ESP Biography

MITCHELL GU, MIT freshman who loves making and engineering

Major: EECS

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2018

Picture of Mitchell Gu

Brief Biographical Sketch:

Hi, I'm a current sophomore at MIT interested in electrical engineering, computer science, and mechanical engineering. I love making all sorts of things such as 3D printers, custom circuits, and webapps. I hail from the Twin Cities in Minnesota and I really like skiing, rollerblading, the band Muse, and high quality office supplies!

Past Classes

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Chinese Sauces in Splash 2016 (Nov. 19 - 20, 2016)
Ever wondered what chefs put in that stir-fry? I don't even know! But let's try out sauces that are often used in cooking Chinese food, and make some delicious or weird dishes.

Letter Security 101 in Splash 2016 (Nov. 19 - 20, 2016)
Learn the best way to seal letters.

Rocks and Minerals in Splash 2015 (Nov. 21 - 22, 2015)
We will learn the characteristics of different rocks and minerals, look at samples, and distinguish them.

Trees: Everything about 'em in Splash 2015 (Nov. 21 - 22, 2015)
Angiosperms! Evergreens! Birches! Oaks! Maples! Cypresses! Pines! Witchhazels! What's interesting about each of them, and how can you tell the difference? This class will introduce you to the study of trees.

3D Modeling through 3D Printing in HSSP Summer 2015 (Jul. 12, 2015)
You may have heard 3D printing is the future of fabrication, but it's already more accessible than you might think! For the price of existing 2D printers, us millenials can make or buy quality 3D printers that can bring concepts to tangible reality in mere minutes. (how spoiled) To get started, all the know-how you need is how to 3D model - the process of translating an idea in your head to computer model you can press "print" on. With this class I hope to show anyone who's ever been interested in modeling that this can be an intuitive (and fun!) process. Tentative Plan: Each week students will model a part that I will actually print for you to examine the next week. I'll teach skills such as creating sketches properly, extruding and revolving them, doing stress analysis, and good strategies for tackling complex parts. Projects will range from existing object replication to modular art to strength/weight efficiency maximization. Students will also have opportunities to model things of their choice, because that's what all the fun's about!

How to Solder (Almost) Anything in Splash 2014 (Nov. 22 - 23, 2014)
Interested in electronics and want to make something awesome? Join us for an introduction to through-hole soldering of resistors, capacitors, jacks, and other components. We'll be making an analog, portable headphone amplifier from scratch which you can use to power your headphones! No prior soldering experience is necessary.