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Levi L. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Mar 18, 2012

Levi L.

agile hardware development
   United States
  |   Austin, TX

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $60

I graduated from MIT with a degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2006. Having spent 3 years working the Robotic Life group at MIT's Media Lab, I was the lead mechanical designer for the award winning Huggable Robotic Teddy bear. It was at the mediaLab that I learned the beauty of combining aesthetics and engineering.

I have spent the last 3+ years working for an engineering services company providing support to the national labs as well as working with small business owners who are trying to develop products.

I have a strong background in...

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Mechanical Engineering
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Circuit Design
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Service Description

I can provide full turnkey solutions for product development, but I find that it is better to get the customer involved in the design process.

The work flow that I am used to seeing with startups is:
1 - Ideation
2 - Prototype using off-the-shelf components
3 - Show prototype to customers/investors
4 - Iterate Prototype according to feedback
5 - get funding/preorders
6 - Re-design system for production (custom PCBs, determine supply chain, etc.)
7 - First article for redesigned system is created and tested
8 - Approval of first article
9 - Full production

I specialize in steps 1, 2 and 6, but can walk customers through what to expect along the full journey.


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Employment

MIT Media Lab
Mechanical Designer
2002 - 2006

Education

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Mechanical Engineering
2001 - 2006

Keywords

product development
agile
design
aesthetics
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