Billy was all confident on resolving the volume down part number shortage that was going to stop production: "... keep building with the UP buttons that we still have, just invert them, it will still infer to lower the volume. UP in capitals goes for shouting, dn in lower case goes for lower..."
Billy was explaining his idea to reduce part numbers at the cost savings workshop"... buy only one part and use it up or 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.