My current office clock is a mirror image clock. Partly because it's on the wall behind me and I can read it better reflected in my window, and partly because it throws people off. People are used to it now though, so I need to find some other form of equally confusing time piece.
I have a RTC Pmod that could be the start of some sort of clock. I need to make something that doesn't require a lot of mechanical or woodworking skill though.
Maybe just a simple binary clock would do the trick. Or, maybe something with Neopixels.
Is that your "secret ingredient" to go up top center? It's the very first thing I thought of. I actually used one in a circuit back in the '50s; possibly entombed in my basement still! If I'm right, sorry to spoil the surprise; if not, think about adding one! Think 6E5.
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.