Interview With Olayiwola Ayinde - A Robotics Engineer And Programmer


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

 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

 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.

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

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

 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

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I'm a Computer Science Student of The University of Port Harcourt and a Chelsea Fan. I love RnB and A little Trap Music. Tech flows in my veins. I love to have fun with friends and I read a lot. 

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