Rather than the traditional system of Flying Buttresses, the gothic chapel of Aachen Cathedral
uses a system of wrought iron reinforcing members; one of the first ever built. The practical
effects of this reinforcement were studied using a CAD model and SolidWorks simulation.
Cathedral dimensions were found using 19th
century source material and a visit to the
cathedral in Aachen, Germany.
Multi-body CAD model was
produced in SolidWorks
2012. Due to planar
symmetry, only half of the
chapel was modeled for
mesh was applied to the model
with symmetric constraints
and gravity loading.
Comparison of a buttress with and
without metal reinforcement. Areas
in red will be prone to mortar
cracking and eventual material
My senior design project was to design electronics packaging for the sensor
array of a 5” diameter, 10’ tall rocket. The packaging had to be within a
precise weight bracket, easily machineable, and easily replicable. Two
prototypes were designed and built before the final design was finished.
Each iteration of the rocket had slightly different
payloads with very similar requirements, allowing
me to refine my general design before building the
final payload bay. Shown are the second and third
of five total iterations.
The final electronics bay had a vastly different
payload than the prototypes, requiring several
rapid prototyped parts
Two perpendicular cameras recorded the
launch and descent of the rocket. The cameras
were keychain cameras with a complex shape,
requiring more complex packaging.
This slim line record player was designed on an airplane after wondering whether or not
traditional record players could be scaled down to a more reasonable size. Further research
revealed that Crosley Radio Corporation released a similar product the same month that these
drawings were made. The Cosley Revolution was a successful, critically acclaimed product.
Initial sketches for a small record
player were made on a cross-
CAD was completed in SolidWorks
the night following the flight
Renders were completed using
Cinema 4D and show the model
without the spring actuator
connecting the base and head.
After extensive involvement with FIRST Robotics in high school, robots were regularly on my mind.
These chassis designs were made during my free time. They were designed to be produced using a
lathe and 2.5-axis CNC machine. Hardware is FIRST Robotics standard equipment.
All electronics were to be mounted to a sliding
platform that could be easily slid in and out to replace
parts and wiring.
All motor and transmission parts were designed
within the drive sections on the side, which were
symmetric and identical. This opened the middle
of the chassis for variable use.
Faced with the prospect of traveling for contract work, the
idea of moving the heavy dual monitor stand that I
currently use with my workstation sounded unappealing. I
started designing a folding stand to hold both monitors
safely during travel. The project is currently still in early
design stages, and is included as an example of process
Corrugated cardboard had paint poured
through it and was then sliced open through
the corrugations to reveal the paint left over
from the pouring.
Made from a photo
reference. Pencil on paper.
The paint poured through the cardboard in
the first piece was channeled onto a variety of
pieces like this one.