Splash Biography

JULIAN BERNARD, I'm a fan of engineering, design, and board games!

Major: undeclared

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2022

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I'm a first-year, currently my major is as of yet undecided. I'm a fan of engineering and design, board games, and painting. Talk to me about the newest advances in nanotechnology, the snazziest FRC robot you've seen, your favorite water color artist, or anything in between. I attended Splash as a student and now can't wait to teach!

Past Classes

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E3696: So What's an Ortnithopter? in Splash Spring 19 (Apr. 06, 2019)
Ornithopters have been around for quite a while. But what exactly is one, how do they fly, what distinguishes an ornithopter from other flying machines, and what about their uniqueness makes them useful? In this class we will dig through the history and origin of ornithopters, analyze the basic physics behind several popular designs, and take a peek at modern applications.

E3712: FIRST Robotics Strategy Discussion in Splash Spring 19 (Apr. 06, 2019)
This "class" is a discussion about strategy in FIRST Robotics. There are a few specific historic points to cover, from Team Hammond in 2001 through the Pool Noodle Agreement of 2015 to 254's undefeated season just last year. We'll examine these strategies and break down their strengths and vulnerabilities. I love FRC and hope you all do as well, so besides that we can take it in whatever direction you all are most interested in. Some possible topics include: Designing for ranking points/maximizing score Doing one task well/jack-of-all-trades Strategies that depend on partners Building the "best" drivetrain Denying points/chokehold strategies The (underappreciated) opportunities of your Bumpers! Anything FRC y'all want!