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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/

Do you have anyone you want to be interviewed , mail me at [email protected]

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

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La Vida Port Harcourt Kicks Off Today

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La Vida Port Harcourt, also known as the festival of colors is an event that’s going to be held at Pleasure Park Port Harcourt, and it’s one of the most exciting events you wouldn’t want to miss.
La Vida Port Harcourt Kicks Off Today 19There’ll be games, fun filled events and lots of fun so if you’re within Port Harcourt and it’s environs you definitely shouldn’t miss this.La Vida Port Harcourt Kicks Off Today 20It’s just a few days to Christmas and it’s Weekend so come out and chill out with your friends and also meet new people.La Vida Port Harcourt Kicks Off Today 21
Endless fun awaits you. Dates – 22nd – 23rd December 

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How To Easily Start A Blog On WordPress With Free Themes

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Do
you wish to start up a new WordPress blog
or website and wondering how to do it on a budget? Well, WordPress is a free,
open source CMS that allows for 100% customization. In this short guide, I am
going to show you how you can start a WordPress blog/website on a budget or
without any technical knowledge.
This
guide would come in handy to bloggers who intends moving from their blogging
platform to WordPress, web hobbyist, and those who just bought a WordPress
hosting server
and wondering how to put their business online.

The pre-requisites to starting a new WordPress blog?

To
start a blog/website on WordPress, there are some important things you must
have beforehand. Under listed are some of these fundamental tools.
ü  A registered domain name (e.g. naijatechguy.com)
ü  A web hosting account (shared, cloud or
VPS
)
ü  Reliable internet connection
They
are just the three primary
requirements for starters
. Any hosting package you buy comes with a
cPanel (control panel/dashboard) where you can manage your files and websites.
It is on this cPanel that you’d gain access to create your first free WordPress
blog/website.
There
are lots of packages available in the cPanel, among them is Softaculous App
Installer
. This package offers you free access to install various CMS
platforms freely and easily. All the packages on cPanel are important and serve
for specific purposes. But since our interest is on creating WordPress websites,
we’ll only focus on Softaculous App Installer.

Starting the blog



#1. Install WordPress



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Log
in to your hosting cPanel and scroll down until you get to the Softaculous Apps
Installer. Now, click on the WordPress Icon to trigger the website installation
process.
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Choose
between quick or custom installation. The “Quick” installation
creates a default WordPress website with preset settings while the “Custom
installation allows you to customize your website from the root.
Now,
you will be required to enter the following details
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ü  Domain name
ü  Desired website name and description
ü  Your admin details (username and
password). Note: This will be what you will use to log in to the website/blog
admin panel/dashboard and it has to be private.
ü  Choose your website language
ü  Scroll down and click on “Install
WordPress”
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After
the website installation, the next thing to do is to start with free themes. To
access your new blog/website admin panel/dashboard, attach /wp-admin
after the initial domain name. This is how your admin WP admin URL looks like; http://tutorial.wordpress.com/wp-admin/.
Log in to your admin dashboard by using the admin details you defined during
the installation.

#Install themes

WordPress
works with highly customizable themes/templates. There are many free themes to
customize the look of your new website. Usually, the screenshot below shows you
how your website will appear immediately after installation.
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This
appearance does not appeal to anyone, so it needs to be changed. To change this
default theme and use a visitor-friendly theme that would interest your visitors,
locate the themes option on your dashboard and click on it. It’s normally found
at– Appearance ==> Themes
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Click
on the “Add new” button
You’ll
be redirected to a new page where you’d find lots of free beautiful themes with
user-friendly templates. However, you can define your theme choice by filtering
the results to the latest, featured, popular, no. of columns, and etc.


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Once
you see a theme you like, hover your mouse over it and click on the preview
button to see what it actually looks like on the front-end (appearance to
visitors).
If you are comfortable with the
preview, go ahead and install the theme as your new website theme. It will
override the previous theme template and your website will now be acceptable to
the people viewing it.
Note: I’ll normally recommend a SEO friendly theme that comes with social
media sharing buttons and newsletter marketing tools. They’re necessary for
your marketing and/or blogging
success
.  

#3.
Customize the free theme to taste

In other to make the theme more
convenient and load faster for your readers, WordPress allows you to customize
the theme’s appearance via a built-in customizer. You can access the customizer
here – Appearance ==> Customizer.
What
more?
Your new website/blog is now up
and running, you should start creating engaging contents that will bring more
traffic to the new website. Also, you may need to install certain plugins
to make your new blog/website modern, attractive, and good enough for
advertisers.

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Breaking News : Diamond Bank Has Been Sold To Access Bank, Customers Express Concern

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I can’t categorically say what’s happening within Diamond Bank but this news may come as a shock to their customers.

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According to the Vanguard :

Access Bank Plc has finally acquired Diamond Bank Plc. According to insiders, the official announcement of the transaction will be made in the course of the week by the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, according to TheCable. Another source said confirmed that the deal has been sealed, awaiting final ratification from the regulatory body.

 The acquisition was midwifed by the CBN in a bid to further consolidate the banking industry, sources informed. Last week, Diamond Bank announced its decision to drop its international operating licence to focus on national operations following capitalisation issues.

Uzoma Dozie, the bank’s Chief Executive Officer, confirmed the development in a statement released on Friday. Dozie had said: “With this approval, the bank will cease to operate as an international bank. “The re-licensing as a national bank supports Diamond Bank’s objective of streamlining its operations to focus resources on the significant opportunities in the Nigerian retail banking market, and the economy as a whole.

The move follows Diamond Bank’s decision to sell its international operations, which included the disposal of its West African Subsidiary in 2017 and Diamond Bank UK, the sale of which is currently in its final stages.” Broadcasting: NTA drops foreign satellites for NiGCOMSAT1R “The change to national bank status also enables the bank to maintain a lower minimum capital requirement of 10 per cent, as against 15 per cent required for international banks.” The bank recorded its worst month on record in November with share plunging to 0.61k per unit on November 30, 2018.

I wonder what this means for Diamond Bank users, well let’s keep our fingers crossed.

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3 Easy High Paying Tech Jobs You Can Do While ASUU Is On Strike

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I know you might really wish the strike can end so you can resume studies and stop being bored to death at home.  I’m supposed to be in final year once the strike ends so I know how it really feels (I school at Uniport).

To keep myself busy during this strike, I multitask a lot – develop websites, blog, do graphics design jobs and develop user interfaces and experiences. These are actually stuffs I’ve always been doing, the strike just gives me more time to improve myself. So without further ado let me get started with the 3 Easy High Paying Tech Jobs You Can Do While ASUU Is On Strike.

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1. UX/UI Designing

A UX/UI Designer is a person that designs how and app, website or software would look like and how it would work.  UX/UI designer jobs can pay between 50k – 1.2m  and the minimum amount is set by you as a designer or by your employer if you aren’t a freelance designer. As a UX/UI designer, you have to understand that it’s not just about designing, It’s about making your prototype usable and straightforward.

You can go through my portfolio and see the kind of jobs I’ve done  –

Becoming A UX/UI designer isn’t rocket science but you need to be willing to learn and read a lot.
Make sure to join design communities like Dribbble, Uplabs and Behance.

Softwares you’ll need

  • Adobe XD
  • Sketch (Mac Only)
  • Figma 
  • Invision

Don’t forget to look up some videos on Youtube related to UX/UI. Stay Creative.

2. Digital Marketing

Digital marketing is another high paying job you may want to check out. It’s just about selling products online and promoting them to the right audience. You will need a Facebook Page for this.
Now you don’t have to be the owner of the product before you do this, you can simply go to a shop ask the owner for the price of certain goods. Add your profit to the the price of the products and also let customers know that they might need to pay a shipping fee. 
Once you are done run the advert on Facebook and attend to your customers. Remember the key to a successful marketing business are happy customers, try to give them discounts and watch as your business will grow online. 
I can teach you more about targeting ads on social media to get more customers, if you are interested – I can send you my E-book with a detailed step by step tutorial on how to do that. The price of the E-book is N1,500.  Send me a whatsapp message +2348134375481. (Non Nigerians can make payment via paypal)

3.Graphic Design Jobs

Graphic designing would get you thousands of jobs online and if you can promote yourself well , you would get more jobs.You will need a Facebook Page for this as well. If you are good with design tools like Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator here’s what you should do.
  • Create About 7 Random Logo Designs
  • Run An Advert On Facebook and promote the designs
  • On the ad mention that you are designing logos for a really low price – maybe N2,500 
  • Add your whatsapp number to the ad so they can contact you
  • Wait for your customers

Here’s the logic here, you promote the ad with around 2k or 3k to make the ad reach more than 10,000 targeted people.  Let’s assume 100 people out of the 10,000 people contact you. 2,500 x 100 is equivalent to N250K .

So you earned 250k from an Ad  you promoted with around N2500-N4000. These days you work smart not extra hard.

If you can’t use Photoshop or don’t have a laptop, you can buy my Ebook, I mentioned how to design without photoshop skills and also designing on a phone on the device. Cheers

I can
teach you more about targeting ads on social media to get more
customers, if you are interested – I can send you my E-book with a
detailed step by step tutorial on how to do that. The price of the
E-book is N1,500.  Send me a whatsapp message +2348134375481. (Non
Nigerians can make payment via paypal)



If you have any questions – mail [email protected]


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Holiday Shopping Deal – Get A Robotic Vacuum Cleaner on Amazon

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Black Friday is nearly upon us and Amarey is set to sweep buyers off their feet in the deal frenzy with big discounts to enable people get this smart vacuum cleaner.

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Amarey A800 robotic vacuum cleaner adopts 360°Anti-Collision and comprehensive, intelligent drop sensor safety technology with anti-scratch glass top cover for protection.


ULTRA-THIN DESIGN & ENLARGED CLEANING

Its 2.7IN low-profile body means the A800 robotic vacuum could work under furniture and chairs along with every nook, cranny and sticky mat. It could easily drill into small gaps in the TV cabinet, sofa, and bed.

SMART CLEANING FOR YOU – 1400Pa powerful suction mode force strongly to seamlessly clean from all floor to medium-pile carpet, and A800 robotic vacuum cleaner could cooperate with 4 kinds of cleaning modes: automatic, spot, edge, single room to easy cleaning for a spotlessly clean home.

UPGRADED 3-POINT CLEANING SYSTEM – Triple filter (washable Pre-filter/Sponge/ High-efficiency filter), dual side brushes, and powerful suction ensure a thorough clean.


HIGH-CAPACITY BATTERY & AUTO CHARGING -Powered by a 2600mAh high-capacity Li-ion battery, the vacuum cleaner supports up to 100 minutes powerful suction cleaning. It seeks automatically the charging dock after it is finished or on low battery

For celebrating thanksgiving holiday, Amarey cleaner is going to low its price to $180.59 (14% off ),

If you’d like to get this automatic cleaner for your family, Click  here with the code: DT8EBSOF

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Would You Buy This 24 Million Naira Curved LG Television On Jumia

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While the Black Friday sales are still ongoing , Jumia is offering this Massive LG Curved 4K UHD Smart LED TV – 105″ -104.6″ Diagonal.

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For just ₦24,327,620. I can’t say if the TV would show you the future but you can buy it to find out.

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Meet The Babahu X1 Tooth Brush – The World’s Most Intelligent Toothbrush

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Have you ever imagined a toothbrush that walks to your bed to wake you up and tell you it’s time to brush?  lol.

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If you believed the first sentence you just read , your senses must be out of this world.  You should know I’m just pulling your legs. I want to introduce you to a smart toothbrush, it doesn’t walk to your bed to wake you up but it’s definitely smart.  So let’s get down to what you need to know about this smart brush.

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The Babahu X1 , the world’s first AI Powered Hand Free Toothbrush launches at 9am, Nov.21(Wed), EST. From now on, by only pressing one button you can get intelligent , fully clean brush  by built-in smart AI algorithms to brush at different vibration frequencies efficiently.

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It is based on the Bass method of brushing and suitable for adults as well as children. It’s safe and hygienic with FDA approved quality. To be the first backers now, you can get exclusive price up to 50% off.  Like most success stories, the babahu AI-Powered hand free toothbrush started with an idea.

The brush head is made out of an edible medical grade silica gel containing bacteriostat that is moulded into the unibodyof the brush at a high temperature of 300 Degrees Celsius. This design effectively stops the breeding of harmful bacteria that is usually found on traditional toothbrushes. The own patented U-shape mouth design featuring 6D bristles at a 45 degree angle with the teeth.

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The brush body adopts a magnetic levitation sonic motor with a vibration frequency of 18,000-40000 per minute, which is suitable for
people’s different oral conditions and applies the AI algorithms automatically that recognize when the brush head is connected. There is a one key operation mode and two modes of Clean and Gum Care. Kids’ version has an in-built voice algorithm: bite strength alerts, brush head usage and brushing stage details.

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Moreover, babahu X1 also equipped with wireless charging base, then you can take up to 3 brush heads at a time and charges in just 2 hours which provides up to 30 days of standby.
How to use babahu X1?

1.Squeeze foam toothpaste on both sides of the U-shape brush head.
2.Gently bite the U-groove of the brush head.
3. One press of the start button the super soft bristles will begin to clean your teeth thoroughly.

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We are excited to inform you that babahu X1 will be launched on the crowdfunding platform Indiegogo now. The earliest gears can be delivered out in January,2019.

Don’t hesitate it! Get Super Deals here!

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/babahu-x1-1st-ai-powered-hand-free-toothbrush/x/19478195#/

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