Welcome To Hardware Alley At TechCrunch Disrupt NYC!

For the past two days, web companies and mobile apps have peppered our Startup Alley here at Disrupt NYC, but today we’re doing something a little different. Those startups have cleared out for Disrupt’s first ever Hardware Alley, where we turn the spotlight onto some wonderful hardware projects.

There’s plenty of great stuff on display here today, and all these devices run the gamut — the folks from MakerBot Industries have set up shop here, as well as the makers of the MicroStylus.

Oh, but that’s just the beginning. Also floating around the alley are the people from uBeam, a company hard at work on a wireless power transmission system, and the smart watch fanatics from WIMM Labs. Heck, even the Incantor team showed up with their slightly morbid Bluetooth magic wands in tow, so attendees can hurl spells at each other when they need to blow off a little steam.

There are plenty more where that came from, and you can find the full list of Hardware Alley participants here. Oh, and in case you’re not here to have a look for yourself, keep your eyes peeled on our live stream — East Coast Editor John Biggs is a moderating a Brooklyn Makers panel shortly that should help sate your appetite for gear.

In short, think of Hardware Alley as a slightly smaller Stark Expo, but with Biggs riding a motorized beer cooler instead of a suave Iron Man diving from the clouds.