“And when you want something all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it “.
– Paulo Coelho
So the First Build Group was announced at Makers Asylum and people from all stretch came in . This Sunday Makers Asylum witnessed the first community meet of The Build Group .
Cheers to the Team Drone .
You might want to question what exactly are Build Groups ? And what will they do?
So Build Groups is a community initiative where the community comes together to engineer and build stuff . Helping and learning from each other . The outcome of the build groups can be taken to the next level to improvise and keep building better versions of it . Finally even end up with a product with a big market .
Skills Required : Well you should be sound enough to know what you are doing that’s it . You need not have all that expertise . But definitely some of what you have will benefit the group .
Having answered what build groups are . Lets Investigate in detail the first Build Project – THE DRONE .
DRONES – are unmanned aerial vehicle ( UAVs ) . Usually Quadcopter , hexacopter , Octacopter depending on the number of motors they host . Usually they are powered by batteries or engines . They are either controlled by ‘pilots’ from the ground or increasingly, autonomously following a pre-programmed mission. The use of drones has grown quickly in recent years because unlike manned aircraft they can stay aloft for many hours ; they are much cheaper than military aircraft and they are flown remotely so there is no danger to the flight crew.
Technical: The design of the frame of the drone is what matters a lot. The frame needs to be lightweight , sturdy to take accidental crashes and as minimalistic as possible . The drones use Ultrasonic sensors to avoid obstacles and maintain precise autonomous flight and to land .The gyrometer is used to measure the orientation of the drone , whereas the accelerometer measures the acceleration ( g-force ) . Control boards play a crucial role here. continuously busy analyzing the data fetched from the gyrometer and accelerometer and keeping the drone balanced. Li – Polymer Battery being dense are used to power a Drone . They last for 15 minutes and take 40 minutes to charge.
- Drone delivery , a big news by Amazon already , that INDIA will be the launch pad for this .
- Aerial Mapping
- Military ( spying )
- Atmospheric Measurements
- Communications , Facebook’s Connectivity Lab is going to build drones, satellites and lasers to deliver the internet to everyone.
Well a lot more is to be witnessed about Drones and every possible application is being examined . It’s Just begun for us and a long way to go .
So, excited to build one come be a part of the Build Group .
Drop a mail to : firstname.lastname@example.org
Group Lead : Rupin Chedda
Stay tuned to Makers Asylum for more build groups to be announced in the coming month .