October 2016, May 2016 - May 2017
Worked as technical lead with Dr. Jizhong Xiao and a team of students at the CCNY Robotics Lab to design a window cleaning robot for commercial use.
Confined Entry Nuclear Canister Inspection Rover
In February 2016, I worked with a team of students to create a specialized wall-climbing robot for use in nuclear power plants. I modeled the 3D-printed frame in Solidworks.
Brushless DC Halbach Array Motor
January - February 2016
In January 2016, I independently studied the principles behind electrical motors in order to design and build an extremely power dense brushless DC motor. Power density is especially important in robots with many actuators. Unfortunately, I've had to put this project on hold, as I am far too busy.
Miniature Axial Jet Engine
December 2015 - February 2016
Starting in December 2015, I decided it would be fun to design and machine a miniaturized jet engine. My original plan was to laser cut the compressor blades out of sheet metal, but after looking further into the fluid dynamics behind jet engines, I realized that the importance of blade curvature and strength are so important and the requirements are so stringent that it would be impossible to properly manufacture such complex turbomachinery with the resources available to me.
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.
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.
Some Small Robotic Arms
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.
Later again, 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.
While I technically worked on this project alone, I was originally assigned the task of designing this as part of a larger club project.
^The original design.
^Testing the turret upgrade.