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Engineering Projects

August 2013 - November 2015
I worked at Google [x] as a "Hardware Astronaut" where I was responsible for the Electrical Architecture/Engineering for Google Glass.
RainCloud - Popular Science
July 2014
This smart, open-source, umbrella stand ensures you always have your umbrella on rainy days, by checking the weather, and illuminating when the forecast calls for rain.
August 2012 - August 2013
I co-founded Sunn, a startup developing unique lighting solutions that emulate natural sunlight indoors to improve health and reduce energy consumption.
2013 Masters Graduation Cap
May 2013
For my Cornell Masters Graduation, I built a web-connected, linux-equipped, LED-laden Graduation cap. Hundreds of people used my mobile web app to control my cap.
Nintendo Ninja
March 2013 - May 2013
Developed as a final project for Cornell's Advanced Microcontrollers course, this AI watches a live feed of Super Mario from an NES and plays the games in real time.
The MakerBot "Replicator" 3D Printer
June 2011 - January 2013
I worked for Makerbot Industries to develop all the electronics for the Replicator personal 3D printer and the Digitizer 3D Scanner.
face(book)^2 at the 2012 Facebook Summer of Hack
July 2012
Jason Wright and I hollowed out a book and crammed facebook into it using character displays, microcontrollers, and wireless transceivers.
HelioWatcher System
February 2012 - May 2012
The HelioWatcher is a Solar Tracking and Analytics Platform capable of using GPS and an array of sensors to automatically orient towards the sun and perform real-time data capture.
Libe Technologies
January 2012 - May 2012
LibeTech allows you to unlock doors using QR codes that you register from the web. Communication is highly secured, and changing allowed users is a snap.
Hack the Popshop
May 2012
In just 24 hours, my 3-person hack-a-thon team built the winning PopShop hack by building a gesture recognition system to control the lights and music within the PopShop.
SudoGlove Controller
March 2009 - March 2012
As seen on TV!
The SudoGlove interprets hand gestures to control hardware or software. I've used it to drive RC Cars, synthesize music, and more.
ReacXion Interactive Art
July 2010 - January 2012
ReacXion is my attempt to bridge engineering and artistry. The ReacXion display is an audiovisual theremin that translates movement into color and "music".
Weather Station Display
April 2011 - May 2011
This MSP430 weather station measures humidity, temperature, and light levels remotely and transmits them to a computer that plots them in real time.
DEKA Luke Arm
May 2010 - August 2010
I worked on the 3rd gen "LUKE" Prosthetic Arm at DEKA Research and Development. I contributed to the design of the circuit boards for hand and upper-arm control.
RoboClaw
May 2009 - August 2009
The RoboClaw uses a Propeller chip paired with a small server to enable remote claw control via a web interface. A webcam streams to the claw-control webpage.
Nerf Sentry Gun
February 2009 - May 2009
The Nerf Sentry Gun implements a webcam and image recognition software to identify/track intruders and fire darts at them. It tweets and uploads images.
DeepNote Guitar Hero Bot
April 2008 - August 2008
The DeepNote Bot uses photodiodes, a Parallax Propeller, and parallel processing software to play the Guitar Hero video game in real time with 99% accuracy.


Scholarly Research

Hybrid Luminaire
May 2012 - May 2013
I designed and built a novel lighting system that pipes natural light into any room using fiber optic cables augmented by color-tuned LEDs.
Aracna Robotics Platform
April 2012 - May 2013
Aracna is an open source quadruped robot for testing evolutionary gait algorithms. I worked on the electronics and embedded software.
Machine Metabolism Robot v3
September 2009 - May 2012
IEEE Robotics & Automation
This robot emulates the functionality of an enzyme on a protein by attaching to a structure and manipulating it while attached.
Fab@Home 3D Printer
September 2011 - May 2012
I lead electronics development for the the Fab@Home 3D printer. My research focuses on developing improved safety systems and a more cohesive system-level design.
Stochastic Modular Assembly (Programmable Matter)
September 2010 - June 2011
This project focused on designing "Programmable Matter" cubes capable of arranging themselves into a desired object when disturbed stochastically in a fluid.
Prosthetic Hand Control Prototype
September 2005 - June 2008
2008 Intel Talent Search Finalist
I developed a cheaper, less invasive method for controlling prosthetic devices by using a force sensor-equipped cast.


Speaking. Teaching. Outreaching.

Personal Fabrication Workshop at the PopShop
March 2012 - May 2013
I co-founded the PopShop co-working space in Ithaca, NY to give Cornell students a space to collaborate and turn their ideas into marketable products.
Jeremy talks with prospective engineering students at BlueStamp Engineering
Summer 2011, 2012, 2013
I was the lead instructor of the 2013 BlueStamp Engineering summer program for high school students. I also guest-lectured in 2011 and 2013.
White House Young America Series Banner
April 2012
I delivered a talk on Environmental Sustainability as part of the White House's Young America Speaker Series at Syracuse University.
Teaching about Electricity at the Intrepid Museum
March 2012
I traveled to the Intrepid Museum with CUSD to teach kids about electricity & circuits using potato batteries.
At the Brooklyn Children's Museum
April 2011 & November 2011
I traveled to the Brooklyn Children's Museum with CUSD to teach kids about sustainable engineering through hands-on projects.
Jeremy Presents at TEDx Cornell University 2011
October 2011
I gave a talk titled "Open Source Society" at Cornell's 2011 TEDx event. I explained how the philosophy of open source sharing could be expanded to other fields.
Harlem Children's Zone
July 2011 - August 2011
The Harlem Children's Zone (HCZ) aims to end generational poverty through education. I taught students about sustainable architecture and engineering.
Jeremy Presents at Ignite Ithaca 2010
November 2010
Ignite is a fast-paced evening of 5 minute talks. My talk focused on how experiential learning is critical for developing the next generation of engineers.


Books, Tutorials, Reviews, and Blogs

Exploring Arduino Book
September 2012 - August 2013
I wrote a book, Exploring Arduino, to teach readers concepts in electrical engineering, computer science, and human-computer interaction using the Arduino microcontroller platform.
Tutorials for CadSoft EAGLE
June 2012 - Present
Eagle is a popular PCB and Schematic Design tool. Sponsored by element14 and CadSoft, I produce videos that introduce novice engineers to computer-assisted PCB design.
Tutorials for Arduino
January 2011 - Present
I produce a series of widely viewed Arduino Tutorials sponsored by element14. A search on youtube for "Arduino Tutorial" features mine almost exclusively.
Blogger for element14
April 2011 - Present
I write articles for the element14 Do-It-Together Blog, a subsidiary of Newark Electronics. My postings range from renewable energy to security systems.
Electronics Parts Reviews
July 2011 - Present
I produce video and textual reviews of electronic components to assist hobbyists in selecting parts for their assorted projects.
May 2011 - Present
I love being a part of the "Maker Community" - Sometimes, I even get invited to guest-host engineering podcasts.


Sustainability

November 2012
I helped orchestrate a cross-country bus trip from New York to California with stops along the way to teach young students about sustainable engineering.
Cornell University Sustainable Design
December 2009 - May 2013
I founded and lead CUSD, which creates resilient structures in the built environment to realize a future of ecological, social, and economic sustainability.
SRF Rendering
June 2010 - December 2012
I lead CUSD's Sustainability Research Facility team. The project aims to construct a facility for conducting interdisciplinary sustainability research.
ISSS Logo
October 2011
I co-chaired and gave the opening address at the first annual ISSS in NYC, which brought together 100 entrepreneurs, student-leaders and educators.
Cornell Solar Decathlon SiloHouse
September 2008 - December 2009
I led the Energy Controls team for Cornell's entry into the 2009 Solar Decathlon. I oversaw the development of an automation and energy monitoring system.


Computer Tutorials, Reviews, and Projects

UltimateComputers.net
June 2007 - January 2011
UltimateComputers.net was a community for computer-building enthusiasts. I produced content and developed a user portal for the site's 1000's of users.
Computer Component Reviews
April 2008 - December 2010
I performed reviews of assorted computer components to assist people in making more informed choices when buying hardware to build their own computers.
Computer Builds
April 2006 - September 2010
I filmed the construction of several computer builds, and showed each build in a unique video format. These videos seeded my creation of ultimatecomputers.net.
Computer Tutorials
August 2007 - August 2010
I produced a series of tutorials focused on computer building and modification. They have garnered hundreds of thousands of unique views on youtube.
TechBits Video Series
November 2008 - June 2010
I produced a series of vlogs to introduce concepts in computer engineering. The series covers everything from RAID hard drives to analog-to-digital conversion.