inventor / designer / engineer
Hello! I'm Sandesh.
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.
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.
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
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.
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”
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
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.
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
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.
Blogs / Hacks
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?
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.
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.
Google X: EveryDay Robots
Autonomous helper robots that can learn and execute everyday tasks in unstructured human environments.
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.
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.