Along with being a photographer, I'm an Electrical Engineer. I've worked with hobby electronics since early high school, and below I've written pages on a few of my projects.
Click the "Read more" button to see a more in-depth article about each project (if it has a "Read More" button).
A hand-painted geometric Iron Man laser cut from wood and lit with LED strips. It is 3.5 feet tall by 2 feet wide. The lights are controlled by a phone app through Blynk and an ESP8266 microcontroller that is powered by a large battery pack on the back.
Nixie Tube Clock
Nixie tubes are gas-filled tubes with the numbers 0-9 inside of them. Nixie tubes were commonly used in the mid-1900's for displays on electronics. I used an Arduino Mega to display the time using four nixie tubes.
These are projects that I've done that either didn't take very long, or aren't big enough to deserve their own page. I learned a lot from most of these projects, as small projects are often my way of testing ideas before implementing them in a "real" project.
I made a controller for WS2812 lights on my ceiling that uses the same light functions as the WallPaw. It has an Arduino Uno and Mega, a boost converter for voltage, a microphone, an IR receiver, and a RF receiver.
I wanted to test out edge-lit acrylic using the addressable LED's before I made a big project with them. I learned a lot from this little test project.
My room is often really cold in the mornings, so I programmed a heater to turn on before my alarm. Now my room is nice and toasty when I need to get out of bed.
This project was a present for my friend Lauren Smith. It is a laser cut+etched horse head with battery-powered LED strips behind it. There are ~20 built-in functions it cycles through with a button.
I wrote short blog posts about taking pictures for a variety of college sports. Each post covers where to enter and put your bag, where you can/can't go on the field, and recommended camera settings.
I used a stepper motor to open and close my window curtains. It is connected to my Echo so "Alexa, open the curtains" does exactly that. Scheduled to open every morning at the time of my alarms.
Welcome to the list of project ideas/plans! Feel free to leave suggestions.
Completed projects are linked(maybe) and highlighted green
Projects in progress are highlighted blue.
Projects abandoned are highlighted red.
Capacitor/resistor explosions with high voltage
Fiber-optic lights in canvas print pictures
Automated window curtains
Wifi-connected LED tiger paw
Fractal Iron Man with LED's
Mini infinity box for rings
Iceland cutout wall art
Set up Alexa recipe to change a lot of lights in our apartment
Before/after editing tips page for my pictures (just how I do it)
Infinity table/stand/something in my room
A page for my brother on my website
Play with thermite
Learn how to juggle (not how I want to spend my time)
Raspberry pi motion camera (just buy one for $30)
Flour flash photography photo shoot
All the projects on this page
Wedding present for friend Shelby
Make hamburgers with 50% bacon and 50% ground beef (It was tasty, but normal burgers with bacon on top are far better)
More Christmas lights!!!
It uses 13 red laser diodes and 13 photo-resistors to simulate harp strings. When you break a laser beam with your finger it will play a note. The front panel has buttons that let you change the key (Chromatic, B-flat, F, C, etc), octave (low, medium, high), and volume.