pill piece (aka doped up)

Doped Up

I collaborated on this piece – commentary about the over-prescribing of drugs in America. It is meant to be an interactive piece in an art gallery. My role: technical consulting, circuit design, programming, solderingWorked with: Sharon

Laptop surgery

Laptop surgery #MacbookAir – thanks @iFixit !

notification watches

Calendar Reminder Prototype

I worked on this project with Caroline (she calls it Nudge, see more on her site). Essentially, it fetches Google calendar data and non-imposingly/slowly lights up a notification light on your watch. Check out my code on Github. My role:


I created a robotic ventriloquist dummy for a performer friend. This involved dissecting an off-the-shelf doll toy.

Skull & Twerk – Mechanism Design

I created these projects to illustrate using stepper motors and mechanisms. One is a twerk bot based on Miley Cyrus’ performance at the 2013 VMAs. The other is a skull (it was Halloween at the time) with a fun background

fortune telling robot arm

Fortune Telling Robot Arm

I worked with Will to program this robot arm to predict your fortune – nods ‘yes’ and ‘no’.

Open Source Limb Control

We created an API for the body, allowing remote control over the internet (iPhone accelerometer in the video) or through local devices (flex sensor attached to skeleton in the video).

Light Strings

Midterm project for the Spatial Media class – an interactive installation for a fundraising event. RFIDs are attached to drinks. When a person moves their drink from one cocktail table to another, a “string” is projected between the two tables.

EL wire bra on mannequin

EL Wire Bra

My role: model, some stitchingWorked with: Pia Z.

Jie Qi

Jie Qi visiting the Tech Crafts class at @itp_nyu (at ITP)