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, […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

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

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.

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 […]

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

In order to prepare for various product dissection labs, I disassembled a NERF blaster and recorded how it works.  I later used the NERF blaster in several workshops.

While not strictly an engineering feat, my sisters and I constructed an igloo from snow brick over the course of two days while over break. The bricks were formed using bread pans, and I stacked them into the shape. The brick pattern is only visible on the dome because a snowstorm hit during the night […]