Ghost Robotics and Minitaur #robots

Part of the reason for the long hiatus from posting is that I’ve been supremely busy with a few things. One of them is that I’ve cofounded a robotics company!

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Written on March 2, 2016

Jerboa demo for SWE gears day #robots #academia

Doing robotics research is one thing, making them presentable and accessible to the public is quite another. I was tasked with engaging high school girls (who were getting a GRASP lab tour for SWE GEARS Day), and I’d guess that keeping their attention through a robot presentation is probably much harder than a conference talk audience’s.

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Written on April 11, 2015

Blackie the gentle giant #cats

This big guy was going to be put down since he was so aggresive he couldn’t be administered any meds at ACCT. It’s amazing what a loving home will do in two days!

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Written on April 5, 2015

Greeby the grey lady #cats

We got her from ACCT (another poor timestamped kitty) the day that poor Marlon passed away. She is a grey kitty with a little white bib, and she likes just having her own corner of her living room where she will hang out on the couch and sleep in awkward poses.

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Written on March 31, 2015

Foster kitties #cats

If you like animals, please adopt and/or foster! PAWS is a great place to start if you live in Philly and aren’t sure how to help. Volunteering is a big help, but fostering is even better since it greatly expands PAWS’s capacity and reach. Here are some things I learned when I started fostering:

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Written on January 5, 2015

IMU filtering on an STM32 + MPU6000 #robots #stm32

For making balancing robots (disclaimer: not my robot), you certainly need a good sense of the robot’s orientation in the world. I had a disastrous experience a few months ago of trying to use a $1500+ IMU which breaks if your robot moves too fast. Like, 300 degrees/sec, which is nothing for a relatively small, agile robot.

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Written on December 13, 2014

Old robot doodles #art #robots

While I certainly wouldn’t call myself an artist, I do enjoy drawing caricatures. After all, who doesn’t want to be famous and cool like Vi Hart? I do, that’s for sure.

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Written on December 12, 2014

Welcome to my website!

This space will have more things in the future. For now, there is an about page with information about me, a fosters page with information about kittens, and other pages for random projects.

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Written on December 11, 2014