2022 Updates

March 16,2022

I tried to use an FTDI cable to upload code to an arduino lilypad. Each time I tried I got a series of errors.

2021 Updates

November 17, 2021: Sensor Glove

I am gathering the materials for my sensor glove, which I hope to get started on soon. The sensor glove is an experimental thing for me, it will allow me to work with different items.

November 9, 2021: Poster Session

It was really nice to present to the parents, practicing my elevator speech. I think I did a good job breaking down what I was talking about, making sure not to use language someone, not in the prosthetics field would not understand.

September 15, 2021: Getting Started

I’m doing the Yale Online course frontiers of biomedical engineering and a fusion 360 course on CAD. The link to my notes from the Yale Online course is below. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yF3KkiIB4kDDBxnivHFotL9x7CIG2X4pMwIgp0Nynbo/edit

June 1, 2021: WISRD over the summer

Over the summer I’ll be cleaning up the prosthetics page, making it more organized since it’s a bit messy currently and it hasn’t been updated in a while. I’ve printed pieces for the new prosthetic and I have gathered some of the materials for the sensor hand which will control the prosthetic hand.

January 5, 2021: Arduino

I’ve started learning how to Arduino on tinker cad. I’m learning how to Arduino for the Brainwave Controlled Prosthetic I plan to make.

2020 Updates

December 15, 2020: Brainwave Controlled Prosthetic Plan

Stage 1

  • Arduino
  • Python

Research 

  • Brainwave controlled prostheses
  • How brain waves control the movement of limbs
  • Articulated hands
  • Sensory feedback

Read cole’s journal on smile motor

Stage 2

  • Look at prostheses designs
  • Review emotiv groups’ work
  • How to use an eeg headset
  • Research
  • degree of freedom in hands
  • Servo motors

Stage 3

  • Create glove with sensors
  • Pick a predesigned prosthetic template

Final Stage

  • Put the parts together
  • Trial and error
  • Adjustments

September 22, 2020

I’m currently doing research on brainwave-controlled prostheses and coming up with a plan for making one. I am also working on an article about Brainwave-controlled prostheses.

May 12, 2020: Plans for next year

Next year I plan to merge the EMOTIV and 3-D printing lab by creating a 3-D printed hand that is able to move using sensors that are connected to brain waves. I also plan to do more white papers as they push me to dig deeper into science topics I’m interested in.

May 5, 2020: AI in WISRD

I have been doing exploratory research on AI to see if it is something that I am interested in and if it is possible for WISRD in the future to have an AI lab. I am currently looking for ways WISRD will add AI to the institute.

April 27, 2020: Board Member

I’ve been elected to be on the WISRD board starting next school year. I can’t wait to be a part of the important decision-making in WISRD and contribute to the institute in a large way.

2019 Updates

December 6, 2019: Finished Prosthetic Hand

The prosthetic hand is finished.

November 22, 2019: Wrist Pins

The pin where the wrist and arm connected felt a little loose so I measured the length of the pin and the point where the wrist and arm connect. After that, I reprinted the wrist pin to a shorter length and found it was a much better fit.

November 18, 2019: Pulling Strings

Even after flipping the knuckles around on the prosthetic hand the fingers were still not bending to their full potential. When 3D printing the knuckles I printed them with support meaning there was added material to the underside of the knuckle. This added material was stopping the string from arranging in a position that allows for the fingertips to be pulled completely. I cut away the excess material, after that the fingers were able to bend smoothly.

November 14, 2019: Flipping the Knuckle

Today I ran into a problem with my 3D printed prosthetic hand. When I pulled one of the tensioner strings the fingers would not bend all the way and kept sticking. I looked at a few pictures of the raptor reloaded prosthetic hand and realized that the knuckles were attached incorrectly.