As part of my Manufacturing Design course, I learned how to use the lathe and mill, as well as welding and sand casting. For my project, I am attempting to blend my love for science and art. I tested the acoustic properties of different metals, and and am in the process of designing an endpin holder for the cello that is both exceptionally functional and aesthetic.
As part of my Manufacturing Design Course, I learned how to use CAD, 3D printing, laser cutting, and designed a fully functional Slider Crank.
For my Visual Design Course, I designed a simple desk organizer that would fit onto typical slanted university desks. The product features a sleek, 3D printed cup and pen slot.
As a final project for a project-based electrical engineering class I took in Spring 2017, I built an electrocardiogram. An ECG is a noninvasive and painless test that uses electrodes to measure the electrical activity of our heartbeats. measures the electrical activity of the heartbeat between pairs of electrodes placed at certain points on the skin. Since our heart is a relatively large organ, the electrical current produced by the flow is quite detectable, and oscillates around 1.3 Hz. Our task was to design an amplifying circuit and program that would filter out noise and map the heartbeat using an Arduino FFT graph.
By completing this lab, I learned to • Enhanced skills in using the function generator and oscilloscope • Learned how to use an integrated circuit by reading its datasheet • Learned how instrumentation amplifiers work and how to get a desired gain • Analysis of general operational amplifier circuits • Recognized and analyzed highpass, lowpass and bandpass amplifier circuits • Learned some general noise reduction techniques