Joshua P. Collins

Electrical Engineer, Programer

Profile

An electrical engineer with focuses in electrical engineering, computer engineering, programing, algorithms, semiconductors, and developement. With experience in leadership for group and solo projects in academic, independant, office, and industrial settings.

Education

Old Dominion University - Norfolk, Virginia

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

Minor: Computer Engineering


Courses of note: Circuit Analysis, Signal Processing, Electromagnetics, Programing, Microcontrollers, Computer Languages, Data-Structures and Algorithms, Digital Systems Design, Microelectronic materials, Solar cells



  • Governor's Academy of Engineering Study

    Chesterfield County Specialty Center

    Skills

    Leadership

    Leadership and group organisation skills gained through involvment in the Boy Scouts, High school marching band, and group school projects.

    Project Direction

    Experience working with a team and independently on a wide variety of design and developement projects.

    Problem Solving

    Ability to develop clever and effective solutions to any number of complex problems presented.


    Software

  • PSpice
  • LabView

  • Cognex VisionPro OCRMax
  • Aldec Active-HDL

  • Microsoft Word (2010)
  • Microsoft Excel (2010)

  • Languages

  • C/C++
  • Visual Basic

  • Assembly (MIPS, NiosII)
  • Machine Code

  • VHDL
  • Minor experience with others

  • Hardware

  • Microcontrolers
  • Instrumentation

  • FPGA
  • PLC (Ladder Logic)

  • Bluetooth Communication Sys.
  • Robotics

  • Other

  • IEEE reports and proposals
  • Circuit Analysis

  • Soldering
  • Industrial Work Environments

  • Guage R&R Studies
  • Basic Software Developement

  • Experience

    Brenco

    Intern - Global Engineering dept.

    Summer 2016

    Developed software to work with Cognex VisionPro® OCRMax™ software and API to automatically create an optimized, or optimize an existing, character font set for a given set of sample images.
    Updated and managed industrial firewalls for on-site and off-site machinery PLCs.
    Researched use of high powered pulse laser systems for cleaning of machined parts, contacted relevent companies, shipped out parts for testing.

    Senior Engineering Design Project

    Cybernetic Augmentation of an Uncrewed Vehicle Fleet

    2015-2016

    Created a C++ console aplication to interpret keyboard input and data from EEG processing software to control and manage a Kobuki Turtlebot Fleet via Bluetooth.
    Designed an Arduino library and program to accept and interpret serial input comands and control a Kobuki Turtlebot accordingly.
    Co-wrote proposals, reports, and presentations on the project.

    Research Paper Group Leader

    Old Dominion University

    Fall 2014

    Responsible for a group of ten to research, write a report, and give a presentation on the topic of hydrokinetic energy production and its efficacy, efficiency, and environmental impacts.

    Tech Hawks VEX Robotics Team

    Lloyd C. Bird High School

    2010 - 2011

    Co-Piloted robot in competition.
    Designed and built versions 2 and 3 of the robot's claw and arm.
    Participated in the 2011 VEX world championship, as well as all competitions leading up.

    Honors/ Awards

    Eagle Scout

    BSA

    2011

    VEX Robotics World Championship Participants

    VEX Robotics

    2011

    Buckskin - National Youth Leadership Training

    Heart of Virginia Council

    2010

    Joshua P. Collins — josh@joshuacollins.com — (804) - 551-0014