technology has fascinated me for as long as i can remember. so much so that i got a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the university of california at berkeley. this reflects in my professional and personal interests to this day:
– application of statistics in engineering, especially for process analysis and optimization
– finite element analysis of static and dynamic models, mechanical and thermal (abaqus, ls-dyna, ansys)
– simple single- and multiple-dof dynamic mechanical models
– designing, building and optimizing various machines, especially electromechanical devices (3d scanners, arduino controlled devices)
– rapid prototyping (laser cutting, 3d printing)
– programming (mostly java and python these days)
– involute gears (circular and non-circular)
– biking, hiking, kiting, skiing and many other things
… by the way, my name is roger
about my website
some of the things i designed and built can be seen on these page.
the electro-mechanical devices are the most sophisticated devices I’ve made so far. not all of them worked as planned right away… but they were fun to build and test. some are shown in the projects section
every now and then i programmed a little bit. most of the code never reached sufficient maturity to be released. some of the more complete results are shown on the software page. currently i’m mostly working on involute gear tools.
my first android app “relief schweiz” has its own section where images from the app and 3d printed reliefs are shown. the 3d printed reliefs are based on the same underlying data.
the gallery page contains several collections of places or things i have come across that seemed interesting. i’m constantly adding pictures to the gallery as i visit new places.