welcome

Hello, I'm
Jake Xia.

Welcome to my
portfolio.

PROJECTS

1/5

DineHere (startup)

koa
mongoDB
aws
react
redux

Made for small restaurants trying to survive this pandemic — just upload a photo of the menu and we will take care of the rest. 100% of diners surveyed preferred our digital menus to germy paper ones.

dinhere.me

1/5

Queueue (web app)

firebase
node.js
jQuery
bootstrap

(Pronounced 'queue - you') — Waiting rooms suck, so Queueue takes the 'room' out of the equation, allowing patients to wait from anywhere and get real-time updates about their virtual journey in the line.

github

1/5

Competitive Robotics Team

VEX Robotics Team, top 15% in province

Smart robots that aren’t smart enough to take over the world yet. Featuring autonomous abilities and human-centric design to ease the driving experience.

visit

1/5

MoneyManager (web app)

firebase
node.js
jQuery
bootstrap

Make sense of your money with detailed breakdowns of your spending habits. Track how much you are spending, categories to spend less on, and most importantly, know when you can afford to treat yourself! Soon to be available on all devices.

(live-site coming ASAP)

github

1/5

Modular Water Bottle

Shapr3D
SolidWorks
AutoCad

Modular water bottle designed for tea-steeping, fruit-infusing, carbon-filtering, easy-cleaning, plastic-reducing, and planet-saving. Includes a handy ice-core so your drinks aren’t watered down by faster-melting ice caused by climate change.

more details in the works

EXPLORATIONS

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iOS AR Face Tracking

Built with ARKit and FaceID sensor on iPad Pro

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Photography

Some moody photos

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FlexiCap Reuseable Lid

Turn any ordinary cup into a reusable to-go cup (prototype)

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Moisture Controlling Planter

3D printed planters that prevent overwatering

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SET! iOS Game

Classic game digitized to practice swift

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LEGO Plotter

Lego Mindstorm, bitmaps, dithering

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The A-Z's of 1984

Hypothetical children's book from Orwell's classic (authored & illustrated + published)

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Workspace Tool

Handy little tool to switch contexts quickly (since online classes are messy)

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Figure Drawing

Something I picked up to pass time during quarantine

 
ABOUT

*Aspiring* Engineer

Good time of day! I’m currently a 2nd year mechatronics engineering student at the University of Waterloo. I am deeply interested in the intersection of software, hardware, design and how these disciplines can be used sustainably to prevent the end of the world.

Currently,

  • Reading The Design of Everyday Things by Don Norman
  • Tending to the garden on my window sill
  • Trying to automate the production of my morning panini