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LEVITATE

—Acronym says it all: The Lunar Exploration Vehicle for Intraplanetary Transport and Terrestrial Expansion. An enormous project, but a good time. The EMA senior design spans two semesters; the first develops an idea into a consumer product, while the second tasks us to design an airplane, submarine, or spaceship. Last semester I developed BoomAlert, a […]

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STS-130 Launch

We left Madison on Friday, drove straight to Florida for the planned Sunday launch, saw it go up Monday morning, and were back in Madison 11:30 Tuesday.  Lots of driving, but a great launch to see. NASA’s HD footage STS-130 Pictures: From Chris Spaceflight Now press site, remote cameras  

BoomAlert

—A device to warn sailboat crews of dangerous boom movements; developed in EMA 469 with David Aguilar, Lisa McGill, Scott Sardina, and Jordan Wachs. The EMA senior design spans two semesters; the first develops an idea into a consumer product, while the second tasks us to design an airplane, submarine, or spaceship. Over the first […]

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NASA Kennedy Space Center

Summer at Kennedy Space Center I’m in Florida at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. I’ll hope to share a couple of the cool things I’m doing here: Here’s a map of the area. Contents: First Week June into July GOES-O Launch The Fourth of July Family Visit STS-127 STS-128 Great Smokey Mountains National Park KSC Study […]

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Laser Building in Germany

Intro   As I’ve said elsewhere, I’m heading to Germany to complete a sensor system I’ve been working on for the past year with Prof. Scott Sanders, supported by LaVision, GmbH. I’ve covered the project-specific details and have a couple documents here. I fly out of Chicago this Saturday (5/30) and will arrive in Frankfurt […]

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SplitKey

—An ergonomic laptop keyboard that does not constrain portable computer form or design. Laptop computers combine power with mobility and have recently usurped global desktop shipments. Users are computing for longer periods in a variety of locations yet laptop manufacturers often fail to consider the user’s comfort and health in the computer’s design. Specifically, one […]

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ZeroG Team

I enjoyed developing three experiments with the ZeroG Team during my undergrad at UW-Madison.  Participating in NASA’s Reduced Gravity Student Flight Opportunities Program, I joined students from across the nation in designing experiments to be performed in a microgravity environment. Over three years, we submitted three research proposals, and NASA selected two of these experiments […]

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