The ZAPiT Game Wave brings back the interactivity that often disappears when people gather to play computer games. The DVD-based game console uses up to six wireless remote controls, letting several people play interactive trivia, word, casino and “parlor” games. The $99 system, which also serves as a DVD player, employs Altera’s MAX II CPLDs, which were picked for their versatility and ability to reduce the cost of materials. The programmable logic devices also provide programmability so changes can be made during production.
The company says it anticipates high-definition video for home security and other uses will be the next mature technology integrated into the IoT domain, hence the introduction of its MatrixCam devkit.
Siemens and Georgia Institute of Technology are partnering to address limitations in the current additive manufacturing design-to-production chain in an applied research project as part of the federally backed America Makes program.
Most of the new 3D printers and 3D printing technologies in this crop are breaking some boundaries, whether it's build volume-per-dollar ratios, multimaterials printing techniques, or new materials types.
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