@Duane: In my case the burns would be palm prints, as that 300 Watt soldering iron I mentioned, used to rest on a bunsen burner tripod. Two of us working at one bench, it had to happen, my co-worker put the iron the wrong way round, so i got the heating element embossed in my closed hand. Ouch. After nearly 60 years the marks are almost gone, but the memory lingers on.
Sheesh Max, here you go again threatening to make our lawyers' heads explode hosting a soldering competition at a live event. But (and it's a big but) if our readers want, er demand it, I will start looking into it. I'd hate to face your wrath if I didn't deliver.
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.