@Karen - Very useful, considering the demonstrated affinity of the average EETimes-er for Beer. So I take it you (or Max) will be using your EET credit card to get some of these as giveways for EELive 2015 as well as finger wrenches?
"Do you still keep in contact with any of those classmates? If not, I can understand why but not big loss in the end."
Not from that far back. In fact, I only remember one name from grammar school: Scotty Powell. He did all of my math homework that year. (Scott - if you're reading, I got better at math). Thinking about it a bit more... It was 42 years ago. Not 44. 5th grade. Mr Henderson's class. Mr. Kite never showed up, though.
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.