2021-2023

Buseroo Kiosk

Playing Chess

10.11.2023

3D-Printed Chess Board

I designed the pieces in Blender. Playing Chess

7.15.2021

Energy T-Shirt

This t-shirt makes a noise proportional to the amount of light the solar panels receive, also powering a green fan. There is a back-up battery supply for the lights.
Energy T-Shirt PhotoEnergy T-Shirt Photo Closeup

7.15.2021

Guardbox (Arduino Safe)

The challenge was to create and present a safe in under 24 hours using Arduino.
Code: github.com/JoelGrayson/Guardbox
Eater Inner Prototype

Inner circuitry that connects the Arduino, number pad, lock, screen, and lights.


7.12.2021

Eater (Arduino Game)

This project depicts the dystopian world many people imagine at the thought of nuclear energy. As a nuclear proponent myself (I wrote an article on my thoughts here), I wanted to explore the fear.

5.27.2021

Nuclear Dystopia

This project depicts the dystopian world many people imagine at the thought of nuclear energy. As a nuclear proponent myself (I wrote an article on my thoughts here), I wanted to explore the fear.
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Picnic TableConstructing Picnic Table

5.6.21

Picnic Tables

Together with the SFC, we constructed and painted two picnic tables for the lawn.


4.12.21

Deepfaking Dean (April Fools)

At a grade meeting for April Fools, I surprised the students and faculty by pretending to be my dean through a deepfake. For the first few minutes, the students had no idea I was fake, but I kept saying stranger and stranger announcements such as the school was shut down because of a crocodile infestation (the school often shut down due to outbreaks) until the real Mr. Hager came in and all of a sudden there were two Mr. Hagers! We argued over who is the real Mr. Hager. Then, I spammed the meeting with three more Mr. Hager's, who all claimed to be the real Mr. Hager. It took a few months to prepare with OBS, python colab, and eGPUs but it was totally worth it.

Fundraising for American Red CrossBuilding the Tesla Coil
5.2020

Tesla Coil


5.2020

Stilts

Made in maker class.


4.2020

Piernátil

Mi anuncio para una computadora inventada. Ese video fue parte de mi clase de espa├▒ol.


2019

Wooden Vending Machine

Accepts a quarter for resistors. Uses the same mechanism as my cardboard vending machine except made from a more durable material, wood.


Fundraising for American Red CrossCustomer interacting with stand
5.27.2021

Fundraising for the American Red Cross


Fundraising for American Red Cross
2016

Wooden Pinball Machine

Made after school in my school's woodshop.


2016

Cardboard Fortune Teller

I used to love collecting cardboard from my building' recycling bin and Staples to build machines like this.


2016

Cardboard Vending Machine

Accepts a quarter for a tic-tac.


Pop Quiz-o-meter
circa 2015

Pop Quiz-o-meter

Used throughout middle school to predict the likelihood of a pop quiz in different classes. Every time there was a class, the meter went up. When there was a quiz in class, the class knob returned to 0 and a sharpie mark indicated where the meter was. This forecast told me when I should be prepared.


circa 2015

The Gumball Machine

My oldest creation. It stores marbles.

Gumball Machine

Wooden Chair

Wooden Chair

Bottle Collector

The Bottle Collecter

We recycled ~100 plastic bottles :)

Wooden Shelf

Wooden Shelf

One of my earliest wood creations still in use

Dressed in Robot Hat

Thanks to mom for making with me since I was young. I would not have my creative spirit without her.