All problems are solvable and we believe, through exploration, people can solve them. Creators and problem-solvers need the freedom to explore. We empower them to solve their most compelling problems through accessible, time-saving innovations.
To achieve these innovations we’ve come up with a winning strategy:
In our combined decades of experience developing products and offering services at numerous companies and in over a dozen industries, we have seen a recurring challenge. Engineering hardware, tools, and systems are unreasonably expensive. Anyone who has worked in an under-funded industry group, a startup, a DIY project, or academia can relate to the sentiment: “THAT is too expensive! If I had the time, I could make one for a fraction of the cost.”
Whether to launch game-changing ideas from humble beginnings in a garage, enable budget-restricted hiring managers to provide tools for their expanding groups, or allow students to design and test their work at home, there is an underserved need to provide affordable engineering tools and empower the ingenuity of these people. More challenging still is to develop these products to be reliable.
In addition to that, being considered experts “skilled-in-the-art” of engineering and product development, as well as budget-conscious consumers ourselves, we have often questioned the choice between certain every-day use high-tech products being overpriced or unreliable.
We have decided to take on these challenges, with a brand focused on empowering creators and problem-solvers by developing accessible and time saving innovations both for products we bring to the market or as a service for those of our clients.
Our Core Team
Our collective past individual experiences and accomplishments highlight the reasons we can meet our goals and succeed in our claims.
Our individual past experiences span numerous industries, including automotive and electric vehicles, aerospace and electric aircraft, electric utilities and renewables, defense, oil and gas, electronics, robotics, biomedical devices, and large motor manufacturing. Many of these have experienced rapid modernization in recent years, and have therefore required aggressive state-of-the-art approaches.
We gained our individual professional and academic experiences while living in several different countries, including Canada, US, Sweden, Finland, Spain, England, Austria, and Saudi Arabia. Understanding regional needs and cultural diversity is one of our unique strengths.
Finally, our core team loves to give back to the community. Whether it’s for philanthropy with the Special Olympics or Engineers Without Borders, student design teams such as for FSAE or Rocket, or professional associations like the IEEE, IEE, ASTM, ASQ, or APICS, the members of our core team continue to be active in a variety of volunteer activities.
Our Products and Services
Our First Product
ARCIMUSE is a cost-effective diagnostics tool that inspires rapid and economical debugging sessions. Our first product is motivated by the need to raise awareness and educate new developers on the value of industry best-practices like the V-Model Development Cycle, while removing the burden of building, maintaining, and debugging complex breadboarded systems to physically interact with their microcontrollers.
For experienced developers, we’ve designed a low-cost tool that provides the functionality of a voltmeter, a user interface panel, an annunciator panel, as well as some waveform analysis capability similar to that of modern oscilloscopes. In addition, the tool can continuously monitor and display memory variables without a computer, enabling rapid run-time and in-situ debugging.
Why would we develop such a device you ask?
V-Model Development Cycle
The V-Model is a systematic way of breaking down your idea into its smallest needs (or requirements), each being met with a designed solution. These solutions are then integrated and validated through tests at each level.
At the top level, the requirements justify the need or the business case thereby defining the product. In turn, they create requirements resulting in a design of the various systems it contains. In our version, the system-level requirements feed into subsystem and so forth, down to low-level implementation in the form of hardware or code. From this lowest level, and iteratively up to the highest level, the requirements are tested to validate the design.
The approach has a long and rich history in industry. Whether to manage development of every feature of an automotive product, every capability of an automated gardening system, or structuring the needs of your design process itself, managing and validating requirements has been a fundamental component of product and process development for decades.
Our head office, including business development, marketing, legal, etc. This is where we met and started our activities, and where hard tech never sleeps.
Our core engineering and R&D activities, combined with access to resources at a world-class engineering university.
Our engineering and business support services subsidiary, allowing us to leverage the tech boom in the Canadian west coast.