thank you all. U guys are giving me some really good insight on 3d printers. I am a disabled vet and my budget is 1400 USD for a kit. I want to make some uav parts. prototype a couple vertical windmill designs. play around with my electronics and cars. So, as a starting point where do I get the best bang for the busk? ...Makerbot??? Reprap?? something else??
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.