Side Projects

A smorgasbord of coursework or hobby projects that aren't quite UX, but are still pretty neat!


mechanical origami flower

For this project, I wanted to explore how to design simple robots using accessible materials such as paper and copper tape. I used Smart Memory Alloy (SMA) wire to make a origami flower that changes colors and unfurls when you bend a sheet of paper.

Inspired by this tutorial from the MIT High-Low Tech Group.


resin inlay table

Woodworking project to design and build a resin-inlay coffee table. Modeled in SketchUp before construction.

more coming soon!