Experimental Exposure with New Lenses

 I have been learning how to take photos with the DSLR camera my nana purchased for me last winter break. It has been great to take the camera with me on most of my day trips, and most of the night trips too.

Last night, my friends and I walked to Boston's North End district where there are many Italian restaurants. There is a 24hr bakery there called Bova's. The place sells just about everything baked that you can imagine.







California Bear Mirror

 About a month ago, I received a delrin cutout of the California bear. I did not have an idea of what I wanted to do with it at the time. One day I realized that I had a good friend who was from SF. I used a sheet of clear acrylic and some pieces of a broken mirror along with an Arduino nano to create a light up mirror for this friend of mine.

I hope they like it when they get back from Costa Rica. I also hope they don't look at my website before they get back.

Replacing Guitar Nut

 This morning I used a 3D printed piece of plastic to bring my guitar back to life. The small piece at the top of the neck which holds the strings of the guitar in place is called the nut. It's not to complicated and fairly easy to make an STL file.



Oven Test of Rocket Team Nosecone

 Yesterday, the payload team worked on testing the data acquisition electronics by putting our test nosecone in a controlled temperature oven.

There are 6 thermocouples placed in two rings about the internal geometry of the nosecone which can be used to interpret factors of the heatup with happens when the rocket moves quickly against the drag force in the atmosphere.

More photos at (https://photos.app.goo.gl/iALfYJewFgX6EdpB6)


Using a Solder Stencil

 Last night, my friend Shreeyam from Rocket Team and I began populating the second revision of the data acquisition circuit board. Shreeyam designed the board in KiCAD, a popular design software for circuit boards. I had originally learned how to use EAGLE but it seems both software packages are fairly ubiquitous.

We used a preheated to bring the board up to temperature after placing the solder paste and components.


Remembering the Old Days and CAD

I was recently in the Office of the First Year because of my interest in becoming an associate advisor. I am interested in helping frosh at MIT make good, long term planning decisions with their time here. I really appreciated the individuals who helped me as a frosh and want to pass it forward.

The picture here shows nearly the whole class of 2020 at orientation. I am near the back in the center.

I have been getting back into the CAD'ing again, mostly Solidworks. And perhaps doing something with my arm CAD... stay tuned.

MakeMIT 2019 is Over

 I built a small machine shop in the MIT student center over the weekend in addition to manning a laser cutter for 18 hours in which I ran over 50 jobs. As one of the material's leads for MakeMIT, I get to see an amazing plethora of hackers and their projects. It's awesome to get inspired by the works of others and the event really shines. Submissions can be found at the DevPost.


Post-Valentine's Day: Running 26 Miles in 26 Hours

 Yesterday was Valentine's day, it was mostly a normal day like any other. I woke up a bit late behind schedule and rolled into a me...