Every member of our team has great skills and fervor to take part in the CanSat project. We live in different towns, so we distribute work in such a way that each person can work on their own. We meet every week to combine the results and discuss our next tasks.
Every member of our team is an expert in a different field: we have programmers, electronics engineers, physicists, chemists, and modelers between us, so every person will have work to do in their field:
Ewelina is interested in chemistry, physics and electronics. Her talent and persistence were appreciated in numerous contests. She receives a prestigious scholarship, Poland Children’s Fund (“Krajowy Fundusz na rzecz Dzieci”). She has achieved the first place in Polish Competition of Chemical Knowledge (“Konkurs Wiedzy Chemicznej”) and has successfully taken part in other chemistry, physics and electronics competitions.
Mateusz is interested in IT, physics, astrophysics, math and electronics. Every year he successfully takes a part in Polish „Olympiad in Informatics” and „Mathematical Olympiad”. In his free time he has built many different devices, from simple controllers and HV inverters to home automation controllers, high energy coil guns and robots. He is also interested in space exploration missions and – in broad sense – the universe.
Bartosz is a programming and linguistics enthusiast. He is one of the administrators of the Polish Wikipedia, where he manages the technical side of the project and, in his free time, translates articles from the English version. He also takes part in open-source projects such as MediaWiki. His favourite music genres are rock and post-rock.
Grzegorz’s passions are digital electronics and projects based on microcontrollers. One of the administrators of his school’s IT network. He receives a prestigious scholarship, Poland Children’s Fund (“Krajowy Fundusz na rzecz Dzieci”). During the previous school year he has won many physics, electronics and technical contests: he was 11th in Polish Technical Knowledge Contest („Olimpiada Wiedzy Technicznej”) and 6th in Polish Electrical and Electronic Knowledge Olympiad („Ogólnopolska Olimpiada Wiedzy Elektrycznej i Elektronicznej”) in electronic group. He has a lot of experience in electronic projects, for example he has built a great Tesla coil and carried out experiments with IR radiation.
Michał Gumiela is our team’s leader. He is interested in physical experiments and electronics. He receives a prestigious scholarship, Poland Children’s Fund (“Krajowy Fundusz na rzecz Dzieci”). He has held internships at Institute of Physics Polish Academy and Institute of Nuclear Physics PAN. He has won numerous contests. He got a honourable mention in international competition „First Step to Nobel Prize in Physics”. This year he wrote two scientific papers: about thrust on an asymmetric capacitor and about ionising radiation influences on CMOS/CCD cameras.
Łukasz is rock-solid and can always be counted on. His hobbies are programming, photography and creating websites. One of the administrators of his school’s IT network, he also loves tennis, skiing and MTB, as well as hiking. Last year he has won the Polish Electrical and Electronic Knowledge Olympiad (“Ogólnopolska Olimpiada Wiedzy Elektrycznej i Elektronicznej”) in ICT group.
Antoni is interested in history of the Second World War and modeling. In his free time he works on models: aircrafts, jets, and tanks, which are made from strong paper, plastic or carbon fiber. He is also interested in electronics. This year he has built a coilgun.
Michał Zieliński is the most advanced programmer in our team. He programs mostly in Python, Java and C. He writes and ports open-source applications to Android OS. He also wrote an experimental Python interpreter and a network multiplayer game. He’s skilled in mathematics and computer science. One of the administrators of his school’s IT network.