Electrical and Computer Engineer
I'm Chris, an Electrical and Computer Engineer from Boston. I appreciate the intricate ties between hardware and software and love combining the two into amazing systems. I enjoy making, inventing, and pushing the boundaries of my knowledge. I am currently studying at Northeastern University.
I built a 50cc custom motorized bicycle as both a hobby and a useful way to get around town. Custom additions include headlights and brake lights, anti-theft ignition switch, and homemade welded laid back seat post.
I have designed, built, and programmed a homemade Christmas light show, which features thousands of lights synchronized to music. The lights which were on the front of our home were viewed by thousands of spectators throughout the Christmas season.
I wanted to be able to play Pandora radio from the stereo just as one would any other radio station without having to leave a phone or tablet connected to the stereo. This all in one device features a LCD display and allows the user to play from any Pandora radio station also doubling as an AirPlay reciever for iOS devices.
After growing tired of checking multiple apps every morning to get news, weather, traffic, subway and other information, I deciced to build this dashboard. Built on Ruby and cloud hosted the dashboard fetches information from various sources and displays it on an old iPad I had lying around. Check out the code on GitHub or the Dashboard itself.
I have had the oportunity to design, build and manage websites for many small businesses. I have created unique designs for clients, and integrated their websites into various content management systems.
After growing tired of paying for arcade games and unsatisfied with playing games using a keyboard and an emulator, I decided to build a full sized arcade cabinet. This coin opperated (or free) arcade runs MAME (an arcade emulator) and has the ability to play thousands of classic arcade games, it also doubles as a jukebox!
Current GPA 3.87
Honors: University Honors Program, Dean’s List Courses: Digital Logic Design, Linear Systems, Networks, Engineering Algorithms, Embedded Design, Electronics 1, Linear Circuits, Calculus I-III, Differential Equations, Discrete Mathematics Activities: Mentor for Entering Honors Students, IEEE Student Chapter, Catholic Center Service Committee Chair, Intramural Sports
St. John's High School
National AP Scholar, Varsity Track and Field
AP Courses: Physics, Computer Science, Calculus, Chemistry, English, US History, European History, French.
Digital Lumens - Boston, MA
Developed a Surge Module to protect high efficiency LED lights from surge events. Directed project through design, prototyping and UL/CE regulatory testing. Extensively used ECAD software to create and modify various PCB’s. Ran thermal, ESD and efficiency testing on suite of lighting products. Automated a number of tests through use of Python scripting which greatly reduced test time and increased accuracy.
December 2014 - July 2015
Designed and tested a program to scan e-mail attachments in-flight for viruses using the ICAP protocol. Experience with the IBM Lotus Notes C/C++ API, for the IBM Lotus Domino server platform. Solution increased efficiency and provided significant cost savings compared to previous virus scanning program.
June 2014 - August 2014
Chris Puglia Web Design
Design, build and manage websites for many small businesses. Created unique designs for clients, and integrated the website into various content management systems.
January 2010 - Present
From huge projects at IBM filtering spam to various class work I have done lots of development in C/C++.
Heavily used tools such as Arena to create, modify and track product BOM's from design to production.
From writing scripts to automate tests procedures to large projects such as the Raspberry Pi Music Client
Designed and built numerous PCB's using EDA software tools such as Altium Designer.
One of my first programming languages, I am very familiar with the Java platform.
I have extensive experience with both reflow and hand soldering, including fine pitch SMT components.