Dr Jon Harrop and Rachel Gordon, analysts at IDTechEx, explain how unique software developed by IDTechEx shows the range of performance of different 3D printing technologies from 208 3D printer suppliers. This identifies unmet needs/gaps in the 3D printer market, by technology type and other parameters. There is also huge innovation in materials used for 3D printing – and still big needs. IDTechEx have also found that 3D printer projects on Kickstarter have raised almost $20million to date. Learn more at www.idtechex.com.
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The Paper Battery Company develops super capacitors with very high energy and power density and flexible form factors. These devices recharge very quickly, and hold enough energy to take care of peak performance usage. The form factors that they are developing give designers more choices and options on how to fit power in previously unusable spaces. Applications for the Paper Battery technology range from mobile wearable devices to backup power in computing. They have two product lines that meet a varied set of needs, in all cases they can relieve battery anxiety, improve performance, and enable smaller, lighter products and reduce costs for the customer.
Fuffr is a company based in Stockholm, Sweden. Fuffr is a smart iPhone 5s case that can offer users an interesting additional feature like motion tracking other than protecting the phone. Fuffr has its own sensors that help it track all sorts of movements made on a surface on the sides of the phone, and sends information back to the phone by Bluetooth. The technology can be used to improve games and other apps, allowing users to control their devices without touching the screen.
The Udar Instrument is an invention by Michinobu UDA, the instrument has 400 sensors in a spiral providing several octaves of notes per hand.
With Monster GO DJ, DJs and music producers are now able to play and record music virtually anywhere as long as they have headphones or speakers. DJs can cue, loop, beatmatch, scratch, and mix music accordingly. Producers can create beats using the drum pad machine, step sequencer, and recording functions. GO DJ comes with 4GB of internal storage but is capable of holding up to 2TB of music. It has a 12 hour battery life with a lithium ion battery. GO DJ is for outdoor events, house parties, and also serves as a great backup controller. Although GO DJ doesn’t necessarily replace current DJ controllers, it can serve as a great complimentary device to your setup. GO DJ is a completely standalone device. No laptop is necessary for GO DJ to be played. All your music is stored in the drive or though SD card. GO DJ also has a high resolution audio player which is capable of dual playback and recording as well. GO DJ supports WAV and MP3 files of 192kHz / 24 bit sound.