Archive

Perth to Melbourne
That was a long drive! 9 days along the south coast. It was smooth sailing except for a few hiccups
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Frisbee flight
Frisbees are super interesting! They generate lift in a way similar to a wing, but because they are so short
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Vortex shedding
A quick study looking at the Strouhal number for a medium-length cylinder – above is an animation of Q isosurfaces,
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Return to BFS flow
I’ve been working to improve my CFD skills, and have set up a workstation running OpenFOAM – what better case
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Sheet Metal Guillotine
This was designed for a machine design unit. Requirements were to cut 3 mm mild steel sheet, up to 2400
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Double Whitworth Quick Return
This was an experiment of a few different things: A quick return mechanism with a return ratio of 24:1 3d
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Spur Differential
Helical gears use an involute tooth that’s been swept along a helix. At any cross-section perpendicular to the gear axis,
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Double roll crusher
This is the machine I designed for my thesis project. Some native plant species in the south west have seeds
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Aquarium Lighting! Pt. 1
My aquarium is fully planted: I have a Finnex Planted+ 24/7 RGB LED light – the W/R channels provide the
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Variable Stroke Pt. 1
I’ve been experimenting with variable stroke linkages for a while, with most of my new prototypes being 3d printed. These
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3d Printer
Earlier this year I decided to get a 3d printer to help with prototyping in robotics & various other hobbies.
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Stereo Shelf
I bought a stereo and the speakers were bigger than the ones I’d planned to get – so I built
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Robot platform
This robot platform is just for my own experiments in robotics electronics & software, mostly just building on what I
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Leucopogon propiniquus
X-ray microscope image of L. propiniquus seeds
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Flow over a backward-facing step
This was a major project for a class in CFD. The aim of the project was to determine the reattachment
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Learning Fluent
 
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UWA NIARC 2014
Last year, two friends and I entered the 2014 NI Autonomous Robotics Competition on behalf of UWA. The theme was agriculture:
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Brake Rotor Model
Just for fun, based off Google images  
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Custom Stepper Motor Bracket
We needed a motor bracket for the NIARC robot, so we had a look at what was currently around. Googling
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Finding a Better Truss
This was an experiment in using simulated annealing to improve the load bearing capacity of a truss. Essentially, SA is
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Something New
A sneak peak of things to come…
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The Method of Joints: Part 2
See Part 1. With the theory established, the python script was simple enough to write. Prior to this project I
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The Method of Joints: Part 1
In one of my courses we’ve been tasked with building a truss bridge out of plastic tubes, slightly thicker than
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Laser microscope
I stumbled upon a neat idea and whipped up a version of my own – this is a laser microscope,
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