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Building the Modern Marimba

Meeting retired music teacher James Bailey in June 2016 over a cup of coffee in Adelaide Hills, Australia, we developed a concept for a collaborative job that would involve three countries, the Las Vegas neighborhood, and 3 departments on the UNLV school.

Marimba building is a carefully guarded craft, with only a handful specialists running worldwide. Baily had constructed 40 marimbas in his profession, however was now retired. He wanted to make one more marimba, but this time to document the process– not just for his legacy, however to show marimba players just how much work enters into the making of the instrument, permitting them to value their instrument in a much deeper way.

In January Bailey and the UNLV Percussion Studio began to construct a five-octave performance marimba on the UNLV campus. Not only did we start the project in its own right, but we dealt with two film trainees to turn the procedure into a first-of-its-kind documentary.

Similar in appearance to a xylophone, a marimba is a percussion instrument that consists of a set of wooden bars organized like the keys of a piano and struck with mallets. Underneath, a series of pipelines, called resonators, aid amplify the noise.

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Engineering Trainees Bring Modern Ideas to Life at Senior Style Competition Dec. 7

WHAT

Students from the UNLV Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering put their undergraduate education to the test when they display year-long, commercially practical tasks created to solve daily obstacles at the Fall 2017 Fred and Harriet Cox Senior Design Competitors.

WHEN

Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017
8 a.m.– 12:30 p.m. and 2 – 5 p.m.

WHERE

Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall, on the school of UNLV (click for map)
Near Maryland Parkway and Home Grove Avenue

INFORMATION

A capstone to every engineering trainee’s academic profession at UNLV, the senior design job challenges students to utilize whatever they have learned in their program to plan, style, create, and demonstrate a practical, real-world solution to an engineering obstacle. Each student chooses, plans, styles, and models an innovative, commercially feasible product and provides their concept to a panel of industry judges.

More than 30 jobs will be on screen, consisting of a pedestrian lighting system, a new pallet style for warehouses, a remote-controlled device that can detect IEDs, and a location-sharing app developed to encourage human interaction.

MEDIA

Interviews with getting involved trainees and College of Engineering representatives are available. Trainees will likewise carry out product model demonstrations.

Project Examples
Pedestrian Lighting Assistance System

Pedestrian death rate is three times higher during the night, with 70% of pedestrians killed in the nighttime. Headlights just let a driver see roughly 350 feet ahead. The Pedestrian Lighting Assistance System (PLGS) can assist alleviate pedestrian deaths due to bad visibility during the night. Using pedestrian detection software application, the PLGS will automatically manage a spotlight whenever somebody triggers it, without any problem on the pedestrian themselves, using OpenCV libraries, microprocessors and video cameras.

Marco Polo App

Present social networks apps offer a virtual area where people can “fulfill” others, however in fact motivate less in person interactions. The Marco Polo App supplies the capability for users to share their area by initiating contact within their list of pals– “sending out a Marco.” If the recipient accepts it, they “react with a Polo,” and after that their GPS places will be shared with one another. The app offers a consensual and user regulated sharing of place and motivates users to stay physically and socially active by facilitating a simpler method to meet up. The Marco Polo app’s objective is to augment more human-to-human interaction within the age of technology.

I.E.D. Rake

Given that the early 2000s, 1,400 Americans have actually been killed and 13,000 wounded by I.E.D. blasts. The Pentagon has invested more than $75 billion trying to protect soldiers with armored lorries and detection devices. The I.E.D. Rake is a remote regulated gadget, which takes the human operator, and their security, from the formula. (Large mine detectors currently utilize a human operator.) Furthermore, with the big extension arms, the device doesn’t have to be directly over a bomb, like presently used rovers, to discover and detonate a mine.

OAR Pallet

The OAR Pallet prepares to replace an obsoleted wooden pallet that was presented in the 1930s and not improved upon considering that. Wood pallets don’t use much functionality and can restrict accomplishing higher storage facility efficiencies throughout truck loading and discharging. In contrast, the OAR Pallet will enhance the basic movement of pallets in a warehouse and minimize loading and unloading times by: using a coupling system to link multiple pallets together; using a multi-directional wheel arrangement for maneuverability; and having an operator-friendly mechanical braking system.

Traditional look, modern noise

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Constructing the Modern Marimba Grand Unveiling May 9

The grand unveiling of the interdisciplinary task “Constructing the Modern Marimba” will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, in the Doc Rando Recital Hall. Please sign up with professors Timothy Jones and James Bailey to experience the culmination of this four-month project with a one-hour discussion of the marimba and the construction process in addition to efficiency examples from UNLV percussion trainees.

Learn about the task from its inception over a cup of coffee in the Adelaide hills, to sourcing rosewood from Honduras, to working together with associates across the College of Fine Arts, to hands-on work from the college’s students, to lastly a lovely musical instrument. This marimba fulfills any professional equivalent in timbrel quality and style. And it was conceived and built by UNLV minds, hands, imagination, and artistry!