Graduation official

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~Two and a half years ago I embarked on a strange journey. I left my full-time job to pursue a Masters degree at a prestigious university. That adventure was long and hard fought, but it has finally come to an end. I am thrilled and excited to see what lies ahead in life. Onward and upward!

Copper Electroplated Darth Vader 3D Print

Copper Darth Vader

Here you have it, folks! I successfully electroplated a 3D ABS plastic print with copper. Its my first attempt and I’m  rather pleased. I’ll have to keep tweaking my setup until my results improve and then finally I’ll plate with nickel. So far, Darth Vader is looking very stylish. Onward and upward!

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Directed Research: Aracde Fix-up Project Completed

USC Gamepipe Arcade

My Directed Research project is now complete. I spend two semesters working to restore an old Golden Tee arcade machine to house student created games at the USC GamePipe Laboratory. Click through the gallery to view the entire process. This arcade is ready to demo the masterpieces of up and coming game creators and designers.

Still alive. Mostly

Grad school has been kicking my butt. I practically have no free time at the moment. I await the incoming winter break to work on my side projects but even the prospect of a difficult Spring 2013 semester makes me wonder if my time would be better spent preparing. Bleh.

Motorized Laser Line Pointer

I quickly prototyped a laser line pointer fixture to help with creating more accurate scans. The gears and housings are printed using a 3D printer. This, paired with a motorized rotating stand, will help automate the scanning process. I’m using DAVID 3D Scanner software to capture the scans. I will be using an Arduino to control the steppers. Upward and onward!

My First Attempt at 3D Laser Scanning

Step one has been achieved: Scan something. Although it’s not the best quality scan, it is a great start. In time I will get better at working the software and off to the printer we go! The goal will be to print a duplicate of a scanned object. Click through the image gallery below for the progress.