When are you coming up here again? I have so many cool things to show you. Also Mock Electronics is closing down in the New Year -- I'm sure they are bringing all sorts of stuff over from their Decatur building -- we need to go down there for a wander to check it out...
The last time I stopped by to visit, you mentioned that a professional organizer was going to put things in their proper place. I was very concerned that your office (excuse me- Pleasuredome) would get de-Maxified, but I an greatly relieved to see that she totally failed in her mission (aside from the walkable area being a bit wider).
What do you think the archaeologists will think when they discover your office a thousand years in the future? They're going to have a field day with this one!
With regard to the ceramic tin cans shown in picture #12, the reason I'm interested in ceramics at the moment is that one of my (many) background hobby projects is to make a mosiac -- and part of this is that I'm making my own ceramic tiles (see my blog There *is* a man in the moon!)
With regard to the "Man coming out of a manhole" in the second photograph, I tend to forget it's there, but there have been several occasions when I've looked up to see someone walking into my office -- and they've glanced down and gasped and leapt back out of the office again and I've thought "what's wrong with them?" before I've realized what's happened (I can't see the man on the floor from my desk when I'm sitting down).
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.