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Carlos Hickman

Electronic Engineering Technology Student

Purdue University

HQ Phone: (765) 494-4600

Purdue University

550 Stadium Mall Dr.Civil Engineering Building, Room G216B

West Lafayette, Indiana 47907

United States

Company Description

Purdue's College of Engineering is made up of 12 academic programs: aeronautics and astronautics, agricultural and biological, biomedical, chemical, civil, construction engineering and management, electrical and computer, engineering education, industrial... more

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Employment History

Specialty Fabricator (Contract)

Creo Industrial Arts

Lead Design and Fabricator

Los Labs Automotive Firm Inc

Education



Purdue



Purdue University


electrical engineering
Purdue University

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When Carlos Hickman was an ...

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When Carlos Hickman was an electronic engineering technology student at Purdue University in the late'90s, he had to pick up some odd jobs in West Lafayette to keep his tuition and other bills paid.

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While other local dealers do similar work, Hickman has positioned himself to specialize in high-end jobs.
Click for Larger Image - Los Labs featured in Journal GazetteOne project in progress is making over a BMW X5.The crew is installing a stereo system, satellite television, wireless Internet access and biometric ignition and security features that read fingerprints.The exterior of the vehicle is also being redesigned.The job, which will involve "well over" 1,000 man-hours, would cost a customer off the street about $200,000, Hickman said.
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The most Los Labs has charged a customer was "upwards of $50,000," Hickman said.
Hickman, who has seven employees, said Los Labs' growth has been slow over the past seven years.
"Up until here, it's been kind of hand-to-mouth," he said about the company's break-even 2005.
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"It's been mostly word-of-mouth growth," Hickman said.
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Hickman said it's similar to adding a spoiler to a trunk.
Click for Larger Image - Los Labs featured in Journal Gazette"It's like that concept on steroids," he said."You could take a standard car and make it look like something exotic."
The business owner, who describes himself as thankful and happy to be doing what he's doing, is hands-on when there's work to be done.He'll clean toilets, take out trash, make molds, wire sound systems and spend 30 minutes talking to a 15-year-old who has a lot more ideas about stereos than he has money.
Music lovers with fatter wallets can get hooked up by Hickman.But it's probably better if they don't ask him for a ride.He drives a'96 white Ford Ranger that lacks the upgrades he installs for others every day.
"It's raggedy, and I love it.The CD player gets loud on its own sometimes," Hickman said."It's the classic tradesman story - the barber with the wild hair.I'm the stereo guy with the crappy system."


Los Labs: About Us - News

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When Carlos Hickman was an electronic engineering technology student at Purdue University in the late'90s, he had to pick up some odd jobs in West Lafayette to keep his tuition and other bills paid.

...
While other local dealers do similar work, Hickman has positioned himself to specialize in high-end jobs.
Click for Larger Image - Los Labs featured in Journal GazetteOne project in progress is making over a BMW X5.The crew is installing a stereo system, satellite television, wireless Internet access and biometric ignition and security features that read fingerprints.The exterior of the vehicle is also being redesigned.The job, which will involve "well over" 1,000 man-hours, would cost a customer off the street about $200,000, Hickman said.
...
The most Los Labs has charged a customer was "upwards of $50,000," Hickman said.
Hickman, who has seven employees, said Los Labs' growth has been slow over the past seven years.
"Up until here, it's been kind of hand-to-mouth," he said about the company's break-even 2005.
...
"It's been mostly word-of-mouth growth," Hickman said.
...
Hickman said it's similar to adding a spoiler to a trunk.
Click for Larger Image - Los Labs featured in Journal Gazette"It's like that concept on steroids," he said."You could take a standard car and make it look like something exotic."
The business owner, who describes himself as thankful and happy to be doing what he's doing, is hands-on when there's work to be done.He'll clean toilets, take out trash, make molds, wire sound systems and spend 30 minutes talking to a 15-year-old who has a lot more ideas about stereos than he has money.
Music lovers with fatter wallets can get hooked up by Hickman.But it's probably better if they don't ask him for a ride.He drives a'96 white Ford Ranger that lacks the upgrades he installs for others every day.
"It's raggedy, and I love it.The CD player gets loud on its own sometimes," Hickman said."It's the classic tradesman story - the barber with the wild hair.I'm the stereo guy with the crappy system."


Los Labs: About Us - News

www.loslabs.com [cached]

When Carlos Hickman was an electronic engineering technology student at Purdue University in the late'90s, he had to pick up some odd jobs in West Lafayette to keep his tuition and other bills paid.

...
While other local dealers do similar work, Hickman has positioned himself to specialize in high-end jobs.
Click for Larger Image - Los Labs featured in Journal Gazette One project in progress is making over a BMW X5. The crew is installing a stereo system, satellite television, wireless Internet access and biometric ignition and security features that read fingerprints. The exterior of the vehicle is also being redesigned. The job, which will involve "well over" 1,000 man-hours, would cost a customer off the street about $200,000, Hickman said.
...
The most Los Labs has charged a customer was "upwards of $50,000," Hickman said.
Hickman, who has seven employees, said Los Labs' growth has been slow over the past seven years.
"Up until here, it's been kind of hand-to-mouth," he said about the company's break-even 2005.
...
"It's been mostly word-of-mouth growth," Hickman said.
...
Hickman said it's similar to adding a spoiler to a trunk.
Click for Larger Image - Los Labs featured in Journal Gazette "It's like that concept on steroids," he said. "You could take a standard car and make it look like something exotic."
The business owner, who describes himself as thankful and happy to be doing what he's doing, is hands-on when there's work to be done. He'll clean toilets, take out trash, make molds, wire sound systems and spend 30 minutes talking to a 15-year-old who has a lot more ideas about stereos than he has money.
Music lovers with fatter wallets can get hooked up by Hickman. But it's probably better if they don't ask him for a ride. He drives a'96 white Ford Ranger that lacks the upgrades he installs for others every day.
"It's raggedy, and I love it. The CD player gets loud on its own sometimes," Hickman said. "It's the classic tradesman story - the barber with the wild hair. I'm the stereo guy with the crappy system."


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When Carlos Hickman was an electronic engineering technology student at Purdue University in the late '90s, he had to pick up some odd jobs in West Lafayette to keep his tuition and other bills paid.


Los Labs: About Us - Articles & Publications

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What begas as a hobby for 15-year old Carlos Hickman has, years later, been demonstrated with much certainty and validity at Fort Wayne, IN, shop Los Labs Automotive Firm. No, not the last three letters of his first name, and no, not an affiliation with any city beginning with the previx. "Los", meaning Logic Operating Systems, is a term that Hickman created to describe the art of building unique circuitry for OEM integration electronics.

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Carlos Hickman, Founder / Owner / Lead Installer of LOS (Logic Operating Systems) Labs Automotive Firm in Fort Wayne, Indiana, has created the prototype for a conversion kit that he designed for use in various model years of the Dodge Dakota and Dodge Durango.
Hickman, also an electronic engineering technology student at Purdue University, caught the attention of Bob Sheaves, CEO of catNET, an engineering consultation company hired by an auto manufacturer. Sheaves had heard about the work that Hickman was doing at LOS Labs and came to him with a lucrative business proposition. Click here for full article...
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Carlos Hickman of Los Labs recently transformed this vehicle into a showstopper by remolding and reassembling the entire center dash (which alone took a month), separating and relocating the climate control components, fabricating custom fiberglass kick panels for the dashboard to house a 6.5-inch widescreen LCD, relining the interior in blue suede, and glassing the entire trunk to house two JL Audio 12W7 subwoofers, 2 1000/1 JL amps, a Sharp Aquos 10-inch LCD screen, and 2 JL Audio TR535-CXi 5.25-inch coaxials. Click here for full article...

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