I'm a little leary of transmitting focused RF power. On the other hand you could put your burrito on top of your phone so it would receive some of that focused power to heat it up.
On a more serious note, I've always wondered if a tiny, very-low-power device could harvest power from all the RF being broadcast all over the place these days: WiFi at 2.4GHz, 5GHz, all the various cell frequencies, even the old UHF,VHF radio and television.
Certainly it is possible to build a tank circuit to capture some of this power. I'm just wondering if it is enough to do anything with. Maybe you could have a sensor that just collects miscellaneous RF power for a few hours, then it could broadcast its data for a few microseconds.
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.