Sanjit Biswas on industrial sensors

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In this episode of the Hardware Podcast, David Cranor and I talk with Sanjit Biswas, founder and CEO of the industrial sensor company Samsara.

Discussion points:

  • 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’s are: Solidworks plastics, Eagle for circuit board design, Go, and Embedded C.

Image by Joongbae Kim on Wikimedia Commons.

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