lunar orbits

This wire piece contrasts the natural rhythms of the moon with the rigid structure of our calendars.  I find it interesting that our system for recording and planning the passage of time seemingly disregards such a visible and powerful cycle.


This is the result of a weekend of experimenting with jello molding.  I spent a day experimenting with adding air-ports to the mold to eject jello from molds with no draft-angle.  It worked quite well, but the form I ended up going with did not require them.


PennApps, my first hackathon, was an amazing experience.  I worked for forty-two of the forty-six hours we were there.  It was really exciting to be surrounded by so many people working on so many interesting ideas.  My team was made up of Anu Jayasinghe, Sebrand Warren, and Michael Prober.  Also a big thanks to Noam Eisen!

Enter VELO.  

Velo turns everyone into a bike messenger by leveraging everyday travel to enable efficient transportation of goods and services. As a commuter it turns transit time into profit; as a sender you get rapid, low-cost shipping.

Velo uses google calendar to compare your current location to where you're going.  When it identifies a task that’s along your route, Velo alerts you via a wearable embedded device without the need to look at your phone. You then pull out your phone for details and accept the task. When you’re done, take a picture to confirm the task and collect your payment.


Above is the imbedded hardware that the wearer interacts with to get information about potential tasks they might complete en-rout without needing to stop their bike.


Above shows the finished bag and hat.  The hat has a pocket on the other side for embedded hardware.  The bag and the hat are simply examples of possible soft goods to integrate the hardware into.

Nice mechanism

This is a ratcheting mechanism I found on a drafting table in Philli.  Just a nice piece to add to my mental library.

Evolution of iceclimbing gear

This is a collection of old ice climbing gear.  It is amazing to me that people used these things for the first ascents of many of the most challenging climbs in the world.  They are also quite beautiful.