Savo's Site

Extracurricular Projects

Projects that ran parallel to my studies, primarily with the Human Powered Vehicle Design Team at the University of Toronto.

Falcon Aircraft

Page Last Updated: February 12, 2024

Status: Assembly

Started: January 2021

Client: HPVDT

Tags: AR embedded HPA HPVDT

Building a human powered aircraft (HPA) with the goal of flying a marathon’s distance (42 km) in under an hour

TITAN 2022

Page Last Updated: January 3, 2023

Status: Completed

Period: September 2020 - September 2022

Client: HPVDT

Tags: embedded HPVDT KiCad python rpi

My successfully deployed, much revised video bike system for HPVDT’s speedbike TITAN

Composite Oven Control System

Page Last Updated: January 3, 2023

Status: Needs board revision.

Started: June 2021

Client: HPVDT

Tags: embedded hpvdt user experience

Made a complete general oven controller for properly curing composites in our team’s hand-made oven. The project I think would most likely get a bomb squad called if left unattended.

Hot Wire Foam Cutter

Page Last Updated: January 3, 2023

Status: Complete

Period: January 2021 - July 2021

Client: HPVDT

Tags: cnc HPVDT

Contributed electronics design to the construction of an in-house CNC hot-wire foam cutting for HPVDT

Rebreather Monitoring

Page Last Updated: June 29, 2024

Status: Assembled, in testing

Period: May 2020 - August 2020

Client: HPVDT

Tags: analog axios embedded HPVDT

Led the design of the rebreather monitoring system for our submarine project


Page Last Updated: January 4, 2024

Status: Completed

Period: January 2020 - February 2020

Client: Blue and Cold Committee

Tags: Arduino EAGLE embedded

Made a small display board to keep score of a game


Page Last Updated: December 29, 2022

Status: Complete

Period: Febuary 2020 - March 2020

Client: HPVDT

Tags: embedded wireless

Developed a general purpose wireless communication system to be used in future projects for HPVDT


Page Last Updated: March 4, 2024

Status: Completed, never used.

Period: October 2019 - March 2020

Client: HPVDT

Tags: c++ embedded HPVDT rpi

Created the electronics system for what would have been our ASME 2020 race bike entry. A combination of TITAN and Zephyr.

TITAN 2019

Page Last Updated: January 3, 2023

Status: Completed, Revised

Period: May 2019 - August 2019

Client: HPVDT

Tags: EAGLE embedded HPVDT python rpi

My first attempt at building a ‘steer by video’ system from scratch for one of our speed bikes


Page Last Updated: December 29, 2022

Status: Completed

Period: January 2019 - April 2019

Client: HPVDT

Tags: Bluetooth EAGLE embedded HPVDT mobile vehicle

Designed the electronics system for Zephy, HPVDT’s entry to ASME 2019

Arbiter Lighting

Page Last Updated: January 3, 2023

Status: Completed

Period: January 2018 - April 2018

Client: HPVDT

Tags: analog EAGLE embedded hardware HPVDT

Prepared a hardware-only lighting system based on what was planned for the team’s previous vehicle, Tempest. My first PCB!