And what's wrong with 2009? (grin) The builder was all of 15 when this was done! Construction like this takes experience that's usually not so much learning by doing, but by UNDOING, at least it has been for me (especially learning to work on my Jeep).
Learning to solder and wiring a breadbaord are common skills needed by every generation. Programming has begun with "Hello world" since before Kernigan and Richie, and it's still there. Us with years or decades of experience need to encourage beginners to experiment and celebrate legitimate successes. Besides, who hasn't had days when keeping the smoke in the parts, let alone making LED's blink is a good day?.
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.