Part 5: The Neck

3D printing ‘The Neck’ of the acoustic violin was a bit involved. Our 3D printer in the library was not large enough to hold the Neck, so we had to borrow another printer over in the Anderson Labs. Anderson Labs is amazing! They have a wall, a wall of 3D printers! They also have laser cutters, welders, saws, and presses. The 3D printer that I used was a Fusion3 F400-S and it prints super fast. The specs on the Neck were for it to take 9 hours, which I expected to do 18 hours, but when I was told that it took less than 6. Awesome!

InterDrone 2018 Day 3

InterDrone 2018 Day 3 (Friday September 7)

UAS COUNTERMEASURES (C-USA) FOR SECURITY AND PUBLIC SAFETY
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
SPEAKER: BRIAN FENTIMAN

DRONES AND THE POWER OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
MODERATOR: CHRISTOPHER KORODY
SPEAKERS: JAIME MACHUCA, KRAETTLI L. EPPERSON, NITIN GUPTA

DO DRONES DISTURB WILDLIFE?
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
MODERATOR: DAVID BIRD
SPEAKERS: DR. DAVID JOHNSTON, JEFF SLOAN, COURTNEY SMITH

THE FUTURE IS FEMALE – WOMEN IN THE DRONE INDUSTRY
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
SPEAKERS: SHARON ROSSMARK, WENDY ERIKSON
As the UAS industry has grown, so has the number of women entering and succeeding in the industry. Women were seemingly left out of the initial economic equation for determining the progression and opportunities within the industry. But in only a few short years women have emerged as a major marketing target. This session will cover how women are succeeding in the industry, and how to successfully market to this growing and vital segment.

InterDrone 2018 Day 2

InterDrone 2018 Day 2 (Thursday September 6, 2018)

KEYNOTE: DRONES AND DATA SECURITY: HOW UAVS ARE PLAYING A LEADING ROLE IN DISASTER RECOVERY
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 10:00 AM 10:20 AM
Romeo Durscher is the Director of Public Safety Integration at DJI and Mario Rebello serves as a Director and Government Relations Counsel to DJI Technology

KEYNOTE: AIRMAP: OPENING UP THE SKIES FOR DRONES: WHY INNOVATION, DISRUPTION AND COLLABORATION ARE KEY
TURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 10:20 AM – 11:00 AM
Gregory S. McNeal, JD/PhD, is Professor of Law and Public Policy at Pepperdine University

FEDERAL DRONE LEGISLATION ON THE HORIZON
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
SPEAKER: GREG WALDEN

PANEL: WOMEN IN DRONES LUNCHEON
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
MODERATOR: SUZANNE LEMIEUX
SPEAKERS: LIA REICH, SHARON ROSSMARK, ALYCE BOFFERDING, JENNIFER WELLS
The Women in Drones Luncheon is a special networking event created to connect women in the drone industry. You’re invited to be a part of this unique opportunity, and hear from leading women in the drone space while sharing your own experiences and insights. You will be encouraged to participate in this dynamic and interactive event.

DEVELOP WITH THE DRONECODE PLATFORM
2:15 PM – 3:15 PM
SPEAKERS: JULIAN OES, JONAS VAUTHERIN

STATE AND LOCAL REGULATION OF UNMANNED AIRCRAFT – WHAT YOU CAN AND CAN’T DO AND HOW TO KEEP YOU OUT OF TROUBLE
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
SPEAKER: MARK MCKINNON

KEYNOTE: IT’S NOT ABOUT THE DRONE
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 4:45 PM – 5:15 PM PARROT
Matt Wade, head of marketing, overseas the marketing of Parrot Business Solutions

KEYNOTE:
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 5:05 PM – 5:25 NASA
Dr. Joseph Rios serves as the Chief Engineer for NASA’s UAS Traffic Management (UTM) project

KEYNOTE, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 5:25 PM – UNICEF
Judith Sherman is currently the Chief of HIV and AIDS at UNICEF Malawi

InterDrone 2018 Day 1

InterDrone 2018 Day 1

WELCOME NOTES
9:45am-9:50am

GRAND OPENING KEYNOTE, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 9:50 AM – 10:10 AM FAA Dan Elwell
9:50am-10:10am

GRAND OPENING KEYNOTE, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 10:10 AM – 10:30 AM PRECISIONHAWK Michael Chasen

Looked around at the Exhibit Hall – no books, but lots of drones

FAA REGULATIONS: THE LATEST OUTLOOK
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
MODERATOR: CHRISTOPHER KORODY
SPEAKERS: BILL GOODWIN, LYDIA HILTON, BOB KIRK, ANTHONY ZAKEL

KEYNOTE, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 5:30 PM – 5:50 PM with Chris Anderson

KEYNOTE, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 5:50 PM – 6:10 PM LOVELAND INNOVATIONS with Jim Loveland

Viva Las Vegas

Arrived in Las Vegas for the InterDrone 2018 Conference today. Its really, really hot, like 100+ hot, but I was able to do a little sightseeing which included a stop in the Bellagio to see the Chihuly Glass, the Bellagio Conservatory, the Bellagio Art Gallery with the exhibit: PRIMAL WATER: AN EXHIBITION OF JAPANESE CONTEMPORARY ART, and a stop to get some gelato. Then it was a hike up the Vegas Strip from the Bellagio to the M&M World. Four floors at the M&M World in case you were wondering. You walk in and you can smell the chocolate.

Taylor Swift

I have always wanted to go to a Taylor Swift concert and luckily this year I was able to see her Reputation tour with my favorite niece Louisa. There were huge crowds at the US Bank Stadium and lines for everything. Upon finding our nosebleed seats in section 342, our Row 1 seats (purchased last year) were taken over by a series of lights. Then we were sent to section 307 to talk to customer service and given new seats in Delta Sky360 Club area. These new seats in section F5, Row 10 were awesome, but I also had a tall guy standing in front of me for the whole night. So while better, the old seats were picked so that there would be no one in front of us. Sigh. The concert was amazing. (More late…).

John McCain’s funeral

John McCain’s funeral in Washington DC. It was a very nice service and the speeches by President Obama, President Bush, Meghan McCain, and Joe Lieberman were very well done. Famous funerals and weddings bring out the crowds. It’s a sad person that’s not invited to a funeral or two, plus a wedding.

Beehive: The 60s Musical

A surprise trip to the Old Log Theatre to see “Beehive: The 60s Musical” and dinner at Maynards (I had the fish taco wrap) with my friend Kelley. It was a fun time with lots of great music.

Here is the official blurb on the show:

“Beehive is the ultimate celebration of 1960’s female empowerment. Featuring such timeless classics as “My Boyfriend’s Back”, “Be My Baby”, “Son of a Preacher Man”, and “Me and Bobby McGee”, Beehive nostalgically recalls the days of miniskirts, transistor radios and flower power. Told from the perspective of seven young women who came of age in this enigmatic decade, these ladies look back on a host of issues ranging from their first Beehive Dance to the challenges we faced as a nation – all accomplished by a vast array of the most celebrated and memorable songs of the era. This re- imagining of a powerful woman’s musical will speak to the awakening of the female movement started in the 60s and ignited thankfully today in 2018 realization” (http://www.oldlog.com/Shows/Beehive-The-60s-Musical#339179-show).