This Summer I had an amazing internship at Tesla Motors in Palo Alto, California. I worked in the machining and prototyping division, which had me visiting the Tesla manufacturing plant in Fremont regularly. My responsibilities were varied, but generally centered around turning 3D models into aluminum and steel prototypes. I logged a lot of hours […]
Last May I won the Bruin Entrepreneurs’ Perfect Pitch Competition for pitching an idea called Proactive Suspension. The competition had over 300 entrants, and the final 15 presented their pitches to a panel of Los Angeles venture capitalists. The idea behind proactive suspension was to use distance sensors on the in front of a car’s tires […]
For the past year I have been helping a small company, Raging Mammoth, design its flagship product called The Beer Tusk. Here is a link to their KickStarter video: They had an idea that looked good on paper, but wasn’t being manufactured efficiently and wasn’t meeting the specifications the company originally had in mind. I contacted […]
I’m currently machining the adaptor plates that attach the sprocket and the brake to the spool. I’ve done all of the work for these parts on the lathe in UCLA’s student machine shop, but because of the tolerance requirements for the bolt holes, I’ll be sending them to UCLA’s pro shop to get CNC’d. The […]
Spool Assembly This is the full spool assembly for the UCLA formula racing team. The sprocket, brake disk, bearings and external tripods were purchased separately, but I designed and am currently building the spool cylinder and the adaptor plates that connect the sprocket and brake to the rest of the driveline. I was also responsible […]
In Spring 2013 I took the Intro to Manufacturing class at UCLA, which covered many different manufacturing techniques. I learned about casting, molding, forming, machining, and joining, as well as nanoscale, electronics and additive manufacturing. As a final project, I created a miniature chair in UCLA’s machine shop using a lathe, mill, and a Mazak CNC.
In this exciting project Gabe Joseph (right) and I (left) researched, designed and built desk sized touch screens. We were able to make the screens with precision to about 1mm by wiring a network of infrared lasers in parallel to shine across the screen surface. The demonstration software is third party, but all the hardware […]