My NativeAdVantage: Hands on skills, inventing and problem solving
The young Inventor, designer and engineer, Yousef Saheb Javaher, has been exploring new dimensions in the sound system world with his SparkBlocks modular speaker system that combines taste with entertainment. The 21 year old Mechatronics student at the Simon Fraser University in Vancouver has an inherent passion for innovation and design and has pursued his passion as young as he remembers. Born in a family of engineers, Yousef has took numerous c
hallenges to prove his mechanical and innovative skills in school and in university. In grade 12 he participated in the Vex Robotic Challenge in Vancouver BC. Yousef was the first SFU student who successfully built the first ever maze solving robot that could cross over the walls of the maze instead of solving it at SFU. He was also invited to speak at the 2015 grade 12 Math Award Winners event at Simon Fraser University as an inspiration for prospective engineering students and entrepreneurs. In grade 12 he began building all glass Boombox speakers that were unique both in design and in sound. When entering university in 2012 to pursue his passion academically, Yousef began to take his interests more professionally. He bought a laser cutter machine to expand and improve his unique Boombox’s that were becoming locally recognized by artists and music lovers. This led to Yousef establishing Spark Laser which is now a successful business in selling laser cutter machines. Yousef joined Zen Maker Lab in Vancouver to introduce the laser cutter machinery to the local market and to train individuals and businesses to use the device.
In 2014 Spark Laser grew even more when Yousef partnered with Ramtin Bidshahri and gave training and warranty services to Spark Laser customers. As an innovative engineer student, in 2014 Yousef came up with the design of Spark Blocks which is a modular speaker system with additive gadgets all shaped in cubic blocks that can be assembled with ease in infinite number of possible patterns. The main purpose and intend behind creating SparksBlocks was to create a speaker that functions as an ultimate house sound system, is portable and is customizable. What makes SparkBlocks unique is an indefinite possibility for creating a customized-unique sound system. After finishing the design, Yousef Partnered with Ramtin to introduce SparkBlocks to the world professionally and have worked nonstop to feature SparkBlocks on Kickstarter. The campaign was launched on July 8th , 2015 and in the first three days SparkBlocks was able to raise more then 20,000$ of funds.
What do you do best?
Imagining and building. I have strong imagination skills and I am often thinking about things in new dimensions and I always find a way to bring those imaginations to life.. Not all my ideas are great but I am able to bring into reality the things that occupy my mind.
What makes you the best?
My passion and persistence to solve problems. As an engineer I’m constantly observing, listening and learning. Although I demonstrated a deep passion and talent for inventing and problem solving from a young age, I have learned most of my skills from listening and observing. I believe that everyone have something to teach me. What I can learn might be how to build something or it could be a different way of looking at things. That is why I find people’s experience useful to me regardless of their profession and I try to learn as much as I can. A famous saying states: “knowledge is power” and to me it is the knowledge that allows us to create amazing and impossible things that makes us powerful beings. To me knowledge is endless and no single person can acquire all that there is. I always try to stay alert, respect others and learn. I rather hear what people have to say than to speak about myself therefore i welcome each encounter, connection and view.
How will you stay the best?
I will become and stay the best by perusing my passion to create and invent. Continuing to learn and expanding my skills while staying humble because I believe arrogance is ones’ worst enemy.
What are your aspirations: business & personal?
Personal: Creating something new every day. Waking up to the excitement of an unfinished project that needs my attention.
Business: Growing and expanding my horizons. Exploring the unknown and mastering the impossible. Creating the possibility for others to shine and grow as I hopefully will do.
What fascinates you?
I’m constantly fascinated with how nature has solved the most amazing problems. From how trees convert sunlight into energy to a geckos feet that utilizes van der waals forces to stick to any surface. Not only does nature carry the solutions to the problems we cannot solve but it also bears solutions to problems that we don’t even know they exist.
Strive for more without forgetting what you have.
Arnold shawrzinger , Nikola tesla , Isaac newton, Steve jobs
Cypress view point in Vancouver , Tehran , The work shop in my house
Any kinds of tools (drill press, laser cutters etc.), Nutella , Ducati monster.
For me one of the greatest joys in life is to create something from a raw piece of wood or metal. Using my hands to slowly shape material into something beautiful and handmade. I also enjoy working because the work I do involves creating and exploring new designs, concepts and opportunities. Finally, I enjoy taking long drives on my motorcycle; exploring and seeing all that there is to be seen.