Makeblock is open-source platform to building robots, 3D printers, artwork or other devices. It can connect with aluminum mechanical parts, electronics modules and even compatible with Legos. Not only focus on Maker and Education market, Makeblock also want to entry Consumer Electronics market. Here is the design house and HQ tour we filmed in Makeblock office based in Nanshan, Shenzhen, with 130 employee most of them are engineers working on hardware and software every day.
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These Sony full frame mirrorless 4K cameras with interchangeable lenses are Sony Alpha 7S Mark 2 and Sony Alpha 7R Mark 2. The Sony α7S II offers extra sensitivity, wide dynamic range, accurate focusing, and 5-axis optical image stabilization, while the Sony α7R II has a 42.4 megapixel photo sensor. Some video and photo enthusiasts and professionals are saying that these are the best cameras in the world at the moment of their market segment and price for 4K video shooting.
Interview with Ohmatex at IDTechEx Wearable USA. Ohmatex develops products and solutions for integrating electronics into textile. Ohmatex products include textile cabling and washable connectors which provide conductivity and connectivity for smart garments and wearable devices. Ohmatex currently has a contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) to develop a garment with NIRS (Near Infra-Red) and EMG sensors to monitor leg muscle activity during astronaut training. In 2012 Ohmatex developed a medical compression stocking that measures changes in leg volume for patients suffering from edema (fluid retention) of the lower limbs. For more information see http://www.ohmatex.dk and http://www.IDTechEx.com
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 is shown in a real phone in LeTV Le Max Pro, with Qualcomm saying that they have 80+ design wins for the Snapdragon 820 custom 64bit processor, now to be mass manufactured on Samsung's 14nm process technology. Qualcomm also shows their Snapdragon 820 Adreno 530 GPU demos showing off high-end graphics, virtual reality and new display technologies, also Qualcomm WSA8815 audio technology for better sound coming out of built-in speakers for the Smartphones and Tablets market. Scanning people in realtime using Project Tango type structured scanner, IR camera. Qualcomm shows IoT technologies, Qualcomm Vive 802.11ac WiFi with multi-user mimo. Microsoft Windows 10 running on ultra-cheap Qualcomm 210, 410, and Windows continuum extending the Windows 10 desktop from the phone through to the external display using USB Type-C. Qualcomm Atheros Multi-Gigabit 60Ghz Wi-Fi 802.11ad included with the Snapdragon 820 LeTV Le Max Pro Smartphone! Matterport 360 degre camera supported by Qualcomm Ventures and other startups demonstrated. Qualcomm launches Qualcomm 820A for the automitive market and the modular system to upgrade the ARM Processor and PCB of the car to make it future proof.
Kodi, formerly XBMC, is probably one of the largest native code Android app projects, the largest open source multimedia project. Here's an interview with 4 guys on the Kodi team, Software developer, Community Manager, Business developer working on the Kodi Open Source Home Theatre Software project. They estimate that over 10 million people are using Kodi regularly, 30-50 developers submit a lot of the code, hundreds of developers contribute to Kodi once in a while. Kodi on Android runs as a hard-core Native code app, utilizing the hardware performance of every modern ARM processor targetted at the Set-top-box market, utilizing the hardware decoding of each ARM SoC, utilizing the CPU and GPU a lot for a smooth Kodi user interface.
The Best Technical Development within Energy Harvesting and Storage Award went to NASA Langley Research Center, in collaboration with the National Institute of Aerospace, Virginia Tech, and North Carolina State University for the development of their multistage force amplification piezoelectric energy harvester, a device with such demonstrated increases in power output, that it is truly advancing piezoelectric energy harvesting power from milliWatts to the Watt level. Read more at: http://www.IDTechEx.com
A part of Andy Rubin’s Playground Global incubator, Connected Yard presents their pHin Smart Swimming Pool sensor and maintenance service "Uber for Pools", conceived and developed to simplify caring for swimming pools, pHin consists of a floating water sensor, a mobile app, unique chemical pods and access to an on-demand service network of qualified technicians. pHin simplifies pool maintenance with 24/7 water chemistry monitoring, mobile notifications and convenient chemical delivery. It is estimated that the U.S. market alone comprises more than 14 million residential pools and hot tubs. Connected Yard Phin won the Best IoT Technology Development award at http://www.IDTechEx.com
Claire Ortiz, CEO of Ortiz Industry talks at the IDTechEx Wearable USA event about their integration of advanced materials for performance apparel, including a performance sports shirt with zoned cooling and lactic acid control with incorporated printed electronics silver paste sensors working with DuPont and others to integrate smart functionalities into clothing. For more information see http://ortizindustry.com/ and http://www.IDTechEx.com
Interview with DuPont at the IDTechEx Show! DuPont Microcircuit Materials manufactures specialized inks for a variety of printed electronic applications in the display, photovoltaic, automotive, biomedical, telecommunication and consumer products markets. DuPont Microcircuit Materials’ stretchable/formable ink developments are also designed for use in wearable and in-mold electronics applications.