Satya Nooka Rajeev Mylapalli
Satya Nooka Rajeev Mylapalli is co-founder and chief hardware engineer at Junkbot, a hardware startup based in Dubai. Rajeev is fond of technology and DIY stuff from his childhood. He loves painting, history, mythology, gaming, cooking, comics, making toys, gardening, reading books and learning new languages. According to him learning how to code at the age of 13 changed his perspective towards the world. It made him seek for technological solutions for everyday problems. He designed several prototypes like farm wetness detectors, water level controller, multipurpose robots, conceptual smart vehicle etc. After graduating in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, India in 2012, He joined an Indian startup called MITBOTS as an Intern where he was a key member in developing the prototype of Consumer robot for security and also developed numerous robots for educational purposes. In 2013 he joined as a Research and Development Engineer in UAE based company called The Knowledge Hub where he developed several educational robotic solutions for introducing steam concepts for school students. He also worked on smart robots for assisting students with special needs in schools. He authored six books. In 2015 he quit his job and founded Junkbot along with his friends with a vision to make
inventors in every home. Junkbot is a DIY robotic kit that enables young and old to create and build working robots from almost anything. It transforms household objects such as plastic bottles, old CDs, wooden spoons, cardboard in to unique and imaginative robots that can be programmed to perform a variety of functions. As they delight in making new shapes come alive, kids will learn the core STEAM concepts and develop 21st century skills like analytical thinking, problem solving, prototyping, lateral thinking and team building. In 2018 he volunteered in a public school in La Union, south
of Chile for English Open Doors Program. Currently he is working on various learning modules at Centre for Research and Interdisciplinary in Paris, France.
He is an advocate to bringing technological education and maker movement accessible for everyone. He traveled to multiple countries to give workshops on robotics, coding and diy electronics for students of all age groups. Rajeev is Multipotentialite, he is a hardware designer, programmer, product developer, entrepreneur, storyteller, teacher, traveller and blogger.