(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 datatheft recovery
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.
My project blog:
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