3D Touch Sensing


Elastomeric foams with embedded photonic senors for 3D touch recognition This work was completed as a final project for Bart Selman's CS 6700: Advanced Artificial Intelligence graduate course at Cornell. For this project, I designed and fabricated a soft touch sensor using an elastomeric foam with embedded infrared (IR) LEDs and receivers. The soft [...]

Haptic Feedback for Virtual Reality


Soft actuators for kinesthetic interactions in virtual reality Traditional game controllers rely on vibrotactile feedback as the only haptic sensation transmitted to the user. With the advent of consumer virtual reality platforms, users now have the ability to more deeply immerse themselves into videogames with visuals that match every head movement. The ability [...]

Stretchable Electroluminescent Skin


Overview We have developed a hyperelastic light emitting capacitor (HLEC) that can expand its surface area by >635% while actively emitting light and sensing this deformation. The center layer is a thin sheet of silicone with embedded ZnS phosphors that glow under a high electric field. Transparent, ionically conductive hydrogel electrodes sandwich the center dielectric [...]

2D Plotter


I built this 2D plotter as an exploration of the  CoreXY Cartesian motion system. The frame is made from four 3' sections of aluminum extrusion, the sliders are inexpensive LMU88 linear bearings, and red plastic parts are all printed on a custom built A-101 based on the OS design by Lulzbot. Control is run through [...]

Toy Design


Disc Launcher This disc launcher was an experiment with designing mechanical parts for low-cost 3D printing using fused deposition modeling (FDM). The toy is completely designed from 3D printed parts that snap together with no need for other hardware. Source files are linked below and as well as a demonstration video. I encourage anyone with [...]

Custom CNC Router


During my senior year at North Carolina State University, I designed and built a CNC router. I performed this work for undergraduate research credit and the project was funded using a Park Enrichment Grant. The machine is designed to cut light materials such as wood and plastic, with a 2' by 4' work area. Fabricated using a plywood structure and off-the-shelf [...]

Autoclave Thermometer


This project was completed during a two-semester sequence within the Engineering Entrepreneurs Program at North Carolina State University. During these courses, an interdisciplinary team is tasked with identifying and solving a real-world problem. The first semester is used largely for ideation and market analysis. During the final semester each team builds [...]



Skycam was one of the first home projects I designed after buying a 3D printer. This skycam for my apartment was modeled after the cable-driven camera systems commonly used in sports stadiums. The system uses four stepper motors, Easy Driver - Stepper Motor Drivers, and an Arduino Uno to extend and retract four spools of string. A [...]

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