Explorations of materials, processes, and techniques. Paper folding, 3D printing technologies, metalworking, and more.
In 2011, I received a Halpern Family Engineering Design grant to design and build a 3D printer to fabricate objects out of wax powder mixture via the selective laser sintering process (SLS).
After building a simple AC welder, I designed and built a high-power rectification circuit to convert the welder to DC for better performance.
During 2007-2008, I design and built a propane fueled foundry that I used to cast pieces of a metal-turning lathe and to investigate metallurgy.
During the fall of 2010, I investigated new formulations of pykrete, a structural, anti-ballistic ice composite, and achieved material strengths comparable to those of concrete.
In the Spring of 2011, I explored the application of Hausdorff fractal dimension analysis for fractal structures as a method for differentiation and identification of tree sepcies.
Since 2010, I have been practicing wheel-thrown ceramics, with a focus on Japanese wood-fired ware and the aesthetics of the Tea Ceremony.
In the summer of 2010, I converted two half-ton capacity automated tumble composters to run indefinitely on solar power.
Since 2007, I have been working on and off with a coal- and charcoal-fired forge, making tools and steel bowls.
During 2008, 2009, and 2010, I constructed sets for the Swarthmore College Drama Board.blog comments powered by Disqus