Jack Doan

Hello!

I'm Jack Doan! I'm an engineering student, an undergraduate researcher, and a persistent tinkerer.

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I'm a Computer Engineering student with a passion for solving problems. Currently, I work at the Locomotor Control System Lab where I help build powered lower-limb prosthetic and orthotic devices to improve the lives of stroke patients and amputees. When I'm not poking something with a multimeter, I'm writing programs to play video games for me, or automating something around my apartment. Got a solution that needs a problem? I'd love to find one.

Hardware

  • PCB Design
  • Microcontroller Programming:
    • TI C2000
    • TI MSP430
    • Atmel AVR
  • Brushed and Brushless DC Motor Controllers
  • Verilog & FPGA Development

Development

  • Experience with the following languages:
    • C/C++
    • Python
    • Java
    • PHP
  • Programming for Embedded Systems & Internet of Things devices
  • Full-Stack Web Design & Development

Software

  • Git and SVN
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • NI LabVIEW - certification
  • NI Multisim & Ultiboard
  • Xilinx ISE & Vivado

Undergraduate

Goals

Wikipedia says that Computer Engineering is a discipline that integrates several fields of electrical engineering and computer science required to develop computer hardware and software. I'd like to do just that. I've always been passionate about using technology to make new things.

Most of all, I want to see my work affect the world around me. Being able to point to a finished product and say "I helped build that!" is very important to me.

Combat Robotics

I've been the Electrical Team Leader for the UTD Battlebots Team since late 2014. Since then, I've spearheaded a number of projects to improve the electrical systems of our flagship combat robot, The Blender. These include:

  • Developing a more efficent brushed DC motor controller
  • Setting & implementing a standard for wiring
  • Developing power-on and charging safety guidelines
  • Designing a new controller signal processing board
Our team has an exciting track record, including placing 3rd in the world in the 120-pound bracket at the 2015 Robogames Check out some of our matches here!