BIANCHINI-LOVE ENGINEERING ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL DESIGN
Welcome to Bianchini-Love Engineering (BLE), the website of Bibit Bianchini and Henry Love! On this website, you will find both of our portfolios, including projects we’ve each done separately (labeled as LOVE and BIANCHINI) as well as our collaborations (labeled as BIANCHINI-LOVE). While most of the projects here relate to our specific training in electrical (Henry) and mechanical (Bibit) engineering, we document other kinds of projects here too, such as music, art, and this website itself. We continually update this site with new content and features, so be sure to check often for updates! For more information about the creators, please visit the About page.
Updated: Sep 01, 2020
After completing our Simple Clock project, which housed four breadboards full of clock components, we decided to make a PCB version. This version has all of the same components and capabilities of Simple Clock, all in a much smaller form factor that we designed to comfortably sit on a surface.
Updated: Sep 29, 2019
This energy harvester was created with a team of 4 other members as part of the MIT class 6.013: Electromagnetics and Applications. This project was very open ended, and had to incorporate a topic covered in the class at some point in the semester. This project focuses on dipole antenna design and includes some basic circuit design. As one of the tallest in Boston, the Prudential center is optimal for transmitting radio stations from its antenna/mast at the top of the building. This 96.6MHz dipole harvester harvests energy transmitted by the Prudential building and uses the harvested energy to flash an LED.
Updated: Sep 27, 2019
Simple clock is a just as the name implies: a minimalistic clock that has one button and one potentiometer and no extraneous features. The button is used to set the time; pressing and holding the button speeds up the seconds by a factor of 250 and a prolonged press of the button (after pressing the button for roughly 6 seconds real time) puts the clock into super fast mode, with one hour ticking by approximately every second. The potentiometer controls the brightness of the entire display, including the colons. This project uses the display and part of the code from Henry's final project from 6.115 - Microcomputer Project Laboratory. After re-discovering the breadboarded 7-segments displays, the project was resurrected and behold SIMPLE CLOCK!!!!
Updated: Apr 20, 2019
When I was walking back to my dorm after class, I found a beautiful piece of wood outside the MIT 2.008 machine shop being thrown away with a bunch of other things. It was once a block of wood for holding endmills/bits with a natural patina from years of machine oil and grease. The wood block had some small aluminum chips embedded in it, however, I didn’t try to get those out, because they tell its story as a block of wood from an MIT machine shop. This was too good to pass up, so I grabbed it. After some thinking, I decided to make a wall lamp out of the piece of wood and made it a (late… oops…) gift for Bibit’s 23rd birthday.