Executive Editor of Make: magazine Mike Senese will survey 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.
Drones are increasingly popular for recreation and useful purposes like cinematography, search and rescue, real estate photos, farming, and lots more. These uses have raised questions about the legal framework. Brendan Schulman, the attorney who is defending Raphael Pirker, Texas EquuSearch and others in the FAA drone cases, will present an overview and update on the current legal situation and what drone enthusiasts might expect in the future.
The AeroQuad is an open source quadcopter/multicopter project which provides freely available software and hardware designs, with a friendly and helpful online community since 2009. Turn your Arduino into a flying quacopter!
MakerHub is a new Brooklyn based maker space offering workshops and access to cutting edge tools. Come to our booth to: -Make and take circuits! Learn to Solder for free -Sign up for discounted classes and memberships
DroneKraft is a new company based in NYC. They will discuss the craft of miniFPV, pod-racing and how it's about to take the world by storm. DroneKraft will also discuss how they produced their new model, the Mach300 (due for release this fall) and what went into design and production.
An exhibition of projects and activities of Innovation Lab @Ross, an academy for advanced high school students in science, mathematics, engineering, technology, and media, located in East Hampton NY.
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.
Unmanned systems are a burgeoning technology with numerous humanitarian applications. At Maker Faire, I'm demonstrating the use of small unmanned aerial systems in search & rescue and precision agriculture.
The SBS iGEM team is using synthetic biology, an emerging field with the potential to transform how we interact with nature, to reinvent the plane in the hope of making one that is biodegradable and ecologically unobtrusive.
A drone flying competition featuring aerial combat, obstacle courses and other UAV games. Divisions for tiny palm-sized toys up to huge multirotor heavy-lifters, & include both combat and non-combat games.
For two years, the Manufacturing Systems Classes at Madison Area Technical College (Madison, Wisconsin) designed, built, and flew a variety of multi-rotor vehicles to learn about this emerging technology and to assess the technology for potential application. The class projects were sponsored by the Madison Chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers with additional support from local companies interested in the technology. Building drones can be a lot of fun and definitely educational. The talk will discuss how to make a drone, building on successful Open Source projects, and how to avoid some of the pitfalls.
We exhibit a 1/5 scale personal flying vehicle that combines a tricycle and a quadcopter. This can run on the public road, take off from everywhere, switch those motions seamlessly, and also be controlled by iPhone.