My name is Stefan Paun and I love working on projects which involve engineering and design and, more recently, programming.
I am studying Advanced Technology BSc at the University of Twente in the Netherlands. Advanced Technology is a broad technical study with a focus on engineering, having both application-driven projects as well as research-oriented ones.
I am currently doing my minor in Computer Science, focusing on further developing and improving my programming skills. The frequent interaction with websites and content management systems have driven me in this direction.
Creativity is one of my strong points and I have often gotten involved with such work. While working on the engineering projects, I discovered that designing plays a major role in almost every project, thus I focused my skills on design as well.
When working on engineering projects, where the goal is to build a device which fulfills a certain task/requirement, it is important to be able to prototype the device rapidly to test it and further improve it.
Therefore I have familiarized myself with 3D CAD modelling to develop and design the device as well as 3D printing and laser cutting for rapid prototyping.
Most notable projects are the Optical Accelerometer and the Camera Stabilizer
Presentation is key. Either for a project, a company or yourself, the way you convey the information is important. Thus, I aimed to gain experience in the area of graphic design by working on small tasks such as posters or business cards.
To go along with my design skills, I enjoy developing websites based on the content management system WordPress. Focused is placed on aesthetics and user interaction.
In order to bootstrap my ability to develop websites, I am working on my programming skills. While I have had experience with HTML and CSS, I am currently focused on adding functionality with Java, Python and jQuery.