Co-founder of Haploid
Haploid LLC is a robotics studio in the Brooklyn Navy Yard designing more expressive tools for creating by making traditional fabrication systems more human and direct. We collaborate with our clients to tailor the tools and approach that we have developed to their specific needs. Want to work with us? Please get in touch.
Lead Engineer, CIO at Artmatr
Artmatr is developing an array of technologies for painters to bring the potential of digital workflows into their physical craft.
My role: Initially the only full time engineer, I developed all of Artmatr's hardware and software tools. I worked closely with clients to adapt the technology to their needs. Eventually I transitioned to leading the engineering team.
Research Assistant for Glass II Project in the Mediated Matter group at the MIT Media Lab
The goal of the project was to demonstrate a process for 3D printing glass on an architectural scale. Working on a very challenging timeline and against monumental technical and logistical challenges the team used the technology to 3D print three large columns which were exhibited at the 2017 Milan Triennale.
My role: I developed the electronics and control software for the light system inside the columns. Working on site in Milan, Italy I assisted with installation and provided technical support while developing the light performance with Neri Oxman and the rest of the team.
Embedded Engineering and Software Development at Tulip
Tulip is developing technology that manufacturers can use to track their operations and see ways to make them better.
My role: On the hardware team I wrote firmware, designed PCBs, created test systems, spelunked the depths of embedded Linux systems, remotely supported our hardware systems in the field, and occasionally crawled through crusty manufacturing equipment on the factory floor for research, deployment, and support.
Electronics Prototyping Consulting
The Wayband is a device worn around the wrist that uses haptic feedback and a phone's sensors to help guide blind people through the world. Here's a New York Times article from when the blind athlete Simon Wheatcroft ran the New York City Marathon using the device.
My role: Electronics prototyping, manufacturing, PCB design for beta units, firmware programming, and testing. Learned how to navigate Central Park while running and looking at a laptop.
Slow Dance by Wonder Machines
Slow Dance turns every day objects into slow motion sculptures. The person behind the product, Jeff Lieberman, has helped bring an incredible array of art and technology into the world. And he hosted a TV show called Time Warp on the Discovery Channel that I enjoyed as a kid :)
My role: Refreshing PCB design, manufacturing prototype electronics, and testing. I wrote the shipping firmware for the product.
The L3D Cube is an 8x8x8 RGB volumetric display with sound reactivity and network connectivity.
My role: I developed the first firmware library for the product and wrote some of the product demos used for marketing during its launch.
Bitty is a handheld digital synthesizer and labor of love by the talented Nickolas Peter Chelyapov.
My role: I designed, fabricated, and tested several iterations of the synthesizer PCB based on Nick's visual design. And I assisted with firmware development.
Miscellaneous Rapid Prototypes