Tuesday Views 5 October 2021

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Community Development

Bringing drone to the youth

.I am working with a local community development group called Verticals at their Youth Empowerment Center. I work alongside other instructors to bring STEM topics to disadvantaged youth in underserved communities. Covid took a bite! Some students do not have resources due to obstacles in funding, instruction, or transportation. Verticals provides instruction and transportation. The goal is to instill a sense of pride and community.

Program overview – my rough sketch

Topics in artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, drones, digital fabrication, coding, media production, design studio, blockchain, and crypto are presented alongside sports events and fitness resources. Altogether, the Verticals Youth Empowerment Center is designed to stimulate young minds, give parents an inclusive environment in which to socialize, and give participants a sense of pride. I am really excited to be a part of the six-week program.

I will teach kids to fly a drone and make a video.

Local Filming

Check the Portfolio for scads of media

Fairchance, Uniontown, Brownsville, and Jumonville. Looking to film again over the next two weeks. Mount Davies is going to get a visit today, though not with a drone. Drones are currently only allowed in six PA State parks, and all of them are on the Eastern side of the state. I have other cameras.


About an hour across the Laurel Highlands

Voxel-based Fabrication

Next topic sentence

Made to test out a 3D printer

Project List

In a prioritized list, here are the projects I am working on:

  1. FINANCE: Trying to find work to support my family – I have two jobs, but I still cannot pay all of my bills. I have applied to hundreds of jobs with my POC info in a header, so it was rejected automatically.
  2. FITNESS: Find a moment to unplug, play guitar or write, and meditate for a half hour and visualize completion of Project #1..
  3. COMMUNITY: Drone Coach at the Youth Empowerment Center in Brownsville to give back.
  4. ART: Oil paintings underway: Two lurid B-movie posters about a mutant killer bat, and space bigfoot.
  5. EDUCATION:
    1. Continue to take courses in flight safety through the FAA.
    2. Build a game in Unity and populate it with custom agents, skins, and dynamics. Build this into a drone sim.
    3. Rebuild a Python environment in a new laptop, from scratch.
    4. Continue to study for PE Licenses in Computer & Electronics, Mechanical disciplines.
    5. Fly, test drone software, workflow.
  6. TECH: Complete drone build I refuse to allow myself the personal satisfaction of completing until I land a job: If I have time to bind a radio controller to a network board, I have time to write a cover letter for a job.
  7. SEEK VOLUNTEER RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES: Continue to build manageable entities and assets that can be useful for federal contracts. Refer to Project #1.
  8. INTELLECT: Read peer-reviewed scientific research papers on relevant topics in drone tech, astrophysics, machine learning, robotics, aeronautics, and general physics where software code is shared for testing.
  9. LITERACY: Continue translating an old book into English in order to learn a foreign language.

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About Me

I became a drone technology service integration researcher in 2017 while in university. When I am not working on drones, I am researching related scientific reports and industry news, flying drones, or tinkering with electronics. Contact me!

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