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Hi, I am

Alex Eastabrook

I am a firmware engineer.

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EMBEDDED FIRMWARE

I design super cool software that goes on micro-controllers and embedded devices. An embedded system is a computer with a dedicated function within a larger mechanical or electrical system, often with real-time computing constraints.

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ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING

I also design the electrical systems that the embedded devices communicate with. This makes it possible to understand details of the whole system, software to the analogue voltages on the bus.

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3D PRINTING

I have self built multiple 3D Printers, I design CAD models of mechanical prototypes, and then can fabricate them. Once fabricated I can then evaluate them, improve them and integrate them with the system.

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PROTOTYPE CREATION

I can use my abilities in Electronic, Software and Mechanical Engineering to help me construct prototypes consisting of 3D Printed / CNC’d / Lasercut components, that result in concept demonstrators.

Work Process

IDEA

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DESIGN

DEVELOP

TEST

UPDATE BLOG

COMMIT TO GIT

Fun Fact

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0 Times On Hackaday

0 Articles Published

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0 Videos On Youtube

1 Awards Won

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WORK HISTORY

April 2016 – Current

Senior Firmware Engineer

OCZ Storage Solutions Limited / Toshiba

I currently work for OCZ Storage Solutions Limited / Toshiba.
– Tons of Coding in C
– Use of Agile
– Conceptual knowledge of Computer Architecture
– Software testing

October 2016 – March 2016

Embedded Software Engineer

Defence Contractor

2014-2016

Senior Research Engineer

Thales UK

Investigated and developed new technologies and concepts across a wide range of application areas. Carried out state-of-the-art surveys and produced technical reports. Developed proof of concept demonstrators using appropriate software implementations. Worked within a research team to invent and explore new concepts and technologies and demonstrate their applicability to the businesses.

2012-2014

Design Engineer

Thales UK

Experience:
– C, C++, MATLAB, Python
– Research and Development of innovative solutions
– Working as part of a team and individually

Formal Training:
– General engineering training focusing on strategy and life cycle.
– Business development training including proposal/business case courses.

EDUCATION

Graduated 2012

Computer Engineering

University of Reading

A course that was half computer science, half electronic engineering.
I enjoy being able to think of an idea, sketch it out, prototype it and then use it in my daily life.

2009

BTEC System Support

Newbury College

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Coding Skills

C

C++

Bash

Python

Design Skills

Design for Laser Cutting

Eagle PCB Layout

Autodesk 3D CAD

Welding

portfolio

Custom Desk Name Plate

3D Printed Fidget Spinners

MQTT Greenhouse Temperature Sensor

Antique Railway Lamp

Learning to Weld

Engineered Strawberries.

D&D Overhead Projector

EMF 2016 Creeper

Terminate the competition with Creator Ci20!

16×16 LED Grid

Makeup Mirror – IKEA Hack

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