The Technical Pile
This is the Technical Pile of Auction items we have been given so far. You have to understand the massive amount of will power it takes to sit here and not open and play with these things. They are all seriously cool!
The Meccanoid (Robot)
I have posted about this thing before, this is a techie’s wet dream. Who doesn’t want a 4 foot tall robot to play with! We can thank Dove Electronics for this one that they have generously donated via my work. with 1223 parts it is going to be a huge job to put together for whoever wins it and lets face it, who doesn’t want eyes with over 500 colours!
- Meccanoid says 1000+ pre-programmed phrases, including Jokes, Fun Facts, and Questions
- Highly interactive features include Dance, Kung Fu, Exercise, and High-Five modes
- Twelve (12) different modes of Interactivity and Autonomous personality that is affected by its environment
Check out http://www.meccano.com/meccanoid-about for more info and a very cool video
Noel Leeming Masterton have kindly donated a 16GB Silver iPad Air for our auction. iPad Air has a 9.7-inch Retina display, yet it’s 7.5 millimetres thin and weighs just 469 grams. It comes with the powerful A7 chip with 64-bit desktop-class architecture, advanced FaceTime HD and iSight cameras, Wi-Fi connectivity, iCloud and up to 10 hours of battery life. It also includes great apps for productivity and creativity, and powerful new features in iOS 9 like multitasking. And there are even more incredible apps available in the App Store.
- 9.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
- A7 chip with 64-bit architecture and M7 motion coprocessor
- FaceTime HD Camera
- 2048×1536 resolution at 264 pixels per inch (ppi)
- 5mp iSight Camera
- 1080p HD video recording
- Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)
- Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video or listening to music
- Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
These are very slim, light and powerful. Someone will get a great deal on this.
HP Chromebook (Laptop)
Exeed have kindly donated to us an HP Chromebook. These are now the go to product for kids at high school who are required to have a device and run extremely well. Small, light and easy to use you can’t go wrong
Operating system: Chrome OS
Processor: Intel® Celeron® Processor N2840 (1M Cache, up to 2.58 GHz)
Dimensions (W x D x H): 2.045 cm (H) x 30.0 cm (W) x 20.57 cm (D)
Memory: 2GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM (1 DIMM)
Disk(s): 16GB eMMC
Display: 11.6″ diagonal HD LED-backlit Display (1366×768)
Camera: (Front-facing) VGA Webcam with integrated digital microphone
Logitech Z623 Desktop Speakers
Technology Solutions have provided these amazing speakers, Great for your PC or gaming Console or even attached to a phone for BBQ music or any other audio sources with 3.5 mm or RCA audio output. They are fully THX certified which means they have had to meet some very strict standards of quality of sound. Attaching these to a PC with Spotify would almost negate the need for a home stereo. These will go quick.
- 400-watt peak power
- Multiple inputs
- Integrated controls
View http://www.logitech.com/en-nz/product/speaker-system-z623 for more info
All in all a pretty amazing array of technical gear. We are still following up a few other things so this probably wont be the last of it. Will keep you updated. I am going to try and put together a more regular more detailed listing of the items we have available just to get people thinking about what they want to bit on.
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