There was a time when you could change some equipment with DIP switches either legit from the outside, and sometimes less legit if you got inside and found the DIP that set configuration. I once had a setup to measure velocity of projectiles using two optical sensors spaced a known distance apart. You could change the range of the time and the units it reported in via a DIP switch.
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.