This website is documentation for the projects I completed while taking MAS.863, How To Make (almost) Anything. Who am I? I am currently a sophomore year undergraduate at MIT (as of 2015), course 6-2 (EECS), with a love a math, origami, and making.
Final Project Ideas
To just choose one project would be too hard. Instead I will make this an ongoing page that will update with links, pictures, CAD drawings etc. for when I choose the final project sometime during the course. For now it will list all my project ideas.
Cuboid-Curved Stackable Modular Origami
One of my greatest inspirations is origami. This week, my project was based on Jun Mitami's "Stackable Origami" unit. I reversed engineered its crease pattern and went from there.
FabISP, a fab-able in-system programmer
This week we learned how to mill and solder together a PCB and made this already designed in-system programmer for AVR microcontrollers.
Scan a Scorpion and Polygonal Mobius Rings
This week I scanned a scorpion that I had cast out of metal via lost wax casting last semester. I also explored the space of polygonal mobius rings and printed a selection of them.
Go Coffee Table
Over the summer I started playing the game Go, also known as Weiqi, Igo, and Baduk. Nice full-size go boards start around $80. Instead, I decided to make a coffee table for my room and integrate my hobby with space for storing stones and (eventually) an integrated timing clock system for games.
Learning Eagle and making own Echo board
This week I learned how to design PCBs using the program EAGLE, from schematic to board layout, and how to add a button and LED onto a pre-existing board design.
One of the simplest but interesting 3D forms is the Hyperbolic Paraboloid. This week I designed and tried to mold this complicated shape.
Trying to Program my hello.Echo Board
This week I attempted to get my board from Week 5 to do something interesting and communicate with my computer.
For my final project I want to make a timing system (integrated into my Go Table) which will need an LCD screen to output the time left among other functions. This week I made the LCD PCB and tried to program it.
As a group, our Architecture section decided to build a machine that automatically pours and mixes drinks. I was part of the software team and worked on connecting the back-end and front-end code.
Accelerometer? and Buttons
This week I tried to make the accelerometer PCB but never got it to fully work. I also designed a PCB for my final project based of the LCD board and added butttons.
Go Coffee Table, upgraded
I finally got around to laser cutting some parts for my table, 3D printed a case for my timer, and coded more for my timer.