To conclude with my CES 2016 posts I want to share what I’ve seen and what surprised me ; it is a mix of fun stuff, 3d printing machine, drone or electronic. To have a complete view of it, you should also read my post about CES unveiled where I already post about my favorite startups.
I really loved this machine : it creates 3d printed objects by adding printed paper layers ! The layers are glued together and the objects are really strong and really full of color !
All what you see on the left are 3d printed objects from this machine. As is is layer of paper, the coloring solution is really standard. Layer precision is the one of the paper height so it is really good.
Another remarkable 3d printing thing was the number of new printer material. We had many colors but not only. I also touch different new material like Verbatim Primalloy for creating soft objects like Silicon ; working with standard printers as for PLA.
There was a lot of exhibitors showing 3d printer materials.
This was looking like an hologram in the air ! it was not as it is fast rotating full colored led but the result is really nice as you can see on the following video.
About Hologram, at least one of the exhibitors used a large one for presenting its car technology. Nice effect. It really looks like an Holapex but bigger using a 17” screen for creating the effect.
I really appreciated this video projector : it is located in a lamp bulb and project any screen or video on a table. I see many use in shop and museum. It can create interactive application or create atmosphere on furniture.
As virtual reality was also one of the main topic for this CES, you can also see above this guy painting in 3D using VR glasses and virtual pencil.
The drone area was really big ! I’ve seen a lot of them and sometime the same one at many places. For sure the most remarkable was the on on the left where a human can seat. For the more standard one, it was fun to see all the complex algorithm we start to have in the drones to simplify the way to pilot them. Most of them were able to stay stable even in case of wind and as we have seen in the Intel keynote and as you can see on the video above, they are now able to track owner and to find a way between obstacles
To finish with drone, I really liked the paper drone, I just had a large success on kickstarter. This is a drone skeleton on which you attach a paper plane. Then you can control it with your smartphone. In case of crash, you just have to make another paper plane with A4 paper 😉
Even if Sigfox is not yet deployed in the USA, Sigfox was at CES and many actors of the ecosystem were also part of the show. It was nice to discuss with them and I hope they had good contact even if I assume thay had a lot of time to say “we are a technology you can’t yet use in USA/ Asia” .. By the way … good to see you all.
My preferred was McThings and its TD1204 module like. This module is half the size of the TD1204 including Sigfox transceiver + GPS + Accel. The availability is expected first semester 2016. Hope the price will be good.