(might fit in the embedded forum, but it's blatant self promotion, so here it goes )
I'm participating in an industrial design contest. The challenge is to design something that has use in industrial settings and is powered by a Siemens SIMATIC IOT2020.
That IOT2020 is a Linux single board computer, hardened for industrial use.
I'm going to build a device that's living inside expensive rolling material (think bulldozer, crane, tank) and helps with:
preventive maintenance based on vehicle data
There's no social media aspect to the contest. So I don't need you to vote me or anything. But if you are interested in embedded code and the link between electronics, your input, critique and sympathy are appreciated.
I'm currently using C++ on Linux, Python and SQLite. Development happens on a Windows PC, so cross- compilation and remote debugging is covered.
It's a fun exercise for me. But not just that. I like to think that it is a useful design in the industrial world, not just a demo.
That's also how I treat my code. It has to be safe, sturdy and neat, in the CodeRanch spirit.
The electronics vs software balance is approximately 50%. I'm using radios to talk to commercial networks (sigfox) that aren't often used in a pure IT context. It allows me to integrate with a company's infrastructure without mobile or WiFi connection.
So your votes and money aren't required (I got most of the hardware for free). Your moral support will help