Mechanical Engineering Intern
June 2017 - August 2017
Research & Development Intern
June 2016 - August 2016
Simplehuman designs products to increase the ease of daily tasks, from interacting with trashcans and soap dispensers to checking your makeup in various lighting conditions. As the mechanical engineering intern, I was tasked with creating test jigs to evaluate existing and new designs for some of these products, such as step trash cans, sensor cans, sensor soap pumps, and sensor mirrors. Additionally, I contributed to the component design of new products, proposing ideas for automatic disengaging clutches, water-resistant tactile button covers, and low-profile hinges.
As the R&D intern the previous year, I developed a prototype for a newly proposed product, taking the idea from a preliminary idea to a proof-of-concept. While in search of an air flow control device, I designed and prototyped a mechanism with a lower weight, smaller profile, and lower cost than those on the market.
Due to the confidential nature of these projects, I am unable to discuss them in further detail. Please contact me if you have questions.