Auto Biography



     Dixon Selvan is currently working as a Software Engineer in India. He did his Bachelors in Engineering in the field of Electronics and Communication. His Childhood was a period where new and powerful technologies were emerging and the updates about them reached him very slowly, given the fact that he had no internet or personal computer at his disposal. This had let him gain most of his knowledge from books and his teachers. His imagination power to build technologies which are practically impossible, like his project on bringing the capability of recording and transmitting smell information through videos, usually came through the cartoons he had watched on television! This project which goes by the name Odor Detector was his first fully completed project in April 2016. This project idea has also won him a GR-Kaede kit in the GR Kaede Design Contest India 2015  sponsored by EFY and Renesas in September 2015. He was literally addicted to video game consoles (primitives of play stations) in his childhood which also laid down the foundation for his interest towards Electronics and making new stuff. When presented with an RC Car or any toy with electronics, he would usually try to grasp the mechanics and electronics of the toy by dismantling and reassembling them back to original, was his favorite pastime.


     Unaware of his interest in Electronics, he tried to enter the Medical world. But with the grades he acquired in Biology in high school, the best option he had was to pursue his career in Engineering and that too in the field of Electronics and Communication. Which he later realized was a correct decision.

Change is the only thing that never changes!

     Like the above quote, he had to again shift his career track into the Information Technology field. Thanks to Element14, he is back into Electronics as a hobby/ part-time. Soon expecting it to be a full-time career. He has the youtube channel - Dixon Selvan with 15K+ total views and 100+ subscribers. Almost all the videos on his channel are the works he does in Element14!


Journey in Element14




Badges in Element14



Activities in Element14


     Below is the consolidation of all his activities in Element14. [Updated as of April 13, 2019]


Design Challenge applications3

IoT on Wheels Design Challenge

Pi Chef Design Challenge

Design for a Cause - Design Challenge

Design Challenge participated2

IoT on Wheels Design Challenge  - Traffic Predictor - Won the Grand Prize

Design for a Cause - Design Challenge - Cue system for Anosmia and Smart Wheelchair - Completed and Won the Finisher Prizes

Roadtest applications11
Roadtest reviews5

Cypress PSoC® 6 BLE Pioneer Kit (CY8CKIT-062-BLE) - Review

Digilent ARTY S7 Dev Board (Xilinx Spartan 7) - Review

NXP I.MX RT1050 EV KIT and Display - Review


Note: All the above 3 roadtest applications were selected after the webinar on How to write a winning roadtest application by Randall Scasny


Cool Tools:  Pen Type Digital Multimeter - Review

PSoC® 6 WiFi-BT Pioneer Kit (CY8CKIT-062-WIFI-BT) - Review

Project 14 participated

Cool LED Display - DIY LED Ferris Wheel - Won $50 as a Gift to Give from Dale Winhold - Announcement - Click here

Clustered MCUs - IoT Magical Wand - Won $100 - Announcement - Click here

Wearable Tech - 'WatchAble' - The Smart Wear:it Watch 

Home Automation - SERA - Smart Extension Relay with Alexa - powered by MATRIX Creator and Arduino MKR1000


Is it possible to transport humans and things through air?

Electricity over the air

Is it possible to transmit and receive smell?

Is there a way to upgrade NOOBS preloaded in SD Card using Raspberry Pi 3B without flashing SD Card?

Top 10 Members!

Commenting in Roadtest and Chances of Getting Selected!

Element14 Blog Analytics

Element14 Community site - New look

Application title and member details are visible!


dixon415's DreamBoard Design 494852 : MoboTypeX

Gas sensor - simple


Draft blogs disappear & published blogs are not to be in place where it has to be

Issues encountered with Blog Editor - URLs

Pi Chef Design Challenge - Entry application & deadline

Need clarification in Points System

Tag for 'Design for a Cause' Design Challenge

Links does not work, as I copy paste! Plus one more issue

What happened to the YouTube embed videos?

Username change has some impacts



Life is a race it is you who decide to run or quit!