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CES 2015 was full of smart gadgets, wearables, 3D printing, and IoT technology. These photos highlight the best stuff that the TechRepublic staff saw at the world’s biggest tech conference.
CES at the Las Vegas Convention Center
Over 150,000 attendees came to CES 2015.
3D Systems CEO Avi Reichental and will.i.am gave a press conference at the MGM Grand hotel at CES, showing off their many new products.
3D printed legs for Derby the dog
This story actually went viral a few weeks before CES 2015. Derby the dog, who has a disability that inhibits him from walking on his front legs, had these 3D printed.
Oculus Rift and 3D Systems
Staff writer Lyndsey Gilpin tried out Oculus Rift for the first time at a 3D Systems press conference. The game was Haptic, which is 3D Systems’ new design technology that works with the gaming system.
3D printed ukulele
Staff writer Lyndsey Gilpin tests out a 3D printed ukulele, made by 3D Systems.
3D printed ceramic
New materials are coming out that can be 3D printed, including ceramic. 3D Systems showed off a bathroom with 3D printed ceramic decor.
3D printed ping pong
At the 3D Systems press conference, Jason Hiner plays with a 3D printed ping pong paddle and ball.
3D printed chocolate
This chocolate was 3D printed by 3D Systems’ new Cocojet printer, made in collaboration with Hershey’s.
3D Systems CEO Avi Reichental
Staff writer Lyndsey Gilpin interviews 3D Systems CEO Avi Reichental.
3D printed fashion
At the 3D Systems press conference, the company showed off ways to print designs onto clothes.
Martha Stewart's 3D printed collection
MakerBot has a partnership with Martha Stewart, where they iterate her designs for a special kitchen collection.
General Electric’s microfactory, FirstBuild, which is located in Louisville, was on display at CES at the MakerBot booth.
Formlabs showed off their open source 3D design software.
Autodesk had an impressive booth, where they showed off different kinds of materials for 3D printing.
3D printed jewelry
3D printed jewelry was all the rage at CES. Autodesk showed off some designer pieces.
The 3Doodler was crowdfunded a year or so ago, and had a big booth at CES. The 3D printing pen is great for kids in classrooms.
3D printing for kids
3D Systems is aiming their Cubify Cube at kids, hoping they’ll get into 3D printing early. These dolls and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are made with 3D printers.
3D printed bike frame
At 3D Systems, there was a 3D printed titanium bike frame, which is easily customizable.
This startup isn’t actually even a startup yet. Two guys won a StartUp Weekend competition for their idea — a crowdfunding platform that 3D prints artists’ and comics’ work — and won a booth at CES.
MakerBot's new materials
MakerBot announced that they will make a PLA composite filament with wood, stone, and metal. This dinosaur was made with that.
Ultimaker 3D printers
Ultimaker unveiled its latest 3D printers at CES 2015.
3D printed fashion was extremely popular this year, and it will continue to grow in the high-fashion world especially throughout 2015.
3D printed hydroponics
3Dponics is a company that makes 3D printed hydroponics system. Their free downloads are aimed at K-12 classrooms.
These batteries, made by Panasonic, are in a lot of products, including Gogoro, the popular new electric scooter, and Tesla’s Model X.
The Gogoro scooter is a system of easily-swappable rechargeable batteries and a network of places to charge, rent, and return the scooters.
Tesla Model X
At the Panasonic booth, there was a Tesla Model X on display. The Tesla has hundreds of Panasonic batteries inside.
More Tesla Model X
The sleek Tesla Model X was one of the hottest things to see at CES 2015. It drew a constant crowd.
Tesla Model X
The Tesla Model X seats 8, features a huge touch-screen console, and has doors that open like a Delorean.
At the Panasonic booth, the company showed off an electric-assisted bicycle, which is powered with rechargeable batteries.
Wonder Workshop robots
These crowdfunded robots are made to teach kids how to program. The robots are accompanied by an iPad app that teaches rudimentary programming and coding skills.
These little robots are made to help kids to learn how to program. They can move through mazes and even dance with a special app.
Samsung touted the importance of the Internet of Things throughout CES, but never announced a specific gadget.
Sony flat screen
Sony showed off one of the thinnest flat screen TVs the world has ever seen.
Solpro offers a personal solar charger that with just 90 minutes of sunlight can give a phone a full day’s charge.
Intel had HP’s new Sprout at its booth. The system was announced at the end of 2014.
BMW automated cars
BMW talked up its plans for fully automated cars at CES 2015.
Crosley record players
The Crosley booth was a step back in time amidst all the high-tech gadgets at CES. The company showed off all types of vinyl record players that they will be releasing this year.
This updated version of a Polaroid picture is printed using thermal imaging technology, and not a single drop of ink. It prints on special paper that also serves as stickers.
Smart yoga mat
Smart fitness gear was popular at CES. This smart yoga mat tells you if you’re doing the poses correctly.
Chinese vendors made a big splash at CES 2015 with large booths and attractive, competitive products. Changhong took up the prime space where Microsoft use to be locatedm right across from Intel.