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Theodore Stethem commented on Rod Hinman's event West Hawaii Tech Pau Hana: Watching Pele with Drones
"Coincidentally,  http://www.gofundme.com/3dvolcanoes http://www.3dteklab.com/puuoocrater.jpg Also, Autodesk has opened their beta for Memento, replacement for 123D Catch, large target 3D scanner using image processing."
Feb 26
Theodore Stethem commented on Rod Hinman's event West Hawaii Tech Pau Hana: Watching Pele with Drones
"The software being used to create 3D models from UAV photos, they have a free eval demo, haven't tried it yet: https://pix4d.com/ They have scanned a castle and 3D printed it. They are now working to scan the Christ statue on the mountain…"
Feb 23
Rod Hinman commented on Rod Hinman's event West Hawaii Tech Pau Hana: Watching Pele with Drones
"The term that really bugs me is the common use of the word "exponential" to mean "growing rapidly".  Not too many things actually show exponential growth over any sustained period, especially when they come up against…"
Feb 22
Rod Hinman commented on Rod Hinman's event West Hawaii Tech Pau Hana: Watching Pele with Drones
"I admit that I chose the title for wider public interest.  For better or worse, tomorrow's event is shaping up to be one of the better attended ones. "Renewable" energy would be a shortening of "energy from renewable…"
Feb 22
Theodore Stethem commented on Rod Hinman's event West Hawaii Tech Pau Hana: Watching Pele with Drones
"As technologists, we should fight to start getting social media terms. Drones are missile targets. These are UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle), capable of being much more than droning targets. There are now apps to use small UAV cameras in a way similar…"
Feb 22
Theodore Stethem is attending Rod Hinman's event
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West Hawaii Tech Pau Hana: Watching Pele with Drones at NELHA Gateway Energy Center

February 23, 2015 from 5pm to 7:30pm
Topic: Watching Pele with UAVs ("drones") Presenters: Nick Turner and Arthur Cunningham, UH Hilo Anyone can fly an unmanned aircraft, but it takes a special understanding of Geographic Information Systems to turn imagery into actionable data.  University of Hawaii-Hilo has been using UAVs to map the active lava flow on the Big Island since October, 2014, in direct support of Hawaii Civil Defense and USGS disaster relief efforts.  Repeat high-resolution imagery and derived topographic datasets…See More
Feb 22
Rod Hinman updated an event
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West Hawaii Tech Pau Hana: Watching Pele with Drones at NELHA Gateway Energy Center

February 23, 2015 from 5pm to 7:30pm
Topic: Watching Pele with UAVs ("drones") Presenters: Nick Turner and Arthur Cunningham, UH Hilo Anyone can fly an unmanned aircraft, but it takes a special understanding of Geographic Information Systems to turn imagery into actionable data.  University of Hawaii-Hilo has been using UAVs to map the active lava flow on the Big Island since October, 2014, in direct support of Hawaii Civil Defense and USGS disaster relief efforts.  Repeat high-resolution imagery and derived topographic datasets…See More
Feb 20
Rod Hinman's event was featured

West Hawaii Tech Pau Hana: Watching Pele with Drones at NELHA Gateway Energy Center

February 23, 2015 from 5pm to 7:30pm
Topic: Watching Pele with UAVs ("drones") Presenters: Nick Turner and Arthur Cunningham, UH Hilo Anyone can fly an unmanned aircraft, but it takes a special understanding of Geographic Information Systems to turn imagery into actionable data.  University of Hawaii-Hilo has been using UAVs to map the active lava flow on the Big Island since October, 2014, in direct support of Hawaii Civil Defense and USGS disaster relief efforts.  Repeat high-resolution imagery and derived topographic datasets…See More
Feb 6
Rod Hinman posted an event

West Hawaii Tech Pau Hana: Watching Pele with Drones at NELHA Gateway Energy Center

February 23, 2015 from 5pm to 7:30pm
Topic: Watching Pele with UAVs ("drones") Presenters: Nick Turner and Arthur Cunningham, UH Hilo Anyone can fly an unmanned aircraft, but it takes a special understanding of Geographic Information Systems to turn imagery into actionable data.  University of Hawaii-Hilo has been using UAVs to map the active lava flow on the Big Island since October, 2014, in direct support of Hawaii Civil Defense and USGS disaster relief efforts.  Repeat high-resolution imagery and derived topographic datasets…See More
Feb 5
Rod Hinman's event was featured

West Hawaii Tech Pau Hana at NELHA Gateway Energy Center

January 26, 2015 from 5pm to 7:30pm
Robotics Design ReviewFor this pau hana, we are proud to present the 4th annual FIRST Robotics Challenge Design Review.  Come hear how our Kona-area teams are planning their robot designs for the 2015 FIRST Robotics Challenge.  The Challenge starts in early January, and teams must stop construction in late February, so our pau hana is about halfway through the process.  Come learn about their tasks: last year they had to throw large exercise balls, the year before it was shooting Frisbees, what…See More
Jan 3
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Dec 10, 2014
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West Hawaii Tech Pau Hana at NELHA Gateway Energy Center

November 19, 2014 from 5pm to 7:30pm
Presenter: Rich Bailey, Dewpoint SystemsTitle: Fresh Water from Thin AirOne can use a source of cold temperature, for instance cold seawater, to extract fresh water from the atmosphere.  The cold can also be used to grow plant species that would not otherwise thrive in Kona's climate.  Rich Bailey has been involved in "ColdAG" since its inception at NELHA with Drs. John Craven and Jack Davidson.  He formed DewPoint Systems in 2010 to commercialize thermal energy agriculture and freshwater…See More
Oct 29, 2014
Rod Hinman commented on Rod Hinman's event Tech Pau Hana in West Hawaii
"Ted, good luck with the photos.  The plan is to put this one on YouTube.  Barring any unforeseen circumstances, it will be up in about a day. --Rod"
Oct 27, 2014
Rod Hinman's event was featured

Tech Pau Hana in West Hawaii at NELHA Gateway Energy Center

October 27, 2014 from 5pm to 7:30pm
Understanding Electrostatic Lunar Dust and its Implications on Space ExplorationPresentation by: Kealakehe Robotics MoonRiders TeamWith the help of PISCES, a set of students at Kealakehe High School is working to research and educate our community about the nature of lunar dust.  Since the 1960, NASA and academics around the world have sought to understand the proprieties of this unique material of our closest celestial partner.  Hawaii Island's geochemistry shares many properties with this…See More
Oct 16, 2014
Rod Hinman commented on Rod Hinman's event Tech Pau Hana in West Hawaii
"That time you came seemed to be an extraordinary day in terms of numbers.  But please do bring it in case.  Looking forward to seeing you.  Rod"
Oct 15, 2014
Rod Hinman's event was featured

West Hawaii Tech Pau Hana at NELHA Gateway Energy Center

November 19, 2014 from 5pm to 7:30pm
Presenter: Rich Bailey, Dewpoint SystemsTitle: Fresh Water from Thin AirOne can use a source of cold temperature, for instance cold seawater, to extract fresh water from the atmosphere.  The cold can also be used to grow plant species that would not otherwise thrive in Kona's climate.  Rich Bailey has been involved in "ColdAG" since its inception at NELHA with Drs. John Craven and Jack Davidson.  He formed DewPoint Systems in 2010 to commercialize thermal energy agriculture and freshwater…See More
Oct 8, 2014

Profile Information

Occupation:
Electrical Engineer
Company:
Aurora Research, LLC; Ikehu, Inc.
Areas of Interest (Robotics, Software Architecture, Green Energy, Web 2.0, etc.):
Circuit Design, Embedded Systems, Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, mobile efficiency applications, STEM education (esp. robotics)
Software Language Proficiencies / Interests:
C, HTML, Java, Python
About Me:
EE with experience in power conversion, mixed signal systems, solar energy and SBIR/STTR. Also CTO of Ikehu, Inc., a Kona-based developer of mobile software for the electric utility industry.

Founder and organizer of the Tech Pau Hana in West Hawaii, a monthly presentation and networking series for those interested in science and technology. Do you have an interesting project? I'm always looking for presenters.
Website:
http://www.auroraresearch.com
Secondary Website:
http://www.ikehu.com

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At 1:43pm on May 16, 2014, Daniel Leuck said…

It was great seeing you, meeting Holland and learning about Ikehu. Lets grab coffee the next time you guys visit Oahu.

At 1:47pm on June 4, 2012, Laura K. Kinoshita said…

It's close! I regularly fly to Honolulu to join meetings. There have just been date conflicts. The June meeting I'll be on an Alaskan cruise and the August meeting I'll be at Inbound 2012 in Boston. I'm really going to try to make the July meeting!

I think I prefer Facebook events better. But, either way is cool.

I put the July meeting in my calendar, and it looks like you're doing them the 4th Monday of the month?

At 1:15pm on June 4, 2012, Laura K. Kinoshita said…

Yea!

Two whole friends on TechHui! Super excited!  Thanks Rod. I really want to come down for a tech get-together, but the scheduling just hasn't worked out yet.

At 8:18pm on October 11, 2011, Jim Skaife said…

Hi Rod-

The 24th would work fine. Just let me know the logistics, head count(approx), time, etc.

Mahalo,

Jim

At 4:02pm on July 30, 2010, Mika Leuck said…
Aloha Rod. If you post your Big Island Android meetup in the Events area we will feature it and mention it in the newsletter. Good luck! I hope you find other Big Island Android people.
 
 
 

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