures

Anthony Howe, formerly a painter, Howe has turned his considerable artistic skill toward making large kinetic sculptures powered by the wind

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EOS and 3D-Micromac are bringing micro laser sintering technology into a newly-established business enterprise

EOS and 3D-Micromac are bringing micro laser sintering technology into a newly-established business enterprise | Heron | Scoop.it
Initial fields of application identified in the automotive, medical and jewellery industries 3D-Micromac AG in Chemnitz, a leading provider of highly efficient laser micromachining systems, and EOS GmbH, a technology and market leader for design-driven,...
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Zimoun : 25 prepared dc-motors, felt balls, cardboard boxes 13x13x13cm, 2013

25 prepared dc-motors, felt balls, cardboard boxes 13x13x13cm Zimoun 2013 _ Motors, steel, power supply, cardboard, felt, wood. Dimensions: 66cm x 66cm x 20cm…
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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

History - Flying Machine Arena | Heron | Scoop.it
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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