Calum Knott

I'm currently employed by Didactic Services, a FESTO Partner, as a Senior Applications Engineer.
I'm currently the WorldSkillsUK Mechatronics Training Manager
I'm also a Visiting Lecturer at Middlesex University
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- Curriculum Vitae -

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  +44 7539 782244
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  London / Hertfordshire
Mechatronics & Robotics Technician
Full-Stack Software Developer
Trainer / Lecturer

My name is Calum Knott, I am an engineer based in Hertford, Hertfordshire.

I spend my time working on a variety of techincal projects, from didactic mechatronic systems, to web development, apps and normally everything else in-between!

I have a perticular passion for teaching and promoting technical education within the UK

(FESTO) Didactic Services LTD

Senior Applications Engineer
Providing Support and International training on a range of Industrial and Educational Automation Systems.
  • Custom Mechatronic Systems
  • International Training Provider : Russia, Denmark, Spain, Norway, Estonia, ...
  • FESTO Didctic CP Lab / CP Factory / MPS
  • Simulation software development
  • Industry 4.0 (MES) Systems
  • PLC Programming: Siemens TIA Portal, Codesys
  • Robotics Simulation
  • Pneumatics, Hydraulics
WorldSkills UK

Expert / Manager - Mechatronics
The role of Expert/ Manager is to facilitate, deliver and manage the training of the WorldSkills UK Mechatronics Team Development of tasks and projects, involving
  • Modular Production Systems
  • Pneumatic / Robotic Systems
  • AGV's / Robotic Arms (Mitsubushi)
Middlesex University

Visiting Lecturer
Guest Lecturers, and assistance with legacy projects

Associate Lecturer
The role is aimed at enhancing the student learning and teaching experience in Design Engineering (Robotics, Mechatronics, CAD, Physical Computing) provision in the School of Science and Technology.
As an Associate Lecturer I worked within an established academic team, contributing to teaching, learning and assessment.
I also have a focus on teaching practical skills in Industrial Automation and Robotics systems.
  • Electronics (PCB Design)
  • Programming - NodeJS, Python, PHP, Arduino, C etc...
  • ROS - Robotic Operating System
  • PLC Programming: Siemens TIA Portal, Codesys
  • Pneumatics, Hydraulics

Graduate Academic Assistant
Providing support and Assistance to Academics, and Students

    2019 : Industry 4.0 bespoke training - Germany

Middlesex University
    2018 : PGCert HE Teaching Qualification
    2014 : BEng Mechatronics - First Class Hons

WorldSkills UK
    2013 - 2014 : Competitor - EuroSkills Lille

Bodens Performing Arts School
    2013 : Guildhall Grade 8 Musical Theatre
    2012 : Guildhall Grade 8 Speech & Acting

East Barnet School / Technology College
    2011 : A Level Product Design
    2011 : A Level Computing

Skills / Software
Programming : Node/JS, Python, C, SQL, Electron Mobile Android/IOS Cordova, Vision Systems, Linux, TCP/IP etc...

Mechatronics : Siemens PLC/HMI, CoDeSys PLC/HMI, Pneumatics, Hydraulics(basic), Electrical Drives, Stepper/Servo Drives.

Electronics : Arduino/Atmel, Eagle PCB, Altium PCB, LabView

3D Design : SolidWorks/Inventor, Blender, Godot Game Engine,

Web : Full Stack JS

Robotics : ROS, Rethink Baxter/Sawyer, UR5, CR3, Mitsubushi, Robotino, ebotx

For more examples of previous work and projects, please see