Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) @
National University of Singapore
My name is Pete Benja. Resume: http://bit.ly/1LbruKg
I am an electrical/computer engineer. I am currently pursuing my undergraduate degree (Senior, graduating in May 2016) and are looking for a Full-time (New-Grad) position in Hardware/Electronics. Currently, I am working on my personal project involving Arduino and position Servos (and hacked feedback data) as a proof of concept
My name is Pete Benja. Resume: http://bit.ly/1LbruKg
I am an electrical/computer engineer. I am currently pursuing my undergraduate degree (Senior, graduating in May 2016) and are looking for a Full-time (New-Grad) position in Hardware/Electronics. Currently, I am working on my personal project involving Arduino and position Servos (and hacked feedback data) as a proof of concept for a closed feedback loop in robotic/mechanical arms (http://bit.ly/1fkNGPd). I worked particularly with recording the physical movements and outputting the feedback data to create a teachable robotic arm. In other words, the end-user can effortlessly teaches the robotic arm to perform task by simply dragging and positioning the arm physically (indeed with no knowledge of coding/programming what-so-ever). In addition, I recently recently interned at SpotOn Co.,Ltd. where I developed a Bluetooth Low Energy Beacon technology via AltBeacon for commercial use in company wide’s Interactive Billboards and Passenger-seat Advertisement Screens in Taxis. The system is able to detect client’s profile and instantly push relevant notifications to Android devices in range. Log data are also kept for reference and future mining in market research. Overall, my project was a success and provided a working prototype for mass implementation.
My skills include:
- Designing, Building, Testing and Debugging of the PCBs
- Personal projects involving with embedded systems (micro controller, Arduino), Feedback, Motor controls and Machine learning
- Soldering like a pro
- Proficiency in C and C++ for firmware and tools development
- Secret hacker skills, MacGyver style
Senior Design Project @ • Developing a Semi-Autonomous Breaker Racking Robot, capable of aligning/racking of the 13.8 kV breaker, and
self-navigating around the substation floor.
• Working with inter-disciplinary team of four Electrical/Computer engineers and four Mechanical engineers.
At Consolidated Edison electric grid substations, the conventional method for breaker replacement is highly labor intensive, and poses health and safety risks for the operators. These potential risks include arc flashes as well as injuries from heavy pulling/pushing. The goal of this project is to partially automate the process by which a semi-automatic robot can position and transfer a breaker unit in and out of its housing cabinet. This robot will be controlled remotely from a safe distance in order to keep employees out of harm's way. From September 2015 to Present (4 months) Greater New York City AreaCo-founder/Developer @ "Let's say, hypothetically, that you want to create a universe. Well, with orbit, an orbital simulator, you can build solar systems on any Android device. Choose the size and speed of each spatial bodies and let gravity do the rest." - Popular Science Magazine (March 2014)
UPDATES: Within two short months, we received overwhelming responds from over 7000 Android users who have downloaded the app. More importantly, Orbit was asked to be featured in the upcoming March issue of the reputable, Popular Science Magazine.
Orbit was created with an intention to help visualize and simplify the complex N-Body problem in Physics. The simulation allows the users to easily create and interact with the systems of N-Body; creating virtual solar systems, galaxies or even gravity sinks! Settings include gravitational constant, size, color and collision effect are also fully customizable with our simple and intuitive setting menu.
Orbit was crafted by hand and programmed using Java. We utilized OpenGL ES API for the N-Body simulation and a customized Physics back-bone for the forces and interactions between the bodies.
The app is available for free download on a Google Play Store at http://bit.ly/1buPO4A From November 2013 to Present (2 years 2 months) Electrical Engineering/Hardware Internship @ Company’s Website: http://www.spoton.co.th
For this project, I developed a Bluetooth Low Energy Beacon technology via AltBeacon for commercial use in company wide’s Interactive Billboards and Passenger-seat Advertisement Screens in Taxis. The system is able to detect client’s profile and instantly push relevant notifications to Android devices in range. Log data are also kept for reference and future use in market research. Overall, my project was a success and provided a working prototype for mass implementation. From May 2015 to July 2015 (3 months) Bangkok Metropolitan Area, ThailandSelf-cleaning Solar Panels Research Assistant @ Research On Self-cleaning Solar Panels (Electro Dynamic Screen)
Concurrently with the NASA MUX PCB Design Project, I am working with a research team on developing a self-cleaning solar panels, where the ultimate goal is to retrofit a solar panel with an electrodynamics screen (EDS). In remote desert areas, accumulation of dust is a major problem, because the dust blocks the sunlight from reaching the collector surface. The EDS clears sand particles using electrostatic forces, with no moving parts or water. Specifically, I conducted photovoltaic cell testing and experiments using a Faraday cup, and, at the same time, measured the clearance performance of the PV cells at different humidity levels and electrode geometries. From May 2013 to July 2014 (1 year 3 months) NASA MUX Research Assistant @ Member of NASA MUX Research Team on Printed Circuit Board Design Project
One of my researches this summer (with Professor Mark N Horenstein, Boston University) was an electronics design project that ultimately will support NASA’s exo-planet program. The overall goal is to utilize a coronagraph telescopic attachment designed to block out the direct light from a star so that orbiting planets, which otherwise would be overcome by star's bright glare, can be observed and studied.
Our task has been to design, build, and test a multichannel, high-voltage digital-to- analog converter with precision to one part in 2^16 (0.0015%). My tasks have included the layout and design of printed circuit boards, creating bills of material (BOM) for the boards, performing area-allocation and power-consumption analyses, soldering of components, and testing the boards for design defects and errors. In addition, I also looked into incorporating the TI-MSP430 micro-controller into our project. From May 2013 to July 2014 (1 year 3 months)
Bachelor of Science (BS), Computer Engineering/Electrical Engineering @ Boston University From 2012 to 2016 Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.), Electrical and Computer Engineering @ National University of Singapore From 2014 to 2015 Highschool Diploma @ Mercersburg Academy From 2008 to 2012 Pete Benja. is skilled in: User Interface Design, Graphic Design, C++, Java, Microcontrollers, Printed Circuit Board Manufacturing, PCB layout design, 3D Printing, Python, Software Design, Soldering, Solar PV, Laser Cutting, Photoshop, InDesign
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