Construct Project: Improving An Amazing, but Flawed Large-Format 3D Printer

Construct Projects are things that I have worked on while employed at The Construct, the makerspace at RIT. I officially work here as a lab manager, but among my many roles, I am also a WebDev, Graphic Designer, Systems Engineer, and even a  Carpenter!  We’re a small space with a small budget, so many of … Continue reading Construct Project: Improving An Amazing, but Flawed Large-Format 3D Printer

Construct Project: Projector Screen on the Cheap

Construct Projects are things that I have worked on while employed at The Construct, the makerspace at RIT. I officially work here as a lab manager, but among my many roles, I am also a WebDev, Graphic Designer, Systems Engineer, and even a  Carpenter!  We're a small space with a small budget, so many of … Continue reading Construct Project: Projector Screen on the Cheap

Modifying a 40 year old bicycle to support sequential shifting

I have a 1970s vintage Raleigh Grand Prix, which I used to use to commute between my apartment and classes/work. It's served me well, but after being stored for a few months in a humid basement, it was really  hurting. I avoided taking any pictures of the bike at this point, but believe me, it … Continue reading Modifying a 40 year old bicycle to support sequential shifting

Using Kinematic Analysis to Create a Robotic Leg Model

One of my prior projects was A six legged robot, that used a simple rotational motion from a motor to produce complex rotational motion at each of its legs. The concept worked roughly, but the design process I had used to create it was pretty imprecise (aka, trial and error in Autodesk Inventor). There are some … Continue reading Using Kinematic Analysis to Create a Robotic Leg Model