'They're Made Out Of Meat' by Terry Bisson Engineering Pop Culture! 8/9/2011 6 comments In this short story by Terry Bisson we listen in on two aliens from a mechanical civilization talking about what to do with regard to their first contact with the human race.
Seeing sounds and tasting colors Engineering Pop Culture! 8/1/2011 1 comment One engineer sees black-and-white gate-level schematics in color. Are there any synaesthete design engineers who see black-and-white RTL in color?
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.