Thanks for this hilarious story! It not only illustrates the frustration of many big company bureaucratic ways, but also what can happen when non-technical employees acquire just enough technical knowledge to be dangerous.
I hope you invited the purchasing agent down to the dock to show him what a couple megohms looks like when you create it out of 1 ohm resistors!
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.