I'm a Traveler

Seeing the wide world
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Touring Ireland 2017 – Overview

Amy and I traveled to Ireland in late September 2017, hitting Dublin, Kinsale, Portmagee, Dingle, and Galway, as well as a number of other sites in between.  I’m resurrecting this blog in lieu of keeping a trip journal, which we typically start and then fail to continue about halfway through a trip.  While I am […]

I'm an Engineer

Mechanical design, prototyping, and CAD
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Unimouse Adjustable Mouse (bdg)

The Unimouse is an ergonomic adjustable mouse with multiple degrees of freedom.  Engineering tasks included: Design, prototype, and test internal mechanisms for precise adjustment. Model, simulate, and verify button support structure to ensure proper function. Work to define appropriate range of motion and trade-offs for cost, usability, and manufacturability. See US Patent Application US20170192536A1 for […]

Kinsa Thermometer

Kinsa Smart Thermometer (bdg)

The Kinsa Smart Thermometer is a smart-phone connected fast reading thermometer. Design and testing tasks included: Evaluation and comparison of thermistor components Strain and deflection analysis of elastomer tip Perform hipot testing with electrical partner Design led to 510(k) clearance by the FDA

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Endo360° Suturing Device (bdg)

The Endo360° Suturing Device is a surgical instrument that uses curved suturing needles for endoscopic, minimally-invasive procedures.  Engineering tasks included: Work with manufacturer to identify and resolve troublesome tolerance areas. Evaluate candidate alloys for both distal tip and needle construction. Finite element analysis on drive pawl system to optimize tip geometry for device life. Participate […]

I'm a Photographer

At least, I'm learning

Blue Globe Thistle

0 Blue Globe Thistle

I was thinking this globe enough, till there sprang out so noiseless around me myriads of other globes. – Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass Sony NEX-5 ƒ/8.0 200.0 mm 1/50 400 View on Flickr