Meet the TI Community: Pablo Lopez from Guatemala

Learn about TI MVP and Community Award Winner in this in-depth profile.

 (from Guatemala) has been a true Rising Star of the TI Community since joining and along with being a TI Rising Star in 2015. He graciously helps out other TI Community members from around the world on several microcontroller Forums here, along with sharing his projects (in hopes of primarily helping others) and presented at the first ever all Spanish language Texas Instruments Webinar (watch here). In his spare time you can find him assisting  (learn more about Martin) for ElectronAplica where they regularly share their tips, tricks, how-to's, their projects and from around the world where anyone can learn in Spanish language.

Highlights of this interview include:

  • Love of robots
  • His love of the TM4C123G LaunchPad Evaluation Kit
  • How he got started
  • Favorite TI LaunchPad Project
  • Advice for others getting started with engineering
  • And more...

How did you come into the profession of Engineering?

When I was in fifth high school we had to do a project where we applied programming in Visual Basic for some real-life applications.

The project was to chose a security system for offices where a system would have for each office its own password to open it. If someone entered an incorrect password after the 3rd failed attempt it would sound an alarm.

For the project, communication was via the parallel port of the computer to the breadboard.

This project struck me so much that I asked what career I could be studying that was similar to projects like it and was told it would be electronic engineering.

What role and value does the TI E2E Community play for you as an engineer?

The TI E2E Community is very important in the sense of being able to learn from the experiences from each members of this community from around the world.

Pablo Lopez starts his journey as an engineer at the Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala.

How has the TI MVP Program helped or given you value?

It has been very helpful because it allows me to meet people who share the same passion as me, especially for microcontrollers and besides that I like to share knowledge.

Besides knowing the superhuman person who makes things go in right direction.

At first I had little doubt who he was and what role he played, but now everything is clear.

Thanks for everything .

And to all the teams at TI, God Bless you.

What is something about you that people would be surprised to know?

I do not like heavy metal.

Once you graduate what do you hope to do with your business career?

I love robots, so I'd like to work on something related to them.

What is your current favorite song?

OMI - Cheerleader (Felix Jaehn Remix).

Favorite TI related project you have ever seen?

The TI Hercules RM57 Power Quality Analyzer Project of .

What upcoming movie are you most excited to see?

Alice Through the Looking Glass.

What was your first project with TI parts and tools?

My first TI project was an inverted pendulum with control fuzzy logic that used the TM4C123G LaunchPad.