To pull off an idea as big as Oids, we need a team of highly
experienced individuals that know product design for volume production through and through. Please look thoroughly
at the Oids Team Members:
Project Manager / Lead Developer
I've worked as an engineer for small and medium sized companies for
15 years doing embedded systems, back-end systems, user interfaces, and manufacturing systems.
To date Oids is 100% self funded. But now it's time to open up to support from the rest of
us, so I'm trying to make it fun for everyone and open source. Thank you!
Computational Intelligence Instructor at University of California Santa Cruz Extension
Tom Poliquin has been at the forefront of electronics and
software development for over 30 years and
in addition to leading the electrical design of Oids, Tom is building course material for
a new robotics and swarm intelligence course around the Oids platform.
An engineer and tinkerer at heart, I started writing code as a teenager and majored
in CS. I spent a number of years at eBay in
its major growth years, and have worked at numerous startups and bootstrapped ventures.
Manufacturer, President at Surface Mount Solutions in San Jose, CA
Ryan Orosz has been assembling electronics products since 1997 and is head of engineering at Oids project
partner company Surface Mount Solutions.
Founder/Executive Director, Digital NEST Inc.
Digital NEST (Nurturing Entrepreneurial Skills with Technology) creates
sustainable and scalable technology centers in vulnerable communities all over California, creating
economic equality for the residents of low income and rural communities by breaking down the “Digital Divide,”
teaching them the technology skills needed to become competitive and self-sufficient in the digital future. Jacob
will be introducing high-school students
to robotics technology using the Oids platform.
PCB Designer, Manufacturing Engineer
Glenn Wallis has designed PCBs for volume manufacturing for over 20 years.
Videography, Graphics and Video Production
Frank is an accomplished videographer and has filmed, photographed,
generated artwork, edited and produced all video and graphical
assets for the Oids project.