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Drones have been a staple of maker communities for years, however as their popularity grows they are quickly becoming a widespread tool used in both the workplace and schools as well. In an education setting, drones are being used as a hands-on tool to teach STEM subjects; while in the workplace, drones are used as a tool to gather and analyze data. As drones gain in popularity the industry around drone technology is taking shape. For example, last weekend the World Drone Racing Championship took place here in Hawaii and it was the first international drone event held, with over thirty countries represented.
While numerous industries are experimenting with drone technology, the three main industries using drones on a daily basis are: construction, agriculture and real estate. These industries use drones to inspect, survey and photograph. The data collected by drones is allowing businesses to better manage their operations. “From inspecting pipelines and surveying bridges to filming movies and providing farmers with aerial views of their crops, the applications of UAS are virtually limitless and offer a superior way to see what needs to be seen, in less time and at less expense,” said, Brian Wynne, president and CEO of Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI).
In an education setting, drone technology is being used to teach a range of subjects while giving students the chance to get hands-on with the technology. Drones are certainly used to teach a variety of engineering principles, however the technology is also used to teach programming, physics (aerodynamics and push/pull lift of rotor), theoretical math concepts and engaging students in discussions about the ethics and the future of drone technology.
Our 3D Academy is now offering a ‘Drone Design & Building Workshop’. In our workshop you will learn about the various design aspects of creating your own drone.
Utilizing 3D Design software, create a digital design of the frame and assembly of components. Once designed, the frame can be 3D printed for evaluation and test flights. Each Drone kit comes with all the basic components required to build and fly a drone. Workshop is open to students, teachers, and anyone who wants to learn about designing and building drones.
Interested in learning more about our Drone Workshop? Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 808.722.8667.
The popularity of drones has grown immensely over the past several years and advancements are happening at a rapid pace. The Easy Drone XL is the next iteration in the consumer drone market. Through extensive consumer feedback from a previously crowdfunded drone campaign, the inventors behind the Easy Drone XL determined that two features needed to be included this time around, a longer flight time and ability to hold heavier cameras and equipment. Through meticulous product design, this drone has a flight time of 45 minutes on a single battery charge and can lift up to 3 lbs of weight. Both of which are unheard of for the consumer drone market.
The compact design of the Easy Drone XL lets you easily fit it into a travel backpack and weighing a mere 5.2 lbs means that it’s not difficult to pack up and carry. The Easy Drone XL has the same level of functionality of a professional camera drone, but it comes in at a much more friendly price point.
The consumer drone market is still taking shape, and hobbyist seem to receive the most attention, but behind the scenes many industries are embracing drone technology, such as: agriculture, energy, construction, real estate, and film production. Educational institutions are also using drones as a means of introducing STEM subjects. The Easy Drone XL would make a great addition to a business or educational tool for students.
Learn more about the Easy Drone XL on Kickstarter.