At the end of the 2022 school year I came across the opportunity to work as a freelance writer for a manufacturing company called SendCutSend. I had initially worked with them in 2020 to get my robotics team a first-of-its-kind partnership with them that ended up bringing over 50 FIRST robotics teams to their customer base. Then as my Senior year came to a close I got an email for a job application and got the job. I now write informational articles providing advice and insight into how to use their service. While it's been a rather untraditional job for someone my age, it's been a really exciting experience to be able to apply and get paid to present the knowledge that I've gained in robotics over the last decade. While I may not know what it's like to work a traditional fast food job like most kids my age have experienced and endured, I couldn't be happier with the entrepreneurial nature and the connection to engineering that all of my gigs, side-hustles, and jobs have provided me with over the last few years.

Here are a few of the articles I've written so far:


Breaking Down Sheet Plastics

Writing about materials was something I had no experience with causing the approach I took to writing this article to be quite unusual. Instead of just going off of wikipedia for material properties, I took the data provided by my employer, learned about what it all meant, and then presented that understanding to the reader in the same way I learned it with cheat sheets to help them understand better. This was a lot of fun and I ended up writing a series of (currently unpublished) articles in the same format for other types of materials.


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Design Advice For Small Scale Applications

This was my first article and was based on all of my experience with robot design since I started using CAD back in 2016. When I was training a new design member on one of my teams, this was basically the advice I would give them.


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How To Export In PTC Creo

I've done a couple of articles like this that are more simple and mundane but are still very challenging to write as they have to be detail oriented. In CAD there are a lot of long, tedious processes like this where one wrong move and the entire thing doesn't work so having very clear guides are extremely useful.


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