Study: Mechatronics Home country: The Netherlands
Frankly, this minor was not my first choice. The minor came my way due to a study delay but I don't regret taking this minor for a second.
The biggest plus for me was that EmbraceTEC gave me space for working on my passion and developing my identity. That is not conventional of a minor course. In addition, I learnt how I can develop products based on Design Based Working and hone my passion for 3D printing.
One special bit was that I got the chance to be part of a Biohacking event and got an ‘NFC chip’ installed in my hand. It’s a 12mm rice-grain under my skin and I can use it to open lockers at school or even pay at a groceries. I have been working on applying technological gadgets to my life for some time and this was a logical next step for me.
I was asked by ‘Omroep Brabant’ if they can film me about the chip in my hand; and I didn’t mind it. What I didn’t know though, was that it would go viral and for that entire week my phone rang off the hook and I gave four radio interviews. I was on the NOS Instagram and Facebook page; if you go to NOS.nl and type in my name you can still find it! It was indeed a very special moment.