All posts by Vijay

The World is too big… (And Smarter)

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In my short professional life I have met a lot of smart people and always thought and wondered why someone which such qualities is not in a better professional position than they are in today or why they have not achieved the greatness of other Entrepreneurs or visibly successful people in world.  This has been bugging me for quite some time and I have been asking these questions to some of them for two reasons one is for the sake of constant quest to understand how the world works and then the other is for myself as I discovered I might be taking the same path if I don’t change the course fast enough.

 

Lot of people in the world are as smart and dedicated as Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Elon Musk or other successful visionaries and every one of them have every potential to achieve the same success as these men\women did. Some of the reasons why someone might be constrained in their career or life is because of the environment they live in, the risk someone is willing to take, trying to navigate and satisfy the social constraints and family life and others. But I still don’t think these barriers are difficult for most of them to break. Everyone has their own challenges and way they can overcome but definitely I would like to see more people do it.

 

I also believe someone who is happy and satisfied with where are they today is still equivalent to all this greatness around. But there are few like me who want to take that extra step and achieve dreams which are been held for far too long. At the end one thing is true the world is definitely bigger and smarter than we actually think.

Kickstarter with Hexy the Hexapod

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I bumped into kickstarter sometime last year in 2012 and since then I have become a regular supporter and backer of Kickstarter projects. The whole idea of crowd funding is an excellent Idea, It gives double satisfaction in the sense you get an interesting product in return for your backing and then satisfaction of supporting someone to kickstart their Idea.

 

One of the first project I started to back was Hexy the Heaxapod. After months of waiting my hexy finally arrived. It took me around 10 hours to assemble and make the robot work. At the end of it though I was jumping once it started performing waving and other movements. I have posted some picture and Videos of my Hexapod in this post. Now it’s time to delve and customize the code to give some AI Power to it………

Before AssemblyHexapod - Before Assembly

After AssemblyHexapod - After Assembly

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