I am currently an Industrial automation bachelor degree student, along with a job at the
residential automation market (selling, commissioning and repairing sliding gates, intercom
systems and CCTV).
I also run a blog called FritzenLab, where I make experiences on embedded systems and
electronics (mainly related to Arduino) and document it on video and text, as well as Facebook
As an Electrical Engineering student (completed 5 out of 10 semesters), I have been involved
in undergraduate research projects (“Protection system against electrical disturbances applied
to Series hybrid harmonic Filter”) and (“Development of a didactic bench for communication
networks”), focused on getting research experience that will surely be useful for my future
In my free time I self-taught schematic capture and PCB design using both Eagle CAD and
some crafting (woodwork).
Before all that, my job position was in a Brazilian Multinational company (WEG S.A) as a
Laboratory Technician in the R&D department, as a part of the following teams: Low &
Medium voltage Soft-Starters, Solar Converter, Wind Converter and AC-DC Converter; I was
responsible for assembling prototypes, testing and validating new products (new
developments), schematic capture and simulation (using P-CAD® and PSIM®), as well as
creating and updating component drawings and specifications (materials like cable sets). I was
also responsible for the laboratory organization (tools, machines, hardware in general).
I have worked in the Service department of the same company (WEG S.A), analyzing,
identifying failure causes & effects and repairing Frequency Converters (VSI), Soft-Starters,
Servo-Converters, PLC’s and AC-DC Converters. I gained deep knowledge in failure causes
determination and repairing techniques (electronic circuit analysis, soldering, electronic
I attended to some courses in parallel with the university, like JAVA Programming language
(100 hours) and Lego Dacta® Programming (Lab-View® based) (360 hours). During the
development of my undergraduate research project I was introduced to MatLab®, of which I
most used the Curve-Fitting function.
I completed two “Apprentice” (technical/associate degree) courses: one in Industrial
Electrician and the other in Electronics. The Electronics course was a three-year course inside
WEG S.A (WEG Training Center), where I had the opportunity to learn about lots of subjects I
appreciate: General electricity, industrial electrical installations, dynamics and circuitry of
motor starters, Electronics (analog and digital), microcontrollers (programming in Assembly),
power electronics and programming (in Pascal).