Do you know how many arguments we have at my house about leaving the toilet seat up? No, I mean, seriously... if my husband didn't also take the trash out every week, I might have kicked him out for it a LONG time ago :) That's why my favorite submission so far is the robotic toilet seat lifter/lowerer.
Powered by an Atmega328p processor, the mat can read a person's toilet facing direction and therefore determine whether the seat needs to be up or down. GENIUS.
Now if someone would only invent a robot to take out the trash... marriages all over the world would be a lot healthier :)
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.