I'm a Traveler

Seeing the wide world
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Anniversary in the Catskills

We celebrated our seventh anniversary with a long weekend trip to the Catskills, staying in an AirBnB in Jewett, NY. We even brought Whiskey along for the adventure. Although the last two days were pretty rainy, we got to do some hiking, eating, and shot some photos (both on the ground and in the air). […]

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Catskills Weekend – Take me to Church

Caught a quick break in the rain yesterday on our way to Woodstock (to check out the excellent Abandoned Hard Cider) and put the drone in the air for a bit. Got some nice shots of the St. Francis De Sales Church just south of Tannersville. Got a bunch of other shots of the surrounding […]

I'm an Engineer

Mechanical design, prototyping, and CAD
UNIMOUSE

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 US10401979B2 for more […]

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

Snowy Sunset

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First fresh snow with a drone to check it out, and quite a nice sunset to go with it. I missed the best light, but was pretty happy with the view around Downtown. Didn’t want to fly far as it was getting dark, but with the snow on the ground even in low light things […]

Whoa, Now in Video!

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Here’s a short practice video, showing a sunny day in September taking a quick cruise around Downtown Lowell. Shot on my DJI Mini 2, edited in Adobe Premiere Rush, which was recently added to the Adobe Photography subscription I already have (and includes some not so bad muzak). Just trying to work out a whole […]

Anniversary in the Catskills

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We celebrated our seventh anniversary with a long weekend trip to the Catskills, staying in an AirBnB in Jewett, NY. We even brought Whiskey along for the adventure. Although the last two days were pretty rainy, we got to do some hiking, eating, and shot some photos (both on the ground and in the air). […]

Catskills Weekend – Take me to Church

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Caught a quick break in the rain yesterday on our way to Woodstock (to check out the excellent Abandoned Hard Cider) and put the drone in the air for a bit. Got some nice shots of the St. Francis De Sales Church just south of Tannersville. Got a bunch of other shots of the surrounding […]

Test Flight 2

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Still getting used to flying this thing, and it’s a bit windy out, but took the drone out for a spin from the roof today. Carefully avoiding the airspace above the canal, which as far as I can tell is managed by the National Park and therefore no-fly. These are as-shot, no post, but look […]

New Toy

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This weekend I flew the new drone for the first time. It’s a DJI Mini 2 and it seems great so far. It is quite easy to get started, but I feel like there’s a lot of functionality that I don’t yet know about. Looking forward to exploring more.