Stephen loves electronics. With a degree in electrical engineering, a minor in industrial design and a healthy interest in IT, he has the right foundation. Practice makes perfect. He has built a Guinness World Record winning game controller, a competition winning monitoring platform and an home IoT solution. He works as an engineer at Ricardo Rail as an EMC and IT expert, specialized in system interfaces, conducted emissions and testing.
In the following engineering projects Stephen was the (co-)creator.
The NEStalgia game controllers have won the Guinness World Record for largest videogame controller. The controllers are thirty times enlargements of the Nintendo NES controller. They measure 3.66 meters in length, 1.22 in depth and 0.55 in height. The controllers are fully functional. This project was organised to celebrate the study association lustrum.
Comfort Coach won the Ricardo Impetus innovation prize. It emulates a train passenger, who responds to sudden movement. Therefore, it will stimulate the train driver to drive smoothly. Furthermore, it features a dashboard of uncomfortable infrastructure locations. Comfort Coach is based on Raspberry Pi and was tested in a Rotterdam metro.
My home IoT platform features a number of ESP microcontrollers equipped with sensors. One microcontroller reads out the energy meters P1 port. All communicate their measurements over WiFi to my Raspberry Pi home server. The MQTT messaging protocol, InfluxDB and Grafana are used as software stack. The interactive live graphs are shown in my browser.
The following pictures were shot and edited by Stephen.
Squirrel picking a flower on Valentines day.
Panasonic Lumix GF7 m4/3 + Panasonic 45 - 200 mm @ 200 mm (400 mm equivalent).
Monster beach, near the sand motor.
Panasonic Lumix GF7 m4/3 + 7artisans 7.5 mm (15 mm equivalent).
Delhi shopping street.
Panasonic Lumix GF7 m4/3 + Panasonic 20 mm (40 mm equivalent).
|2022 - present||Senior Consultant, Ricardo Rail|
|2017 - 2022||Technical Consultant, Ricardo Rail|
|2015 - 2016||Junior Consultant, Ricardo Rail|
|2014 - 2015||Junior Consultant, Lloyd's Register Rail Europe|
|2013||Research assistant, Nanyang Technological University Singapore|
|2012 - 2013||CanSat competition organisation, ISIS (Innovative Solutions In Space)|
|2009 - 2012||Mentor, student assistant and librarian, Delft University of Technology|
|2011 - 2014||Biomedical Engineering Msc, track Biomedical Instrumentation, Delft University of Technology|
|2008 - 2011||Electrical Engineering Bsc, Delft University of Technology|
|2010 - 2011||Minor Industrial Design, Delft University of Technology|
|2002 - 2008||Pre-university education, profiles N&G and N&T, Keizer Karel College, Amstelveen|
|2017||Prague study trip committee, Young Ricardo|
|2011 - 2014||Member of the residents' association, Balpol student apartments|
|2012 - 2013||Chairman, dispuut Antoni van Leeuwenhoek student society|
|2008 - 2013||Various committees at Electrotechnische Vereeniging|
|2014 - present||Electrician, Repair Cafe Randwijck Amstelveen|