Hackaday at CES

Hackaday is going to the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. This year’s show runs January 7-10 and we’re going to use every minute to scout out hacking’s past and future. We’re looking for hacks from the past that have made it into new, commercially available electronics. We also want to get a look at the products that we’ll all be cracking open at some point in the future.

Do you know of something being exhibited that we shouldn’t miss? Tell us what to look out for in the comments.


  1. festblatte says:

    I think you should look for the Google Nexus because it will propably make a big impact on the market and because it will be rooted soon after the release.

  2. Andy says:

    I’ve had 2 different vendors at work offer to take me to CES. My boss refused both. Isn’t sending someone else, isn’t going himself, flatly refused. :(
    Keep us updated!

  3. dowee says:

    Notion Ink tablet (possible name: “Adam”) with Pixel-Qi display!

  4. M@ says:

    You shouldn’t miss my friend Corbett from Instinct Engineering who’s going to be showing off some of his designs there. He’s made a suitcase XBox 360’s http://withinstinct.com/portfolio/redbull.html and a fold out gaming couch complete with flatscreen tv’s.

    He also does some pretty insane designs for Burning Man.

  5. Chris says:

    Correction: The image should read “OM NOM NOM”

  6. Johnny says:

    Please keep a look out for the car that can drive itself (Most likely Toyota or Honda). My friends and I have been looking for a way to party all the way down to Mardi Gras in Louisiana from Detroit on the cheap (I need a new car anyway).

    Also consider keeping an eye out for the robot girlfriend. This robot has been known to not only balance the checkbook, pay the bills, clean while you’re away but also take care of any PCB etching you may need done. Also great companion! (Fembot option)

    Louisiana state police, you’ve got a rolling keg party coming, consider this an advanced warning. Girlfriends, I told you it’d come to this eventually! Please keep me posted!


  7. joshua says:

    Possibly something from the coincidentally scheduled Adult Entertainment Expo? (There’s always the theory that pr0n is the force behind the adoption of new media technologies.)

  8. mowcius says:


    OM NOM NOM is just an alternative way of saying it.

    It is not clear which was the original way of saying/writing it.

    I so wanted to go last year (and want to go this year) but it’s not going to happen. I will go to the UK maker faire though…


  9. Stu says:

    *Sigh*, same here!
    My boss actually provisionally agreed for me to go to CES2010, but we ended up having some kind of financial trouble and it fell through.
    The other thing is that I work at a University in the IT department, and the CES organisers dont seem all that eager to have non-consumer-industry people coming along – so I hadn’t any idea whether they’d actually let me go or not.
    Hackaday at CES – seems a little odd seeing as the focus will be on seeing how easily brand new consumer electronics products can be pulled apart – lets face it, theres not a manufacturer on the face of the earth that wants us doing that with their products unless they use the magic ‘open standards’ phrase (i.e. rare)!

  10. I’m not sure the ability to disassemble consumer electronics is that important anymore. Not in a day when they are designed to be manufactured by robots into packages as small as possible. Or am I beginning to sound like the old timers who cursed they day when point to point wiring gave way to printed circuit boards? Anyway consumer products will always be a source of inspiration and parts for hardware hackers.

  11. jack says:

    great to hear, well done !

  12. Alan Parekh says:

    I look forward to seeing the cool (non mainstream) coverage of CES!

  13. @Alan2 says:

    What about the new hotel with 4500 rooms controlled by an automation system?

  14. Frogz says:

    is it true they brought nicola tesla back to life for an appearence this year before he brings the world to an end using google server technology running at it’s natural resonant frequency(6.66 ghz)

    try to smuggle us out some info on the psp 4000 :D

  15. The_weez says:

    I’d just like to say how much I love this site, and can’t wait to see what you guys will do with these new SHINY (lol) electronics =]

    And@ Frogs
    I hope we can get some info on the next psp too =]

  16. Chart says:

    I wonder if they will have a better transparent OLED display from Samsung. (That they said would be out to market this year :/)

  17. lucidax says:

    If you have the opportunity to look @ some of the neuro / EEG devices and give a review if you have a chance. :) Try neurosky if they have a booth!


  18. RyanE says:

    I agree. Coverage of the Suite Systems automation in the Aria would be cool.

    Of course, I’m a bit biased, as I work for Control4.


    I look forward to your CES coverage, whatever you decide to cover.


  19. Cristi Mowry says:

    Hi, I read all your posts, keep them coming.

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