Do you sometimes answer simple math questions in Octal or Hex?
Do you often have MCUs on your kitchen counter mixed in with all of the other stuff people accumulate there?
Rather than throwing out an old computer, do you feel compelled to scavenge it for any useable parts?
When asked by a friend or family member what you did at work today, do you sometimes stop in the middle of the explanation because you've already lost them - and they don't notice that you stopped?
When you have a WiFi or cell phone signal drop out, do you try to imagine the signal propagation first and complain second?
When an electronic consumer product gets warm, does it bother you because you assume that to keep costs low, they used electrolytics without the proper thermal range?
I am proud to be an engineer.
Yes, my wife has given me the cold stare when she finds out I am thinking about physics while staring at sunsets.
I also admire the show and take photgraphs, but she can't understand that engineers are always doing multiple things at once.
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.