Existing and Previous Clients
Young Circuit Designs’ Operating Owner, Dave Young, has been working professionally in the electronics space for over 12 years. He has developed technologies that include precision electrical measurement, alternative energy, MEMs, sensing systems, and audio equipment for hazardous environments. Please read below about YCD clients that have agreed to be identified here and also review Dave’s LinkedIn profile to learn more of YCD’s expertise.
Sensera Systems designs and manufactures products and solutions for integrated remote sensing and imaging in construction, security, industrial automation, agriculture, and law enforcement. Sensera Systems’ patent pending MultiSense platform and solar powered, wireless camera products are significantly simpler to use and more affordable than existing systems and are expected to drive broader adoption of remote sensing/M2M/Internet of Things applications across a range of markets.
YCD works with Sensera Systems designing electronics for Sensera’s line of cameras and sensing products.
Voltaic Systems is a NYC-based start-up making products that produce and store their own power to run electronics anywhere. Their most well-known products are backpacks that have durable solar panels integrated to power mobile devices.
YCD works with Voltaic Systems by designing, prototyping, and testing new product ideas. YCD also helps Voltaic find, characterize, and solve circuit issues of existing products.
HabitatMap is a non-profit environmental health justice organization whose goal is to raise awareness about the impact the environment has on human health. Our online mapping and social networking platform is designed to maximize the impact of community voices on city planning and strengthen ties between organizations and activists working to build greener, greater cities.
YCD worked with the HabitatMap team to help develop their latest air quality measurement hardware by providing systems architecture, power supply, design reviews, and design-for-manufacturability guidance.
Brewjacket is an Ithaca, NY-based startup that has designed a novel fermentation chilling method for home brewers and keg manufacturers. By using thermoelectrics to cool the brew, the space required is much less.
YCD developed the temperature measurement, control, and user interface for BrewJacket’s electronics. The design included hardware and firmware aspects to allow the simplest possible customer experience while meeting other thermocouple-based requirements for longevity. YCD looks forward to future iterations of the design that will control a wider variety of beer containers.
Element14 (Previously NewarkInOne) is a electronics component distributor serving engineers and manufacturers around the world.
Element14 has created a dynamic community site for electrical engineers to keep up on news, follow industry trends, and foster community relating to the design of electronics. As this website’s blog suggests, Dave of YCD is a regular contributor to their ‘News‘ and ‘EAGLE‘ sections with articles relating to design, education, and the business of being an engineer. All Dave’s articles can be read here.
BlueStamp Engineering is a summer enrichment program designed to give motivated students insights into what it is like to be an engineer. Each student selects a project they love and spends 6 weeks in the summer immersed in building, testing, and improving upon the design.
Dave of YCD is a proud Co-Founder of the BlueStamp Engineering program and created it to generate more engineers who are excited to accept the task of taking something that should work, and make something that does work. Most of Dave’s work with BlueStamp relates to curriculum/project development, staffing, enrollment, and instruction.
Mezmeriz is an Ithaca, NY based start-up that manufactures pico-projector modules that can be embedded within mobile devices.
YCD designed circuitry relating to the sensing and controlling of MEMs devices for Mezmeriz. This work went beyond circuit design to include MEMs design, magnetic drive systems, and optics design. The company is currently working to develop the next generation pico-projector prototype which will not only include significant improvements in projection angle, but also be a fraction of the size.
Tremont Electric is an alternative energy start-up based in Cleveland, OH that focuses on kinetic energy harvesting.
YCD began work for Tremont by defining the electrical system required to charge a Li-Poly battery from the kinetic energy harvested by Tremont’s patented nPower technology as the user walks or runs. After the initial investigation YCD was brought in full-time to lead 2 design consultants to take the concept to production. The team tackled the electrical design, firmware design, supply chain problems, contract manufacture, prototyping, testing, troubleshooting, and after only 8 months the design went into production.
Replay for kids is a non-profit that modifies toys for children with cognitive disabilities thanks to time donated by university students, alumni, and local businesses.
YCD helps Replay define some specific electronics that would make modifying a wider variety of toys possible through some custom circuitry. YCD has created prototypes and optimized designs for their small-scale manufacturing.