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Arrow shows Dragonboard 410c Development Board

Posted by juliusaugustus – November 7, 2017

Arrow shows the Dragonboard 410c, a Qualcomm Snapdragon based development platform for IOT and industrial platforms. The 410c is based upon a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410E (Quad Core Cortex A53 and Qualcomm Adreno 306), has 1gb of ram and 8gb flash storage plus sd expansion. The 410c supports Android 5.1 (Lollipop) on Linux Kernel 3.10, Linux based on Debian 8.0,Open Embedded, Ubuntu Core, and Windows 10 IoT Core. The 410c in terms of connectivity has a ; One 40-pin low speed expansion connector: UART, SPI, I2S, I2C x2, GPIO x12, DC power; HDMI Full-size Type A connector, one micro USB (device mode only), two USB 2.0 (host mode only), micro SD card slot; 60-pin high speed expansion connector: 4L MIPI-DSI, USB, I2C x2, 2L+4L MIPI-CSI and Footprint for one optional 16-pin analog expansion connector for stereo headset/line-out, speaker and analog line-in.

Motorola Pocketglass C200 AR Monocular Smartglass

Posted by juliusaugustus – November 7, 2017

The Motorola Pocketglass C200 is a monocular AR smartglass that is connected to a smartphone via a large pocket unit. The smartglass outputs AR content from the smartphone to your eyes with the Smartglass using a miniature projector. The price is expected to be $1000.

Hungarian Robot Builders Association

Posted by juliusaugustus – November 7, 2017

The Hungarian Robot Builders association is a club of people which builds and designs robots. The association has all the Top robot builders and designers in Hungary. The association designs and builds robots for competitions throughout Europe. Raspberry Pi's and Arduinos are their favored boards.

Screenly NFC Retail Tags on Ubuntu Core

Posted by juliusaugustus – November 7, 2017

Screenly is a London based company. Screenly technology enables interaction between smartphones and consumer devices inside of stores using NFC technology. When an NFC smartphone is placed on a tag an experience appears on the screen. The technology utilizes NFC, Raspberry PI and Ubuntu Core. Screenly can be remotely managed from the web. The services costs around with $995 per screen per month with lower prices for higher volumes.

Daqri Smart Helmet with Augmented Reality

Posted by juliusaugustus – November 7, 2017

Daqri is a company which produces information technology for industrial uses. The Daqri Smart Helmet is a VR/AR helmet for industrial applications that uses 360-degree navigation cameras to analyze environments. Augmented reality can provide detailed information about work that is going on at a glance. The Smart helmet runs Ubuntu Linux and is based upon an Intel Core M7 processor, Intel realsense cameras, and offers 720p projection for each eye.

ThiEYE T5 Action Camera

Posted by juliusaugustus – August 24, 2017

The ThiEYE t5 is a remote controlled action camera with video quality comparable to a GOPRO Hero 5 with 4k/30fps recording. The T5 features a waterproof case and filter ands there are additional cases and filters as well. The price for the T5 is $100 - 150.

$20/month Laptop Subscription service by INSYS

Posted by juliusaugustus – August 24, 2017

INSYS is a Portuguese company that offers electronics as a monthly service. You can rent a small ulraportable laptop for 20 Euros a month. This 12.5" display laptop has aluminum body and Ultrabook form factor. The devices can be locked remotely using anti theft technology. The device will lock down if subscription is not paid.

Yixie Cat and Dog Tracker

Posted by juliusaugustus – August 24, 2017

Xixie dog tracker is a collar with a tracking device, GPS and WCDMA INTERNET connection. The device can prevent you from losing your dog ever again. The collar can be for different sizes of dogs such as small or large dogs. The device offers 4 days of battery life. The tracking device can also be used for cats.

LCD Headlights by Stuttgart University (Best of I-Zone at SID Display Week 2017 Winner)

Posted by juliusaugustus – August 23, 2017

Winner of the Prize for Best exhibitor at the I-Zone startups and New Tech Demos area at the SID Display Week 2017, Hella together with students from the Institute for Large Area Microelectronics at the University of Stuttgart demonstrate their project to Develop an Active Matrix LCD for Use in High Resolution Adaptive Headlights also presented in detail in this paper.

Conventional adaptive driving beam headlamps are limited in achieving still higher quantities of switchable pixels by the number of LEDs and movable elements needed. In this paper, it is shown that by integrating an active matrix liquid crystal display module, it is possible to realize fully adaptive high-resolution headlights without mechanical elements and a finite number of LED with 30 k switchable pixels.

As adaptive driving beam headlamps (ADBs) are now established and already available in mass-production vehicles, the market is requesting headlight systems with increasing resolution.

State of the art are LED matrix modules such as the HD84 from Hella KGaA Hueck & Co. that realize low beam, ADB, and additional functionalities by using 84 switchable LEDs. But the number of pixels that can be realized using this approach is limited by the number of LEDs that can be integrated in the tight installation space of a headlamp.

Higher resolution is needed to be able to implement new lighting functions to further improve traffic safety when driving at night or dusk. To realize a significant increase in traffic safety, the ADB must be able to simultaneously fade out several drivers of traffic oncoming of the vehicle to avoid glaring and to highlight important areas like road markings and traffic signs. To accomplish this, the headlamp must be able to divide the illuminated area in front of the vehicle into a grid of small areas with individually controlled light intensity. The higher the resolution of the grid, the better are the realizable lighting functions.

Filmed at the I-Zone startups and New Tech Demos area at the SID Display Week.

Gamma Scientific Near Eye Display Measurement System (GS-1290NED)

Posted by juliusaugustus – August 23, 2017

Gamma Scientific Near Eye Display Measurement system is a machine for measuring displays that go into VR headsets, heads up displays, Augmented Reality devices, smart glasses and the like. The device can precisely measure the quality of any display. They claim this system to be the first to offer high spatial resolution color and contrast measurements for near eye displays, addressing the unique testing requirements to point in different directions to various areas in the virtual Image Field of view with the axis of rotation for the measurement optics in the eyebox area. Filmed at the I-Zone startups and New Tech Demos area at the SID Display Week.