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Interview With Olayiwola Ayinde – A Robotics Engineer And Programmer

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In this episode of #VoxPop I interviewed Olayiwola Ayinde who is a Professional Embedded system programmer, Electronics circuit designer, Businessman and a writer

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 Tell me a little about yourself ?

 Am a Professional Embedded system programmer, Electronics circuit designer, Businessman and a writer

What prompted you to start Programming and also start ByteHub?

 It all started in 2010 when I found myself in electronics, After some months I was working on a circuit design which contains several decade Counter  and Shift Register IC, The combination of several components makes the board so bulky, ii started making research on how to make it smaller then I came across the word “microcontroller” Microcontroller is an empty chip that allows programmers to tell it what to do through codes because it only understands machine language. I wrote my first code in Assembly Language (.asm) in 2012 for PIC16F84A chip.

What do you find most challenging about development ?

The most challenging thing about tech development is trying to make investors understand the value of your products

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 Tell me about some of the amazing people you’ve met while working 

I have met fantastic people in the past few years and I believe one of the most amazing people I first met was Samson, founder of Sake Electronics who is also electronic design expert. I also met with some fantastic people in India like Shawon Shraryiar


 What do you do when you aren’t coding or working

I spend all my time writing codes and designing circuits. if I don’t code then I watch funny movies to clear away the stress

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 What do you think comes first – Product Features or Users

For Bytehub Embedded, We are passionate about what people can do with our product, what comes first is the product features, Because with the Product features, users wont know they need the feature until they see it in the product

 A number people are interested in software development because of  money earning . What are some tips you have for people interesting in making money from software development ?

I have been spending all my life with this popular quote i wrote “Go for fame, then money will definitely follow you”. example is Mark, founder of Facebook. let your product impact the lives of many then money will come to you

 What has been your strategy for creating visibility to yourself and your brand ?
Our strategy is to change the way people see and use technology, A world where people would have 100% access to create any technology on their choice without stress, and that’s why we created an online store that teaches and sale electronic components across Africa.

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What was the most challenging moment while developing your chips and how did you solve it?

The most challenging moment during our first product manufacturing  CloudX chip is library development, where we have to create hundreds of libraries to solve more task for users.

 Everyone has a favorite/least favorite development. Name yours .
My favorite products is CloudX micrcocontroller while the least is the Automatic Voltage Guard for homes and Offices.
 Name some of the developers whom you look up to and why?
Some of the company we look forward to is the MikroElektronika, Arduino and Adafruit, this are giant company abroad and we are in a competition with them so that we can be greater. We are looking forward to this companies because they have impacted millions of lives.

 If someone was interested in software development, what would be a few things you would suggest?

Anyone interested in tech development, should get to the internet and search for tools needed to get started.


How do you manage time to run your business along with your personal life ?
Well, I spent all my time working towards the company development, I only have little time for myself, but most importantly, The time I value most is the time I spend with God.
How do you want to improve yourself in the next year?

I actually want to improve on the business aspect, want to see the company grow in the nearest future


 What was your greatest failure and what did you learn from that?

My greatest failure were before I met Christ, My first company (Pulsetronics Technology) failed in 2015 because of improper financial management.  Though we had great product then but still failed when other factors were not put in place. Talent is never Enough
What is your greatest achievement outside of software / hardware development ?

My greatest achievement outside software and hardware…… Hmmm, that’s a very big question, well I have achieved a lot… Won a lot of awards even when I was in school such as the Most Creative student of the 2014 in Computer Engineering dept. The Most Enterprising and Most Creative Student in Yaba College of Technology (YAHA) 2016 and 2017 respectively.
 I was once nominated as one of the Most Creative student in Nigeria. (NIGMA). I have impacted a lot of lives across the world

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Where would you like to be 6 years from now?
In the next 6 years, By God’s grace, I will be one of the most influential programmer in the world, building a world company. I believe by then I would have become a full business man just like bill gates
What do you find the most frustrating aspect of being a developer and engineer ?
The most frustrating  aspect of being a developer and engineer is when you can’t sell your idea to either a customer or an investor. I mean, they don’t seem to see the value in your design, so they always want more

Have you met anyone interesting/famous on your development journey?

Well, as you all know that embedded systems is a very unique field, I hardly have time to meet people except like-minds like CEO Tunasha Technology, Samson CEO Sake Electronics, Those are one of the embedded system giants in Nigeria.
Do you have any specific goals for the rest of this year?
Our major goal is to be spread CloudX programming across the Nation, To make sure that it is included as a syllabus in schools such as secondary and higher institutions

What do you think is missing in the Nigerian Tech Scene?
A lot is missing in the Nigeria Tech Scene, i noticed that young stars now only focus on web and software development, running away from hardware design, They still have alot of limitations because their codes is only limited to the computer, but as an embedded system engineer, you can definitely control your hardware gadgets through web or software known as Internet Of Things (IoT). So they shouldn’t limit themselves to software or web alone
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 How do your chips function in general and how can they change the world.

Our Chip CloudX is a microcontroller that allows users to create advanced hardware projects through our library using few lines of code.    CloudX M633 is a microcontroller developed in Nigeria at Mbed Studio.The CloudX microcontroller is the first ever microcontroller developed in Africa, It is designed to help kids, students, hobbyists, Inventors and experts create advanced projects in the area of Robotics, Automation, Control system, Audio and Signal processing, Computer Vision and Serial communication, Displays, Wireless, Biometrics and Security, Sensors and many more.
If I want to start a career in robotics where do you think I should start.

To start a career in Robotics and Automation then you must learn how electronics components works, electronics circuit design, Microcontroller programming, Motors and Drivers Thats all the four steps needed to create your AI. you can also visit our website for more details at http://www.bytehubembed.com/

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Cheers,

Michael Ajah is a Computer Science Student of The University of Port Harcourt and a Chelsea Fan. He loves RnB and a little mix of Trap Music. An awesome tech reviewer and analyst. Email - [email protected]

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SpaceX Demo-2 Launch: How to watch Crew Dragon second attempt Live here in Nigeria

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After unforseen events ended the first attempt on Wednesday, NASA and SpaceX are now set to try to launch astronauts to the the International Space Station (ISS) today.

This will pretty much be a day to be etched into the record books considering it is the first mission to launch astronauts from the American soil on an American rocket to the ISS since 2011.

The Demo-1 mission was the uncrewed flight that launched successfuly in March this year but this time, NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley will be taken to the ISS onboard the Crew Dragon spacecraft.

The United States President – Donald Trump and many other dignitaries will hope the weather events that culminated in abandoning the historic event on Wednesday don’t rear its head yet again.

Why is the United States launching Astronauts to Space today?

SpaceX Crew Dragon Demo2 launch

Basically, the Demo-2 launch today is being seen as the restoration of American pride with the U.S government faced with pressing issues to resolve the high mortality rate of its citizens as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

There has always been an intense space race going on between the US and Russia right from the second half of the previous century when their successes and losses became a prestige issue though peace has been attained somewhat with NASA relying on Russian Soyuz spacecraft for its launches.

Also, with the ongoing trade war between the U.S and China and with the latter already intensifying it’s space program, NASA sure don’t want leave any space uncovered.

When is the launch taking place?

The Falcon 9 rocket will lift off at 7:22pm GMT on Saturday, May 30 (8:22pm GMT+1 Saturday, Nigerian time) with the Crew Dragon spacecraft on its top.

This will be the second attempt to launch the rocket, after bad weather foiled the first attempt on Wednesday.

How to watch Crew Dragon launch Live

Launch of the spacecraft will be broadcast live on the NASA TV YouTube channel.

It will continue till the docking of spacecraft with the ISS. You will be able to watch the live stream on the SpaceX YouTube channel and website as well. Visitors at the launch site are not expected.

However, the US President Donald Trump is expected to be there again at the Kennedy Space Center to witness the launch after being present on Wednesday.

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Apple to launch Airpods Studio ‘Headphones’ after Apple Beats and Airpods 2 success

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Recently, Apple Inc. appears in the mood to churning out slew of new products for its user base with a rumoured Apple Studio in the mix.

From a proposed smart glass to smart Apple TVs and just that Apple Watch they can your sleep.

Who knows, we might get Smart Speakers (if it ain’t launched already)

The latest product supposedly in the works but making rounds on the internet is long-rumoured over-ear noise cancelling high-end headphone under Apple branding dubbed – AirPods Studio.

As per Digitimes, Apple is likely to kill its wired earphones production and resume the AirPods 2 production in the second half of the year. The source also claims that production for Apple rumoured AirPods Studio headphones has now begun.

So, you might be wondering, what is it with Tim Cook this time around!

Apple Airpods Studio: What is it?

Apple Airpods Studio

The high-end headphones were first rumoured in February 2018 by former KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Later, it was estimated that the headphones would launch sometime in the second half of 2020.

Dubbed the very first Apple-branded over-ear headphones though the confusion doesn’t end there with reports stating the new headphones will join the AirPods lineup alongside the AirPods 2 and AirPods Pro, and it’s supposed to be different from Apple’s Beats lineup, which happens to have a wide range of over-ear headphones.

Hehehe, a whole bunch of things to plug on the ear actually

However, the new tech certainly seems to come with very nice features which we already expect in a headphone.

First, the new AirPods Studio is rumoured to come with Active noise-cancelling, which cuts down unwanted noise to let you focus on the audio alongside a transparency mode that reduces the audio volume and let you hear the ambient noise.

Pretty much basic, is it?

As per a report by 9to5Mac , it is said to have AirPods-like sensor-based ear detection feature that stops the music when the earphones are taken off. In place of ear detection, Apple is working to include sensors that can detect whether the headphones are on your head or neck.

It is said to boast of a new sensor that will enable the headphones to recognise left and right ears to route audio channels automatically. Which means, there won’t be fixed left or right earcups and can be worn without checking for left and right channel.

They’ll sure have a name for this; S-21 Levitate, Bionic or something else. Just a brand name!

Bloomberg also reports that Apple had tested at least two versions of the headphones – a high-end premium variant and a fitness-oriented made with lightweight materials.

Both the options are said to have magnetically swappable ear cups and headband padding that will let users customise its look by merely switching the padding, similar to Apple Watch bands.

Apple Studio Price & Availability in Nigeria

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Considering the fact this company prices it’s branded tech at ridiculous amounts, the Apple Studio don’t seem to be an exception.

The Apple Studio is rumoured to cost a cool 350USD(approx ₦140,000) which will no doubt see it compete against other noise-cancelling headphones from companies like Bose and Sony.

However, no imminent launch date for now!

If all this pans out accurate, expect to see folks in this part of the world placing orders on Amazon and the like but first thing then…

What do you make of Apples rumoured headphone? Is it right at $350 for an entry-level tech? Let’s talk about it in the comments section.

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