Shutter Clicks - this site! I started putting this together one day when I had a bit too much free time and was annoyed with Blogger’s lack of customizability. I’ve been adding features and posts through the months.
The Dentist - a 250 lb combat robot I built with a small team of friends for our entry in Battlebots Season 2. Unfortunately, we ran into some controller issues and couldn’t compete. For The Dentist, I worked on the concept, mechanical design, CAD, and all of the machining. Blog posts still under construction. See also Rebecca’s writeup.
Frozen Chainsaw Massacre - a go-kart I built with a small team of friends for the Power Racing Series. We ran into some reliability issues in both of the races we competed in, but managed to snag pole position in the qualifier for each race before everything exploded. I worked mostly on the steering geometry, CAD, and machining.
D3NIGMA - a website I worked on for 6.148, MIT’s web programming competition. We were awarded best frontend design and honorable mention overall. I worked primarily on front-end, as well as UI/UX design.
Tomato Science - in the summer of 2022, I decided to measure the production output of my rooftop garden, mostly consisting of a smattering of different tomato varieties. I intend to use the data here to inform my plant selection in future years.
Sierpinski Christmas Tree - due to COVID, I had to design a modular Christmas decoration for my small NYC apartment. I wound up with a beautiful and functional decorative that worked on the first try.
3D Printing - I’ve 3D printed a lot for many mini-projects, which I compiled into a single gallery blog post. My favorite print of all of them is easily my custom-designed glasses case that I had printed in nylon by Shapeways, then sanded, polished, and painted myself. It stays closed with the help of a few magnets I glued in, and pivots on a pair of shoulder bolts. It’s held up for over 2 years without any issues aside from paint and scratches.
Unread Emails (no longer functional) - a webpage displaying the results of a cron script I wrote, which logs and graphs my unread emails.
Sleep Tracker (no longer functional) - a webpage displaying an estimate of my sleep patterns, based on how many unread emails I have, and the principle that the first thing I do when I wake up and the last thing I do before going to sleep is check my email.
Moira Mapper (no longer functional) - a web interface I built for a script my friend wrote, for mapping MIT mailing lists.
Mellow-D - a website I worked on for HackMIT. We were awarded best hack for social good and the Quirky sponsor prize. I worked primarily on database generation and seeding.
Pottery (2022) - Throughout 2022, I’ve been learning and growing as a potter in a local studio, for about 3 hours a week. You can see my growth in skill over time.
2.009 (2017) - In 2017, I TA’d MIT’s Mechanical Engineering Capstone class, 2.009. As a TA in that class, I put together a couple of videos, including the Quadcopter video that has become a traditional opening for the final presentations.
Mixed Reality in Japanese Pop Culture - my final project for Digital Media in Japan and Korea, focusing on representations and views of virtual reality and augmented reality in Japanese pop culture. I took this class Spring ‘17.
Multi-Path Planning for Hydraulic Fluid Routing - My M. Eng thesis, an extension on the research below. This work focused on the fluid-routing algorithm, and performance optimizations I worked on during my M. Eng for Fall ‘17 and Spring ‘18.
MOFs for Cancer Therapy - my Siemens/Intel/ISEF project from Summer ‘12. I won Siemens Semifinalist, Intel STS Semifinalist, and ISEF 3rd place in Chemistry.
6.849 Final Project - For my final project for Geometric Folding Algorithms, I explored curved crease origami in semi-rigid materials, focusing on developing a software package to produce waterjet-cuttable files for perforating sheet metal for folding. I took this class Spring ‘17.
6.033 Final Project - For my final project for Computer System Engineering, our team of 3 was tasked with redesigning the MBTA bus scheduling system. I concentrated on the bandwidth utilization scheme. I took this class Spring ‘17.
2.009 Final Project - 2.009 is MIT’s MechE capstone class, so I led a team of 18 students to design, build, and present to an audience of 1200+ an alpha prototype of a speech-enabled respirator. I also led design of the electronics for the respirator, including 3 custom PCB’s to power, filter, and amplify the microphone. I took this class Fall ‘16.
6.111 Final Project - For my final project for Digital Systems Laboratory, our team of 3 created an interactive augmented reality game on a Virtex-2 FPGA where players could hold a “lightsaber handle” and hit sprites onscreen, similar to fruit Ninja. I took this class Fall ‘16.
6.882 Final Project - For my final project for Bayesian Inference, I implemented Heteroscedastic Gaussian Processes and tried to look at some applications in video reconstruction. I took this class Spring ‘16.
2.671 Final Project - For my Go Forth project in Measurement and Instrumentation, I investigated optical performance of a photographic lens by measuring its step response and calculating the transfer function. I took this class Spring ‘16.
6.867 Final Project - For my final project for Machine Learning, with a partner, I mixed and matched various feature selection methods with various classification and clustering algorithms, looking at their performance in image classification on CIFAR-10. I took this class Fall ‘15.
2.086 Final Project - For my final project for Numerical Computation, I looked at parameter fitting and sensitivity analysis for differential systems of motion. I took this class Fall ‘14