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ESB, Project Engineer, hardware and software developer
Name: Ezekiel Samuel Brooks
Location: London/Bristol UK
Status: Project Engineer + Self taught hardware and software developer.
—The below classic summary applies—
‘As a kid I used to strip apart my toys to see how they worked’. No toy would be left untouched and I even managed to get my hands on the brand new television remote! (The rest of that story pretty much speaks for itself)
I don’t currently work in the electronics or software industry but It’s certainly somewhere I’d like to be in near future. R&D preferably.
What i do for work
‘I’m a multi-skilled Telecoms Engineering HNC graduate with over 11 year’s progressive experience within the Telecommunications game’
Elaborate?: I currently work as a Telecoms Project engineer for one of the UK’s largest telecommunications networks.
*Career Path 2007-2018(Current):
-Telecoms Engineering HNC graduate.
-Maintenance & Faulting Tech + Fully Trained Rigger.
-Project Engineer (Telecoms).
My line of work is actually quite interesting. As you’ve guessed it has a lot to do with networking, data transmission, barer services, GSM and working to national IT and Telecommunications standards. I work a 35 hour week (typically more) and in my spare time well…I work on my projects.
Where did it all start?
Hardware and Software Development:
Out of work activities
I’d say that I started to create ‘meaningful’ things when I was lucky enough to get Lego Mindstorms as a child. Remember show and tell? Every Friday I’d bring in some form of robot…robots that could follow lines, sense distance, walk, drive, you name it….
Lego Mindstorms taught me to follow the below thought process at a very early age.
– What do I want to build? (You need an idea)
– How do I want it to look? (Aesthetics is KEY for the wow factor)
– I’ve built my concept, can it function better? (Enhance the code)
To this day I follow the above rules when it comes to bringing a project to life, so thank you Lego Mindstorms!
Yep, that’s correct.
Moving on from Lego Mindstorms I ventured onto bigger projects and moved to the Arduino platform. The Arduino platform is what really taught me to code. I’ve created over 100 projects on the platform itself and still tend to use it when prototyping my more complicated projects (to save on cost).
Just as they say, once you learnt to code in one language its pretty easy to pick up another. I very quickly moved on to creating Android apps, eCommerce apps, games, user productivity apps, you name it. I use the Android OS where the project at hand requires a substantial amount of user iteration + (I’m an Android power user…so it makes sense).
My Current Coding skill set:
C# & C++
A few of MY many Software package skill sets:
Fusion 360 (Mechanical CAD)
Corel Draw (Good for laser cutting)
Corel Video studio (For my video editing)
Multiple IDE’s (Language Dependent)
Firebase/SQL (For Cloud Data)
*I plan to learn many more of the programming languages that are AVAILABLE to us today (job/project dependent)*
*Microsoft Packages and Systems
*Linux Packages and Systems
*UNIX Packages and Systems
I created urban engineering to showcase my innovative Projects, Conecpts and Ideas.
I’ve built many prototypes for different applications but never really documented them……so…… here they are
Feedback, comments and suggestions are welcome
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