I designed and fabricated this king sized smart bed. It is mostly made from plywood with walnut veneer added on. I went with a modern floating design, where the bed has a hidden base and is mounted to the wall. This bed was designed with modularity in mind, where it can break down into ten pieces, where each piece can easily be carried by one person. It uses load cells to detect when a person is in the bed and on which side. Depending on the time of day, and if a person is sleeping, it will set several LED strips to a certain color. The LED strips can also be controlled with embedded buttons next to the built in night stands. This smart bed also has an API that is integrated with my home automation system to control other automations throughout the house.
Cinema 4D, Raspberry Pi, Robotics Engineering, Software Engineering, Woodworking
Parametric Lounge Chair
I designed and fabricated this flat packed parametric lounge chair. It is sculpted from CNC cut pieces of plywood, which interlock to form a strong and aesthetically pleasing shape. The high grade veneer core plywood is then finished with a polished varnish. In addition, it’s mathematically designed to be very comfortable.
Architecture, Cinema 4D, CNC, Illustrator, Laser Cutting, Woodworking
Buoyancy Sorting Robot
This is a robot which I designed, programmed, and fabricated for Perf Sealers. This machine sorts plastic balls by buoyancy. It weighs each ball. Then determines if it will float, sink, or be neutral in a specified fluid. It weighs 1 ball about every 3 seconds and is accurate within a percentage of a gram. It is capable of handling different ball sizes as well, ranging from 0.625” to 1.25” diameter. An Arduino Mega controls a central motor which rotates every 45 degrees. Fabrication materials mostly include laser cut acrylic and 3D printed ABS plastic. Six months from build completion, it has sorted thousands of balls and is working beautifuly.
3D Printing, Arduino, AutoCAD, Laser Cutting, Mechanical Engineering, Robotics Engineering, SolidWorks
Night Shift Lens
As it’s known, orange tinted light at night is good for our circadian rhythm. I wanted my projector to have this feature, so I made this little robot. Every evening an Arduino rotates a servo, which moves an orange lens filter in front of a projector lens. Then, early the morning, it rotates back. The casing is 3D printed, painted and sanded to create a sleek black look. It’s also adjustable and will fit most projector setups.
3D Printing, Arduino, AutoCAD, Mechanical Engineering, Robotics Engineering, SolidWorks
This is a very simple custom mount to hold a Shofar upright on the wall. It’s made from matte black laser cut acrylic. It was a fun challenge figuring out how to design around the complex geometry of the shofar.
Cinema 4D, Illustrator, Laser Cutting, Photogrammetry