Hi, I'm Rahul

Welcome to my corner of the web.

I'm an Engineer who loves to make stuff, from furniture to drones and some things in between. I live in the capital city of God's own Country (Kerala).

Growing up, I was fascinated by the things machines could do from the clunky steam engines to the intricate Jet turbines, they captured my imagination in a way nothing else did. I had to find out how they worked. It's true, I got into Mechanical Engineering for the machines, not for the girls (coz, there weren't any).

After engineering, I stumbled onto a course in a peculiar place called a Fab lab. It seemed to be a dream come true, and it was. I joined the Fab Academy for a  course in Digital Fabrication. We got to work with Laser cutters, 3D printers, CNC mills, PCB design etc.

I had a lot of fun there, It was the first time I could really apply myself, and the first time I fell in love with creation. It helped me develop the toolset to deconstruct knowledge and learn to apply it quickly.

After my Academy, I was lucky enough to work in the lab for more than a year, during the time I worked on many R&D projects ranging from building 3 and 4 -axis CNC machines, to Quadcopters, and Fixed wing drones.

Now, I'm working on entering the field of Robotics specifically, Control systems, Motion planning etc Fancy stuff, but also a steep learning curve. I will update my progress as I move along.

In the meantime, do browse around my site, I write about some of my favourite topics like  Flight Mechanics, Astronomy, and History of Photography. I also like to share my own experiences like, What being a Photographer has taught me.