In collaboration with professor and artist Greg Niemeyer and artist Olya Dubatova, I prototyped and fabricated a representation of the Tzar Bell in Russia. This project was designed using Arduino as well as hand-cut and laser-cut wood to build the eight foot structure. The art installation debuted in the Riddoch Gallery in Mount Gambier, Australia.
This project for Flexible Hybrid Structures was designed to help solve the current greenhouse shading system’s persistent failure due to mechanical stress. Using wood veneer, laser-cut acrylic, and 3D-printed triangles, our design team engineered a hygroscopic, humidity-activated system for shading tropical plants in Northern California. When the veneer is waterlogged, the wood fibers expand and cause a curling effect, opening apertures on the facade of the greenhouse. Conversely, the panels flatten and close as they dry, which shades the plants from the harsh afternoon sun.
For Design Innovation 22 we were tasked with creating a bluetooth-controlled vehicle to traverse an obstacle course. The only stipulation was that the vehicle could not have wheels.