Projects


uWave - Smart Microwave
The uWave is a microwave hacked to play YouTube videos while your food cooks, mention you on its Twitter account, and text you when your food is ready. I created uWave with Varun Sampath, Ben Shyong, and Teddy Zhang in under 48 hours as part of the bi-annual PennApps hackathon competition (www.pennapps.com). uWave won 1st place at the fall 2011 PennApps competition.



Autoplug - Open Automotive Architecture for Plug-n-Play Services
AutoPlug is an open system and network architecture for Plug-n-Play services for 3rd party hardware devices and software modules. It allows vehicles to become extensible, customizable, and more integrated with evolving technology over the lifetime of the vehicle. AutoPlug won 1st place at the World Embedded Software Contest in Seoul, Korea in November, 2010.



SEPTANow
SEPTANow is a web application that visualizes the real-time geographic location of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority (SEPTA) regional rail trains on a Google Map. Users can also view the locations of SEPTA stations as well as where they can buy SEPTA fare. I created SEPTANow with Varun Sampath, Ben Shyong, and Teddy Zhang in under 48 hours as part of the bi-annual PennApps hackathon competition (www.pennapps.com). It won the Student Choice award in the Fall 2010 PennApps competition as chosen by the entire University of Pennsylvania student body.



NEStalgia - Wireless Rifle Controller for the Nintendo Entertainment System
This was my final project for ESE 350 (Microcontrollers) at the University of Pennsylvania. I worked with Evan Benshetler to create a system consisting of a wearable head strap unit and a wireless gun unit. The project was specifically implemented for the classic NES shooter game Cabal.



IvyStones - Penn Web-based Scavenger Hunt
IvyStones.com is a scavenger hunt to find the many Ivy Day stones hidden around the University of Pennsylvania campus. Players can create an account and keep track of the stones that they've found as well as compare their finds with other players. I created IvyStones with Sam Appelbaum and Varun Sampath for the University of Pennsylvania's first PennApps competition in 2009.