Category: Tradeshows

Maker Faire Shenzhen 2015

Posted by – June 28, 2015

Maker Faire is in Shenzhen, the world capital of hardware creation, making it probably more relevant than the Maker Faires previously held in San Mateo, New York, Detroit, Kansas City, Rome, Newcastle, Tokyo and elsewhere.

MakerFaire Shenzhen 2015 is organized by Chaihuo Maker Space, a subsidiary of Seeed Studio, which is one of the leading companies in Shenzhen providing hardware components for Makers in Shenzhen and around the world.

Sponsored by the Shenzhen Government, Maker Faire Shenzhen 2015 has grown 10 times compared with 2014 with over 300 exhibitors attending, including ARM, Qualcomm, MediaTek, Freescale, Atmel, pch, intel and etc; design houses like hackaday, seeed studio, Makeblock, 40% of the makers attending come from outside of China. Products include any creative hardware, from development boards, modules, robots, prosthetic hands to an electronically enhanced pure hand-made wooden chair. For more information you can visit: http://makerfaireshenzhen.com/

Makeblock Maker Open Final Day, finished projects, Winner Announced

Posted by – June 22, 2015

This is the final day of the Shenzhen Maker Open 2015, where all the projects are presented and where the winner is announced. Maker Open is a 48-hour 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 team 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.

Makeblock's websites:
http://www.makeropen.org
http://www.makeblock.cc

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Maker-Open/127115557619938
http://facebook.com/makeblock

http://twitter.com/makeblock
https://www.youtube.com/Makeblock
http://google.com/+Makeblock

Qualcomm DragonBoard 410c 96Boards 64bit Quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 development board

Posted by – June 22, 2015

Qualcomm DragonBoard 410c is a credit card sized 96Boards compliant development board based on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, with I/O like USB device, 1080P HDMI, micro USB port, support WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, support Android, linux, planned to support windows 10 in the near future. The DragonBoard 410c is designed to support rapid software development, education and prototyping, including the next generation of robotics, cameras, medical devices, vending machines, smart buildings, digital signage, casino gaming consoles, and much more. At Maker Fair Shenzhen, Qualcomm is showing off how easy it is to get going with development using their new DragonBoard 410c, being released now, it will start shipping in the next weeks through Arrow Electronics.

Makeblock Maker Open Shenzhen (Day 2), 48-hour Robotic Competition

Posted by – June 21, 2015

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.

Makeblock's websites:
http://www.makeropen.org
http://www.makeblock.cc

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Maker-Open/127115557619938
http://facebook.com/makeblock

http://twitter.com/makeblock
https://www.youtube.com/Makeblock
http://google.com/+Makeblock

MediaTek MT3188 wireless charger Multi Mode Receiver supports the 3 major wireless charging standards

Posted by – June 20, 2015

MediaTek MT3188, is a tightly-integrated solution that supports resonant charging technology, which support multiple major standards including Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP)、Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) and Power Matters Alliance (PMA).
With a Ultra-compact design for smartphones, tablets, wearable devices and other consumer devices, Highly integrated, with an optimized bill of materials that requires no external active components,Provides the option of in-band communications in resonant mode for applications where a Bluetooth transceiver is not available, mass production starts around August 2015.

Foxconn Smart Glass module by Gold Tek subsidiary

Posted by – June 20, 2015

Gold Tek, as a subsidiary company of Foxconn, was show the latest products on Computex 2015, include Google glass, smart watches, tablets.
Their latest Google glass module on Computex 2015, with a pico projector inside with resolution up to 1280*720, Easily synchronize with smart phone via WiFi or Bluetooth, photo and video recoding, navigation, voice commands, they are request orders from world wide now, MOQ from 10-15K.

$649 ASUS P3B projector 1280×800 LED 700 Lumen

Posted by – June 17, 2015

ASUS P3B projector is portable, battery powered, short-throw projector with lightweight--- only 700g.
with Linux OS based, featured an LED light source with 30,000-hours lifespan. for maxim 1280x800 resolution s at a maximum brightness of 700 lumens. with MHL, HDMI, VGA video input, With USB port, you can connect to USB Flash drive directly. ASUS P3B projector can also double as a 12,000mAh power bank to charge mobile devices, with 3 hours of use, you can watch a whole movie. To be priced at $649, it'll start shipping from August 2015.

NXP shows common usages in society for their NFC

Posted by – June 17, 2015

NXP show their latest NFC and wireless technology on Computex 2015,NFC enabled vending machine, with NFC mobile phone or other wireless devices, customer can purchase or sell products in more secured and faster way. With a swipe of NFC-equipped entrance passes, customer can traveling with bikes, buses, and metros very convenient.

Netronix 13.3″ E Ink notepad, still waiting for mass production brand partner

Posted by – June 16, 2015

Netronix show their latest E-ink display on Computex 2015, 13.3 inch E Ink display with 1200*1600 pixels resolution, Touch screen, handwriting input with stylish, build-in notepad with selectable background and ink mode(brush/pen/pencil ), with also Android 4.0.4 and Li-polymer battery 1500mAh.
Netronix also show their 6.8" E Ink notepad with IR touch and pen input on Computex 2015.

$149 Haier Chromebook 11 on RK3288, ready for OEM brands worldwide

Posted by – June 11, 2015

Haier presents their Haier Chromebook 11 on Rockchip RK3288 selling at $149 now at http://amzn.to/1yrxBY2 they are also the only manufacturer who can provide this as the OEM Chromebook for any brand who wants to make a big order. Before the end of this year, Haier will also make a 13.3" Chromebook. This is the product that I have been waiting for for 10 years since OLPC was launched. This is potentially the $100 Laptop for Education realized. It's $149 now in retail, but it could be $100 maybe if subsidized when providing for the children in developing areas of the world. Google needs to invest in a lower power sunlight readable LCD display, HTML5 offline apps and content needs to work better, the Android apps integration in Chrome OS needs to be fully supported. If Haier, Google, Rockchip, Governments and others do this right, they can sell 100 million of these.

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