Civilian Drones: The Legal Landscape


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.

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).

Carbon Origins


Carbon Origins is a start up aerospace company with the goal to make space commonplace. They are currently developing the next generation of suborbital rockets designed to carry small to mid-sized payloads to space. At Maker Faire they are launching an

Texas Instruments


We’ll be showcasing our MCU LaunchPad development ecosystem and Energia open-source software framework for rapid prototyping. We’ll even have Robert Wessels, creator of Energia, in our booth teaching showgoers how to get started using his open-source software framework with our LaunchPad development kits.



3DR’s UAV platforms capture breathtaking aerial imagery for consumer enjoyment and data analysis, enabling mapping, surveying, 3D modeling and more. Our technology is currently used across multiple industries around the world, including agriculture, photography, construction, search and rescue and ecological study. 3DR is committed to bringing the power of UAV technology to the mainstream market.


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