Projects

This is a collection of projects I've enjoyed.  Please forgive the mess, this page is under construction.

Electronics & Robotics

Sareen Lab Custom Bioprinter

Unfortunately, my proudest creation is unsharable until published.  It's a K8400 Vertex 3D printer refitted to print gels.

The building a soft-material printer was just the beginning.  Replicating tissue
required far more engineering solutions than I could've foreseen.





Robot control scheme - Hackster.io

This was a subsystem of an underwater robot.  A Raspberry Pi reads input from a PS3 controller, then relays instructions to an Arduino, which controls speed controllers that control brushless motors.








Underwater Photobooth (The Shelfie Machine)


This is a Raspberry Pi Photobooth inside an acyrlic waterproof housing.  It's activated through the housing via a button with a hall sensor on the inside.  It was built for an underwater convention and provided some great shots.






Prosthetic Costume Arc Reactor - Instructables


This was a lot of firsts: the first time I designed a PCB, the first time I etched a PCB... I didn't even know how to solder, and this required me to reflow solder paste to attach surface-mount components.

The work was all super worth it.  My husband continues to use this for conventions and photo shoots years later.



Magic Mirror with Voice Response

My brother and I followed general guides on building a magic mirror, including instructions for installing Amazon's Echo software.  The thing I like best is that it offers Alexa voice assistant functionality, but the user has low-level control over the hardware and the wake system for improved privacy.


Textiles & Costumes


Captain America Leather Jacket - Instructables


I wanted a cosplay jacket subtle enough for everyday wear.  This project took about 80 hours over 6-weeks and cost around $80.  I love how it came out.









Jafar Costume 

This costume for our annual costume contest at work was one of the first times I tried making a costume from whole-cloth (literally).  Instead of looking for items from thrift stores, I bought fabric and clay for the serpent.  The results look... deviousss.







Captain America Costume - Instructables

This was my first sewn costume, and also marked a turning point in my fondness for Captain America.  I love the idea of someone so earnestly trying to do good.









3D Printed Captain America Helmet - Instructables

This was a very basic, easy 3D printing project.  I was surprised that there wasn't a guide on Instructables, so I added one.  Print.  Apply wood filler.  Paint.










Mjolnir - Imgur

This project went wrong, but that's fine.  You learn more from mistakes.  The intention was to replicate the classical version of Thor's famous hammer from the legends using plaster.  I learned a lot about plaster casting.







Fiberglass Captain America Shield - Imgur

The results were mixed when I tried to make Cap's shield because I tried to keep it cheap.  I used a cheaper disk sled than I should've, and applied fewer layers of fiberglass. But I learned how to apply fiberglass, so it worked out.









Woodworking


Chicken Coup - Instructables











Lasercut box - Imgur












Tabletop / Vertical Convertable Chess Board - Instructables












Chupa - Instructables













Climbing Hangboard - Instructables












Free-standing Sun Shade - Instructables













Lofted Bed

Book shelf

Other

Deep Sea collection box
QICFIT

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