I can help you accelerate your R&D processes, design a new product or rapidly create a prototype to verify product market fit.
Combination of technical hands-on experience with business understanding and a team of great engineers enable me to:
We have successfully designed, manufactured and maintained a Proof of Concept system of wireless cameras for Machine Learning based stock monitoring .
Given requirements that were impossible to meet with any off-the-shelf product, we had to to quickly prototype high resolution cameras, that were battery powered and wirelessly managed, manufacture roughly 100 devices and deploy them on the end-customer premises.
The cameras were paired with a gateway combining a microcomputer, cellular modem and low power radio gateway - to interface them with a cloud service. Custom built orchestration platform enabled us to successfully manage the devices deployed in 20 remote locations, monitor their behavior and process queues of tasks to capture and process the images.
Most of the project has been created in house in less than three months from the idea to first deployments, and the ownership of the process enabled us to iteratively implement improvements based on experience from first deployment and customer feedback.
I have managed a complete product design process based on an unique Digital Audio Controlled Oscillator technology in an eurorack modular synthesizer form factor. These modules enable a musician to expressively control analog and digital synthesizers with audio signals - using voice or playing any other instrument.
At just 30mm width these modules are packed with features, an input stage amplifier with automatic gain control and compression, digitally switched analog filters, high quality DAC for pitch and envelope CV signals, a management bus to combine multiple modules and a digitally controlled front panel interface.
Based on the user-level design from the client, we have designed the products physical format, designed and simulated the circuits and written the firmware. We have sourced for the components and prepared EDA libraries to make the future design processes much quicker, as well as assembled the prototypes, evaluated their performance and iterated.
The products are in a presale state, you can check out a demo video .
Together with hubraum - a technology incubator of Deutsche Telekom I have helped more than 50 companies and startups interested in LPWAN technologies - Nb-IoT and LTE-M.
I have conducted evangelisation activities, like workshops and lectures, as well as created my own PoC devices to gather deeper understanding of the challenges related to both hardware and firmware operation of the communication modules. That has enabled me to effectively support their development processes and troubleshoot issues quickly grasping the architecture of each specific device.
Some examples of other projects I've done:
Technical skills that are necessary and helpful to deliver successful hardware and digital solutionselectronics designfirmware developmentcloud orchestrationweb app developmentCAD design & 3D printingsmall scale manufacturing
As I have worked with dozens of technology companies, I had a chance to learn about many business models and product challenges.
The real business value is in the focus of R&D processes, so the results can exist in their final context.
Whenever the business value is not fully clear, we can help defining it through research activities.
To effectively build hardware solutions we use a broad range of toolselectronics labevaluation boards and toolsdrawers full of useful stuffalready tested designs librarymeasurement and energy profiling tools3D printers & manual tools
Let's see if we align in our values and how I can help you grow your business!