Hello!
I'm Sandesh.

inventor / designer / engineer

Hello! I'm Sandesh.

in/sandeshmanik

@sandeshmanik

sandesh@stanford.edu

in/sandeshmanik

@sandeshmanik

sandesh@stanford.edu

I am a Mechatronics Engineer and a Human-Centered Designer, and I want to build pioneering technologies that enhance lives. In my work, I aspire to find connections between science, art, and humans.

Creativity and curiosity are the core principles of my life—I believe that questioning the conventions can lead to extraordinary creations.

Me at 4, 14, and 24!
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Stanford University ’22
Master of Science, Engineering, Design

Immersions in Product Design, Business, Research, Teaching, Arts, and Engineering.

Manipal

Manipal Institute of Technology ’18
Bachelor of Technology, Mechatronics Engineering

Multidisciplinary engineering program. Built robots and electro-mechanical systems.

Stanford University ’22
Master of Science, Engineering
Design

Immersions in Product Design, Business, Research, Teaching, Arts, and Engineering.

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Manipal Institute of Technology ’18
Bachelor of Technology
Mechatronics Engineering

Multidisciplinary engineering program. Built robots and electro-mechanical systems.

Manipal

Projects

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Spectrum

Spectrum is the world’s first multi-color spray-paint machine, which instantly accords thousands of spray-paint colors to artists. It takes in basic colors from regular spray-paint cans and mixes them in real time, to instantly spray out the desired color.

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Laser-Touch

A musical instrument with laser-based optical touch-sensing—a novel working-concept of a large low-resolution touchscreen that is accurate, rugged, and inexpensive.

Course: MUSIC 250A (Stanford), Physical Interaction Design for Music

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Cognition-Driven Gurney

An electric gurney which can be effortlessly maneuvered by anyone who has the cognition of pushing objects—without any training—preventing accidents during patient transportation.  It interprets the desired maneuver by mapping the force applied by the user, and powers its wheels accordingly.

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The Big Picture

A laser-projector that draws patterns on walls—which can only be seen through long-exposure photographs, which trace the laser and capture the “Big Picture”.

Exhibition: Stanford Reframe 2021 “Unraveled”

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ICSI-IVF Simulator

ICSI-IVF has been a game-changing solution for infertility; however, training technicians to perform this is expensive. This simulator aims to resolve the challenge.

Lab: Salisbury Robotics, Stanford University

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Loo-Nar

The NASA Lunar Loo Challenge 2020 called forth space-toilet concepts for the Artemis moon-lander. My entry, “The Loo-Nar”, makes the astronaut toilet-chores effortless, clean, and safe.

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Tangible Tasks

A mechanical to-do list to replace the one on my smartphone. It lets me plan my daily goals in a more tangible and less distracting way.

Course: ME 203 (Stanford), Design and Manufacturing

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Eco-Faucet

An eco-friendly faucet with a novel arrangement of water-atomizers, which uses only a twentieth of the water used by regular faucets while washing hands, without taking more time or compromising on the cleaning efficiency.

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Blogs / Hacks

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Injection Molding at Home

Can you do injection-molding at home, with a 3-D printer and a kitchen oven?

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My Bedroom Makerspace

I built my own makerspace, to endlessly work on my favorite things!

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Reviving a Vintage Lens

Can you mount old film-camera lenses on modern DSLRs, using 3-D printing?

Injection Molding at Home

Can you do injection-molding at home, with a 3-D printer and a kitchen oven?

My Bedroom Makerspace

I built my own makerspace, to endlessly work on my favorite things!

Reviving a Vintage Lens

Can you mount old film-camera lenses on modern DSLRs, using 3-D printing?

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DIY Studio Lighting

Can you build high-quality studio lights with broken LCDs and 3-D printing?

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The Ideal Battery

Can you build a battery for hobbyists, that easily charges and integrates?

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A Flexible Showpiece

How I built a desk-toy, using a 3-D printed compliant mechanism.

DIY Studio Lighting

Can you build high-quality studio lights with broken LCDs and 3-D printing?

The Ideal Battery

Can you build a battery for hobbyists, that easily charges and integrates?

A Flexible Showpiece

How I built a desk-toy, using a 3-D printed compliant mechanism.

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Drilling Hardened Steel

Can you drill hardened steel at home, with a hand-drill, without breaking anything?

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Casings for Electronics

Can you 3-D print protective casings that snap right on to electronics? 

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3D Printed Bearings

My 3-D printer had an inadequate spool holder; I 3-D printed an entire ball-bearing mechanism for it.

Drilling Hardened Steel

Can you drill hardened steel at home, with a hand-drill, without breaking anything?

Casings for Electronics

Can you 3-D print protective casings that snap right on to electronics? 

3D Printed Bearings

My 3-D printer had an inadequate spool holder; I 3-D printed an entire ball-bearing mechanism for it.

Job Experiences

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Google X: EveryDay Robots

Autonomous helper robots that can learn and execute everyday tasks in unstructured human environments.

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Dr Reddy's Laboratories

Consulting Engineer and Studio5B Fellow at the pharmaceutical multinational. Collaborated with their scientists, designers, and business developers, to ideate and prototype novel products for personalizing medicines.

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RoboManipal

Mechanical Designer at Manipal University’s robotics team. Competed twice in ABU RoboCon, Asia’s largest robotics championship; we built badminton-playing robots for the first year and wind-powered robots for the second.

sandesh@stanford.edu

in/sandeshmanik

@sandeshmanik

/maniksandesh

sandesh@stanford.edu

in/sandeshmanik

@sandeshmanik

/maniksandesh