Grant Likely of Linaro introduces the http://96Boards.org IoT Starter Kit with retail price aimed at around $45 which includes the 96Boards UART also available at http://www.seeedstudio.com/depot/96Boards-UART-p-2525.html and the Arduino-compatible 96Boards Sensors adapter board.
Makeblock is an open-source robots construction platform with aluminum mechanical parts, easy-to-use electronics modules and software, also compatible with LEGO bricks and many industry standard parts.
Makeblock shows their maker kits including 3D printer, Kids education robots, DIY painting robots on China Sourcing Fair. These are Powered by different SOC platforms like Atmel, Freescale, ST and Intel Edison, Based on Arduino, with different sensors, support for Android/iOS/windows app control through phone/PC via bluetooth.
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Atmel SMART SAM L21 is the world's lowest power ARM Processor based on ARM Cortex-M0+, can use as low as 35 µA/MHz in active mode and 200nA in Sleep mode. Atmel shows examples in Shenzhen, including to run an E Ink diplay, showing how they are getting hardware makers to use this solution for ultra-low-power Internet of Things (IoT). The Atmel module can also feature Full Speed USB host and device, Event System and Sleepwalking, 12-bit analog, AES, capacitive touch sensing, built in opAmps and much more. As introduced at the Shenzhen Maker Faire show, these Atmel modules are sold to makers on Alibaba.com and Taobao.com
Maker Open is a 48 hours international robotic competition held by Makeblock, SIAT and Shenzhen Government. Makeblock is a robot construction platform, which provide anodized aluminum extrusion mechanics, easy-to-use electronics and software that are supported by each other. Makeblock's mission is to lower the skill level requirement of making things!
There are 12 Maker teams from overseas and China joining the 2015 Shenzhen Maker Open, including students from MIT, university Utah, makers from Italy and Austria, as well as the students from Peking university, student from Shenzhen high schools and more. The Maker game theme is “music/chess/writing/drawing” in Chinese tradional archaism called“琴棋书画qinqishuhua”.
Maker Open came from Makeblock's company trandition activity - 24 hours makerathon! Makeblock brings it to Shenzhen Maker Week.