many projects and games games games

The theme of this semester is games, games, games! I’ve been doing a lot of game related things in the past couple of months, both for academics and for my personal de-stressing time.

So, here’s a list of all the projects I’ve done and am still working on!


November 21, 2012 - 5:45 pm | Comments

building things is great

Exciting project previews!

Here’s a mysterious angled shot of one of the pieces I did for a class from last semester, finally finished and hanging on a wall:

I forgot to take better pictures of this in the school gallery with my nicer camera, so I’ll upload more of these later!

Also, I learned how to solder for the first time in class the other day. I wasn’t very good at it at all, but I only attempted it for an hour or so. It was kind of intense.

This is also part of a really exciting group project that will be presented at the ZERO1 Biennial. Stay tuned for more!

August 31, 2012 - 10:00 am | Comments

family time

I’ve been busy with a lot of work and haven’t had time to post stuff! Classes start next week and running 2 internships over the summer has been kind of chaotic, but I think I’ve been handling things pretty well so far. Besides work over the summer, spending a little time with my cousin has helped me relax and get back into a little portrait photography. I realized that I haven’t been taking a lot of photos lately, so he helped me out a bit!

Anyway, Anton is quite photogenic and makes a pretty good male model. Also, he’s a very talented pianist! You can check out his blog here.


August 18, 2012 - 1:32 pm | Comments

mobile blogging

Upgraded to a new phone (Samsung Galaxy S3, woo hoo!) and playing with it while getting some internship work done! It’s super fun. Checking out the WordPress app as well-

Going to try my hand in a game of croquet with my co-workers in a couple of hours.

July 30, 2012 - 10:55 am | Comments

summer days

Hello! I really wish I could remember to post more often. I’m thinking the site needs a major design overhaul, too.

Anyway, I never got a chance to post up my projects since the end of the semester. So here’s some of my finished work from a couple months ago!

My final project in one of my advanced projects classes: A light-up acrylic robot, designed then cut with a CNC Laser. It was my first time using different processes and a CNC machine to build something like this. It took quite a bit of trial and error, but I learned a lot, so I think I was fairly successful.

The blue one is my favorite! =)

Tron Memory Disk
A group project! We built a “Tron Memory Disk” (lol) that actually has a space in the middle for projecting video.

Here is a clip of us testing it, so you can see how it looks:

I’ve been playing with the vacuum former on campus and basically smashing my stuffed animals into molds. The result: a 5-foot-ish tall curtain of deformed plastic stuffed animal forms. It will eventually be hosting in a gallery setting sometime in the beginning of the Fall semester, so I hope to have nicer photos of this later.

Fun video of the squishing process:

It still needs a title.

Summer break has been good to me, although still kind of hectic at times. I’m enjoying both of my internships/jobs a lot, though! For the first time in my life, I feel like I’m doing work that’s really important to me. Hoping I can continue to hold on to this feeling after I graduate.

Besides work and projects, I am also making sure to spend my vacation time for myself and my loved ones.

We call this, “Cousin bonding time.”

subZERO festival in San Jose

Great America

July 9, 2012 - 10:45 pm | Comments