This is not a very sophisticated subject. I have a 7 year old cousin who is so bright and interested in engineering (He goes to an elementary school that focuses on science). We had gone to the USF science festival the other month and when we got to the Robotics section, he was mesmerized.
Being 23 now, I look back and wish I pushed myself recreationally in sciences. From your experience, do you have any recommendations on something that I could get him for Christmas that encourages this interest and also develops necessary skills and concept for him to "run with it".
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.