Juan M. Fresneda

Mechatronics Engineering, Automation & Control, Electronics Developer, Co-Founder of Pueblo FX, Audio Freak.


Hi! my name is Juan and I’m from Bogotá, Colombia. I hold a Bachelor in Mechatronics Engineering from the Universidad de San Buenaventura, a Postgraduate Diploma in Industrial process automation from the Universidad de los Andes and I’m currently studying a MSc in Electrical Engineering (Electronics and Information Technology) in VUB & ULB Universities in Brussels.

I have work experience in Scada systems programming, PLC and HMI solutions, and electronic design for specific solutions for control in Industry.

In 2016 a couple of friends and I started a small business called Pueblo FX that focuses on the manufacturing of audio electronics such as pedal effects, preamps and audio controllers, place where I’m in charge of the electronic design, and the development of new products.

I love music in all its forms and tastes, sound, playing piano and synthesizers,  going out for a bike ride,  diving and playing tennis, photographing special moments in the way, and if I find in the way something to repair I would try to fix it because I have a strange attraction for fixing electronics or whatever is not working (From consumer to Pro Audio and Industrial electronics).

If you want to know more, or would like to work together, you can contact me at juan@juanfresneda.com

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Recent Work

Recent Jobs

2015 – Current

Independent Engineering related work

  • SCADA Programming in C # for a network of power meters with modbus communications for a building in Bogota business center.
  • Co-Founder and R&D director of Pueblo FX (Guitar and Bass Effects Audio electronics Company)
  • Design and maintenance of industrial electronics for various projects.
  • Electronic development for active control in globe valves with low power design (Tecval S.A.S.)

2016 – 2017

Electronics & Robotics Teacher

Colegio Gimnasio Campestre

  • Guidance in the projects of the advanced robotics level in national and international competitions events
  • Design of educational robotics electronics kits

Under my guidance the advanced robotics group obtained the first place on Robo Fest 2017 edition on the Sr Exhibition category with a project of a mobile robot that filtered air while following a person providing a fresh bubble of air.

2017 Results Page

Official Video Review

2014 – 2015

Projects Engineer

Henkel International S.A.S

  • Programming and startup of Electric SCADA (Gran Tierra Energy Colombia)
  • Electronic development for active control in globe valves (Tecval S.A.S.)
  • Communications startup of motor softstarter by IEC 60870–5–104 protocol (Cerrejón)
  • Software programming development for managing measuring equipment of Core losses (Siemens S.A.)
  •  Startup of a test bench for residential water meters (Aqueduct of Fusagasugá, COL)
  • Programming of PLC and HMI for various projectsProgramming of PLC and HMI for various projects.
  • Minor electronic developments for various applications

2013 – 2014

Projects Engineer

H. Nieto Ingeniería

  • Design of electrical control boards
  • Design, programming and startup of a test bench for residential water meters (Aqueduct of Facatativá, COL)
  • Programming of PLC and HMI for various projects


Engineer Intern

Technical Petroleum Services S.A

  • Development of an electronical prototype for calibrating a interface measurement equipment (ID-201 from Agar Corp) for electrical loops of 4-20mA

2008 – 2011

Reaserch Assistant and student leader

Universidad de San Buenaventura, Bogotá

Reaserch group in Applied Robotics, SIRA


  • Give lectures to new members in electronics and mobile robotics.
  • Administrative tasks.
  • National and International competitions preparation coach & participant.


2017 – Current

MSc in Electrical Engineering (Electronics and Information Technology)

Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) & Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) – Brussels, Belgium

2015 – 2017

Postgraduate Diploma in Industrial Process Automation

Universidad de los Andes – Bogotá, Colombia

Dissertation defense presentation ( some images and info were deleted due to the confidentiality managed) link here

2007 – 2013

Bachelor in Mechatronics Engineering

Universidad de San Buenaventura – Bogotá, Colombia

Thesis Work Only in Spanish

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