Skills: CAD, Arduino, 3D printing, Product Design, Circuit Design, Cleanroom Practices
During my time at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, I have worked on research projects with the department of Mechanical Engineering. In the Summer of 2014, I worked on a project to design and manufacture a proof-of-concept for a desktop solar battery charger. In the Spring of 2014, I worked on a project involving Localized Electrochemical Deposition.
Desktop Solar Charger
I used Creo/ProEngineer to design CAD models for a proof of concept of a desktop solar battery charger.
It was amazing to see my ideas go from a rough paper model to an actual 3D design. This cemented my interest in product design and manufacturing. Also, no matter how much time I spend in the lab, my jaw still drops every time I see a 3D printer in action.
Our team designed a solar tracking system around the Arduino framework. This was my first introduction to open source electronics, and it changed the way that I look at circuits as a part of product design.
I worked in the clean room to design and replicate experiments in Localized Electrochemical Deposition. This project involved a lot of reading, and waiting around for things to happen.