Damaged of waterjet cutter - 2022
Catching the Mouse! - 2019
For my Engineering 100 course, students had to select an educational objective that addresses any one of the Pennsylvania State Educational Standard or Scout Achievement Requirements. Our educational product had to follow the engineering design process, and needed to allow young students to explore and learn an engineering/scientific/mathematical principles. My group selected Newton's 2nd Law of force and motion, as well as teach the students about friction and how it affect our mouse trap vehicles. As a group, we laser cut and 3D printed parts for our mouse trap cars. However, each car has a different feature: two vehicles had 6mm wheels where the others had 3mm wheels as well has two vehicles (one 6mm and one 3mm car) had balloons around the wheels to demonstrate friction. At the expo, the students were able to race each other and learn why one vehicle traveled fast or longer than the others.
MESA Prosthetic Arm - 2019
Senior Year of high school, my team and I designed, built, and operated a simulated prosthetic arm that can grab, stack, and release plastic cups into a pyramid in the fastest time. The prosthetic arm contained 2 fingers in order to make a pyramid by grabbing and stacking red solo cups. In addition, it operated by the hand that has been immobilized to simulate an actual amputated arm. Our team started by conducting research on arm movement as well as the grabbing mechanism. After conducting our research, we started designing different prototypes. Once we decided on our final prototype, we started designing our parts in AutoDesk Inventor and 3D printed most of our prosthetic arm. I was in charge of operating the arm for the MESA competition. At the first competition at CSULB, we won first place for performance with 30 seconds. At the regional competition held at UC Riverside, we won first place in performance with 26 seconds. I was able to break the MESA prosthetic arm record for sacking a pyramid under 30 seconds.
NAR Level One Certification - 2018
Senior year of high school, I was able to achieve my National Association Of Rocketry (NAR) Level One certification for fly rockets with H and I impulse class motors. My certified rocket (shown in the video) was able to reach a mile high under a minute using an H motor. For this rocket, I was able to create aerodynamic fins as well as create a Nose Cone including a place for the P-nut Altimeter using AutoDesk Inventor and then 3D printed.
10th Grade Roller Coaster Project - 2017
During high school, the Engineering, Physics, and Algebra 2 teachers assigned the end-of-the-year project. The goal was to design and build a roller coaster model. We calculated the physics and math behind our roller coaster, created our designs in a Desmos graphing calculator, and transferred the final sketch of our roller coaster into AutoCAD Inventor computer-aided design program. At the same time, we planned our automatic lift system using VEX parts which would bring the marble from the end of the roller coast back to the top. Our team consisted of four people: coder, designer, and two builders. At the end, my team and I were selected to present to California State University, Long Beach physics students and professors.
MESA Mouse Trap Powered Vehicle - 2017
In the tenth grade, the Principles of Engineering class assigned the MESA Mouse Trap Vehicle. The goal was to design and build a vehicle powered by a mouse trap that travels the farthest distance up a 30 degree incline plane. I researched, calculated the amount of force and mass needed for my vehicle to travel up the 30 degree ramp. I designed the Mouse Trap Car in AutoDesk Inventor and laser cut the wheels and the body, and 3D printed the axel of the car. Durning class, my Mouse Trap Car reached 2 meters, the MESA record from the year before. On Competition day, my vehicle reached beyond 2 meters and went over the ramp. For MESA Primary (at Cal State LB), I won first place for Performance and second place for Creativity and Design. At MESA Regions (at Cal State LA), I won second place for Performance and first place for Creativity and Design.
This rocket was the first rocket launch at Sato Academy in Lucerne Valley, CA. It was One Stage Rocket with an Estes E9-6 Black Powered Motor. The rocket reached an altitude of 825 feet.
Under Water Vehicle - 2016
The ROV was made of PVC pipes, Hobby Motors, Bilge Pump, and electronics connected to a car battery. The purpose was to retrieve the objects at the button of the pool.
MESA Civil Structure - 2017 & 2018
With a partner in the eleventh grade, we designed and built a model balsa wood bridge that will carry a maximum load. Our MESA bridge was able to carry up to 102 pounds using balsa wood and Elmers Glue.
CNC Initials Block - 2018
In the eleventh grade, I was able to learn "G" code and learn how to operate a CNC Machine. The Initials Block was coded by hand and then transferred to CNC Motion Software. I also learned how to use Autodesk CAM to create parts and design to CNC code, to minimize programming times for CNC milling.
In my Computer Integrated Manufacturing class, we designed and built a conveyor belt with the purpose of creating an assembly. The part went through the conveyor belt to be assembled and added parts as it went along. All of the functions of the belt, starting and stopping, had to run automatically.
TARC/Two-Stage/Kaboom Rockets - 2016 to 2018
TARC Rocket (Left)- My teammates and I enter the Team America Rocketry Challenge where we had to design and build a working rocket that reached an altitude of 800ft within 41-43 seconds while caring two raw eggs. Unfortunately, our rocket did not work. However, we all learned how to use reloadable motors and learned new techniques.
Two Stage Rocket (Center)- My partner and I designed and built a two-stage rocket. This rocket had two motors to increase the altitude of our rocket. Our Rocket was able to reach up to 3,325 feet and was the first two-stage rocket launch at Sato Academy in the Mojave Desert, CA.
Kaboom Rocket (Right)- First rocket launch from Sato Academy in Lucerne Valley, CA. The rocket reached an altitude of 825 feet using an Estes E9-6 Black Powered Motor.