i like robots, birds, and using exclamation points excessively!!
I'm studying Mechatronics Engineering @ the University of Waterloo!!
Currently @ SickKids as a Robotics Research Assistant.
As someone who loves participating (and winning!) many hackathons, I've gained significant experience with developing products from ideation to the minimum viable product. I LOVE making things that have never existed before. I'm a literal full-stack developer, from the brainstorming, rapid prototyping, iterative design, CAD, manufacturing, wiring, programming, testing, to pitching the final product, I do it all.
I hope to put my skillset to good use, ideally in a job working with hardware, software, and electrical integration. Projects that combine these elements are where my skills shine best :)
Here are my projects and initiatives!! Click to learn more about any of these!
I have been avidly involved in FRC! I was mostly focused on programming the robot using Java. I created autonomous routines, tuned control systems and PID feedback loops, and worked with computer vision. I also used Autodesk Inventor CAD software to design the robot the drivetrain for FRC 1241's 2020 robot including the chassis and gear boxes.
Braille-iant is the world's cheapest braille printer, costing less than 15$. I used Autodesk Inventor to design the puncher mechanisms as well as handled all 3D printing, slicing all models using Cura and printing on my Ender 5. I used C++ and the Arduino IDE to program the stepper and servo motors, taking serial inputs and converting it into desired movements. Braille-ant won Best Hardware Hack at TOHacks 2021.
In my free time, I designed a 5 DOF robot arm from scratch using Inventor and independently printed, assembled, and integrated it with electrical and hardware components. I'm currently working on the arm software, using a Raspberry Pi to control the arm using the GPIO pins and a camera module to implement computer vision functionality.
Created a mask to shoot anti-makers in the user's vicinity by using computer vision, a point lidar, and a flywheel propelled dart shooter, winning 2nd place at MakeUofT out of 180+ participants. I wrote implementation firmware in C++ for the Raspberry Pi Zero to control a point lidar and DC motors, interfacing it with a camera module for facial detection using OpenCV libraries
DECA is an international business competition. As co-president of my chapter, I lauched and taught a training program that led to a 150% increase in provincial qualifiers. I also debuted my schools first mentorship program
As a DECA competitor, I was top 7 in Ontario out of 200+ people and later won 3rd place at the international level of competiton.
We automated the dumpling making process with our newest invention, the Dumpling Bot 9000. I used CAD software, 3D-printing, as well as machining skills to create the lazy susan mechanism and the dumpling clamper. A good deal of C++ as well as electrical skills were needed for this giant project. Dumpling Dynamics was 1 of 17 finalists out of 477 teams at Hack the North, Canada's largest hackathon.