Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Excitement in engineering -

Michael Aivaliotis conducted an interview last year at NIWeek 2011 which we only became aware of recently!
Hunter Smith, Ben James, Humphrey Huang, Peter Gayler - Bottom Row: Dylan Caswell, Tim Lynch, Michael Aivaliotis.
He says, "I sat down with a group of engineering interns at National Instruments. Now these intern positions were not typical. Hunter Smith and Ben James who managed this group of students, gave them the flexibility to do whatever project they wanted, as long as it was extremely awesome. How's that for some parameters to work within?"
Links to items mentioned in podcast
Waterloo Labs Youtube Channel
Facebook Page
Twitter

This group within National Instruments is called Waterloo Labs, and I had a great time talking with them. It is great, not to say contagious to see so much excitement in engineering. 

Some of the projects that have come out of Waterloo Labs is an iPhone controlled vehicle, an Eyeball powered super mario game, a Kinect powered etch-a-scetch. "One of the coolest projects so far, I think is something they go in great detail in this interview. Take a listen to find out what it is!" concludes Aivaliotis!

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