On a cool morning in March, 2013, I walked a girl named Lori, whom I was crazy about, to the McKinley Beach Pier in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. After a few moments of talking about our hopes and dreams for the future, I asked her to be my girlfriend by proposing to her with a ring pop. … More My Wedding Band Story: From Ring Pop to Ring
The Boy Scouts program is a broad spectrum of education mixed with high-adventure activities. It all opens your mind, and gives you a taste what the world has to offer. Scouting teaches personal valuation of efforts. It teaches pride in one’s work. It teaches pride in being apart of something larger than yourself. … More 3D Printing into Boy Scouts
In 2016, I helped Rippl3D, a company utilizing 3D printing for design challenges, run a 3D printed rocket competition at IMTS. A participant builds a rocket with a nose cone, body, and tail fin to hit a target. The contest allows iterations to adjust nose cone weight, different tail designs, and the take-off angle to … More STEM 3D Printed Rocket Challenge
My first mentor in the 3D printing industry is a natural-born salesperson. I learned an unbelievable amount from every customer meeting I had with him. He always asked high-quality questions, and every meeting, say the same line, “A picture is worth a thousand words, and a 3D printed part is worth a thousand pictures”. He … More A picture is worth a thousand words, and 3D printed part is worth a thousand pictures
I’m an avid note-taker, and my material of choice is scrap paper. Every day I have 5 – 20 scrap notes with ideas, reminders, and new priorities. I’ve moved towards a paperless system. Even though I utilize scrap paper, it all goes into my Evernote system at the end of each day. I ran into … More Letting Go Of Your To-Do List
Musical Instruments are the perfect combination of engineering and art. I chose this project to challenge my design capabilities, and I love playing the guitar. I used a top-down approach to the design with a master model to quickly make changes to the design. I used SolidWorks to design the guitar.
Volleyball is my greatest passion. I started playing when I was 11 years old, following in my older brothers’ footsteps. Early in my career, I was a starter on a nationally ranked team and later chosen to play on the youth USA national team (High-Performance A2, Phoenix 2008). We won the gold medal in an … More 3D Printed Volleyball
I chose this project to re-engage my modeling skills. It was a more straightforward design, which focused on the sketch’s power and the revolve feature. I started this design using OnShape and finished it using Solidworks.
A team of 10 from Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) worked together to develop an off-road vehicle to compete in the 2013 SAE Baja competition. We chose a hydrostatic transmission drivetrain (uses fluid to transfer power from engine to the wheels) as an innovative and challenging aspect of the project. around 98% of all competitors use a gearbox mechanical transmission, so we were off the beaten path with our approach. We were advised by Fluid Power Institute, Poclain Hydraulics and Dr. Matthew J. Schaefer. … More Hydrostatic Drivetrain for an Off-Road Vehicle
Eagle Scout is the highest ranking of Boy Scouts and less than 1% of all scouts reach the honor. A major requirement is a scout’s eagle service project. This gives the opportunity to plan, develop and give leadership to others focusing on an organization other than Boy Scouts. My troop (Troop 156) required at least 100 man hours of work. … More Eagle Scout Service Project