Project Sketches

Here are 3 potential project ideas:

The first idea  is another variant on the Stalaglite.  Instead of a blanket, it’s a single unit, with a strap to hang it from the ceiling, if desired.  The Stalaglite unit has been scaled up to turn the room into a cave, instead of just the blanket.  This version would be semi-plush, with a robust core to keep electronics in place.


Idea two relates to neck posture.  There are safe and unsafe neck postures, which depend on the angle of the neck from a neutral position.  Computer postures are iffy, laptop postures border on dangerous, and tablets/phones are the worst of the bunch.  The idea is there would be a wearable sensor that detects neck angle, and alerts you when you’re neck angle is in the “dangerous” realm.

Idea three arouse out of necessity.  There’s only one bathroom in my apartment, which is usually fine, but there have been several occasions where the bathroom was occupied for an extended period of time, which coincided with when I desperately needed access to a potty.  In any case, I’ve come up with an ingeneous solution to have an emergency potty button, which triggers a flashing red light and alarm inside the bathroom, and can only be turned off once the door is opened (the alarm would turn off automatically).

Because sometimes, you really gotta go.


Mansi Gupta

Hi, I’m Mansi! I grew up in India, mostly in a boarding school in the foothills of the Himalayas. I studied Computer Science and Economics at Bryn Mawr College, and then lived in San Francisco and London before moving to New York.


I love dance, Tibetan food, fashion, mountains and views, and cowboy boots. London is my favorite city, but Bhutan is the most beautiful place I’ve ever bribed anyone to visit – that’s me in the photo above, in Bhutanese clothes in Bhutan.

In college, I developed a computing curriculum for middle school students. Here is a life size maze we built for the students to steer their robots around in:


I’ve mostly seen design from a computing and programming stand point. I’m excited to learn and work on more hands-on projects in this class. I’ve recently begun chatting with independent designers in NYC and I write about them in this blog. If you ever need a pseudo expert at Indian cooking or Bollywood, please come find me!