Monthly Archives: April 2013

Opening a Faucet in Slow-Motion

This is captured using a slow-motion camera in the ME instrumentation class at BYU. The camera was triggered using an infrared phototransistor circuit. Advertisements

Lighting a Match in Slow-Motion

This is captured using a slow-motion camera in the ME instrumentation class at BYU. The camera was triggered using an infrared phototransistor circuit. (The infrared LED is visible as the blue dot in the lower right hand corner. Shot at a much faster rate (more frames per second) than the faucet videos, this shows the […]

Senior Capstone Project

For our senior-level capstone project, my team and I developed an improved interlocking brick for use in developing countries. When used for houses smaller than 30’x30′, it may reduce the cost of construction up to 30%.  Our team consisted of Joey Kent, Emily Savage, Stanton Woods, and me. Our project received a lot of attention […]

Water Dripping in Slow Motion

This is captured using a slow-motion camera in the ME instrumentation class at BYU. The camera was triggered using an infrared phototransistor circuit.

Thread Theory Clothing App

This video describes a app design our team developed through ME 553, Product and Process Design. The design focuses heavily on customer needs and process design and a business plan.

Designing a Wind Velocimeter

For my junior-level instrumentation class, my team and I were assigned to create a device to calculate wind speed and direction.  Using parts from around the lab, we created this: This device used a hobby propeller attached to a DC motor, mounted as a windmill on a potentiometer.  The wind would cause the propeller to […]

ASME IDETC conference in August 2012.

A photo of me and a lab-mate in Chicago attending the IDETC conference for design.