Launch of Nova Labs UAV Team to Stop Rhino Poaching

Please come out to support A SPECIAL GUEST and also to learn more about Nova Labs UAV team that is being launched to compete in the Wildlife Conservation UAV Challenge to stop rhino poaching in South Africa. 

A presentation will be given about Nova Labs leadership fact finding mission to South Africa and a 1/2 scale model of their custom designed UAV will be on display. 

Location Note: This event is being held across the parking lot in the Nova Labs complex at Chuck Veatch's offices (Suite C). Food and refreshments will be provided!!!

This is a Nova Labs event that is being cross posted with DC DUG. Please leave comments or questions at http://www.meetup.com/NOVA-Makers/events/169570022/ if you would like further details.

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  • Justin L.

    Thanks everyone for coming out, it was a great success. More details will follow about the UAV and the team.

    March 7, 2014

  • David S.

    I will be running late, but I should be there.

    1 · March 6, 2014

    • Justin L.

      There will be some schmoozing time so you hopefully won't miss a lot.

      March 6, 2014

    • Curt W.

      Happy to help look at Rhinos from 800 ft with your teams sensors....

      March 6, 2014

  • Justin L.

    The South African ranger will be talking about different kind of flying machine and one everyone will enjoy. Certainly going to be an interesting night. Nova Labs will get a brief slot of time afterwards to show off its UAV, then we'll likely have a breakout session back at Nova Labs for questions and followup.

    March 6, 2014

  • Pat

    I won't be able to make it tonight, but would still like to participate in the project. Will there be other meetings?

    March 6, 2014

    • Justin L.

      yes stay tuned. We'll likely have regular sessions to support development.

      March 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unfortunately I will not be able to make it now but I am interested in helping out with this anyway I can. Please keep me on the list for updates and later volunteer opportunities.

    March 6, 2014

  • Justin L.

    More details about tonight. The special guest is a former field ranger from South Africa. More details tonight. One memorable thing about South Africa was the the amazing hospitality. This is the type of hospitality I hope to show our South African guest tonight.

    March 6, 2014

  • Curt W.

    We designed a solution bid on support equipment for similar anti poaching efforts through a major conservation group. It involved our custom field equipment to keep cameras aloft for days at a time. And people safe on the ground from poachers. Is this too far afield of your efforts now?

    March 6, 2014

    • Justin L.

      Not sure yet, but we should definitely talk!

      March 6, 2014

  • Doug B.

    This event was made for me. It has beer, food, and it's on my birthday, who could ask for more??? Unfortunately I will be out of town, but please let me know of future meetings, I think this would be a great experience to be a part of

    1 · March 5, 2014

  • Justin L.

    Special thanks to Lost Rhino Brewing Company for providing beer at the event.

    http://lostrhino.com/

    2 · March 5, 2014

  • Justin L.

    We definitely appreciate the support ! Also, if there is interest in helping build the UAV there will be opportunities to join the team. Let us know your interest when you see us. Cheer, Justin

    March 5, 2014

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