Drones

Drone technology has been growing steadily for around half a century. Starting as the aerial equivalent to RC cars, in the 21st century they have quickly proved their worth in the world of business far and wide. Since devices like drones have come into the spotlight of commercial industry, they have been used to aid in enterprise in a multitude of different ways. From agricultural and environmental monitoring to insurance and architectural surveying, these machines have made themselves a quite lucrative tool in business today. Drones provide services to a continually growing number of industries, and they provide these services in a more effective and cost efficient way than the business world has ever seen. Drones provide a multitude of advantages in the business world because of their remote operated and autonomous capabilities as well as their compact size, making them a revolutionary tool in the business world. The business world is one that is rapidly changing, and has quickly adapted the use of drones in an exponential way.

Tech Kits

Tech Kits are part of the walk-in service provided by OPIM Innovate. There are three levels of difficulty meant for different users and their experience with the different technologies. Many of the Tech Kits build off each other as you progress.

Beginner

Introducing Drone Technology

Length: 30-60 Minutes

Description: In aviation, the term drone refers to an unpiloted aircraft or “unmanned aerial vehicle” (UAV). Drones were initially used almost exclusively for military purposes, but FAA restrictions have relaxed over time. Today, limited private sector use is permitted contingent on pilots’ compliance with safety regulations. This relaxation has driven rising adoption of commercial drone technology by corporations. To provide users with these increasingly marketable drone skills, this tech kit introduces users to basic drone capabilities and provides a brief lesson on piloting drones.

Intermediate

Leveraging a Drone Camera

Length: 30-60 Minutes

Description: Perhaps surprisingly, one of the most widespread and important applications of drone technology today is undeniably quite simple: photography. This tech kit guides users as they pilot a drone in varying flight modes to take high-definition photos and videos using the drone’s built-in compact camera.  

Advanced

Becoming one with a Drone's Flight Path

Length: 30-60 Minutes

Description:  The majority of drones used today are not flying autonomously. On the ground, a pilot is dictating and monitoring their movements. This tech kit provides users with a more advanced skill-set around being a    responsible pilot. It explores preparing a drone for use, configuring its controller, and using a First Person Viewing (FPV) headset. Specifically, as users pilot the drone, the FPV headset is used to immerse them in the drone’s flight path to provide a wholly more engaging drone experience.

Projects

Resources

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Parrot Mambo

Type: Drone

Quantity: 1

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Drocon GD-60

Type: Drone

Quantity: 1

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DJI Mavic Pro

Type: Drone

Quantity: 1

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DJI Mavic Pro Controller

Type: Controller

Quantity: 1

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DJI FPV Goggles

Type: Headset

Quantity: 1