Inventing

I'VE FILED PLENTY OF NEW TECHNOLOGY REPORTS DURING MY CAREER, BUT I ENJOY INVENTING NEW THINGS AS A HOBBY, TOO!

HERE ARE SOME OF MY PROJECTS, IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER:

NO-ELECTRICITY CLAW MACHINE

MADE WITH CARDBOARD, TAPE, AND LOVE

THE FUNCTIONALITY COMES FROM SYRINGES PUSHING AIR PRESSURE INTO OTHER SYRINGES, LIKE AN AIR-BASED HYDRAULIC

HACK BU 2020: ZOOML

FOR BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY'S HACKBU HACKATHON, MY FRIENDS AND I CREATED AN EMOTION RECOGNITION SOFTWARE THAT OVERLAYS WITH ZOOM VIDEO CALLS

WE WON:
- FIRST PLACE, BEST HACK OVERALL
- BEST MACHINE LEARNING HACK
- BEST CIVIC ENGAGEMENT HACK
- BEST BUILDING A BETTER FUTURE HACK

FOOLING THE MOTION SENSOR

IN THE COLLEGE DORMS, OUR LIGHT WOULD TURN OFF AUTOMATICALLY IF A MOTION SENSOR ON THE WALL DIDN'T SEE US FOR A WHILE.

THIS WAS ANNOYING, SINCE WE OFTEN HAD TO WAVE OUR ARMS TO TURN THE LIGHT BACK ON WHEN THIS HAPPENED.

SO, I BUILD A LITTLE DEVICE TO WAVE IN FRONT OF THE MOTION SENSOR AT REGULAR INTERVALS / WHENEVER WE TOLD IT TO VIA REMOTE CONTROL. THIS SOLVED THE PROBLEM!

HACK BU 2019: CANDIDATE LIKE YOU

FOR BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY'S HACKBU HACKATHON, MY FRIENDS AND I CREATED A DOUBLE-PROJECT:

(I
) A CHATBOT WHICH USED MULTIPLE NEURAL NETWORKS TO DETERMINE WHICH PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE IS MOST SIMILAR TO YOU BASED ON A SHORT CONVERSATION

(II) A CONVOLUTIONAL NEURAL NETWORK THAT CHECKS WHICH
2020 PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE LOOKS MOST SIMILAR TO YOU
 

REMOTE-CONTROLLED BLINDS & LIGHT

MAYBE AUTOMATIC BLINDS AND LIGHT SWITCHES HAVE BEEN INVENTED ALREADY...

BUT THAT'S NOT GOING TO STOP ME FROM SPENDING FIVE HOURS BUILDING A DEVICE THAT WILL SAVE ME FIVE SECONDS

JERRY THE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE BUTLER

JERRY IS AN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE SYSTEM I MADE FOR MY BEDROOM. EVERYTHING IS HOME-CODED SO I KNOW EXACTLY WHAT'S HAPPENING WITH MY DATA.

I DON'T SHOW EVERYTHING IN THIS VIDEO, BUT JERRY HAS THE FOLLOWING FEATURES:
- VOICE RECOGNITION
- FACIAL RECOGNITION
- MACHINE LEARNING CHATBOT SYSTEM
- SURVEILLANCE & SECURITY SYSTEM
- TOUCH SCREEN INTERFACE
- ABILITY TO CONTROL ELECTRONICS (FAN, LIGHTS, ETC.) ACROSS THE BEDROOM

IEEE MARS ROVER

AS A MEMBER OF BINGHAMTON IEEE CLUB, I WORKED AS A COMPUTER SCIENTIST ON OUR MARS ROVER PROJECT

I WORKED ON:
- AUTONOMOUS DRIVING
- USER INTERFACE (FOR DRIVING MANUALLY)

POKÉMON EGG HATCHER

WHEN PLAYING A POKÉMON GAME, YOU CAN HATCH NEW POKÉMON BY MOVING 3,000 - 10,000 STEPS IN-GAME WHILE HOLDING AN EGG

I WANTED TO HATCH A BUNCH OF POKÉMON, SO I MADE A LITTLE DEVICE THAT AUTOMATICALLY BIKED MY CHARACTER UP AND DOWN A PATH TO HATCH THE EGGS

BOARD/CARD GAMES

I LIKE TO INVENT NEW BOARD GAMES AND CARD GAMES IN MY FREE TIME

ONE OF THE GAME I'VE MADE, "AS GOOD AS IT GETS," MADE OVER
$21,000 ON KICKSTARTER

SOME OTHER GAMES I'VE MADE INCLUDE "SLIME CYCLE," "SPELLCASTERS," "MAGES OF THE MAELSTROM," AND "COLLECTOR."

VIDEO GAMES

I LIKE TO CODE VIDEO GAMES FOR FUN

ONE OF THE GAMES I'VE MADE, "CURIOSITY," RECEIVED OVER 20,000 DOWNLOADS ON STEAM

SOME OTHER GAMES I'VE MADE INCLUDE "DISCOVERY," "PUZZLE PRISON," AND "FISH FIGHTERS"