Our next live online chat will commence on Friday 21 February 2014 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time (1:00 p.m. Eastern Time; 6:00 p.m. GMT/UTC). You'll have to work out your local time from these clues (you can always use this handy-dandy Time Zone Converter).
The main topic of this chat will be the projects we are all currently working on. These may be work-related projects or hobby projects -- whatever we all want to chat about that's cool and interesting.
Having said this, as always we will be following our usual practice of leaping from topic to topic with the agility of young, fearless mountain goats, so make sure you're wearing appropriate clothing!
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.