August 2013 - November 2015I worked at Google [x] as a "Hardware Astronaut" where I was responsible for the Electrical Architecture/Engineering for Google Glass.
July 2014This 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 2013I co-founded Sunn, a startup developing unique lighting solutions that emulate natural sunlight indoors to improve health and reduce energy consumption.
May 2013For 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.
March 2013 - May 2013Developed 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.
June 2011 - January 2013I worked for Makerbot Industries to develop all the electronics for the Replicator personal 3D printer and the Digitizer 3D Scanner.
July 2012Jason Wright and I hollowed out a book and crammed facebook into it using character displays, microcontrollers, and wireless transceivers.
February 2012 - May 2012The 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.
January 2012 - May 2012LibeTech 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.
May 2012In 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.
March 2009 - March 2012As 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.
July 2010 - January 2012ReacXion is my attempt to bridge engineering and artistry. The ReacXion display is an audiovisual theremin that translates movement into color and "music".
April 2011 - May 2011This MSP430 weather station measures humidity, temperature, and light levels remotely and transmits them to a computer that plots them in real time.
May 2010 - August 2010I 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.
May 2009 - August 2009The 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.
April 2008 - August 2008The DeepNote Bot uses photodiodes, a Parallax Propeller, and parallel processing software to play the Guitar Hero video game in real time with 99% accuracy.
May 2012 - May 2013I designed and built a novel lighting system that pipes natural light into any room using fiber optic cables augmented by color-tuned LEDs.
April 2012 - May 2013Aracna is an open source quadruped robot for testing evolutionary gait algorithms. I worked on the electronics and embedded software.
September 2009 - May 2012IEEE Robotics & Automation
This robot emulates the functionality of an enzyme on a protein by attaching to a structure and manipulating it while attached.
September 2011 - May 2012I 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.
September 2010 - June 2011This project focused on designing "Programmable Matter" cubes capable of arranging themselves into a desired object when disturbed stochastically in a fluid.
September 2005 - June 20082008 Intel Talent Search Finalist
I developed a cheaper, less invasive method for controlling prosthetic devices by using a force sensor-equipped cast.
March 2012 - May 2013I 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.
Summer 2011, 2012, 2013I was the lead instructor of the 2013 BlueStamp Engineering summer program for high school students. I also guest-lectured in 2011 and 2013.
April 2012I delivered a talk on Environmental Sustainability as part of the White House's Young America Speaker Series at Syracuse University.
March 2012I traveled to the Intrepid Museum with CUSD to teach kids about electricity & circuits using potato batteries.
April 2011 & November 2011I traveled to the Brooklyn Children's Museum with CUSD to teach kids about sustainable engineering through hands-on projects.
October 2011I 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.
July 2011 - August 2011The Harlem Children's Zone (HCZ) aims to end generational poverty through education. I taught students about sustainable architecture and engineering.
November 2010Ignite 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.
September 2012 - August 2013I wrote a book, Exploring Arduino, to teach readers concepts in electrical engineering, computer science, and human-computer interaction using the Arduino microcontroller platform.
June 2012 - PresentEagle 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.
January 2011 - PresentI produce a series of widely viewed Arduino Tutorials sponsored by element14. A search on youtube for "Arduino Tutorial" features mine almost exclusively.
April 2011 - PresentI write articles for the element14 Do-It-Together Blog, a subsidiary of Newark Electronics. My postings range from renewable energy to security systems.
July 2011 - PresentI produce video and textual reviews of electronic components to assist hobbyists in selecting parts for their assorted projects.
May 2011 - PresentI love being a part of the "Maker Community" - Sometimes, I even get invited to guest-host engineering podcasts.
November 2012I helped orchestrate a cross-country bus trip from New York to California with stops along the way to teach young students about sustainable engineering.
December 2009 - May 2013I founded and lead CUSD, which creates resilient structures in the built environment to realize a future of ecological, social, and economic sustainability.
June 2010 - December 2012I lead CUSD's Sustainability Research Facility team. The project aims to construct a facility for conducting interdisciplinary sustainability research.
October 2011I co-chaired and gave the opening address at the first annual ISSS in NYC, which brought together 100 entrepreneurs, student-leaders and educators.
September 2008 - December 2009I 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.
June 2007 - January 2011UltimateComputers.net was a community for computer-building enthusiasts. I produced content and developed a user portal for the site's 1000's of users.
April 2008 - December 2010I performed reviews of assorted computer components to assist people in making more informed choices when buying hardware to build their own computers.
April 2006 - September 2010I filmed the construction of several computer builds, and showed each build in a unique video format. These videos seeded my creation of ultimatecomputers.net.
August 2007 - August 2010I produced a series of tutorials focused on computer building and modification. They have garnered hundreds of thousands of unique views on youtube.
November 2008 - June 2010I produced a series of vlogs to introduce concepts in computer engineering. The series covers everything from RAID hard drives to analog-to-digital conversion.