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Getting hands on in a hardware startup 


Mon, 02/19/2024 - 12:00


For these undergraduates from the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), a fruitful internship meant working somewhere they could apply their technical knowledge to solve real-world challenges. Not only did their stint at local hardware startup Fabrica AI allow them the autonomy to pursue their own projects, but it also exposed them to the entire engineering product development cycle and to like-minded individuals in the industry who helped shape their perspectives and goals as budding engineers and makers. 


Ho Soon Yee is an avid tinkerer. At 19, he co-designed a low-cost, muscle-activated glove to help stroke victims relearn how to grasp their hands. Two years later, he was building drones from scratch, and competing in the annual Singapore Amazing Flying Machine Competition.  

So when it was time to do an internship, the Electronics and Electrical Engineering student at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) wanted to work in a “real-world” startup where he could put his skills to the test.