A Reusable Biological Observatory (ARBO) for recording neural and behavioral data from wild animals.
Sprintr Track Timer
This timer counts down, signals go, and reports the beam break finish time in hundredths of seconds.
Flicker Fusion Tool
Automated Light Perception System (ALPS) is a handheld diagnostic tool used to measure critical flicker fusion frequency. Patent Pending.
Cranial Drill Alignment Tool
This surgical tool insures proper angle and approach for drilling into the lateral cranial ridge of a rodent skull. Patent Pending.
Piezo Tremor Detector
A single piezo sensor and data logger used to detect tremor frequency in a dystonic mouse model.
BIOIMAGING CUBESAT Design
In collaboration with UM Aerospace Engineering, this CubeSat design explores how to image specimens in low earth orbit.
“ZEROLAB” Microgravity EPHYS
Fully contained electrophysiology recording system to record from cricket circal nerves during free fall.
ELECTRODE INTERFACE BOARDS
Designed and fabricated, these boards support 128 channels of neural recording routed through a 3D-printed drive.
DUAL LASER OPTOGENETICS
This table powers 532nm and 473nm lasers and combines them into a single fiber optic for deep brain experiments.
Based on an Arduino Uno with an Adafruit motor shield, this is a low-cost, high precision microelectrode spinner.
OPTICAL SHUTTER CONTROLLER
This analog circuit design transforms a digital signal into an impulse appropriate for an optical shutter coil.
3D PRINTED IMPLANT
Custom 33-tetrode implant designed for three brain targets. Created with SolidWorks and printed on U-M campus.
(Left Corner) This box conditions and amplifies the signal coming from photodiodes that monitor laser power.
CAPACITIVE PAW SENSORS
We are able monitor right-left paw lifting with millisecond precision using easily machinable and inexpensive materials.
SKILLED REACHING AUTOMATION
Using two linear actuators we can deliver right and left pellets in a skilled reaching task to increase animal throughput.
ROBOTIC USB CONTROLLER
This PCB includes three stepper motor controllers and peripheral IO for tri-axis control of a robotic arm, controlled via USB.
An obscure tool only found in RF labs, this comb generator is a calibration device for electromagnetic chambers.
Fiber Optic Controller Area Network, this box converted a digital protocol to optical, for use in electromagnetic chambers.
HAPTIC FEEDBACK BOX
Controlled by Matlab, this box includes a solenoid and vibration motor, enabling immersive feedback to computer actions.
BIO-CHIP INTERFACE FOR DBS
This compact board interfaces with Deep Brain Stimulation micro-electrodes for a turnkey intraoperative recording system.
A pet project, this was a custom interface to a Mazda Speed 6 and displayed relevant performance information.
MOTHERBOARD & DAUGHTERBOARD
Used in an expandable micro-controller system, this board supplied power and some auxiliary functions.
The PS Touch project is a reprogrammable touch screen for use in commercial and industrial spaces. Patent Pending.
BACKUP SENSOR SIGNAL GENERATOR
This box provided the interface to test the efficacy of different signal waveforms on backup sensors.
ROBOTICS CONTROL PANEL
This controlled a FIRST robot, made from custom molded fiberglass with integrated and intuitive robotic controls.
LASER ENGRAVED TAGS
Incorporated Near Field Communication (NFC) with QR codes for a quick way to navigate to a website with a smartphone.
Here I am at a FIRST robotics competition with a custom elbow-pivoting joint that controlled our robot.