After an initial delay, the inaugural Technology and Gadget Expo took place in Melbourne this past weekend. The headlining exhibits were those of drone makers and virtual reality developers showcasing their wares. Significant queues formed most of the weekend for virtual reality demos, a combination of HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear hardware.

A netted “drone zone” saw racing drones and commercial, DSLR-carrying drones showing off their abilities to large crowds. Speakers accompanied most demonstrations talking through the technology on-board their flying machines, the journey they’d been through to reach production and their real-world applications.