Over at Microcontroller Central, one of our bloggers (Adam Carlson) has written about the portable development toolkit he keeps in a backpack. Seems his day job is not about electronics, so in order to work on his home electronics projects at lunchtime, he created this carry-along lab bench. Check it out at Create a Portable MCU Tool Kit
I have a rolling computer case instead of a backpack, but much the same kind of stuff inside: computer, power supply, mouse, cellphone, USB chargers, cables (USB with interchangeable client ends and Ethernet), paper, pens, business cards, coffee cards, travel club cards...
Not nearly as much fun stuff as yours, though, Max.
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.