@jbswindle: Cost/capability contiues to amaze me. A cheap NTSC color camera with little better than QVGA resolution sold in 1970 (Sony DXC-5000) for 30,000 inflation adjusted dollars. In a recent teardown report I noticed the HD color camera included with a particular cell phone was estimated at $5. Then there's processing cost: a cheap 16 bit minicomputer with no secondary storage and perhaps 8K of magnetic core RAM in 1970 cost about 21,000 inflation adjusted dollars. We've come a long way, baby. Exactly! When you can get a capable camera for $5 and a suitable processor for $10 (which you can do today, in high volume), you can start thinking about putting embedded vision into even very cost-sensitive products, like toys.
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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