About

My name is Andrey, although online I'm often referred to as Spirit/Spirit532.
I'm a multidisciplinary systems engineer specializing in "art to part" turnkey solutions across technical domains.
I'm fluent in English, Russian, with minor knowledge of several other languages.
This website serves as a small portfolio and list of projects that I have worked on over the years, including ongoing ones.

Have a project in mind, but not sure what to do next? Contact me. Available for for full-time hire or freelance.

Expertise

  • Electronics engineering - from thermal imaging to physics process control, and everything inbetween
  • Firmware development - C, C++, realtime systems and UI integration
  • Mechanical design - enclosures, complex device structures, lab equipment
  • Rapid prototyping - Manual and CNC milling, turning, 3D printing, laser cutting, engraving, finishing
  • Robotics - integration of robots into systems, programming, and software solution development
  • Software development - C, C++, C#, Python, supporting electrical and mechanical systems at a higher level
  • High vacuum systems - design of complex physics experiments and prototyping apparatus
  • Imaging - scientific and cinema, high speed, thermal, UV

  • System and product design - from idea to finished product, from feasibility analysis to prototyping, testing to manufacture

Skills & Experience

  • Embedded design - developing handheld devices with a focus on minimum size and maximum BOM efficiency
  • Systems design - designing complex scientific and commercial systems, such as physical vapor deposition systems or robotic manipulators
  • Project management - prioritizing tasks, determining required specifications and methods for accomplishing the required tasks
  • Parts sourcing - determining which components are optimal to use and finding stable suppliers
  • Photography, videography & video production - from ultraviolet to thermal, high speed to cinema, with a selection of tools and post production experience
  • Writing technical documentation - datasheets, product descriptions, user manuals

Main tools

Physical design
  • KiCAD
  • Autodesk Inventor
  • Autodesk Fusion 360
  • COMSOL Multiphysics
  • Ultimaker Cura
  • Autodesk HSM
Firmware and software
  • Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Microsoft VSCode
  • Eclipse IDE
  • STM32Cube/CubeIDE
  • Git
  • Trello
Imaging and graphic design
  • FLIR Tools
  • DaVinci Resolve
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Affinity Publisher