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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

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

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

CUSD Students get Ready to Depart

November 6, 2012
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I’m Travelling Across the Country. On a Bus!

Cornell University Sustainable Design and the US Green Building Council have partnered up to organize a cross-country bus tour. The tour started at Cornell University and will end at the International GreenBuild Conference and Expo in San Francisco, California. Along the way, I, along with other CUSD members and college students from around the country will be teaching K-12 students about the importance of sustainable design. Continue reading

LibeTech QR Code Door Lock System

September 16, 2012
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Open Sourcing the LibeTech QR Code Lock System

A few months ago I developed a beaglebone-based QR Code door lock system. Check into a room online, and a QR code is sent to your phone to act as your key. Just hold it up to the door! I’m releasing this project under an open source license so you can build it yourself. Continue reading

Founding Members of the PopShop Co-Working Space

August 8, 2012
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e14 Blog Post: How Start-ups are Changing Everything

As I’ve mentioned before, entrepreneurship is something I’m rather passionate about. With the recent founding of the PopShop co-working space, my time spent at NYC start-ups BlueStamp Engineering and MakerBot Industries, and my involvement with Cornell’s new NYC Tech Campus, … Continue reading

Wearing my light-up Graduation Cap

May 29, 2012
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Light-Up Mortar Board. Because I can.

This was one of those “Why Not?” moments. While sitting at dinner with family and friends the night before my graduation commencement, somebody mentioned that a light up Mortar Board would be really cool. Realizing that I had all the … Continue reading