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EE Student calpoly SLO

Milpitas, California, 95035, United States
January 25, 2018

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Nathan Pestes

Milpitas California *****

408-***-**** Engineering Projects

Self-Balancing Robot – Summer Project June 2017 – September 2017

Filtered noisy accelerometer signals to reduce noise while maintaining response time.

Implemented and tuned a PID balance system balancing stability and settling time.

Used translational velocity terms to prevent catastrophic velocity build up.

Collected and analyzed graphical data to select areas for algorithmic improvements. Roborodentia, Robotics Competition – 4th place January 2017 – April 2017

Designed and built an autonomous robot to compete in a contest against teams of upperclassmen

Processed ultrasound data to accurately localize the robot on the field allowing for flexible development of high level, repeatable behaviors.

Coordinated actuators to pick up and drop off rings as quickly and accurately as possible. Self-Driving Golf Cart – Team Member October 2016 – Spring 2017

Laid out interposer board using Eagle CAD. Improved ease of testing with reduced risk of damage.

Worked with 7 electrical teams to determine each board’s individual power and signal requirements.

Determined and selected appropriate, cost effective electrical connectors. Education

California Polytechnic University San Luis Obispo, College of Engineering, CA Expected June 2020 BS in Electrical Engineering, GPA: 3.988, Dean’s List 3 quarters, President’s List 1 year, Current Technical Classes: Circuit Analysis III, Computer Design & Assembly Programing, Nanofabrication Coursework by Summer 2018: Continuous-Time Signals and Systems, Energy Conversion Electro-Magnetics Skills

Laboratory: Oscilloscope, function generator, and multimeter use, hardware debugging, soldering, Arduino, FPGA Programming Languages: Python, C/C++, Java, VHDL, HTML, CSS (6 years’ coding experience) Applications: MATLAB, Eagle CAD, DipTrace, Fusion 360, OpenCV, Tensorflow, Microsoft Office, Blender High School Involvement

Science Olympiad Team Member Fall 2012 - Spring 2016

Took initiative and spear headed Robot arm development. Worked within budget of $50 to design and program arm for transport speed and reliability. Won 2nd place at competitive regional event.

Helped build timing circuit for maglev Vehicle without ICs (to comply with rules) to accurately match arbitrarily chosen run times. Debugged and corrected designs flaws. Won 4th place at regionals.

Collected information on structure and function of proteins from scientific papers and made clear, concise summaries for Protein Modeling Team of six people. Won 4th and 3rd place at regionals. Interest

Self-studying machine learning techniques. Reproducing published results. Febuary 2017 - Present

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