I grew up on a farm, and have been a DIYer and fabricator my whole life. I attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and earned a Bachelor's in Science in Mechanical Engineering. I then went to industry as a Design Engineer. In 2015, I was looking for a change from Agriculture and Construction equipment to the Biomedical Engineering field, Now at Tulane I am working as a Research Assistant with a goal of staying in academia and teaching new generations how awesome science and engineering is!
I love the Maker movement and would be happy to provide assistance. I don't even have to be volunteering as a Ninja, if I'm in the Makerspace, say hi and introduce yourself, I may not know the answer but always happy to help out.
Outside of Tulane, my favorite activity is cycling, My favorite bicycle race is the Leadville 100MTB, it is an endurance mountain bike race with a 12 hour cutoff, riders must complete a 100 mile course, at an average elevation over 10,200 feet in Leadville, Colorado. My finishing record is 4 for 4.
Lab Website: Biomechanics of Growth & Remodeling Lab
- 3d Printing, Laser Cutter, Lathe, Mill, Woodworking, Sand casting
- Welding: TIG, MIG, Stick, & Oxy-acetylene
- CAM - AutoDesk Fusion 360
- 3D Printing: Cura, Sprinter Firmware, Slic3r,
- Programming - LabVIEW, MATLAB, Mathematica
- Learing - Slicer for Fusion 360, blender
- Makerspace Training Certifications
Tulane Makerspace Project Portfolio
Exorcist3D Youtube Page
In 2013, I built my own opensource 3D Printer. I modified the Prusa i3 design. Controlled by: Arduino Mega + RAMPS 1.5 with Sprinter firmware. The frame is made from 1/4" laser cut steel plates and 3/4" lathe turned rods. The build surface is heated and 10" x 10" x 10". Recently, I made several improvements and upgrades, which include a large screen graphical LCD with SD card reader and a genuine E3D titan extruder and V6 Nozzle. Future upgrades include a BL Touch auto level and dual extruders.
1934 Southbend Lathe Restoration & Projects
Over Christmas break 2017, I machined some small parts for my lab. These parts are cannula, used to mount soft tissues on our inflation-extension test device. The material is PEEK plastic, it can be auto-claved and machines nicely. Check out my YouTube link above, there is a quick video of the PEEK being machined. The lathe I used is a 1934 Southbend 9" Workbench 405. This lathe is a restoration project I completed in 2010.
JasonS 13 January 2018