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About Me

I am a freshman attending Swarthmore College. I am taking a course on Privacy and Trust in the Digital Age, so therefore this is all the information I am willing to divulge about me.


Ball Drop

You can read more about it here.

Solidworks Part Design

In the second week of class, I created a simple design on Solidworks. Solidworks is a program used to design parts and assemblies digitally. Sometimes, I believe that this program is not as intuitive as it should be. However, I just remind myself that a computer is only as smart as the person who is using it. Due to this, a small part of me perishes.

For this project, I wanted to create a nice Legos part. Notice that the word 'Legos' still contains an 'S,' this is because the singular and plural forms are the same. As an engineer, many ethical aspects have to be taken into respect. This Legos part was intended for small children whose imagination may cause them to eat parts. Therefore, the design was created on a 3in x 3in block. I also did not add the word Legos to it because I was afraid that I might infringe on copyright laws. So for the rest of this write up, I will call them Blegos. I colored it red because red makes things seem fast, even though this is a rectangular prism block. Which is possibly the worst shape for aerodynamics. With these many things taken into consideration, the 'Really Red Blegos Block' was born.


Bridge Design Project

For this project, I worked with team B2 in order to design a bridge with the least amount of deflection and the least possible amount of surface area. Follow this link to read more about it.

Mechanisms Project

My group and I built a simple mechanism with a motor for this project. You can read more about it on this page. The parts for the mechanism and a video of the mechanism are linked on there.

Robot Arm Project

I worked on this project with Elan, Sonal, and Zach. It involved the culmination of the past few weeks of code writing in MATLAB and we were able to design, build, and program a robotic arm in order to draw a circle inscribed inside a square. It was successful for the most part, read about it here.

Engineering at Swarthmore

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