Doing Good With Drones and UAVs


A look at the various practical and beneficial ways consumer drones are being employed today: tracking endangered species, searching for missing persons, disaster area mapping and surveying, and more. Will include video examples.

Homegrown Racing Drones


We'll go through on how we started from scratch watching Youtube clips on DIY drones, using 3-D printed parts from our Makerbot, to sourcing parts from Alibaba...all the way to finally racing our self-built mini-FPV quadcopters with each other. Think Star Wars Pod Racing but with FPV drones!n

Ask the GPS expert


Ask the GPS (and GNSS) Trimble experts questions about the Global Positioning System and the Global Navigation Satellite System. L1/L2/L5 GPS, L1/L2 GLONASS, E1/E5 Galileo... How all these can be useful for your project.

OpenROV – Underwater Robots!


OpenROV is a open-source underwater robot. But it's so much more. It's also a community of people who are working together to create more accessible, affordable, and awesome tools for underwater exploration.

Unmanned aerial systems with humanitarian purpose


Unmanned systems are a burgeoning technology with numerous humanitarian applications. At Maker Faire, I will demonstrate the use of small unmanned aerial systems in search and rescue and precision agriculture.

Economical Heavy Lifting


Superheavy capacity multicopter, capable of lifting 100 pounds, mainly for relief and aid operations. Cost only $3000 to build, and has a flight time of approximately 12 minutes (depending on load).


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