Here are some of the projects I have completed at school and at home.
Bridge Building Machine
Sailboat Path Planner
I developed a path planning algorithm for autonomous sailboats that prevents collisions with obstacles under shifting wind conditions as my computer science honors thesis.
VTVL Model Rocket
For my capstone engineering project at Dartmouth (ENGS 89/90), I worked with a team of five other students to develop a model rocket that could perform vertical take off and landing (VTVL), inspired by the rockets developed by SpaceX and Blue Origin. This project was completed in partnership with STEM Robotix, a local company, with the intent of developing an educational product.
At the time of this project, there had never been a successful controlled vertical landing of a model rocket, let alone one developed as a product. Joe Barnard is trying to build a VTVL model rocket as part of a larger effort to build thrust vectored model rockets, and documenting his progress on YouTube.
FPGA Voice Recorder
“Doorman” was a device I created as part of a team during my ENGS 21 (Introduction to Engineering) class at Dartmouth College. This device is designed to retrofit dorm deadbolt locks and allowed them to be opened with a key card or smartphone.
This project won the Thayer School of Engineering Phillip R. Jackson Award and was written about in the Dartmouth Engineer Magazine.
Open Source Contributions
I have contributed to a number of open source projects - fixing bugs and adding new features.