A timeline of how I arrived at my current state of knowledge, from where I am now to my very beginnings in software engineering.
My interest in dynamics and control was fostered during my undergraduate education. I truly enjoyed observing how robots move through the world and implementing control theory to influence how they move.
To practice the theory I learned in my courses, I joined Baja SAE, where I built a single rider off-roading dune buggy to compete against others in a 4-hour endurance race.
The year I joined was the first year the school ever competed. We over-engineered the buggy, and weren't able to pass technical inspection or compete. It was a sad year.
The following year I became captain, and we were fully in the zone to compete! We simplified the entire vehicle. I designed and fabricated the drivetrain. With some hard work and elbow grease, we passed technical inspection and were able to compete in the endurance race. Everyone was estatic!