Category: CEATEC

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Rapiro, Arduino/Raspberry Pi powered humanoid robot kit

Posted by stromium – February 27, 2016

Rapiro is a humanoid robot kit that includes 12 servo motors, RGB LED lights for the “eyes”, an Arduino base (upgradeable to Raspberry Pi) to bring robotics to the masses. The kit can be used out of the box even without any programming. The kit is available for around $400 in Japan.

Smell sensor for smartphones, Aroma Bit Odor Imaging Sensor

Posted by stromium – February 26, 2016

Tokyo-based Aroma Bit showcases their odor imaging sensor technology, they claim to be able to make a unique sensor to analyze the subjective matter of smell, rather than simply to analyze the contents of the gas. The setup on display shows how a bottle opened nearby produces a digital odor signature on the screen. The sensor prototype is mounted on an SD card. The device learns about the signature of each smell it encounters, becoming smarter.

For more information visit: http://www.aromabit.com

Murata smart Glasses, Sabae X Murata, to control home appliances

Posted by stromium – February 24, 2016

Smart glasses are a big draw for Murata: the sunglasses shown here are to be used to control home appliances. The company representative demonstrates the switching of a light on or off using controls mounted on the side of the glasses, where they would rest on the ears, along the side. It features Bluetooth, pressure sensor and Infrared.

For more information visit : www.murata.com/

Sony crowdfunded Wena Smartwatch

Posted by stromium – February 24, 2016

The Wena Wrist is a smart watch that offers notifications through vibrations and a small LED light on the band, wallet payment compatible with the Japan-only Felica standard, and can go for as long as a week between charges. The watch itself is a typical analogue watch (available with a chronograph face) and so it can go on for much longer. The wena wrist charges through its own proprietary cradle.

For more information visit : first-flight.sony.com/pj/5/wenawrist

Makershub Showcase

Posted by Charbax – February 19, 2016

Tap the hat and feel it in the helmet. Bear and door knob make sound.

Remote Controlled Bird, Rohm Micro Flying Object Laboratory

Posted by Charbax – February 19, 2016

At the Rohm booth there was a remote controlled 31gram bird flapping around, here's an interview with the creator.

Makuake crowd funded the Sony FES E Ink watch

Posted by Charbax – February 19, 2016

Makuake is the Japanese crowd funding website similar to Kickstarter, they have shipped the FES E Ink watch designed by a Sony department.

8K 55″ TV by Astrodesign, 8K for TV and Cameras

Posted by juliusaugustus – December 23, 2015

Astrodesign 8K and 4K recording and playback devices are used by the TV manufacturer and Camera manufacturer industry of Japan to prototype and develop 4K and 8K technology. Astrodesign also develops upscaling solutions enabling HD video to be upscaled to 4k.

Logged-in Members of ARMdevices.net ($50/year) can see the full contact information for this company from the business card here. Become a Member Now!

BOE shows 110″ world’s largest 8K display, 5.5″ world’s smallest 4K for Smartphones and even 10K!

Posted by Charbax – October 15, 2015

BOE is one of the largest LCD manufacturers in the world, they show the world's largest 8K display at 110", and they also show the world's smallest 4K display at 5.5" and 6.8" for Smartphones and Phablets to come out, they also show a beautiful 4K display at 10.1" and their transparent display for fridge concept. BOE also is the first to show a 10K display, shown here horizhontally and vertically, it's like an 8K display but with a bit wider aspect ratio to add 2K more pixels on the side. Is it possible yet to get a 4K display at 65" for sub-$1000? Maybe!

Sharp Free Form Displays, circular Smartphone, fancy car dashboards and no-bezel digital signage

Posted by Charbax – October 15, 2015

Sharp LCD IGZO cut into all kinds of shapes, and every pixel seems to work. They suggest an an all-round shaped Smartphone will be possible next year, in-car dashboards also with circular and curved designs, space for buttons, all using Sharp's IGZO technology, could also be round displays for Nest type of smart thermometers, on Hi-Fi systems, all runs Android, customized for all these special LCD shapes!