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Rod Hinman
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Kona Science Cafe: Small-Scale Biogas Reactors for Households and Coffee Farms at NELHA Gateway Visitor Center

June 27, 2016 from 5pm to 7:30pm
Presenter: Alexandra SchulerOrganic waste such as kitchen waste, grass clipping, fruit waste and weeds contains large amounts of nutrients and energy. Sustainable treatment of such waste is more important than ever, as we live on a planet with only limited resources. Anaerobic digestion in a biogas reactor transforms organic waste into energy-rich biogas and nutrient-rich effluent that can be used as fertilizer. In other words, it produces CO2-neutral energy and closes nutrient cycles.Alexandra…See More
May 11
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Kona Science Cafe: Protecting Kaloko-Honokohau NHP's Cultural and Natural Resources at NELHA Gateway Visitor Center

May 23, 2016 from 5pm to 7:30pm
Presenter: Jeff Zimpfer, Ph.D., Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical ParkIn 1978, Congress established Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park to preserve, interpret, and perpetuate traditional native Hawaiian activities and culture by protecting the cultural and natural resources within the Park. The Park boundary encompasses approximately 600 terrestrial acres and 600 acres of marine waters. The Park contains more than 450 known archeological and cultural sites, including several heiau,…See More
May 11
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Apr 16
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Citizen Science and Engineering Responses to the Dengue Fever Outbreak at NELHA Gateway Visitor Center

March 28, 2016 from 5pm to 7:30pm
Presenter: Van Eden, PhDWhen the dengue outbreak started, Van Eden studied the research literature to see what was known about preventing the spread of arboviral diseases. What became clear is that many authorities use mosquito traps as part of an integrated vector control program. Van realized that mosquito traps could empower the community to fight dengue, but there was no source of instructions for a scientifically validated trap that people could make using easily obtainable materials.Van…See More
Mar 14
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Citizen Science and Engineering Responses to the Dengue Fever Outbreak at NELHA Gateway Visitor Center

March 28, 2016 from 5pm to 7:30pm
Presenter: Van Eden, PhDWhen the dengue outbreak started, Van Eden studied the research literature to see what was known about preventing the spread of arboviral diseases. What became clear is that many authorities use mosquito traps as part of an integrated vector control program. Van realized that mosquito traps could empower the community to fight dengue, but there was no source of instructions for a scientifically validated trap that people could make using easily obtainable materials.Van…See More
Mar 9
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Tech Pau Hana in West Hawaii: Watching Mauna Loa Shake: Experiences with historical and anticipated eruptions at NELHA Gateway Visitor Center

February 29, 2016 from 5pm to 7:30pm
Note: Rescheduled 1 week later than the original calendar entry!Presenter: Dr. Paul Okubo, Hawaii Volcanoes Observatory Seismic monitoring at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) has repeatedly demonstrated the ability to detect and track patterns of earthquake activity that foreshadow eruptions at both Kilauea and Mauna Loa Volcanoes. Elevated levels of seismicity recently noted beneath Mauna Loa, along with suggestive patterns of measured ground surface deformations, suggest that the…See More
Feb 28
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Kona Science Cafe: Far Out! Medicine on Mars at NELHA Gateway Visitor Center

February 10, 2016 from 5pm to 7:30pm
Presenter: Dr. Peter SimFar Out! Medicine on Mars will provide an overview of the medical challenges associated with travel to and habitation on Mars. Among other issues, the problems created by microgravity, isolation, toxic dust exposure, and a lack of complex medical care will be discussed. A brief introduction to "sMars" (simulated Mars) and the current HI-SEAS Mission IV on Mauna Loa will also be provided.Dr. Sim received his BA in Biology from Carleton College, and MD degree from the…See More
Feb 8
Rod Hinman commented on Daniel Leuck's group Big Island Techies
"The West Hawaii Tech Pau Hana has a new name and a web site: Kona Science Cafe.  (konasciencecafe.org).  Check it out for announcements of upcoming pau hanas and video of previous ones.  (preview: there are two in February)"
Jan 31
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Kona Science Cafe: Far Out! Medicine on Mars at NELHA Gateway Visitor Center

February 10, 2016 from 5pm to 7:30pm
Presenter: Dr. Peter SimFar Out! Medicine on Mars will provide an overview of the medical challenges associated with travel to and habitation on Mars. Among other issues, the problems created by microgravity, isolation, toxic dust exposure, and a lack of complex medical care will be discussed. A brief introduction to "sMars" (simulated Mars) and the current HI-SEAS Mission IV on Mauna Loa will also be provided.Dr. Sim received his BA in Biology from Carleton College, and MD degree from the…See More
Jan 31
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Tech Pau Hana in West Hawaii: Watching Mauna Loa Shake: Experiences with historical and anticipated eruptions at NELHA Gateway Visitor Center

February 29, 2016 from 5pm to 7:30pm
Note: Rescheduled 1 week later than the original calendar entry!Presenter: Dr. Paul Okubo, Hawaii Volcanoes Observatory Seismic monitoring at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) has repeatedly demonstrated the ability to detect and track patterns of earthquake activity that foreshadow eruptions at both Kilauea and Mauna Loa Volcanoes. Elevated levels of seismicity recently noted beneath Mauna Loa, along with suggestive patterns of measured ground surface deformations, suggest that the…See More
Jan 31
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Tech Pau Hana in West Hawaii: Robotics Design Review at NELHA Gateway Visitor Center

January 25, 2016 from 5pm to 7:30pm
5th Annual FIRST Robotics Design ReviewMidway into the FIRST Robotics Competition's build period, our high school robotics teams will show their plans for winning robots.  This year's game is an assault on a castle; it should be a fascinating evening.This pau hana is potluck, so please bring a pupu and non-alcoholic beverage to share.  Reusable plates and cups are encouraged, as is taking home your own trash. Agenda: 5:00-5:15 p.m. Gather and Networking 5:15-6:15 p.m. Presentation and Q&A…See More
Jan 12
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Tech Pau Hana in West Hawaii: What's Shakin'? What Seismology Tells Us About Mauna Loa at NELHA Gateway Visitor Center

February 22, 2016 from 5pm to 7:30pm
Note: Rescheduled 1 week later than the original calendar entry!Presenter: Dr. Paul Okubo, Hawaii Volcanoes Observatory Seismic monitoring at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) has repeatedly demonstrated the ability to detect and track patterns of earthquake activity that foreshadow eruptions at both Kilauea and Mauna Loa Volcanoes. Elevated levels of seismicity recently noted beneath Mauna Loa, along with suggestive patterns of measured ground surface deformations, suggest that the…See More
Dec 8, 2015
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Tech Pau Hana in West Hawaii at NELHA Gateway Visitor Center

December 14, 2015 from 5pm to 7:30pm
Topic: Nano-Catalysts for Biomass Conversion and Renewable EnergyPresenter: Prof. Tadafumi Adschiri, Tohoku UniversityProf. Tadafumi Adschiri is an international leader in the field of supercritical water technology and a member of the Science Council of Japan. His research in the generation of nano-catalysts with supercritical water has significant impacts on the future of renewable energy, especially as it relates to biomass conversion.  He is visiting the state of Hawaii to attend the…See More
Dec 8, 2015
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Nov 17, 2015
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Tech Pau Hana in West Hawaii at NELHA Gateway Visitor Center

October 26, 2015 from 5pm to 7:30pm
Presenter: Keith Okamoto, Manager - Chief Engineer of Department of Water Supply What's the connection between wind power and our water supply? Come hear how a proposed new wind farm will save Hawaii County water supply customers one million per year in energy costs.   Hawaii County Department of Water Supply (DWS) is refurbishing a wind farm that has been in Lālāmilo, South Kohala, since the mid-1980s.  The proposed new wind farm, located adjacent to eight DWS water wells, will provide a…See More
Oct 11, 2015

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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