This stuff is so exciting! I'm one of those people who firmly believes that, for the survival of the species, we need to be looking at expanding. We need to be moving this direction at a rate much quicker than we currently are. To think there are so many theoretically habitable planets "near by" is exciting, now we just need to figure out the whole... "how do we get there?" issue.
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.