I'm happiest when learning about or creating something incredible.
Since graduating as a Mechanical Engineer in 2015, I have explored anything of interest: programming, art, technology, language, etc. I traveled the world, and pushed myself at every chance.
I stumbled upon a personal cirriculum I like to call project-based learning. First, I find something I want to create. Then, I learn whatever is necessary to make it happen. As a result, I've created a few cool things.
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When you combine today's technology with a fluency in programming, the sky is the limit as to what you can create.
Typescript / C++ / React / Electron / Serial Ports
By far my most ambitious project to date. This cross-platform desktop app generates lighting and visuals that synchronize to music. Designed to make dynamic, professional-quality lighting accessible to musicians with minimal effort. Captivate runs the lights at my DJ gigs with breathtaking results.
C++ / JUCE
At it's heart, Crispy is a waveshaping plugin that adds harmonics (saturation) to a signal. However, I implemented many additional features that make it more powerful for producers.
Node / GraphQL / MongoDB / React
Definitely one of the coolest things I've made. I originally build this project with a REST API and Redux. Towards completion, I began learning about GraphQL and Apollo. I decided to rebuild the entire project.
The site's servers were deactivated to cut costs
C++ / JUCE
Quickly alternate between timed delays, doubling effects, slap delays, modulation, and more.
My foundation in mechanical engineering empowers me to bring my ideas to the real world. I regularly utilize 3D-modeling & printing, electrical system design, structural analysis, and more.
Harmonic Analysis / 3D Printing / Laser Cutting / Arduino
This project involved making several prototypes of various scale, and filing a provisional patent before shopping the idea to prospective manufactuers
Autodesk Fusion / Cura
I spent years working in 3D Modeling software. As a result, I can easily turn ideas into real 3D objects with my FDM printer.
I love game development because of it's variety. When working on a game, I get to design graphics, music, sound, and program structure. Games also have a deeply object-oriented nature that makes them incredibly satisfying to work with.
C# / Unity
This simple game aims to perfect the difficult, repeatable, addictive approach found in games like Flappy Bird.
Lua / Love2D
Created with the Love2D framework in the Lua programming language. Over 2500 lines of commented code organized over 30 files.
Lua / Love2D
Allows users to interactively tweak settings in the Love2D Particle System Engine.
I have always been obsessed with the feeling of awe and energy that the perfect event creates. No matter what interest I explore, it always ties back to this.
Serato / DMX
There's nothing like the thrill of DJing a wedding, the most special day in a couple's life. The MC is responsible for creating an atmosphere that is loving, fun, emotional, and energetic. It requires an incredible amount of care and planning. I have been entrusted with this special day 6 times now. I love the unique challenges that each wedding brings
Logic Pro / Ableton / Serato / DMX
My journed with music has really driven itself. I may not be the best musician, vocalist, or producer out there. But that hasn't stopped me from trying.
I've dabbled in making Singer-Songwriter, Electronic, and Indie Pop music.
In high school, a friend Sean Mars and I joked about starting a band called Saling To Mars. When I started playing acoustic shows around Eugene, I used the name as a placeholder for a stage name. Eventually, the placeholder took on a significance that really stuck with me. You can't sail to Mars, obviously, but what if that didn't stop you? I dismiss so many opportunities and dreams because I assume i'm not capable. Maybe you shouldn't let your circumstances dictate what you strive for. If happiness is in the journey, does it matter if you reach the destination?
Don't have a spaceship, just a boat?...
Sail to Mars.
Cheesy, I know. But I like it.