• hwiopy: Hardware IO for embedded systems in python, starting with Beaglebone Black

    I wrote my first Python code at Brechtel Mfg in February 2014. My task assignments at work were being consistently shifted between projects, and it took a good 4 months to have a solid enough python footing to push for more flexibility in software development. Eventually, starting mid-November 2014, I was writing code between 10 …

  • An FE approach to limiting peri-implant bone resorption

    In the fall 2012 semester I took a course in analytical biomechanics.  The capstone project for the course was to develop and conduct an FE model of a failed implant to attempt to explain the implant’s failure.  Though I would have preferred to use the opportunity to gain experience in Ansys, Abaqus, or Nastran we …

  • Baja SAE – 2012

    While serving in a supervisory role as team co-captain I focused primarily on four long-term goals: recruiting, retention, concurrent development, and system modularity.  This was a new direction for the team, and it proved much more difficult challenge than I had originally intended. Though I vacated my previous positions as CNC/manual machining lead to focus …

  • CWRU Cutter “Cinco”

    “CWRU Cutter,” Case Western’s team for the ION “RoboMow” autonomous lawnmower competition, competed in its fifth season from May  31 – June 2, 2012, in Dayton, OH, placing third in the advanced category.  Replacing Andrew Smith as the team’s lead mechanical engineer, I was responsible for hardware development on the mower.  In addition to designing …