@Duane: "The Arduino, without an OS, is far easier to use, and in my opinion, a much better educational tool."
Arduino is a better educational tool for hardware, I agree... but the point is that the Raspberry is GREAT for Operating System education: this project is more related with OPEN SOFTWARE than with OPEN HARDWARE.
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.