Just in case you aren't "in the loop" -- the concept of Dried Frog Pills comes from Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels.
Dried Frog Pills are an hallucinogen that's used by the Bursar of Unseen University. The pills are carefully designed to make him hallucinate that he is sane -- and you cannot argue with logic like that :-)
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.