CUSD Students get Ready to Depart

November 6, 2012

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

Just Another Day at Maker Faire

October 2, 2012

Reporting In from the 2012 Open Hardware Summit and World Maker Faire

I just got back from the 3rd annual Open Hardware Summit and World Maker Faire. It’s been a whirlwind week of robots, 3D Printers, inspiring talks, education, networking and more. I’m excited to share all the details! Continue reading

LibeTech QR Code Door Lock System

September 16, 2012

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

Wearing my light-up Graduation Cap

May 29, 2012

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

HelioWatcher System

May 18, 2012

HelioWatcher – An Automated Solar Tracking and Analytics Platform

The HelioWatcher is an automatic sun-tracking solar panel capable of performing long-term solar analytics for developing efficient solar panel deployments. Continue reading

Speaking at the White House Young America Series

May 5, 2012
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Speaking at the White House Young America Series

Recently, I had the privilege to speak at Syracuse University as part of a speaker series for young Americans promoting social change. In this White House-sponsored event, I spoke about the work I did to develop Cornell University Sustainable Design, and how we’ve used interdisciplinary collaboration to further our goals. Continue reading

On The News

April 28, 2012
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The Future of 3D Printing

It’s no secret that I’m excited about 3D printing. I work on Cornell’s Personal Printer, the [email protected], I own two MakerBot printers, and I’ve worked for MakerBot, designing electronics for their open-source 3D printers. In this local news story on 3D printing, I talk about how the technology is advancing. Continue reading

The PopShop!

April 15, 2012

Pop In and Start Up at the PopShop!

I recently helped found a new space at Cornell to promote collaborative entrepreneurship, hacking, and start-up incubation. This one-month experiment is called “The PopShop.” Continue reading

CUSD and Rick Fedrizzi

April 8, 2012

CUSD Pulls in Some Major Grants and Meets with Rick Fedrizzi (President/CEO of the US Green Building Council)

My fellow Cornell Sustainable Design team leaders and I recently met with Rick Fedrizzi, President of the US Green Building Council. We also won a $10,000 geothermal research grant, and a $1000 grant from Cornell’s Engineering Alumni Association. Continue reading