Hi Don - nice story about resurrecting a dead drill. I am curious, though, about your habit of rooting around in dumpsters. What's the coolest thing you ever found? I personally like to pick up interesting things I see when taking walks, but always remember my mother once saying "Don't pick up that comb, you don't know what disease that person had!"
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.