Solar Lights - Design for Manufacturability - Student Labs
Developed for teaching MIT "Design for Scale," 2013
Synchronizing Fireflies - Electronics & Emergence - Student Lab
Developed for teaching MIT "D-Lab Biodiversity," 2015 Inspired by Instructables
Plaque & Stand - Sand Casting & Oxy-Acetylene Welding - Student Labs
Developed for teaching Stanford "Design & Making," 2019
(played a consulting role)
"Two Star" CNC'd Brass Head Badge
"Tree Rings" CNC'd Aluminum Maze
"Lost Pinecone" Bronze Investment Casting
"Julep" Mixtie Style 4130 TIG Welded Bike Frame
"Journeyman" 4130 TIG Welded Rear Rack + Folding Bike Luggage Carrier
"Bernoulli" Touring Style 4130 Brazed Bike Frame
Treehouse Platform in Vermont
Castable SLA 3D-Printed Parts
Served as the primary design coach for ~30 students across six quarters of Stanford's "Design & Making" course. Informally coached hundreds more students through everyday interactions in Stanford's Product Realization Lab makerspaces.
Coached ~15 design teams of MIT students in courses: "Introduction to Design," "Toy Design," "Design for Scale," "D-Lab Biodiversity / Earth," and "D-Lab Development." These projects ranged from interactive children's toys to a gearbox for a Zambian micro-hydroelectric generator to a "living machine."
Coached 5 multicultural design teams at International Development Design Summits (IDDSes) in Ghana (2011), Netherlands (2011), Brazil (2012), Zambia (2013, 2016) on projects ranging from a neem oil aerosolization for malaria prevention to a kiln for producing charcoal briquettes from agricultural waste.
Mentored 23 MIT and IDDS alumni turned social entrepreneurs (see "Scale-Ups Fellows") as they scaled their hardware products and ventures in Africa, India, Southeast Asia, and Latin America.