I think it's a really good thing to be able to solder smt passive components and through hole ones on the same proto board without actually having to make a pcb. So far, the only moment I dared using 0805 resistors was on my custom designed pcb which i got made in china. I would love to try those SchmartBoard proto boards without having to make an entire pcb.
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.