@Max, Susan: I could not yet tried hands on Arduino. But this is slowly but steadily getting popular among the serious electronics hobbyists, some started use it for small automation projects (e.g. building automation)...I am from industrial electronics background @work so mostly work with biggers stuffs. But @home I love to try this out and most of my experience is with Microchip and TI...I did some small home automation stuffs with the TI launchpad...this $8 board is someting I will look forward to collect.
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.