Meet Sai Dheeraj

Written by: S. Gamineedi Spark TEK Specialist UNT Graduate Data Science

My name is Sai Dheeraj Gamineedi. I am pursuing a Master’s in Data Science here at UNT. I had started working with the Spark in August 2021 where there is a lot to learn about. I mostly like to make my own 3D printing models and circuits. I had an interest in working with soldering with different electrical components like resistors, capacitors, Ic’s (integrated circuits) inductors of all kinds like normal and SMD components. In my undergrad, I had designed and implemented my project by myself using soldering with SMD components. The Spark has a positive atmosphere, and I have made a lot of friends while working there.

While I was in India, I used to play badminton every day it’s more like a hobby. My father encouraged me to do whatever I want in my life, and I love cooking authentic Indian food like Biryani, Gulab jamun, Laddu and some other chicken and vegetarian dishes.

You can learn new technology by using the Spark Makerspace. There is a lot of people who have specific talents in their own way that can help you make new things, help you in your innovative projects, and teach you a lot more about the space. The staff here are very friendly and resourceful that you can come any time 24/7. We are open all day. We are looking forward to meeting you all in the Spark Makerspace.

Meet Sai Ashrith

Written by: S. Gavini Spark TEK Specialist UNT Graduate Computer Engineering

Hello there! My name is Sai Ashrith Gavini, and I am pursuing my master’s in Computer Engineering and did my bachelor’s in Electronics and Communication Engineering. Although it’s been a month in the Spark, I was welcomed by all the staff, and it has been a joy working here. Working with all the equipment at the Spark, especially helping the people, and resolving their queries is what I am passionate about and love to work towards that.

When I was an undergrad, I use to see my seniors working on c language and I was curious why they were spending more time on this language. Later, when I joined their group, I was exposed to coding. I never thought coding will become my passion. After that day, my perception has changed. With that skill, I realized that extracurricular are also important, so I involved myself in event management stuff where I was exposed to different people and laid foundations for many events during my undergrad. This job role has made me realized what I am good at. With this, I can manage both my technical skills and event management skills. Because of my seniors, I was able to develop the skills I have today. When I have free time, I refer to medium articles, refer to my professor’s research work, refer to new technologies and solve coding problems on various platforms.

The first code I have written and the first Pictionary event that I have conducted. Those two events are nothing, but the best milestones in my life.

Outside of school, I used to attend the networking events hosted by many companies and work as an assistant under my professor. Finally, these skills and hobbies made me crack my job interview and started working in Cognizant Technology Solutions. There, I got exposure to many senior colleagues, and I used to feel overwhelmed by listening to their journeys in the corporate files. I also enjoy cooking. I used to experiment with different dishes and add different species to different food varieties.

I am passionate about helping people and resolving their queries, and I hope to spread my knowledge to my classmates and make them aware of the Spark makerspace and the facilities available in the makerspace. I want my classmates to join the maker movement and challenge themselves to learn something new and be an inspiration to others. With this initiative, we can educate many people, and help students to utilize the makerspace’s potential to an extent. The Spark is a great resource for students at UNT, and it will be more resourceful when students use that technology to develop their skills, and at the end of the day, they will

be satisfied with the work that they have done, and it will be kind of encouraging for us to set the goals higher. So, I highly encourage students to utilize the resource efficiently and never feel satisfied with the knowledge that they got, keep exploring more until you get satisfied.

Meet Hemanth G.

Written by: H. Gopisetti TEK Specialist UNT Graduate Business Analytics

Hello everyone, my name is Hemanth Kumar Gopisetti, and I am a Graduate student at UNT majoring in MS in Business Analytics.

Although I have been working at the Spark since Aug 2021, I still feel like every day is my first day because of the learning opportunities, and it has been a joy being here.

Working here at the Spark with all the equipment, especially 3D printing is something I am passionate about.

When I was young, I would love to play with 3D models of cars and superheroes.

When I have free time, I tried to make replicas using some clay, POP materials, and I would enjoy making them.

I am passionate about making them and I enjoy while making them, and I would like to learn and make more models by using 3D printing.

The Spark is a great resource for students at UNT who are interested in learning and developing a new skill. So, I highly encourage UNT students and faculty to utilize this space.

Meet Gold

Written by: G. Okorie Spark TEK Specialist UNT Graduate Data Analytics

Hello Everyone,

My name is Gold Okorie, and I’m a graduate student majoring in Data Analytics with the hopes of becoming a Data Analyst in a multi-national company.

I love working at the Spark because I get to work with different people from diverse backgrounds. The makerspace has given me the opportunity to learn about different technologies and the use of these technologies creatively in a non-traditional setting. I personally love working with the Cricut machine because I love the idea of creating a wide variety of crafts such as designs on a shirt, make a personal greeting card or stickers, and so much more.

Outside of working in the makerspace, I love to bake and binge-watch comedy shows.

The Spark Makerspace is open to the UNT community, and I’m hoping it will be utilized and foster creative thinking within the community.

Meet Susmitha

Written by: S. Pokala Spark TEK Specialist UNT Graduate Information Technology and Decision Sciences

My name is Susmitha, and I’m a Business Analytics graduate student at UNT studying Information Technology and Decision Sciences. Every step of the way, I was inspired to create a novel information processing architecture, and I made sure to devise a novel technique that decreased manual work because that is the essence of engineering.

I am an Electronics and Communications graduate, and one of the projects I built for my course work was an ultrasonic sensor-based application (Arduino) that would activate an alert within the device if an obstruction appeared in front of it, signaling the presence of the obstacle. This initiative was created with the goal of preventing blind people from becoming involved in traffic accidents. The Spark Makerspace has provided me with invaluable opportunities to share my skills with my peers. It’s been a fantastic opportunity for me to acquire new skills and techniques in Arduino and Raspberry Pi 4. I’m still attempting to master all of the new tools accessible in Spark Makerspace, such as LittleBits, project planning, 3D modeling, and printing. Spark’s Makers are quite pleasant to work with and patient in guiding you through the process. I recently 3D built a PubG helmet and am eager to learn about all of the additional tools and equipment that are available. My hobbies include traveling and experiencing various cuisines. I used to travel a lot when I worked in IT, but I haven’t had much chance to visit the United States yet.

The Spark Makerspace is an excellent resource for UNT students who wish to pursue their interests and creativity in both their personal and professional lives. This location is brimming with information and specialists from a variety of fields. Our Spark family always extends a warm welcome to you. Come in and take advantage of our resources to achieve your goals.