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A Random Walk Down Hardware Alley

TechCrunch TechCrunch 13/05/2014 John Biggs

I’ve been in a lot of alleys and my favorite one is Hardware Alley. Every year at I get to invite a few dozen hardware companies to show off their wares on our show floor. Every year we also get a chance to walk through the alley for a meet and greet where we get to , , and .

Without further ado, here’s our visit with the heroes of the alley.

Here are a few very cool little projects we thought you might enjoy.

First, we have the amazing SCiO, a molecular food scanner that can tell you the caloric content of food just by shining a light through the surface and identify medicines with the help of a little mirror-lined box. It’s amazing stuff.

Next there’s the , an all-in-one projector with a computer built in. It’s basically a teeny Android device with a bright, long throw projector and touchpad. You can use it to view presentations, watch movies, and even play games.

Finally, we met the folks at who are creating Raspberry Pi-based robotics projects. By adding a mini circuit board to laser cut Lucite parts they’re able to create clever, programmable robots for kids.

Until next Disrupt, alley-goers, I bid you happy hacking!

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