This is a collection of my side projects — a mix of technology, design, and art.

Tactile Art
Industrial Design: Candle Holder
Photography
Paintings


Tactile Art


“I sometimes wonder if the hand is not more sensitive to the beauties of sculpture than the eye.”
— Helen Keller

My friend and I experimented with a way for the visually impaired to explore the arts. Here’s what we did:

1) Take photos of a sculpture or a building from all angles. We took 58 photos of the rhino sculpture.

2) Use 123D Catch to stitch the images and create a 3D scan of the sculpture or building.

3) Transfer the 3D model to 123D Make and slice into layers (a 3D-printing technique). The church model on the right is from here.

4) Laser-cut the material and assemble the model layer by layer. The model can also be 3D printed.


Human-Robot Interaction

My team and I ran experiments to study how the presence of mObi, a ballbot, affects human behaviors and their honesty. Check out our paper here: Let’s be honest: A controlled field study of ethical behavior in the presence of a robot.


Google Maps Extension: On My Route

On My Route is a web app for finding places along a route such as a restaurant on your way home from work.

1. Enter start and end points
2. Enter a search keyword, e.g., restaurants
3. View details and/or bookmark the place

To accomplish this, I created bounding boxes along a route and searched for the keyword in each bounding box. This application was developed using Meteor, Google Maps API, JavaScript, and HTML/CSS.


Industrial Design: Candle Holder

As part of the Industrial Design Fundamentals course at CMU, I made a candle holder from paper, with no fastener or adhesive.


Photography


Paintings