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About Us

Guidebolt Inc. is a Canadian non-profit robotics company dedicated to technical excellence and operational integrity.

  • Federal Registration: Corporations Canada, Not-for-Profit Act, Corporation Number 1138901-7
  • Mission: To significantly expand the scope of what individuals and teams can accomplish.
  • Massive Transformative Purpose: Reaching the scientific economy together.

Team

Full-Time Engineering Team (over 10K combined hours per year):
  • Yoonseo Kang
  • Tyler Mayoff
  • Aziz Misleh
  • Sebastian Pelletier
  • Inderpal Singh
Part-Time Collaborators:
  • Sean Meath
  • Santana Salcedo

Technology

We prioritize designs that are safe, sustainable, and environmentally-friendly. We strive to provide you:
  • RoHS3 compliance without exemptions (EU Directive 2015/863)
  • REACH compliance (EU Regulation 1907/2006)
  • Halogen-Free (IEC 61249-2-21)
  • OHS/OSHA compliance (ex. CANADA SOR/86-304)

Sometimes our design priorities are limited by the state of modern technology and commercial off-the-shelf parts. In such cases we uphold our minimum acceptable design requirements (ex. lead-free external material) and clearly communicate non-ideal compliance/design-details in our datasheets and supporting documentation.

We understand the full product lifecycle from design, manufacturing, and distribution to operation, maintenance, and recycling. Our understanding of good engineering encompasses the safety and satisfaction of all affected parties across these steps and more.

We prioritize designs that are long-lasting, durable, quick to initialize for use (independently, without fragile external dependencies), and easy to use (and maintain/repair).
  • Automotive-qualified parts, zero defect objective
  • 10+ year operating-lifetime and warranty
  • Ease of repair and maintenance with standard parts (ex. metric socket head screws), universally-compatible interfaces (ex. USB-C), accessible design files (ex. publicly available schematics)
  • High-reliability with explicit test methods and conditions (ex. MIL-STD-810)
  • High ingress-protection for indoor and outdoor use (IP65+)

We want you to have full confidence in the quality of our commercially-released products. To ease your validation process, we provide a high standard of multimedia documentation (text/picture/video) of our product designs and capabilities. We supplement this with testing reports and certifications by various third parties (ex. official testing labs, reputable companies, trusted individuals).

Culture

Principled Thinking:
  • We are rigorous thinkers obsessed with truth, efficiency, and real world consequences.
  • We are pragmatic designers concerned with specific interactions in dynamic, unsimplified systems.
  • We are sensible collaborators sharing knowledge and opportunities with results-oriented thinking.

We are passionate about playing our role to help advance the world technology tree and knowledge pool in mixed coordination with all like-minded individuals and companies, big and small. Technology increasingly shapes our day-to-day lives, and, wisely implemented, we see its potential for a world that is significantly more safe, stable, efficient, guaranteed, and fun.

All of our products and services are backed by our resilient commitment to quality, consistency, and transparency. We know that quality builds trust and brand loyalty. Consistency sustains that trust through time and across iterations. Transparency grounds that trust in deep, accurate information for clear, explicit expectations to be met with excellence.

Vision

A practical understanding of any vision-of-the-future must acknowledge the necessity, complexity, and difficulty of bridging the gap between abstract ideals and actual experiences.

Our purpose statement mentions our pursuit of the scientific economy. The scientific economy is one that works closer to the natural sciences, where the opportunities for survival and prosperity are more guaranteed.

Philosophy

Truth:
  • The truth helps you get what you want from reality, if what you want from reality requires the truth.
  • Truth is reality in its past, present, and future. What has been, what is, what could be, and what will be.
  • Truth is learned at different levels of understanding. Shallow truths are easily interpreted, offering quick solutions to simple problems. Deep truths are closer to reality, forging complex foresight across all factors, risks, and consequences.
Transferable Thinking:
  • Simulation: The ability to accurately copy the real world into your mind in order to run and evaluate experimental scenarios with high granularity.
  • Modeling: The ability to cleanly transform ideas and situations into intuitive visualizations and abstractions in order to remove noisy information and focus on the most important factors at play.
  • Imagination: The ability to usefully generate new ideas from creative thinking and familiar knowledge in order to explore the hidden possibility space and discover yet-unknown risks.
Life:

Purpose manifests under two fundamental, overlapping categories. Competence that creates Results. To shape the world as you accurately and truly wish. Mindset that yields Happiness. To feel good and think enjoyably, as genuinely and continuously and in as many ways as possible.

People have good, common goals:

  • The easy life. Free from responsibility, detached from hardship, and full of worldly pleasures.
  • The diligent life. Honest work. Raising the next generation and protecting family, friends, and community.
  • The creative life. The passion of brilliant imagination, expressed and observed; functional and aesthetic.
  • The intellectual life. The splendor of insightful learning and breakthrough understanding.
  • The adventurous life. The enthusiastic exploration of new opportunities and experiences.
  • The charitable life. The purposeful assistance of positive projects and helping those in need.
  • The ambitious life. The intense pursuit of extra-professional world impact.

Protect the fragile happiness in this world full of potential.

Fulfill our self-assigned responsibilities with sheer competence and unbreakable determination.

Remember that good intentions mean little without correct decisions, and great intelligence means nothing without useful action.