I used to live in a part of Cambridge, Mass. where the parking was unusually dense. I had a driveway, which was a luxury, but often had to deal with people who would park in front of the curb cut. One day, a driver really took the cake though: I caught her parking in my driveway and her response was "But I needed to park here."
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.