Imagine the use of smartphones and the cloud to provide the intelligence for Lego Mindstorm machines.
These would then be reconfigurable mechancial hardware that would be software reprogammable.
It's so fungible it's hard to get your head around it.
Scalextric is a U.K. brand of low-voltage slot-car racing toy, apparently now made obsolete by Anki....
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.