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Portfolio

robots, rocket, art, oh my!

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Portfolio


Portfolio

robots, rocket, art, oh my!

 

STEAM

Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and (occasionally) Math.

I create experiences. 

Whether that means programming an LED dress, or hooking motors to a teddy bear, the bounds of normalcy mean nothing to me. I have chosen not to separate my art, tech, and engineering portfolios because I believe they are all intertwined and the same. 

 

I do a pretty terrible job of updating this page, so I apologize in advance. 

 
 
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NASA Robotic Mining Competition Robot

I was a mechanical engineer on Case Western's Robotics team, CWRUbotix, my freshman year at CWRU then was elected president my sophomore year. The robot you see here won the best mechanical design at NASA in 2015.

 
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36 Hour Build: Programmable LED Dress

This was an MHacks project in the winter of 2016. Each of these LEDs were individually addressable. They were mapped on different sections of the dress, and when the wearer sung a Disney song, we used the Deepgram API to parse the lyrics of the song, and change the dress into the princess being sung.

 
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Placeholder: Disney castle shadowbox

I made this as a Christmas present for another Disney-loving friend. It features a back layer of wood, and 3 spaced layers of laser cut acrylic. The middle layers have a firework pattern laser etched, with colored pigment rubbed into the surface. The castle is cut vinyl. 

 
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The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.

~Walt Disney

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The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.

~Walt Disney

Otto von snowmower

I was on the CWRU Autonomous Snowplow competition team for the 2014-2015 season. I was purely a mechanical engineer on the team, and primarily worked on maintaining course through the snow-- so drive train, proper weighting, etc. 

As can be seen by this photo... much of this work was done in the dark into the wee hours of the morning. 

 
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NARS level 1 certification Rocket

Meet Lumiere, my perhaps slightly too explosive candlestick. Lumiere was my NARS Level 1 certification rocket with the Case Rocket Team. You can watch it's second launch with a sparky motor here

 
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Hardwood ring collection

Very late at night one day I "accidentally" ordered a box of hardwood scraps online, and made a hardwood ring collection out of them. The one depicted is Burmese Teak with a coral inlay. Eventually I'll link the rest of them below...

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Caricature self portrait

I started this on a day when I wasn't really too enthusiastic... clearly.

*disclaimer: I did this for a drawing class I took as part of my art minor.

 
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Aviation: learning to fly

I suppose this isn't a specific item per say, but it is certainly a project. In high school I worked line crew in exchange for flight hours trying to fulfill my dream of wings. I soloed a Cessna 150 on 12.31.2013. My dream is to retire somewhere with a dog and a plane. 

 
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Brass airplane

Fun fact, I really like airplanes.  Although I learned to fly on a high-wing, and my dream plane is a low-wing, biplanes have a special place in my heart (and my aesthetic tendencies).  I'd been soldering wires forever, so I figured I may as well learn to jewelry solder too!