Engineering is just one trade-off after another. We could try making it from transparent aluminum and painting the inside white for privacy, but that would shield the radios and sensors, and putting the antennae and the sensors on the outside would compromise it's in-atmosphere performance.
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. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.