For people in Europe I can recommend rs-online.com as a reliable source of the STM32 boards. They delivered to Czech rep. in two days for a shipping fee of 9 USD. /not connected to them, just a happy customer../ And BTW the board itself is very cool. It boots up with six colourful icons on the LCD (video player-image browser-clock-game-performance benchmark-system info). Reminds one of the older mobile phones. You can control it by touching the display. Nice. Really looking forward to the hands-on part of webinars.
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.