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 …

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, …