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This is the Google+ community for the Alpha test of the "Drones in Schools" challenge.

The broad aims are:
- For students to design, make and test a drone using open source parts.
- To compete against others student Engineers.
- To develop expertise in free / open source CAD/CAE e.g. OnShape, etc.
- For students to make significant Design and Engineering decisions in areas such as Design for Manufacture, iterative design, the Circular Economy etc.
- To apply mathematical and scientific principles.

All aspects of the proposal are up for discussion, so please get involved.

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How to Make a Drone Out of Cardboard

SKM created a new high flying tutorial video where they show how to make a drone out of cardboard. It may not actually fly, but it looks quite amazing.

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How Do You Build a Competitive Racing Drone?

First competition!

I've recently had some really encouraging conversations and communications with Autodesk, Rapid Electronics and Ultimaker about this project and they have got some really exciting developments that are coming soon.

I'm keen to keep up the momentum so i'm asking for expression of interesting in having a little get together / first trial competition near to the Christmas break.

I am hoping that we can use the Design Museum as a venue.

Who's in?


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Wow, a 3D printable (downloadable), folding, racing drone design!

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Anyone else seen this. Basically a giant drone.

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How drones are being used Post-Harvey. A useful case study.

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US robotics company Zipline has been delivering emergency blood supplies within Rwanda since 2016.

Is anyone planning do running a project / club / other along these lines once term starts? If so, it'd be good to try to try to work together to see if we can coordinate some sort of a friendly competition element...
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