Case Western Reserve University
I'm a sophomore at Case Western Reserve University studying Elecrical Engineering.
I am a member of CWRUBotix, Case Western's Undergraduate Robotics club, and the team's elected Lab & Safety Manager. My involvement with the team began in my freshman year (2016).
- This year I'm on the club's NASA Robotic Mining Challenge (RMC) Team. I'm contributing as a member of the hardware subteam, which deals with the robot's electrical power and control. More specifically, I'm contributing to the "Locomotion" sub-system team, which deals with designing and building the robot's drive train.
- I was elected Lab & Safety Manager. This role involves keeping our robotics lab stocked with tools and supplies, keeping it clean, neat, and organized, and making sure it's safe for working in (craft lab-safety rules, provide PPE, etc.). It also makes me a member of the club's executive board.
- Member of the club's NRC Non-Tactile Maze Robot team. I built a circuit that enabled the robot to efficiently sample 8 TOF ultrasonic distance sensors simultaneously. It uses capacitors and differential op-amps to give our microcontroller an analog signal that was proportional to the time of flight returned by the sensor. I designed the circuit based on a suggestion from our NASA team's hardware lead. I also wrote a google document analyzing the robot, intended as advice for a future team, that can be viewed here.
Case School of Engineering Web Support
Since the Fall of 2016, I work part time for the Case School of Engineering Web Support "dev ops integration" team. My primary task is assisting with and training users in using the Drupal content management system. We're in the middle of a switch to a newer version of Drupal and as a result I've also been tasked with self-teaching myself the new version then writing usage documentation for faculty and staff. I've also gotten some contact with the LAMP stack webserver.