• PegaSense

    PegaSense (formerly EquiTemp) is a wearable, equine warm-up detection device, created as part of 2.009 at MIT, the Product Engineering Process. I was sensing lead for the team and made major design decisions about the type of sensors we should use, wireless communication, and contributed to robustness strategies. PegaSense scored first for our technical review and we will be pursuing this project as part of StartIAP, a Sloan school start-up accelerator. PegaSense introduces an exact science to an aspect of equestrian sports previously based on intuition. Designed as a training aid, PegaSense provides the much needed link between horse and rider. By incorporating temperature sensors into pre-existing horse boots, a rider can be alerted of temperature changes. As the first real-time warm-up and cool-down monitor, PegaSense actively prevents injuries and reduces the long-term costs of diagnostic care. Normally, if an owner suspects an injury, a veterinarian will perform a time-consuming test such as an infrared thermograph ($250 per appointment), or a CAT Scan ($2500 per session). With a price of $1250 per unit, PegaSense is a practical prevention device.
  • Poseidon Yo-Yo

    As part of a manufacturing class I worked in a team to design and manufacture a production run of 50 yo-yos using thermoforming and injection molding processes. The aim was to produce a high-quality yo-yo with repeatability in the manufacturing process. One of Dieter Rams' 10 Principles is "Good design is aesthetic." Only well-executed objects can be beautiful. The design eliminates the addition of electronic components so most time was spent on the physical parts: their material properties, manufacturability, and aesthetic design.

    Why "Poseidon"?

    The key motif of the yo-yo is a trident symbol made from a copper plate, using a water-jet machine. Poseidon is the greek god of the ocean who is classically depicted as carrying a trident as a weapon. The symbol is elegant, clean, and aesthetically appealing.

    More Information

    For more details about process optimization and a peek inside the yo-yo, visit team's website is here.
  • Soundy

    Soundy is a motion activated sound recording toy. Tell Soundy your secrets or record a noise. Hide Soundy behind a door to scare your friends, or toss Soundy back and forth to playback the noise you recorded. Designed with a team as part of 2.00b at MIT.
  • GardenCore

    The GardenCore is a WiFi plant monitoring device. It has a small form factor which can be discretely put into a plant pot. I created this device to be compatible with the SparkCore.
  • GrasshopperNYC

    GrasshopperNYC is a company located in Brooklyn, NY that aims to change the way people socialize. The idea is that the best way to meet new people and have fun is through a shared experience. The goal is to create a space and technology for people to play games together.  
  • Interactive Puzzle at 5Wits

    During January of 2013 I interned at 5Wits, a company that creates walkthrough, life-size, puzzle adventures (think: haunted houses with fun puzzles and a storyline). I brainstormed puzzle ideas and built one prototype for their newest attraction, a Castle-themed adventure. The puzzle is a stained glass window, lighted from underneath. It’s made of concentric rings which spin freely. The goal of the puzzle is to spin the rings to match a predefined pattern.
  • In-pipe Leak Detection Robot

    I performed research at the Mechatronics Lab at MIT, working on electrical components for an In-Pipe Leak Detection Robot. I designed PCBs for the sensing components of the robot and tested them. I also wrote some Arduino code for a prototype of the robot. The robot must fit into a water pipe so I was working with a size constraint.