Apple's force touch trackpad was developed from a discovery and a prototype that I built on my desk. The trackpad led to similar
UI changes across the Apple ecosystem (laptops, watch, phones, etc).
Shape Reflector is a tool I created (hardware and software) for measuring the 3D shape of a shiny surface.
The measurement takes a fraction of a second, and the surface data is accurate to within microns.
colors the drawing according to the quality of build data. The tool also enables
basic search and sort, as well as some analysis.
In addition to performing precise mechanical measurements, I have extensive experience
designing, building, and deploying all sorts of test fixtures.
One of my great joys is designing and building machines and clever mechanisms.
For a year and a half, I had the privilege of leading the engineering effort at Glydways.
Our intrepid band of engineers created an entirely new form of mass transit, all the while
navigating the hazards and constraints of being a small startup. We developed
the system, the control hierarchy, the hardware and the software.
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