Only Jason would find a way to work "Sharknado" into an EETimes story. ;) While the shark Twitter project is a lark here, I can think of places on Long Island (my home) where a non-joke version of this would come in handy. Jaws was set on long Island for a reason. There aren't many man-eating great white sharks out on the hunt, but there are several smaller and tame varieties found out east. Locals are used to them but they tend to freak out vacationers. I imagine a few east end inns and hotels would love something like this in the waters of their beaches.
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.