Projects from high school and before.

Microfluidic Display Experiment

Sandwiched between transparent glass and PDMS the channels were ghostly white until liquids were pumped through them, at which point the networks they composed stood out brightly in 3D space.

Calculator Love

During high school the only computer I had access to during school days was my beloved TI-84+ graphing calculator. It was a surprisingly enjoyable platform for practicing programming. The built-in TI-BASIC programming editor and simple drawing commands meant that it was easy to create small graphical demos and games, which


A game in 2KB of code, 128 bytes of RAM, 8 million instructions per second, and 2 days


A high school project that was meant to be a pocketable universal hacking tool. It was called Barnacle before it was called GreyportCode

A Tiny Helicopter Game This is a helicopter game written in AVR assembly for an ATTiny13A connected to a Nokia 3310 LCD and 1 button. Made for the fun of the challenge to fit a graphical game into 1 KB code space and 64 bytes of RAM while running

Hacking an Architectural Digitizer

Turns out it just spits comma separated points out over serial in ASCII. I didn't have the original serial plug so I opened it up and connected an Arduino directly to the TTL serial lines on the board. I wrote a simple drawing app in Processing to play with it,

Adding a Touch Screen to a TI-84+

I figured out how to use raw control of the TI Link Port on a TI-84+ graphing calculator in order to implement some Z80 assembly routines that could talk to an Arduino using regular asynchronous serial. Once I got that working I used it to make this demo. The touch


Lightly edited copy of the original blog post from when I was in high school: This is the PropComp in all its current glory. Future versions will have all this contained in a case under the keyboard, kind of like the Commodore 64, except this will include the screen. The

Trash Record Player

Rockin' Sesame StreetA project from when I was in middle school. This record player used the motor from a CD drive to spin records, and a tooth pick pick-up. In the photo it's missing the paper cone that I attached to the tooth pick to amplify the sound. The body
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