CreatorBox delivers STEM focused build-it-yourself projects for kids ages 6-12. As a product engineer for this TechStars incubated startup, I worked with a small team to design and fabricate the toys, such as a paper airplane launcher, catapult, and boat, and prepare the products for mass production. The airplane launcher won a Best in Class ribbon at the 2014 World Maker Faire. The prototyping was done using Adobe Illustrator and a laser cutter, a variety of hardware, and simple electrical components. www.creatorbox.com
Alice in Gearland
Alice in Gearland is a fantastic mechanical voyage. Turn the handle to see Alice spin round and round down the rabbit hole, the Cheshire cat appear and disappear behind a branch, and the Mad Hatter hold an eternal tea party. Designed with Illustrator and Vectorworks, fabricated on a laser cutter, assembled by hand. Watch the demo video, view the image gallery.
Amazing Interactive Memory Machine
The Amazing Interactive Memory Machine (AIMM) is a site-specific vending machine that dispenses memories. Designed for Coney Island, visitors are invited to choose a memory by pressing a button. To create the AIMM, I removed the inner-workings of a soda vending machine and rewired the buttons through an Arduino. I added speakers, a receipt printer, and redesigned the exterior to fit the aesthetic of the Coney Island boardwalk. With each press, listeners have a new opportunity to hear an audio story from other New Yorkers. AIMM offers a personal perspective of an historical place and an opportunity for unexpected experiences. Watch the demo video, view the image gallery, listen to the stories.
This site showcases a selection of work completed at ITP, a two-year graduate program located in the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU. ITP encourages students to develop creative uses of communications technologies. To me, this means encouraging learning through the exchange of stories.