Alt.CES: Swarming Micro Air Vehicles

These flying swarmbots would fall under the category of things that aren't at CES but we wish were. Maybe next year? They are part of a project at the Laboratory of Intelligent Systems at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne in Switzerland to explore large aerial robot swarms. Read more »

Alt.CES: MAKE Team at MakerBot

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Maker Shed Product Development Mucky-Muck, Marc de Vinck, sent us these phone snaps today of the MAKE team at the MakerBot Industries booth at CES. Tonight, our team found itself at the MakerBot Industries party, too. It was all pizza, PBR, cups o' quarters, and vintage pinball. Let's just hope... Read more »

Alt.CES: Parrot AR.Drone 2.0

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One of the more exciting things to come out of CES so far is the upgraded version of the Parrot AR.Drone. This quadcopter made a splash at last year's show, with its on-board camera, WiFi connectivity, smartphone control, open source software, and under $300 price point. Read more »

Alt.CES: MAKE’s Take, 2012

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We haven't even had a moment to work off the extra holiday weight yet and it's already that time again: the Consumer Electronics Show! Here at MAKE, each year, we program a little thing we call alt.CES. Read more »

Alt.CES: A maker’s peek at Central Hall

This year, MAKE/O’Reilly author Damien Stolarz (iPhone Hacks, Car PC Hacks) agreed to be our eyes and ears on the ground at CES, scoping out hardware at the show that he thought would be of interest to makers. Here’s his third and final installment, a tour of Central Hall. (Here’s... Read more »