I have been involved in a wide range of club engineering projects at CCNY. In the 2015-2016 academic year, I split much of my time between working as secretary of the CCNY Robotics Club and working with the CCNY SAE Club. In the 2016-2017 academic year, I served as president of the CCNY Robotics Club. I was also involved in Project Aries, a student-led project to send a rocket to space.
SAE Baja August 2015 - May 2016
In August 2015, I joined the CCNY SAE Club (Society of Automotive Engineers), because I decided that I needed to broaden my experience and knowledge base. Before this I had mainly worked on small robots and electronics - but at the SAE Club, I have gained more experience in large-scale manufacturing, including MIG and TIG welding. The SAE Club is building a buggy from scratch as part of the SAE Baja Intercollegiate Design Competition.
BB Launcher February 2015 - May 2015, December 2016
Starting in February 2015, I used Solidworks to design a 3D-printed BB launcher from scratch. Many months later, I attached it to a handle to make a handheld BB pistol. This involved soldering a prototyping board to connect a button sensor and two motors to an Arduino Uno. Then in December 2015, I decided to print a new version that would be mounted to two servos, allowing it to pan and tilt itself: a joystick-controlled turret.