Author: Pi

BCAA Fashion Show

  For BCAA’s annual performance event, we put on a fashion show using costumes inspired by Indian garments and textiles. We captured two of the outfits in a subsequent photoshoot. Payel is an incredible photographer and artist. We traded off taking photos and posing, which was delightful! We also went makeup-less for this shoot, which makes the images all the… Read more →

The Burning Brontosaurus

  I made this painting a few Christmases ago for a friend. It’s called “The Burning Brontosaurus” and it is loosely based on Salvador Dali’s “The Burning Giraffe”. I added some southwest touches, and used an animal he likes in the painting. The canvas is actually very small, about 3×3″, otherwise I would have added tiny southwest patterned rugs on… Read more →

JSON Resume Visualizer and Sorter

A list of all your achievements, plus a handy timeline view and category sorter (WIP).   Making a website can be hard. Why not make a simple, sortable technical resume? I made this for my brother, but pretty soon you can upload your very own JSON (or just grab my repo, whatever you want) and have a handy resume all… Read more →

Research Paper: Multiplex, Single Step, On Chip Detection of Mutation in Circulating Tumor DNA

  I did all the CAD and simulation work for this project. My largest roles were flow and temperature cycle balancing, device usability design, and FEA simulations. The device detects the presence of four different cancer treatment response markers in under half an hour using the patient’s blood. It is also handheld and portable, with a replaceable chip inside a… Read more →

RFID Table Controller

  This project was a set of RFID tiles that interacted with a hidden RFID reader. The reader is mounted underneath a table, making it seem like the table just reads by itself. There are action tiles (lightbulb, etc) and modifier tiles (red, green, triangle, square, etc.).   Materials: IKEA Table (because the cheap black ones are hollow) Microcontroller of… Read more →

Intel DevTech: Focus Fog Pyramid

Here are some videos of the fog pyramid I designed (but did none of the wiring for) for the Intel Innovators Program and National Maker Faire. Moheeb Zara did the wiring and figured out the mindwave hookup. A new one is in the works (mmm white wood) so stay tuned!  Here’s the flow for the pyramid:     Here’s my model… Read more →