Wauw, that T8 looks really cool. I ordered one, just for fun and to take a good play with it. These kind of tools are also a good investment for visiting customers to have a good laugh and chat. That's how technical people get their work: Play a bit, talk about it and then solve the customer his problem. No management for us, like in the big companies (hehe ;-)
It is very difficult to choose one among all of those shown as #1-9. Each one of these has its own display of creativity and uniqueness. I have seen videos of T8 earlier on this site and I was amazed about the perfection. But all of Zenta's works have really amazing. The speed, robustness of FantomX, the feature of adjusting the orientation of the legs when flipped impressed me. The amazingly creative beauty of MorpHex, the natural movements of A-bot just like an ant and Matt's creative hexapods are equally impressive. Would NASA send a hexapod/octopod robot next as the Mars rover? :)
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.