Welcome to EchoLabs.org


This webpage was made for 2 reasons:

1. To serve as a place for me to publish my work online

2. To help inspire others to take what I've done and continue my work

I'm currently a Physics Engineering with Electrical Systems student. What in the world does that mean, you ask? In simple terms I'm essentially an Electrical Engineer, except
that I haven't had as many in depth classes due to the fact that I am required to take several mechancial classes as well. So my main concentration is EE, but I can do some ME things,
mainly CAD work here and there. I plan to graduate in May 2012.

My interest:

I have a dream to automate my house one day, which ties into my obsession with embedded systems engineering. As for the 3rd point, I really enjoy taking something
that isn't dependent on technology, and adding features to it. For example, one of my projects below, G.A.R.D.E.N.S., brings electronics into a greenhouse to help
take care of the plants. Sure there are already systems in place to do this, but my goal is to make it open source. Why you ask?

Because 1000 minds working to solve a problem will bring much greater advance than 1 mind.

This, frankly, is my way of living. Alone we can accomplish a lot, but together we can accomplish whatever we want. Everyone thinks a little bit differently, and that
can be used to solve problems.



G.A.R.D.E.N.S. (Greenhouse Automation and Relay Device for Expansionary Nodal Systems)

G.A.R.D.E.N.S. was built for my Mechatronics class that I took in the Fall of 2011. I've always been interested in embedded systems engineering, and this
project really helped me get going. One day I hope to expand what I've already done, but right now I'm far too busy.


Basic Stamp Introducation for the "Intro to Engineering" Class

Awhile ago (I can't remember exactly when) I was a Teaching Assistant for the "Intro to Engineering" class at school. Every semester the students are
required to build something that invloves using a Basic Stamp II microcontroller development board. After finding that the students were having a hard
time trying to grasp how to use the system, I decided to make a video that stepped them through a simplified build of what they were required to do,
and I tried to explain what was going on to the best of my ability.