The moment came to validate the performance of the new RF generator design. Buck wondered if the generator had cooked the egg in its shell, or would he end up with egg on his face, and all over the lab.
"Actually, when you think about it, there are alot of eggs in the world...exit, extraordinary, existential, external, exorbitant, exasperated, extravagant, exacerbate, exact, exagerate, and expecting...which reminds me, I really don't want to run into the women who laid THIS!"
Long missing from NASA's high security Cube 8 containment building, the electronics test lab was horrified to find the delivered egg with the attached warning: "Alien Life - For Storage - Not Incubate - Test After One Year".
Well, I was hoping that would help me "bring home the bacon" so to speak with a winning caption. I edited it to remove the redundant "finally" so now your reply doesn't match the original comment! You do of course realize that your admission of a porcine partiality has exposed you to numerous references on this platform.
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. 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.