Alex Lao

I am a Computer Engineering B.Eng. graduate and M.A.Sc candidate from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. My focus is in electrical design, FPGA development, firmware development, and software development. In the past I have worked on the design of race cars, machinery, integrated circuits, robotics and spacecraft. I try to approach similar problems between my hobbies and professional work in different ways to explore the differences between the quick and dirty approach to design and prototyping where components are pushed beyond their limits in hobbies verses the careful and methodical analysis of designs in professional engineering.

Notable Hobby Projects

  • Real time Mandelbrot generator written in Nvidia CUDA
  • Fully custom PIC32 based audio player
  • Formula Hybrid as an electrical team member

Jeff Hui

I am a Computer Engineering student at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario. I enjoy learning about new technologies in robotics, consumer electronics, and computing in order to try and figure out how to apply them to hobby projects. My past experiences as an Electrical and Automation Intern in the energy industry,  combined with my unique learning experiences in technology, project management and engineering create an interesting perspective to approach problems.

Notable Hobby Projects

  • NIDAQ Conveyor Belt SCADA system
  • Autonomous Aircraft Marshaling Robot
  • University Rover Challenge as Controls Team Member