Week three at NYU

This week was filled with working on spread sheets, on Monday I work on inventory I had to count everything in this huge closet and write how many of each item distinguishing then by color and size then enter that information into a spread sheet that they will use during their move to the fourth floor. Then I had to enter clients information into a spreadsheet as well, there was well over 1,000 people I had to enter into the spreedsheet, I also had to do some scanning and dumping. The best thing that happened this week was on Tuesday when my boss gave me a family pass to the metropolitan muesum. Also I learn never buy your metro on Monday or else your going to get to work late. 


Week two at NYU Lagone Medical Center

Monday resulted in me doing the same thing I did last week speaking to patient about mychart, I have to say it was the most boring job ever I was literally fighting sleep. Then Tuesday came and my director saw this wasn’t the job for me I was better equipped to do other thing so she had me file through though letters, send faxes, and prepare letters. Then my boss came in a notice when I speaking to the patient I didn’t have that seller smile she told me put on but I don’t do thing like that (smile for no reason). So she saw that I given a better position were my current skills will be refine, so I was sent to HR the next day to the wellness program under the benefit department. I started with working on the scanning project which basically many scanning a bunch of files since the department was moving floor and could transport all those files since space will be limited. That hole day was spent learning but most scanning document I scan over 200,000 documents. Thursday was scanning and also networking with fellow interns. Then Friday the best of it all I help my director do budget it was such a tideous task because I had to find and ever information on every expense and put it in a spread sheet. I learn it important to write down what you work on at work to remind yourself and to prove your actual getting work done.  


NYU Lagone Medical Center first week

My first day of work was 07/16/15 I had to arrive before 8:30 so I can recieve my id then meet my director before 9:00. Well that didn’t happen exactly because I had to take the m15 select bus and let just say I had to wait awhile to only then jump onto a crowded bus, after that though every thing went accordingly I got my id then met with my director who spoke with me about what I will be doing this summer. I am task with speaking with patients in the waiting room about signing up for a service known as my chart soon I will be directly helping them sign up. My chart is a service that allows patients to view their medical records, upcoming appointments, and even send messages directly to their doctors. Then  I went straight to work I was a bit nervous because I am quite shy but it was actually fun because some of the patients are really funny. Like this one guy he acted like his wheelchair was a car and ask the nurse for her license before she wheeled him into the office. Then when I went to speak to him he said are actually giving me a chart with all my information if not I don’t want because I don’t like the internet, other we’re totally sold with having a service that did that for them but the rest use it but don’t like because they receive to many emails besides the one about schedule appointments. 

Then that Friday I went to a breakfast meeting with the Pencil were we spoke about financial literacy with workers of Chase Bank who help us create a budget for the summer. 

Ps. I would add picture but I’m not aloud to use my phone at work. ūüėĘ

Process to making Shoe-Levator


Assistive tech that helps people put on their shoes with ease.

DESIGN TEAM: Time Traveling Hemingways

Eugene Dorokhin, Isabela Caetano, Zacharry Georges, Sarah Nasr, and Abraham Makhdoomi


Draw & embed a blueprint of your final prototype, show it from multiple angles, and clearly label all of the parts (the parts list below is a numbered list ‚Äď you could use those numbers in your blueprint


2¬†pieces of wood 12.25” x 10” x .75”

2 pieces of wood 7” x 10” x .75”

2 pieces of wood 7” x 12.5” x .75”


linear actuator


wood glue

multiple wires of varying lengths


electrical tape

3D printed parts (remote control)


Early Prototype

Early Prototype


STEP 1: Begin by putting together a box from¬†the given wood except one of the large¬†12.25” x 10” x .75” pieces.

STEP 2: Attach hinges and then the final piece of wood to the hinges so that the box closes completely


STEP 3: Construct wire system such that actuator goes both in and out based on a remote control

STEP 4: Drill hole into box and have wires leading to remote control going out for user control

STEP 5: Velcro the actuator to the side opposite of the hinges such that it lifts the lid between a 20 and 60 degree angle. Use blocks of either plastic or any available material to lift the actuator from the bottom of the box to attain this angle.

STEP 6: Apply grip tape to the top of the lid in order to prevent the shoe from sliding off from when at a steep angle.


Possible improvements:

If possible we would like to improve the system to account for more types of shoe than the basic sneaker. We would make the control wireless so that the user is less constricted by it and we would make the box foldable so that it would not take up as much space.

Last prototyping meeting

Today we painted the box black. We started to add colorful stripes to the box, but it did not dry yet.

Our goal for our next prototyping meeting is to finish the paint job, cut hole in box for remote wire, and organize wires.

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Revenge of the 5th

Today we finally installed the hinges onto the box,

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we attached the controller to the arduino,


and we also tested using code on the arduino.

we plan on finishing our controller and attaching the linear actuator to the box in our next meeting on Monday


Blog Post 4/28/15 w/ Credit Suisse Mentors


This week we made a lot of progress with our legacy project. We were able to pick a name, figure out what we are going to do in the next two weeks, and figure out what finishing touches we are going to put on to… wait for it…. the Shoe-Levator.

With the Credit Suisse mentors we were able to talk over exactly how we are going to market our project. They told us that our product has a larger audience beyond people with cerebral palsy. We could open up our scope to people with back problems, anyone with a disability, and even lazy people.

We also talked about Who, What, Why, and How of our product so we can see exactly what we are going to talk about for our Emoticon table pitches.