Welcome!

If this is your first time visiting, here are some suggestions on how to use this site:
  • If you're just browsing, you're probably not reading this. But if you are, hit on the breakout pages for Research and any of the Projects you might be interested in. Those pages contain quick overviews (and pretty pictures). If anything piques your interest, delve deeper into the project. 
  • If you're looking for information on something specific or want to get a better sense for how I work, check out the Tutorials and build logs. If you don't see what you're looking for, but think I can help, shoot me an email. (See About Me for contact info.)
I started up this site for several reasons. In no particular order, they are:
  • Many projects I've worked on (both individually and as part of a team) have lacked comprehensive documentation. Pictures, schematics, design rationale, etc. have been scattered about (or never written down!). In response to this, I'll be posting detailed build logs for all of my projects going forward (and have done my best to compile information on prior work). 
  • I'm frequently asked questions like "What have you been up to?" and "How are things going?" by friends and family. While I still have (and enjoy) these conversations, this site makes it a lot easier  to keep them in the loop. 
  • By putting a large portion of my work up on the web, I open myself up for external review. This transparency and accountability serve as an excellent motivator and source of feedback. 
  • I've come to realize that I can't possibly fit everything I want to on my résumé, so this site will serve as a portfolio for employers.  
Throughout the site, you'll see a large number of links and references to Sean Messenger and his site. The reason for this is simple: since we decided to pursue a double major in Engineering and Computer Science during our sophomore year at Mudd, we've been pretty much inseparable. We've taken virtually all the same courses (with each other) and partnered together on almost every project either of us has undertaken since then. Sean's been called "my other half" more than once for good reason. 

Feel free to contact me with questions or suggestions. (See About Me for contact info.)

Please note that the postings on this site are my own and don't necessarily represent my employer's position.

Last Major Update: December 2014