The SigUp booth, based on Disney-Pixar's UP, was built in Spring 2013. It recreated experiences from the movie, beginning with a game in which visitors flew Carl Fredricksen's house out of the city. Vistors continued through the Fredricksen living room to a working waterfall, followed by a trip through the jungle, where they are greeted by an animatronic Kevin bird. The booth concludes inside the Spirit of Adventure dirigible, featuring a photobooth I designed.
I also assisted Andy Biar in the filming and production of short documentary on the building of the SigUp booth.
Awards: People's Choice and 1st Place Booth, Carnegie Mellon Spring Carnival 2013
Leaves as Scales
This pair of boots comes out of a Spring 2013 3D media studio course. I stripped down and restored a pair of vintage ankle boots, then ornamented them with scales I cast from small leaves.
Fanciful Ball Popping Device
Inspired by the "corn popper" toy I had as a child, Isaac Rudich and I built this lawnmower-like mechanical machine to throw colored plastic balls into the audience at Carnegie Mellon's annual Anti-Gravity Downhill Derby. The mechanism is driven by an entirely wooden bicycle chain made with lasercut links.
Catalina was my term project for David Kosbie's Introductory Programming. It was developed as a partner project with Justin Singer. Catalina has all the features you would expect from a simple paint program, such as brushes, size control, erasing, etc. We made sure we had enhanced color control, something we both felt was important in a paint application.
Battles of the Pausch Bridge
Battles of the Pausch Bridge is an 11 minute light show my teammates and I designed as part of a lighting course. The Randy Pausch Memorial Bridge connects the computer science and drama buildings on Carnegie Mellon's Campus.
Hibisco was a food truck concept that my team pitched as part of a competition in an entrepreneurship course. The truck marries the bold flavors of Korean barbecue with Mexican-style tacos to create fresh, original dishes. I was responsible for all of our branding and design.
Curate the Curators
Sites such as Tumblr and Pinterest allow anyone to become the curator of their own collections. Curate the Curators is a Pinterest parody that allows users to curate a selection of "super-curators", designed to serve as a commentary on the commoditization of taste in the era of the social web.
Fall 2013 Recruitment
Led a team of designers to develop recruitment materials for Sigma Phi Epsilon's Fall 2013 recruitment. We produced posters, flyer cards, and shirts to advertise SigEp recruitment events.
Buggy is a gravity powered vehicle race that is a unique tradition at Carnegie Mellon University. As a mechanic, I helped build and maintain our fleet of buggies to ensure raceday performace. My specialty on the team was analyzing turns and race footage to help our drivers plan their routes.
A quick social commentary project, The Social Media Buzzword Bot replies snarkily to the overuse of internet marketing buzzwords on twitter. It scans twitter for certain buzzwords, then will pick from a set of predetermined responses to deliver some digital smackdown.
Paperkeys is a DIY kit for children ages 8-13 that teaches basic circuitry and music skills. Kids fold a paper template, mark certain areas with copper tape to make contact switches, then connect to an arduino. Paperkeys uses a kid-safe, no-solder design, based on educational Media Lab research headed by Leah Buechley.