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Redesign for manufacturability of an R/C shock absorber

For this graduate course, we redesigned a shock absorber and chassis for the Traxxis R/C vehicle. This particular brand of R/C car uses a complex set of mechanisms and parts to simulate actual off-road vehicles.  The toys have generated a close-knit community of users who modify, repair, and other wise maintain their vehicles as they […]

Can-Collecting Robot

My mechatronics team was assigned to make a robot that could collect 5 bean-cans on a field and drop them into a hole.  The entire robot had to fit within a 1 ft^3 volume, but could unfold after it was started.  Although our robot was camera-shy for the competition (it ran fine between official trials, […]

ASME IDETC conference in August 2012.

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