Projects

2013

  • Business Card, Version 2
    After a lot of feedback from the last business card, I have revised my USB mass storage device business card. Upgrades include a headerless programming interface as well as the USB connector built into the board. Boards are in production now, coming soon.
  • Genetic Algorithm For Optimizing A Blackjack Strategy
    Come read about how my computer played billions of hands of blackjack so I could (try to) win money! Working off of my previous experiment with Genetic Algorithms, this project was an experiment in how effective a genetic algorithm would be on a massive optimization problem with 4.562×10^192 unique solutions. As with the PID coefficient solver, the results were good for the amount of time the simulation took.

2012

  • Genetic Algorithm to Solve for PID Controller Coefficients
    This project was an experiment to see how genetic algorithms could benefit microcontrollers. In this application, genetic algorithms were used to find the ideal coefficients for a hypothetical PID controller. Results were promising, and I hope to do more experimentation in the future.
  • USB Business Card
    A business card should represent a person’s expertise. My expertise is in creating unique circuit boards, so to celebrate this I created a USB thumb drive circuit that contains my resume and contact information.
  • My Brother’s Wedding Gift
    My brother got married this Spring, and so I made a reverse geocache puzzle to lock him out of his present. This puzzle
    told him how far he was from his present open, and I’m happy to report that his first day with his new wife was spent opening this box.

2011

  • Christmas Gift
    The 2011 Christmas gifts are almost done! There is a production run of 8 gifts being made, but since they have not been given yet, I can give no information except the picture of the boards being fabricated. More details to come!
  • uGrid Home Automation
    This was the 2011 Senior Design project completed by myself, Elliot Stein, and Elie Klein. The WordPress link at the bottom of this page gives the full timeline of the project, but this site will give a more thorough description of the finished product.
  • Valentine’s Day Gift
    This project was for my girlfriend for a special valentine’s day gift with love (and therefore engineering obviously). Works using a 555 timer and purple LEDs. Check out the writeup to build your own!

2010

  • Soulbot
    Soulbot was the final project for the Fall 2010 ENG471 class, “Conducting Robots”. Soulbot’s goal was to conduct the TCNJ Orchestra, and it achieved this task by conducting “Ode to Joy” as well as “Sonata no. 1 Movement IV” by Vincent Persichetti on December 7th, 2010. This was a team project, and the complete list of members can be found within.