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Engineering for a Better World

April 7, 2014
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Engineers use Technology to Make Lives Better

I’m an engineer because I believe that engineers have a unique ability to touch the lives of millions of people by developing technologies that shape the human experience. In this promotional video for my alma mater, Cornell University, I explain why that philosophy is so important to me. Continue reading

October 6, 2013
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Machine Metabolism Research (Finally) Published in IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine

Although I finished my metabolic machine research about two years ago, the journal paper that I co-authored on the topic was just published in IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine this past month. Give it a read! Continue reading

Graduation Day!

August 10, 2013
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Looking Back – A (Lengthy) Reflection on Five Years in Academia

I’m done with academia, and I’m starting a new chapter in my life. In this first part of a two-part blog posting, I’d like to take some time to reflect on my experiences at Cornell over the last five years. Continue reading

July 7, 2013
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Hacking the PopShop (A Year Ago)

A year ago, we built a ridiculous light/music automation system using image recognition, AC relays, Arduino, custom TCP/IP servers, and 3D printers … in only 24 hours. I finally got around to editing the raw footage into a showcase video. Enjoy! Continue reading

Control My Cap

May 30, 2013
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How I connected my Graduation Cap to the Internet

My masters graduation cap sported 16 LEDs, internet connectivity, a full linux computer, a custom PCB, and a 87 Watt-Hr Battery. Continue reading

Jeremy at BOOM

May 27, 2013
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Fiber Optic Hybrid LED Lighting >>> SUNN

My masters thesis focused on the development of a Hybrid Fiber Optic LED lighting system. Now that I’ve graduated, we’re spinning that research out into a startup – SUNN. Continue reading

Nintendo Ninja Pipe

May 22, 2013
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Building an FPGA AI to play Super Mario Bros. in Real Time

My friends and I built an FPGA Hardware-based AI capable of playing the Super Mario Bros. video game in real-time using visual input from an original NES. Continue reading

Presenting at Techkriti '13

March 28, 2013
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Reporting back from Techkriti ’13 in Kanpur, India!

I recently returned from a trip to India, where I was invited to present some of my research from Cornell’s Creative Machines Lab at the 2013 Techkriti Festival at IIT Kanpur. I was joined by astronauts, TV hosts, world-famous architects, and other students from around the world. Continue reading

GreenBuild Bus Tour

December 2, 2012
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National Bus Tour Debrief

I recently completed an epic, once-in-a-lifetime cross-country bus trip from Ithaca, NY to San Francisco, CA. We stopped at six schools along the way to pick up other college students, and we led educational workshops for K-12 schools at each stop to teach students about various aspects of sustainability. The tour ended in San Francisco where I attended the GreenBuild Conference and Expo. Continue reading