This is a laser cut platform which allows you to mount your kindle on your bike handlebars. This is not as stupid as it sounds! If like me you spend coundless hours riding a bike indoors on a stationary trainer you need as many ways as possible to pass the time. It is designed for a kindle paperwhite, though it also works with the standard kindle.

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19 Feb 2016

The Tour Divide

The Tour Divide is a 2700 mile off road bike race through the rockies that I completed in 2015. It is fully self supported which means you carry all of your food, clothes, sleeping gear, etc. Aside from the physical training there is a lot that goes into preparing for the Tour Divide including gear…

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If you really want to be at a company you can do so much better than a resume.

A few years ago I saw an early stage startup that I knew I had to be a part of. The only problem was that it was 900 miles away and I had no connection to them. The startup was Formlabs. At the time they had 10 employ…

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25 May 2011

3D Printer V1

A great way to speed up the design process is to have a way to quickly make prototypes of objects to see how they look/feel/behave physically. This is especially true when designing something to be ergonomic. Always wanting to take my design skills and resources to the next level I decided that I ne…

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11 Feb 2011

USB Hub Design

Transformation

Sometimes when I'm at the coffee shop I need to use more USB devices than my MacBook can support. I love Apple design and was disappointed to see that there weren't any aluminum hubs that matched my Macs, and really there didn't seem to be any that weren't junk - so I set out to design my own. This…

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I have been having a lot of fun with an iPhone game called tilt to live. The game is relatively simple to play - you steer a ship around the screen by tilting the phone. You are trying to avoid enemies, pick up power-ups which you can use to kill enimies. It seemed like the type of game that a program could do very well at if you cive a computer the ability to tilt the phone and see what is going on. In this project I built a motion platform which I hope can be used to get a really high score in this or other tilt based games.

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30 Apr 2010

Unnamed Robot

Jr. Design Robot

In the undergraduate BSME program at UNCC, Juniors are required to design and build a robot. I was tasked with designing a simple and lightweight robot to transfer simulated nuclear fuel rods.

Weighing in at 1.2lb, it is quite light - most of the weight due to the required batteries. Every detail o…

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30 Dec 2009

Wooden iPhone Case

One of the things that I wanted to get my fiance this Christmas was an iPhone case. Normally cases are made of plastic or sometimes aluminum - I could make an aluminum case but I didn't think she would be into that, and an injection molder to get a high quality plastic case is not something I have…

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31 Oct 2009

DIY Engagement Ring

Ever since I cast the lily ring I knew I wanted to make my wife's engagement ring.

Luckily I had some experience casting from other projects. Without that I may have not attempted it because there is so little information on the subject. I hope this article will give enough information that anyone g…

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03 Sep 2009

DIY Kiteboard Kite

For those not familiar with kiteboarding I will give a brief explanation. A kiteboarder, as the name suggests, rides on some time of board (in my case it will be a board similar to a wakeboard in the ocean), using a large kite to harness the wind to pull themselves around wherever they like. The kit…

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