@Rich: ...how much money will you be asking for...
We're not sure yet -- this is one of the thinks we're discovering about a Kickstarter project -- estimating how many people will be interested is key.
If we estimate too low -- like say 100 people, then the boards and parts will be too expensive. If we estimate too high -- like say 100,000 people -- then the cost falls dramatically, but we won't get enough people on Kickstarter, so the project will fail.
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. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.