The octopus is only an intern. To improve our body count, HR has hired Aegaeon, Cottus, and Gyges. The famous Greek Hecatoncheires agreed to each work on an 8 hour shift in the lab as long as we pay them by the head. We agreed knowing that would give us over twelve times the performance and form 3 core groups of 100 arms. Unfortunately HR missed that they had 50 heads when they arrived to take pictures for their badges.
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.