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  • Vocaloid Cover Project
    I’ve been a fan of Vocaloid (mainly Hatsune Miku) all the way since elementary school. No, I don’t understand Japanese (and thus I have the luxury of just enjoying the music itself – rather than its lyrics). Recently, I got a bit bored and decided to create a cover of a song through Vocaloid. If …
  • Researching at Home: Challenges and Opportunities
    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, my school is forced to move to an (almost) all-online platform, including my research. Even though I live only five minutes from the campus, having access to the lab is nonetheless impossible it is often reserved for graduate/PhD students. Fortunately, I have accumulated a wide range of equipment long before …
  • New patent!
    After around 10 months of work with my roommate Yichi, we finally developed a digitizing camera back that can be fitted onto Yichi’s vintage film camera. Back in the summer of 2019, I have filed a patent application with the help of a firm. My roommate’s website has a complete log of our progress for …
  • Me Talking bout My Research Experience
    I am recently interviewed by Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering regarding my research experience at USC. Below is the video. In addition, you can find full article about me on department’s website: https://minghsiehece.usc.edu/2019/12/ece-undergrad-research-an-inside-out-perspective-on-the-human-body/
  • Joshua Tree (Film)
    My roommate and I went to Joshua Tree for Thanksgiving. Despite rainy weather, I managed to shoot some films on my Mamiya 645 camera. Note that I have yet post-processed these photos and they are just previews, hope you guys enjoy. I shot the black and white on Fujifilm Acros 100. Its excellent resistance against …
  • Presenting at 10th Annual Research Festival
    The project is called “In-Body Localization Technique Based on Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)”, by Hongxiang Gao, me, and Manuel Monge, who is our principal investegator at Integrated Medical Electronic Lab in USC. This research is still a work in progress. We are aiming to achieve accurate in-body localization through MRI machine. I am currently developing …
  • Prototype: Light meter based on TSL2591 and Arduino Nano
    This is an update of the project. The original project can be found here: https://www.yichiyang.com/new-project-portable-light-meter-using-tsl2591/ After testing on breadboard, I designed a PCB to fit all of the components together. I also added a LiPo battery as well as a charger/boost converter to keep the light meter powered. Here’s the setup. As you can see, …
  • First Post
    The server is up and running, looking good. I will continue finishing the website.