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
- Joined Element14 community as a member on August 29, 2014.
- Became active in the community from January 2016.
- On December 2017, his Traffic Predictor project won the Grand prize in IoT on wheels design challenge and it was also selected in 2017 Year in Review - Best Community Projects
- On November 2018, he was elected as a Top Member ( Top Members )
- On January 2019, he was selected as the "Member of the Year 2018" - The element14 Community 2018 Member Awards - WINNERS ANNOUNCED!
Badges in Element14
Activities in Element14
Below is the consolidation of all his activities in Element14. [Updated as of April 13, 2019]
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