About Me

Hello world! My name is Patricia Stathatou. I’m a visiting scholar at the MIT Center for Bits and Atoms, conducting research on removing heavy metals and drugs from water.

Final Project

This is the page where I kept track of the development of my ambitious final project: The robotic fish for water quality monitoring.

CNC Cutting

This week's assignments were a) to make a parametric cardboard construction kit, which can be assembled in multiple ways, on a laser cutter, and b) to cut something on the vinylcutter.

Electronics Production

This week our assignmnet was to mill a printed circuit board (PCB), solder on it the relevant components and program it in order to make an in-circuit programmer.

3D Printing and Scanning

This week we had to design and 3D print a small object that could not be made subtractively. In addition we had to 3D scan an object and optionally print it.

Electronics Design

This week we had to design a PCB (redraw the echo hello-world board and add at least a button and LED), make it through milling, stuff it and program it.

CNC Machining

This week our goal was to make something big. Actually we had to design, mill and assembly something big, made out of Oriented Strand Board (OSB) material.

Embedded Programming

This week we had to program the Hello-echo board that we made two weeks ago (Neil’s echo board with an LED and a switch) to do something, with as many different programming languages and programming environments as possible.

Molding and Casting

This week we had to design a 3D mold, mill it on a block of machinable wax (rough and finish cut), and use it to cast parts using a variety of materials.

Input Devices

This week we had to measure something using a sensor added to a microcontroller board.

Output Devices

This week we had to add an output device to a microcontroller board that we've designed, and program it to do something.

Mechanical Machine Design

This week each group had to design, manufacture, actuate and automate a machine using Jake's hardware kit and softeware (squidworks). The CBA group decided to make an apple peeler! My group’s collective documentation can be found here. This page describes my individual contributions.


This week we had to select among various digital fabrication processes (incorporating computer-aided design and manufacturing) not covered in another assignment, in order to design and produce something.