Projects

  • Arduino Radar Speed Sign

    Arduino Radar Speed Sign

    For Halloween 2020, I decided to build a replica of a radar speed sign using an Arduino and an HB100 doppler radar module. This writeup is gonna be a bit fuzzy, since as usual, I decided to document the project a tasteful 8+ months after it was complete. Have fun reading my semi-coherent image andContinue reading →

  • Idiot Bird

    Idiot Bird

    This bird is so dumb that it laid an egg on one (1) stick. We built it a tupperware out of wood, so watch it have kids now I guess.

  • Self Checkout Stand Halloween Costume

    Self Checkout Stand Halloween Costume

    Why did you make this cursed rectangle? It’s a pretty iconic vignette of 21st century living: you’re checking out of the grocery store, and the cashier lines are long. You glance down the row of checkout stands, and the unoccupied self-checkout kiosk beckons from across the store, willing you to try it out just oneContinue reading →

  • PIC Beeper

    PIC Beeper

    After learning about the PIC12F752 in a mechatronics class, I was tempted to use the cheap microcontroller to play music. The device has 1024 Bytes of program memory, but only 64 Bytes of flash, making storing a song in data memory very difficult. Instead, I hacked together a code generation program in Python that wouldContinue reading →

  • Birdcam

    Birdcam

    I decided to build a bird feeder with a live-streaming camera for my significant other’s birthday. It seems to work pretty well! The system is based on a Raspberry Pi Zero W running the Motion firmware, with an image mask and motion trigger set to activate when birds land on the feeder. Every night, aContinue reading →

  • 3D Printer Enclosure Fan Controller

    3D Printer Enclosure Fan Controller

    Overview After building my 3D printer enclosure, I ran into the issue of my printer enclosure getting too warm. Temperatures during extended prints were climbing above 130 degrees Fahrenheit, which was causing my printer electronics to overheat, leading to extrusion issues and missed steps. I remedied this by propping the door open with a rag,Continue reading →

  • LED Trumpet

    Overview This is my second iteration of my LED trumpet.  The first iteration used an Arduino Nano, but I upgraded to a Teensy this time around for more processing power (gotta get all them FFT’s).  The system is powered by Lipo batteries (from my rc aircraft projects) feeding a Castle 10A SBEC that provides 5VContinue reading →

  • Fire Alarm Pull Light Switch Cover

    Fire Alarm Pull Light Switch Cover

    I got bored during finals and measured the fire alarm pull outside my dorm room.  Adding a slot to the back allowed me to fit it over my room’s existing light switches, and a dual-color print from PETG gave it a somewhat realistic look.  Shenanigans ensued. Thingiverse Link

  • Whacky Waving Flailing Inflatable Arm Tube Man!

    Whacky Waving Flailing Inflatable Arm Tube Man!

    Just finished building my Halloween costume for this year!  Two circular laundry hampers, 5 yards of green polyester, and a $10 sewing machine from Amazon make for a great time.  

  • Prusa i3 3D Printer Enclosure

    Prusa i3 3D Printer Enclosure

    This was a fun project from summer of 2017.  I built a Prusa i3 MK2S kit and decided it needed an enclosure, so I purchased some plywood and hacked one together.  There isn’t a square edge on it, but you can’t really tell from a distance!  I put together a lighting circuit and a printContinue reading →

  • Tri-Rotor Tilt-Wing VTOL

    Tri-Rotor Tilt-Wing VTOL

    This functional and extremely sketchy tilt-wing VTOL (Vertical Takeoff and Landing) prototype was constructed as a project for my Applied Science Research class in high school.  The aircraft flew on a KK2.1 flight control board reflashed with OpenAero-VTOL firmware, and transition mixes and PID parameters were programmed for various phases of flight.  The aircraft successfullyContinue reading →