Good idea about riding a bike, I do it all the time, even in our Motor City winters. BUT I try to leave all but the residential slow roads to the cars, I ride on the sidewalk as much as I can. In one of our nearby areas they tell me that bikes on the sidewalk are illegal, but I have not been challenged yet. I just do not like the odds for losing a bump between a 25 pound bike and a 3800 pound car, the energy transfer would be very unfavorable. Yes, I am aware that I can legally demand my right of way in the street, but just because the law says that I can do it does not make it any less stupid. I do see folks riding out in major roads and It seems to me to be a severe case of "more balls than brains", since I know how many motorcycles get hit, headlights on and everything, a guy on a bike would not stand a chance.
No, I am not by any means fearful, but on the other side I am also not stupid.
"You see a lot more “stuff” when you are on foot." Not sure why, but when I walk to/from places the only "stuff" I seem to see is left-over fast food trash and pieces of tires. Perhaps I need to start looking up instead of looking down for peoples lost spare change....:-). I'm apparently missing quite a lot!
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.