Undergrad Graduation 2021 Edition

Officially, I graduated in December 2020 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Cum Laude from San Diego State University 🎓 However, SDSU doesn’t do Fall commencements. And we had a pandemic which cancelled a lot things, so all normal in-person graduation commencements were put on hold anyway. Fortunately, SDSU decided to host a… Continue reading Undergrad Graduation 2021 Edition

Usabilathon – Empathizing with user and other lessons learned

My first Usabilathon has come to end! It started last Friday (March 5) and lasted an entire week. My team and I used Axure RP 9 to create our prototype. I really like Axure, it was easy and fun to use. I also liked how collaborating Axure was similar to Git. Instead of pushing and… Continue reading Usabilathon – Empathizing with user and other lessons learned

Late grad pics, and surviving my first week as a PhD student

I don’t want to let January end without a single post, so here it is! I’m officially all done with my undergrad education hehe. As of December 31, 2021, I have graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering at San Diego State University. And below are a few grad photos (thanks… Continue reading Late grad pics, and surviving my first week as a PhD student

Finite State Machine for the Marker Band Sorter

The title pretty much describes this post haha. Special shout out to my loving boyfriend, Tony Nguyen, for helping me with this Arduino code! It still needs some refinement though, but this is what I’ll be testing with me team this week. Previously… So previously, I was trying to use 2 Arduino Unos. One to… Continue reading Finite State Machine for the Marker Band Sorter

Marker Bands Keep Getting Clumped Together

Or they get stuck in the Triangle Feeder (see pics below). It’s mostly 3D-printed (the dog bones were from the failed vibrating feeder – ABS plastic, iirc) with the grey triangle being resin printed. Those black brushy things are false eyelashes lol (thanks Theresa!). This whole thing is held together by superglue. If we can… Continue reading Marker Bands Keep Getting Clumped Together

C++ Lesson Learned – Scope

What great timing! I wanted to learn more about OOP (object oriented programming) concepts, and my senior design project just did that! TL;DR = Tried to access the color signature variable (m_signature) so I could interface the Pixy2 camera with the Arduino. Manage to figure it out by understanding local and global scope, pointers, and… Continue reading C++ Lesson Learned – Scope