I am Ali Shtarbanov and my mission is to make prototyping and innovation in emerging fields more rapid and more accessible. I develop general-purpose tools and platforms that enable makers, researchers, artists, and designers to rapidly be able to build the ideas and futures they envision. Inspired by platforms like Arduino and Raspberry PI that liberated electronics and computing for everyone, my current work focuses on building and deploying novel hardware & software platforms aimed at liberating soft robotics and programmable materials for everyone. I am a PhD student and HCI researcher & designer at MIT Media Lab.
Capacitive-Touch Storytelling & Drawing Interface
Personalized Movie Recommendations via Physiological Responses of Viewers
General-Purpose PCB Designs
Universal MCU Shield
A wiring shield that drastically simplifies wiring complexity during rapid prototyping with most microcontrollers
Vortex Generator Driver
A driver board suitable for any speaker-based vortex generator with up to 6 transducers