For Fun

Under Construction

Creator • 2018

Under Construction is series of wooden construction markers - the kind you might see on the side of the highway in the middle of nowhere - with the slowly-flashing yellow light on top. The lights communicate to take on different patterns and respond to human presence, making for an eerie experience. Under Construction was funded in part by a generous grant by SDCAP for the 2018 YOUtopia festival in San Diego, California.

Creator • 2015 — 2016

Death & Taxis was a seven foot long, coffin-shaped art car painted to look like a New York City taxi. I designed it in Solidworks, then cut and welded it together from scratch. It utilized a 14hp electrical motor and steer-by-wire controls, along with a 200 Ah battery bank with onboard generator for charging. The car was disassembled and flat-packed for shipping from Brooklyn to Nevada and was reassembled at Burning Man 2016.

Co-Creator • 2012 — Present

One of the early large-scale Arduino-based LED sculptures. Domestar was a 16-foot (now 30-foot) custom-fabricated PVC dome covered in 6,400 individually-addressable RGB LEDs, controlled and mapped via custom Processing software. I did electrical and firmware design and implementation, as well as structure fabrication and Processing/C++ work.

Older Projects

For Money

Self-Employed

Contractor • Dec, 2017 — Present

Freelance contracting for several companies in the tech industry, primarily in hardware design and firmware but also extending to backend software and infrastructure.

Lead Sensor Engineer • Oct, 2015 — Dec, 2017

Second employee at a small 3D mapping startup. Utilized a wide range of skills to translate "ground truth" from multiple sensors to usable 3D models.

  • Built a "Google Maps"-like mobile 3D mapping vehicle from the ground up
  • Wrote data collection and processing software to aid in 3D pointcloud generation
  • Wrote and maintained cloud-based 2D/3D data collection and processing pipeline and other backend systems
  • Designed, built, and installed custom PCBs and plastic enclosures for vehicle-mounted 2D "swarm" sensors

Software Engineer • Nov, 2014 — Oct, 2015

Primarily worked on Makerbot Desktop software, used for basic 3D CAM and job spooling for Makerbot printers. Worked on low-level integration with all Makerbot Replicator printers.

Other Experience

Skills

Hardware Design and Implementation

Circuit design, prototyping, PCB capture and layout (EAGLE), DFM, manufacturing, testing, firmware design and implementation (C/Python)

Software Engineering / Dev Ops

Backend design and Implementation (Python, Java, C, C++), Terraform, Docker, Vagrant, AWS, git, Linux

Design and Fabrication

2D design (Illustrator/Corel Draw/Inkscape), 3D design and modeling (Solidworks), 3D printing, laser cutting (Epilogue), CNC Milling (Shopbot/Sherline), MIG Welding

Education

State University of New York at Fredonia

Bachelor's Degree, Communications / Jazz • 2005 — 2009

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