In this episode of the Hardware Podcast, David Cranor and I talk with Sanjit Biswas, founder and CEO of the industrial sensor company Samsara, about the industrial sensor market, sensor design, and bringing ancient industrial control systems into the modern world.
- The challenges of making modern systems work with ancient industrial control systems already in the field
- The process of designing temperature sensors for heavy-duty deployments, including environmental constraints, firmware, testing, and necessary certifications
- Price sensitivity in the industrial sensor market; Samsara is one of several interesting startups that make it practical for mid-size businesses that haven’t been previously automated to add sensors
We like to ask our guests about the tools they depend on; Biswas’ are: Solidworks plastics, Eagle for circuit board design, Go, and Embedded C.