Mechanical Dust
A list of where I've worked and what I've done is available on linkedIn:

Here is a small selection of some of my favorite projects from work.

Force Touch Trackpad

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

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.

Balloon Digest

Balloon Digest is a javascript tool for tracking metadata in mechanical drawings. The tool colors the drawing according to the quality of build data. The tool also enables basic search and sort, as well as some analysis.

Test Fixture Development

In addition to performing precise mechanical measurements, I have extensive experience designing, building, and deploying all sorts of test fixtures.

Machine Design

One of my great joys is designing and building machines and clever mechanisms.

Autonomous Mass Transit

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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