Welcome to the Future -- Dynamic Adverts Max’s Cool Beans 11/12/2015 3 comments It may be that -- in the not-so-distant future -- everyone watching a TV program in the comfort of their own homes sees different advertising objects seamlessly embedded in the scenes.
Robotic Arm Gives Max a Hand Max’s Cool Beans 10/30/2015 3 comments When Max ran into a little problem, he contacted the founders of the Makerarm robotic arm and asked if they could... wait for it... lend a hand.
Cryptex Steampunk USB Memory Sticks Max’s Cool Beans 10/13/2015 7 comments This USB flash drive is presented in a Steampunk-esque container boasting a mechanical combination lock of a type used hundreds of years ago to keep secrets.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.