Life Updates

September 23, 2016

This semester I'm working with a team of students advised by the materials science and fabrication professors at Olin to design and create a new permanent resource for Olin students:  a mobile forge cart for students interested in blacksmithy and metallurgy.  The cart...

August 9, 2016

This Friday is my last day at TE, so I'm in the middle of working on all my project hand offs.  My final intern presentations, an informal poster presentation and a formal powerpoint, have both gone very smoothly, so now I'm just keeping everything organized for the ne...

August 7, 2016

During the summer, my roommate and I went to visit several caves around central PA and one in VA.  They're quite beautiful, and all very different.  We visited Penn's Cave, Crystal Cave, Lost River Caverns, Indian Echo Caverns, and Luray Caverns. 

August 7, 2016

I've been working on upgrading a 3D printer for the ITAR lab at TE.  The company that made these printers has gone out of business since TE bought them.  Luckily for me, all of the printer components, even the circuitry and programming, are opensource. 

I volu...

May 9, 2016

This semester I've been taking a programming class in python, and for my final project, I worked with Coleman Ellis and Max Schommer to create a library and accompanying GUI that allows users to mathematically generate 3D printable sculptures through vector animations...

May 9, 2016

Spring 2016 I designed a self study course in metals fabrication techniques.  My partner, Taylor Sheneman, and I were trained on lathes, mills, horizontal band saw, grinders, MIG, TIG, spot welder, sheet metal fabrication techniques, casting, hot and cold forming, sand...

May 8, 2016

my final project for static physics was to develop teaching materials and activities to use in a future statics class.  I elected to create an activity using CAD assemblies and mates to teach students about the individual movements and degrees of freedom in different s...

May 6, 2016

This semester, I've been working with the CORe committee on fine arts to arrange an Olin Student Gallery, and we succeeded this past week!  I was also given the privilege of displaying my own work in the gallery, namely my steel dragon sculpture, "Siegfried" (Fred for...

December 16, 2015

Our final design nature project was a team project to design and fabricate a bio-inspired "play experience" for fourth graders, who would then come to "play test" the toys or games and rate them good or bad.  I was assigned to an amazing team: Serena Chen, Harris David...

December 9, 2015

This semester I decided to learn some leatherworking skills, including shaping, stitching, and finishing techniques.  I made a phone case and a laptop case, and they both turned out rather well.

The phone case is sculpted, glued stitched and dyed, hand cut for an iphone...

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