@Antedeluvian: By some strange quirk of fate -- the folks at Cypress just sent me two of those $4 PSoC 4 Prototyping kits along with a PSoC 4 Pioneer Kit as mentioned in your article ... I hadn't realized that the Pioneer Kit had the same board footprint & headers as am Arduino Mega -- I think the little scamps are tempting me to plug in some of my Arduino Shields -- now I'm quivering in anticipation at the thought of experimenting with these (as soon as I get a spare moment -- Ha!)
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.