An Innovative Learning System with Robotics Curriculum and Video content that Scaffold the Original Project Creation Process
PR2 at The Tech Museum
Sharon fostered a collaboration between Willow Garage and The Tech Museum by working with Willow Garage to create a PR2 exhibit. I led the project and helped to design the software that visitors of all ages used to successfully program the robot.
Wizbots is a creative robotics program for kids. I began as one of the first teachers for the program, then became Director of Education as I created lesson plans, hired, and trained teachers. Then I became Executive Director of the business, opened and renovated a center in Belmont, created summer camp programs and collaborated with various schools.
Purde Pete Coin Bank
Designed “Purdue Pete” coin bank with a four bar mechanism that holds the quarter until knob is turned was created. Model created with Pro/Engineer, and prototyped with SLA.
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Soapy Saves the Day
Won most creative in Stanford's Entrepreneurship Week Competition.
Prompt: Use a water bottle creatively
Won "Silly and Sweet" in Stanford's Entprepreneurship Week Competition. Also featured by Instructables. Prize was breakfast with Guy Kawasaki.
Prompt: Make saving money fun
The Mixer Tables
Sharon had a "Wild and Crazy Idea", and proposed it to the CTO. Project at Air Products to create a friendlier, more integrated atmosphere. Led diverse team from different departments to organize company-wide event in order to collaboratively paint tables. Currently implemented at the headquarters, and global locations. Project received Diversity Award, and I received a Technology Leadership Award from the CTO for “taking ownership, accomplishing project, and breaking barriers”.
Ergonomic Project- Improved ergonomic condition for workers on press. Reduced stresses on hand with more ergonomic tool design.
Process Mapping- Changed process from a painstakingly handwritten and manual process to an electronic database that takes less time to input data, organizes information, and error proofs process. Designed and implemented database at facility.
An innovative and intuitive lean steering personal transportation device used for personal enjoyment by having riders “so low” to the ground to feel they are moving fast. The So-Lo CruizR is structurally supported by a car differential to allow users a full experience of digging into the turns. The vehicle is electric powered complete with a separate throttle for the left and right back wheels, a braking system, comfortable racing seat, and a strong frame for the safety of the user. Team conceived idea, designed, manufactured and tested product. Sharon was project leader for this Senior Design project completed May 2007.