Energy harvesting has been of great interest to me for may years. I would have thought a film material would have been invented able to be molded into the PWB material or wrapped like cling film onto a hot surface or a cloth material would be very useful and use the energy conversion from heat to electricity for cooling purposes
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.