My name is Sai (pronounced somewhat like Cy 🙂 ). I am from India. I grew up in an industrial city called Coimbatore in the state of Tamilnadu (a south Indian state). The city’s nickname is ‘The South Indian Manchester’. I graduated from Anna Univeristy, Chennai with a degree in Mechatronics.
I developed an interest in building robots and I moved to the United States in 2010 to pursue a masters degree @ Carnegie Mellon. Upon graduation, I moved to Chicago, where I worked for Raw Thrills as an Electronics/Computer Engineer. At Raw Thrills, I developed and supported arcade game hardware in different phases of their life cycle. I wrote firmware for lighting arrangements, test application for production needs etc. I got to play games for a living and loved my stay in Chicago.
I decided to escape Chicago’s cold weather and moved to the San Francisco Bay Area. I drove through Route 66 to reach San Francisco. I am really proud of my cross country drive and I usually never stop talking about it. I am currently an Embedded Systems Engineer at Altschool. I build devices that enhance the classroom experience for students @ Altschool and help them achieve their full potential.
In my free time, I go on short trips with my brother, play with the Raspberry Pi and the Arduino boards (different flavors of the Arduino). I wrote a book on DIY projects using the Raspberry Pi.