Thanks for the kind comments; I wish I had read this before I decided to switch the video for the final submission.
By the way the accent is Kiwi; thirty plus years of living in New Zealand will do that to you :)
Hopefully, jmSCAG will add audio to the video so that they can more effectively compete with his/her counterparts. I agree with Jim about Layout's video. The narrative is clear and pleasant. The accent and humble learner's attitude lend a didactic quality to the video. The robot clock is delightful and an excellent teaching tool. It would be neat to edit the video further with lines/names of the components. I think Jim's evaluation of whether or not a device is truly utilitarian is a good idea since (as we've witnessed with Apple products) consumer design and highly capable technical requirements are both required for a successful product.
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.