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David Hickox

P: 630-542-6969      E: [email protected]

Summary of Qualifications

  • Extensive knowledge of both PCB design and AVR/SBC programming
  • Experience in hardware design and assembly
  • Skilled in C++, Python, Robot C and proficient in HTML and Java


The University of Illinois: Urbana Champaign

Bachelor of Computer Engineering: Expected May 2021

Naperville Central High School, Naperville, Illinois: Graduated May 2017


Designed a compact Dorito shaped Arduino Uno “Ardurito”

  • Added a much-needed power switch and on the fly level switching
  • Prototyped several designs to improve trace resistance and maximum switching frequencies

Built a FarmBot from early designs and the FarmBot white paper

  • Helped QA the company’s product and improve the design for reliability and cost efficiency
  • Adapted the original design to lower the cost by 3d printing many of the parts instead of traditional injection molding and extrusion

Future Product Engineer – John Deere – Fargo ND Summer 2018

Cashier – Portillo’s Hot Dogs – Naperville IL: July 2016 – August 2017

  • Consistently produced positive results by focusing on customer relations and care
  • Supervised and helped train 10+ employees

Activities and Honors

  • Volunteer at Naperville Area Humane Society: 2010 – Present
  • Student Space Systems Power Management Project Manager: 2017 – Present
  • Captain of a repeat National qualifying Vex Robotics team: 2014 – 2017
  • National Honor Society: 2015 – 2017
  • Member of the Fox.Build Makerspace: 2016 – 2017
  • Illinois State Scholar:2017
  • Invited to and attended the Peter Kiewit Institute of Tech for sponsored energy conservation and efficiency camp: 2016
  • State Bronze medalist in Skills USA Mobile Robotics: 2016

Additional Skills

  • Experienced in 3D modeling, animation, and CAD
  • Capable RC and Drone designer and pilot.
  • Proficient in computer and machine automation
  • Amazing at solving any Rubik’s cube variation