My name is Joshua Hrisko and I am a PhD candidate in mechanical engineering and adjunct professor at The City College of New York in New York City. I have a Master's degree from Penn State in acoustic engineering and a bachelor's degree in physics from the University of Delaware.
Most of my interests lie in the tech world with a focus on sensor design and electronics development. I enjoy all of the following: software development, remote sensing, bluetooth technology development, acoustics, signal processing, aerodynamics, fluid mechanics, big data processing, heat transfer, mobile app development, and so much more. I am trained in the sciences and have experience with Python, Arduino, Raspberry Pi GPIO, MATLAB, ANSYS Fluent, Swift, Objective-C, C++, C, R, and numerous types of laboratory equipment such as: pressure sensors, ultrasonic flux instruments, luminosity sensors, IR sensors, accelerometers, lasers, thermocouples, RF/bluetooth modules, ultrasonic flux instruments, LiDAR, servo motors, microprocessors, and much more.
This blog is intended for young innovators interested in real-world applications to engineering. A maker-based approach is explored through written articles using Raspberry Pi and Arduino as central and control components. Topics range from heat transfer, acoustics, robotics, data analysis, sensor design, and more. Difficulty levels range depending on the topic and there is extensive focus on open-source software implementation, however, there will be articles with a focus on software design as well. The intention is to demonstrate applications of engineering that are repeatable at the intermediate level without requiring colossal resources.