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PROJECTS (2007 - Present)

In 2007, during my junior year in high school, I stumbled upon an opportunity to start a FIRST Robotics Team for the FRC Competition. With the help of the MIT Edgerton Center and our school's science director, we found team 2043 (Now known as 2871). That year, we were the only rookie team in Boston to make it to the semi-finals. I am very thankful for Ed Moriarty and the MIT Edgerton Center for coming to my high school and helping us with starting our FIRST Team - And that's how my engineering story began...Now here's some of the cool stuff I've built over the years.

Project Portfolio
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Projects
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ROBOTIC CRAWLER, 2017-2020

This is a robotic crawler that crawls on horizontal and vertical surfaces using only passive bio-inspired suction cups. I designed and developed this as part of my MS research.

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BRAIN PHANTOM FOR RADIOTHERAPY, 2017-2018

This is a high precision brain phantom for verifying the spatial accuracy of brain radiation treatments.

SOLAR THERMAL HEATER, 2016

This is a solar thermal heater that I designed and built with a friend of mine over an afternoon. We managed to get heat blowing out of the heat exchanger at 124 degrees F.

MAGNETIC PICTURE FRAME, 2015

“семья”means “family” in Russian.

This is a 4-photo picture frame I designed as a gift for someone special. Underneath the maroon heart, is another heart  with a bolt through it that clamps down on 4 pieces of glass. The maroon heart has magnets inside that attract to the heart underneath to hide the bolt and add a meaningful touch.

"THINK LIKE EINSTEIN, DESIGN LIKE DA VINCI" DRESS, 2015

This is a dress I helped design and fabricate with a friend of mine for a fundraiser competition thrown by ARCK, an organization making art accessible to people in Boston. I designed and fabricated the translucent section of the dress (in the front on the photo on the right).

GROWING SPHERES LAMP, 2015

This was a mother’s day gift for my mother that I designed from scratch. It has a ring of LED’s at the bottom which illuminates a pile of “growing spheres” inside the vase. Thin film filters scatter the light and create multicolored ovals. At the very top sits a peace lily, with its roots immersed in fresh water and the entire vase sits on a base of birch plywood that was laser etched.

FRANKENBIKE W/ SIDE CAR, 2015

This was part of an MIT class I took for fun. My partner and I modified a mountain bicycle to have a side-car. We designed and welded the bicycle ourselves. The bicycle is currently used as an example in the classroom.

CYBER CAMERA PLATFORM (R2D3), 2015

This was a camera stand and housing designed to sit in one of the MIT lecture halls (34-101) to record lectures and stream them online. I designed and machined the stand and the housing, and designed it to be tamperproof. It still stands in the MIT lecture hall as of January 2020.

GREENER BETTER BINDER, 2012

This is a binder a group of 4 others and I created for STAPLES, the company, in the MIT Class 2.744 – Product Design. It was designed to be eco-friendly by making the spine reusable and the “skin” of 100% recycled materials. I specifically designed, CAD modeled and CNC fabricated the interchangeable 3-ring mechanism.

DIY YO-YO, 2011

This is a yo-yo I designed in a team of four people for the Design and Manufacturing (2.008) class at MIT. I specifically designed the mold for the snapping rings, which were eventually injection molded.

DIY SEGWAY, 2007

When I was a high school student I helped build the DIY Segway (in the image on the left). I worked on the CAD/Mechanical design of the Segway and helped assemble it at the end. I later worked on the Segway again as an MIT student, changing the frame material to clear polycarbonate  and adding “under-glow”.

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