Hey, my name is Alex! I'm an Engineering Physics student at the University of British Columbia. When I'm not doing my homework you can find me playing in the mountains, improvising at my piano, or writing down my thoughts.
Pay more attention to interesting lighting. The glow of a single candle that illuminates even the darkest of rooms. Or beams of sunlight through the canopy. Light gives life to every being on the planet. It defines the beauty of every mountain, valley, and cove. It stimulates the mind—how it diffuses through a room or scatters through a raindrop into all the colours of the rainbow. First light on the mountains marks the start of a clear and beautiful day.
This is a now page. I post one often, and you should too. It’s the best way to connect with people you don’t talk to often. You can read them all here.
This is a now page. I post one every month, and you should too. It’s the best way to connect with people you don’t talk to often. You can read them all here.
This year, my friends and I placed second out of sixteen teams in the annual Engineering Physics summer robot competition. Each team had 10 weeks to design and build a fully-autonomous treasure hunting robot from scratch. Here’s the story. Quick links In-depth competition overview and rules Central GitHub repository with firmware, electrical simulations and PCB designs My interview with Today in BC Serhii’s LinkedIn post Our robot SPICE-Y with her trophy.
Machine learning and computer vision-powered simulated self-driving car.
Mechanical design of a limited-slip differential for the UBC Baja SAE student team.
Fully-autonomous treasure-hunting robot.
Proposal for a new refuelling system to enable large-scale hydrogen vehicle infrastructure in California.
This site was built from scratch over countless hours to serve as a replacement for social media. While I'm very proud of it, I do miss the community of Instagram. Therefore, if you find anything here interesting or simply want to say hi, please send me a message. I'd be delighted to hear from you—there's nothing I enjoy more than meeting new people.