Today we briefly dive into our electrical department with an interview of two members: Thanos, at HARD since this summer, and Mert, member since November. Both of them study Sensor Technology at the Hanze University of Applied Sciences, and are eager to learn and take up challenges.
Having joined the team nearly a semester ago, Thanos had the chance to work on numerous projects, including the RTDS and the wiring of PCBs to one-another. The RTDS is a loud sound indicating the start of the electric car, thereby replacing the usual sound of a combustion motor being turned on. This is needed to prevent the nearby personnel from touching dangerous parts of the car when it is under tension, as doing so could result in serious injuries. In addition to that, other safety features, consisting of lights, sounds and physical protection, are also integrated into the car in order to prevent accidents from happening.
“HARD is like a baby to me”
When joining the team, he first experienced a joy that he likes to compare as having a baby. As time passes, it (the baby) grows, and you grow with it. You encounter problems that you don’t fully understand, and you need to learn how to solve them by yourself. However, the rest of the team is always here to help, and you can count on them to not only solve the problem, but also to learn from it and pass it on when the time comes. On this point, Mert agrees totally, and shares that he got help from numerous members to develop his first PCB, which is is very proud of.
“Everyone here is passionate about what they do”
Mert didn’t expect it to be easy, but he loves the challenge and, up until now, HARD has lived up to it. He can learn more than he does in his programme, without having to invest too much of his time, which he wants to spare for his exams. This gives him confidence that he will find a job he loves later on, should it be at one of HARD’s partners or something else.