Matthew Tran's Blog! Posts

April 6, 2018 / Projects
April 1, 2018 / Uncategorized
January 7, 2018 / Projects

Repurposing a toaster oven that’s older than I am to help out with reflow soldering.

November 29, 2017 / Projects

With a bit of free time and a bunch of parts I had lying around, I constructed the 4th iteration of my lightsaber.

November 7, 2017 / School

Star Wars themed salad tongs I made during IB Design Tech.

October 27, 2017 / School

For a Physics C project, we built a mousetrap vehicle according to the SciOly rules for that year.

July 20, 2017 / School

For my summer internship during junior year of high school, I worked at CalState LA designing a low-cost, lightweight robot arm for a teleoperation robot.

June 1, 2017 / Projects

Seeing how much a 3D printer revolutionized my engineering, I decided to design and build my own CNC router.

May 21, 2017 / Projects

What initially seemed simple turned out to be an incredibly fun and rewarding experience. An interesting challenge with a clever solution to match.

May 20, 2017 / Projects

Tasked with the manipulation of stacks of pennies, I went through 4 revisions of robot arms before I had one good enough for the National competition.

November 18, 2016 / Projects

My attempt at an Electric Vehicle for the SciOly 2017 season which, due to a few key mistakes, did fail.

November 16, 2016 / School

For our Physics 2 project, we had to build a wooden tower based off the year’s SciOly rules. For a first try, I didn’t do too bad.