Profile

Akshay Baweja

Open Source Electronics Creator & Designer

A guy who plays around with everything!

A creative electronics engineer who loves LEDs and ART ❤ Started with a curiosity of how things work to actually designing things I love which may solve problems for many too. For me, design is like a master key to everything. It is the most powerful thing in this world. A good design is a bliss.

I am a developer + artist based in Delhi, India. I am part of India's first maker spaces, Maker's Asylum where I do magic - create stuff that amazes a few. I work on Electronics, Software, AR/VR and not to forget, wood-working and laser-cutting. I love creating open-source projects.

Things I Love

Electronics

Travelling

Coding

CS: GO

  • Indian
  • 30+

    Projects Done
  • Photographer
  • 200+

    Coffee Cups
  • Cyclist

Resume

- Education -

  • Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University

    Bachelor of Technology

    2014-2018

    Pursuing my Undergraduation in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Guru Tegh Bahadur Institute of Technology (Affiliated to Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi)

  • Jaspal Kaur Public School

    Senior Secondary Education

    2012-2014

    I completed my Class XII under Central Board of Secondary Education with an aggregate of 92.4% and stood first in Computer Science with a score of 99%

  • Jaspal Kaur Public School

    Secondary Education

    2000-2012

    I completed my class X under Central Board of Secondary Education with a CGPA of 9.0

- Employment -

  • Maker's Asylum, Delhi

    Electronics Lab Lead

    July 2017 - Present

    I lead the Electronics Lab at Maker's Asylum, Delhi (One of India's biggest makerspaces). Here I conduct various workshops and run community driven projects.

  • Maker's Asylum, Delhi

    Internship

    December 2016 - March 2017

    I worked as an intern where I designed various products and conducted workshops on Electronics. Moreover, I got to learn about numerous fabrication techniques and styles.

  • IKP-EDEN, Bengaluru

    Maker In-Residence

    June 2016-July 2016

    I worked as maker-in residence where I designed various products and conducted workshops on Arduino and interactions.

  • Jaspal Kaur Public School

    President - Computer Clan

    April 2012 - March 2014

    Headed the Computer Society of School for a period of 2 years and organised various events and workshops under the society.

My Key Skills

Arduino
PCB Designing
C/C++
Python
Raspberry Pi
Web Development
Backend Development
Laser Cutting & Engraving
OpenCV & MATLAB
Fusion 360
Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop
Unity3D - AR/VR

Recognition

One of the best feeling in the world is - when you are recognised by your name. When you achieve something. When people love being with you. When people love working with you. When people respect you as a person. When you love your work. These are the most precious feelings which can't be bought.

  • MHacks X

    Best Transportation Hack

    University of Michigan, MI, USA

  • Arduino Contest 2016

    Winner

    instructables.com

  • Remix Contest 2016

    Winner

    instructables.com

  • HackIIT-Delhi 2017

    First Prize

    IIT Delhi, Delhi, India

  • HackDTU 2017

    Second Prize

    DTU, Delhi, India

  • O(1) Hacks 2017

    Third Prize

    IIIT Delhi, Delhi, India

  • Arduino Contest 2015

    Winner

    instructables.com

  • Feminist Approach to Technology

    Guest Instructor

    Delhi, India

Portfolio

Retro Arcade

Let's go Pixels !!

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Retro Arcade

While arcade emulators aren’t exactly unique, they’re tons of fun, and that essentially is what drove me and my friend Gursehaj to build one at Maker’s Asylum Delhi. I teamed up with my friend Gursehaj, and showed up at the Asylum with a bag full of components. The heart of the machine is of course a Raspberry Pi, running an image of RetroPie.

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Baksa

The Art Installation

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Baksa

'Baksa' is an installation for The Lost Party which took place at Pune, Maharashtra, India in February of 2016. It one of grand music and arts festivals held in India. It was conceptualised by a team of four.

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Dot 2

An Interactive Coffee Table

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Dot 2

As they say A lot can happen over a coffee, so I and Utkarsh Kumar Gupta (my mentor) decided to build a unique coffee table which makes you go nostalgic having 8-bit games packed inside it along with other fun stuff. Some of games include Snakes, Tetris, Pong and Bricks with a music analyser an addition to the whole table.

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IC Tester

A smart way to test IC

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IC Tester

Arduino boards by themselves are, of course, great for making a wide array of projects. Sometimes, however, you'll need to add other integrated circuits (ICs) for extra functionality. If you want to be absolutely sure that the IC you're using in your project is working correctly, this tester will input the signals to the device, and analyze the outputs that it produces on a 2.4" touchscreen.

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Component Tester

Test Almost Anything

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Component Tester

One of my best projects so far. Component Tester is a universal tester for electronic components with a bunch of additional features such as Voltmeter, Frequency Generator and Counter, IR Code Decoder and much more. Some of the electronic components which can be tested are Resistors, Capacitors, Transistors, Inductors, MOSFETs and JFETS, IGBTs, Diodes and a few more...!!

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SUPERHERO API

Get your favourite comic characters

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SUPERHERO API

For all the superhero data you've needed.
Powerstats. Biography. Appearance. Work. Connections. Images.
From both the universes, and more.

The superhero API, is a quantified and programatically accessible data source of all superheroes from different comic universes. We've taken all the stuff and put it together in a form that is easier to consume with software. Then we made an API so you can consume it in a hassle free manner.

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Vibra Driver

A lifesaving product for your near and dear ones while driving

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VibraDriver

VibraDriver is a lifesaving product for you near and dear ones. So, it measures brain waves, analyze them determine a concentration score. Since the transition between the concentration is very fast, we only get a boolean value whether it's a yes or a no. So when the concentration level is low, you get an intimation on your Pebble Watch to drive safe. We also have an Amazon Alexa skill, which is supposed to be invoked when the user ends their rides and comes home/office. It gives them a summary of their rides and suggests future steps.

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Raah

Smart Navigation for the Blind

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Raah

In Hindi language, the word 'raah' means path (or pathway). Raah is a smart belt developed by Gursehaj (CAD Designing), Amanjeet Singh (Android App), Bhagat Singh (iOS App) and I (Electronics) for the blind people. This belt helps them navigate outdoors on their own. Raah is a smart solution that uses basic sensors and low battery to find navigation path.

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Costie

Smart LED Coaster

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Costie

Costie is a smart LED table top coaster that reacts to changes in temperatures of objects kept on it. An easy to DIY LED coaster that costs only ₹1000 (~ $14) and offers you a variety of things. It has 3 working modes with smart object detection and recognition. When an empty glass or glass with liquid at room temperature is kept it turn on its rainbow colour mode where LEDs light up a circling rainbow pattern whereas when a hot or cold object is kept on coster it lights up in a circling red or blue pattern respectively.

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Positio

Its Position without 'n'

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Positio

An iOS application built for HackDTU. This application receives data from an API which receives it's data from two infrared sensors fixed at a chair, which detect a person's posture. The iOS application accordingly sets the view to the current posture and, notifies you if the app is in background or not running. It also has a feature of reminding you for your medicines and your doctor's appointments. This project received 1st Runner Up position and startup accelrator worth $3600 from SendGrid.

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Makers Mart

A guide from where to shop your maker stuff

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Makers Mart

A collection of all shops providing electronic components, hardware, tools and much more. All these shops are tried by makers in community and have honest and authentic reviews and details.
It is a community driven application. For now it works for Delhi Region (India) only but can be further extended to all regions.

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Bowie

An LED Bowtie

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Bowie

Bowie is an LED Bowtie designed to be used as a wearable in parties, DJs, etc. It is based on ATMega328 controller, WS2812 LEDs and a BLE. It has a highly optimised design and can run continuously for 12 hours. It houses an onboard charging ciruit as well, so, you can just plug in your regular micro usb charger to charge bowie. Bowie has 28 individually addressable LEDs which makes the real magic happen and can produce millions of colors at once.

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Home Automation System

Powered by ESP32

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Home Automation System

I designed this home automation system to fit inside a regular 8 channel switch board. Each channel in capable of AC dimming at 240V. Along with this each channel can handle 8 Amperes of current.
The board is based on ESP32 and gives the board WiFi connectivity to be able to control each channel via WiFi. I also developed an Alexa skill to control the modules using Alexa. Later on it can also be integrated with google assistant.

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Surface

Make any surface smart

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Surface

Surface is a smart device that can turn any surface into a smart surface. It senses the knock patterns on the surface it is attached to and performs the repective task assigned to that knock pattern.
It uses smart knock detection technique using an accelerometer and is intelligent enough to distinguish between knocks and noise taps or thumps.

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  • Electronics Engineer
  • 30+

    Projects Done
  • Traveller
  • 200+

    Coffee Cups
  • Coder

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