Kyon Caldera

Embedded Systems
@: kyonsilvester.caldera@solarboatteam.nl

As a rather ambitious Computer Science student, initially, I seem rather out of place joining a team whose intentions are to research and develop a sustainably driven boat, however, being from the island of Curacao, I grew up next to the ocean, constantly bearing witness to not only what it can offer, but what it seizes to offer once polluted beyond repair. On my home island of Curacao, the impacts of Maritime-induced polluting tragedy are visible in full effect. I joined this team with the intention of propelling the effort to increase the prevalence of sustainably driven vessels, always keeping home close to heart.

My Computer Science background and interests lie in the lowest level of computing, programming essentially bare metal, free from modern high-level shackles, yielding practically limitless possibilities. My knowledge will be mostly applied to the embedded systems within the Electronics department, mine, of which, will be focused on communication and data acquisition, however, I’ll certainly play a pivotal role in ensuring that the acquired data is used to properly assist the boat’s wing’s in keeping a stable and steady ride, comfortably above water. Although my formal role is mostly bound to circuits, I believe everyone plays a part in creating a sociable team atmosphere, which, despite my disparate culture and origins, feels extremely welcoming, which is most definitely my favorite part of the team. Nevertheless, I’m extremely excited to work this on this project, as enduring and facing the challenges that come alongside the entire research, design, and development process of the vessel is the realization I’m most looking forward to bringing to fruition

Kyon Caldera