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 Aerial Drone Technology and Automating with Parrot Mambo

Length: 30 Minutes

Description: This tech kit guides users through the setup and flight of a Parrot Mambo mini-drone through a detailed explanation of flight mechanics and safety precautions. These skills are critical to the remote operation of any drone, as well as a necessary introduction to any automation or programming endeavors. After becoming familiar with the use of a drone, this tech kit provides users with a guide to code their first autonomous drone flight, which can be applied to a wide variety of future projects.

 

Intermediate

Sensor-Based Drone Automation System 

Length: 30-60 Minutes

Description: This tech kit makes use of the DJI Robomaster S1 platform to further the user's understanding of programming in robotics and drone technologies. In addition to a more advanced block coding platform, this tech kit guides the user through the use of a wider variety of sensors and basic artificial intelligence.

Advanced

Autonomous Drone Flight Using Python

Length: 30-60 Minutes

Description: This tech kit guides users through the process of programming autonomous flights using Python. The tech kit provides instructions on how to connect the Mambo mini drone to a Raspberry Pi computer, and the structure of drone commands in the Python language. After becoming familiar with technology, this tech kit provides users with the opportunity to code their own drone flight commands, which can be applied to a wide variety of future projects.

Resources

Parrot Mambo Minidrone

Parrot Mambo Minidrones

Type: Drone

Quantity: 7

Description: Drones are classified as any aircraft that are remotely operated or capable of autonomous flight.

Parrot Mambo Minidrone Remote

Parrot Mambo Minidrone Remotes

Type: Remote

Quantity: 4

Description: These are used to control the Parrot Mambo Minidrones.

 

DJI Mavic Pro Drone

DJI Mavic Pro

Type: Drone

Quantity: 1

Description: Drones are classified as any aircraft that are remotely operated or capable of autonomous flight.

DJI Goggles

DJI FPV Goggles

Type: Headset

Quantity: 1

Description: These goggles transmit DJI drone video for an immersive flight experience.

 

DJI Robomaster s1

DJI Robomaster S1

Type: Robot

Quantity: 1

Description: The RoboMaster S1 platform provides a platform on which to learn about programming, AI, and robotics. This fully customizable and modular robot has endless potential as an autonomous drone as well, with its onboard camera and array of sensors.

Parrot Mambo Flypads

Parrot Mambo Flypads

Type: Remote

Quantity: 1

Description: These Flypad remotes allow the user to control the drones and watch the flight.