CMU ECE ’23
I started my journey in the maker movement at the age of 12 and now I am enrolled to study engineering & robotics in Carnegie Mellon University.
My achievements include
- Grand Prize winner in Amazon’s international voice activated challenge for my IOT Smart Mirror.
- Quarter million views on my invention and tutorial website.
- Published in UK-Based Hack-Space Magazine, ZaoBao Newspaper, Vulcan Post, Yahoo!, and other media coverage by Intel, Autodesk, Hackaday, and Instructables.
- Judge on national television for ‘Robotics & Technology’ category, Star young achievers awards.
- Speaker in conventions such as IOTAsia, Campus Party, Maker Faire, InspireNEXT etc.
Sharing my passion for learning has been an integral part of my ‘Making’ journey since I was young. At the age of 14, I joined XPC: one of Singapore’s first Makerspaces where I designed the electronics fab-lab and mentored fellow makers. At the age of 15, I helped organize Maker’s Block: one of Singapore’s first Makerfaires. Here I gave talks on 3D printing and taught the intro to soldering workshop. At the age of 16, I interned at Qwikfab: a 3D printing startup. Here I was a key member in the design team that built their flagship 3D printer– The Beast 2.0– for clients like NUS, RedHat Linux, and A-Star. I have also worked under AIG on media creation, Imran Repair in repairing consumer electronics, and the Liter of Light initiative in India to build & install solar street lamps in villages without electricity.
At the age of 19, I started my own STEM education company Tinker Spark in Singapore to prepare kids for success in a digital 21st century. I pioneered novel ways to teach robotics, computer science, and electronics in an appealing manner to young children. Using my teaching style, I created digital courses officially accredited by Microsoft Makecode & also taught kids aged 8-16.
I am always happy to chat about Maker & STEM education topics.