Fayble Design created a simplified furniture buying experience. Customers easily customized any of our designs on our website. I created the business model, website, and marketing...more plan. I also created a CNC manufacturing system for furniture.
Led computer simulation of new nozzle designs for The Wynn Vegas Hotel fountain using Ansys Fluent; Designed an underwater housing for the control electronics for the Wynn...more fountain; Designed and manufactured test fixtures for production lines.
Designed and analyzed a custom steering rack; Determined steering kinematics points to improve performance and driver feedback; Manufactured the steering system; Participated...more in testing methodology design and vehicle dynamics simulation research.
A monopod that stands up by itself using a reaction wheel
Engineer · This project is a monopod that stands up by itself using an active reaction wheel. The system uses a brushless motor with sensorless FOC… · More control, an attitude controller running on Arduino, and a mechanical system to hold it all together.
I devised, designed, and built the whole project. I designed and manufactured the mechanical system, I sourced and built the electronics, and I designed and coded the control system.
A small race car that goes 0-60 in less than 3 seconds
Mechanical Engineer · This car is part of an international college competition where students build a new race car every year from scratch. Our team… · More competed in competitions in the USA and in Germany. The car has a 90HP motorcycle engine, but it makes up for the small engine by being extremely lightweight. The steel, aluminum, and carbon fiber construction yields a final weight of approximately 450 pounds. The car can hold 2.4g's of acceleration through corners, and accelerate from 0-60mph in less than 3 seconds.
In 2013-14 I was the shifting captain. I designed and built the electronic shifting system for the 2014 car. In 2015 I was the steering captain. I designed and built the steering system for the 2015 car. The 2015 steering system was completely redesigned, which yielded improved performance in corners, dramatically lowered steering force needed, and improved service life. Previous steering systems frequently broke down, but my system lasted multiple seasons without any significant maintenance. I was also the webmaster in 2015, which improved our visibility to current and potential sponsors.
Engineer · This quadcopter uses an Arduino as a controller, with custom sensor fusion, PID, and communication code.
I created this quadcopter… · More before they were popular and widespread. I wanted a quadcopter, but at the time they were extremely expensive, so I decided to build my own, as much from-scratch as possible. I ended up creating my own controller board using an Arduino and writing the code to control the copter. The project was made much more difficult because only high-latency fixed-wing speed controllers were available at the time. Ultimately I was able to create a relatively stable quadcopter, while making almost everything myself.
What I Do
I have a large amount of experience in Mechanical engineering, Software engineering, and some experience in Electrical engineering. I have ended up with this combination because I love robotics. I've built many CNC machines and many other robots. Check out my website for my project portfolio.
For my senior project, I built a Reaction Wheel Inverted Pendulum, aka a monopod that stands up by itself. I completed every part of the project on my own, including the electronics, controls design, mechanical design and fabrication, and code. The system uses a brushless motor with sensorless FOC control, an attitude controller running on Arduino, and a mechanical system to hold it all together. Check out a video of it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VC90gIJh1AE