Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Droning On

Yet another of N's projects is building a drone, from scratch, no less. His new buddy is a drone enthusiast and has all sorts of spare parts and know-how. He gave N a bunch of extra motors and has been giving him tips on building the thing. With mom and dad's blessing he ordered the other parts he needed and the other day he headed over to his friend's house and they built the thing. His house is a bit of a trek from us but I didn't mind taking him over if it meant hanging with friends and doing cool things. His friend goes to the same school as him over in the big city, so they are school friends, as well.

With the structural stuff done, I guess there are some software and programming steps that still need to be completed. He brought the machine home and it's pretty darn cool. The goal is to attach a camera to it and do aerial photography, which is also pretty darn cool.

Apparently this friend is an expert on drones and takes part in all sorts of activities involving drones. I think this intrigues N and I think this is a very cool thing. The fact that they built the thing from scratch is pretty cool, for a countless number of reasons. I'm curious to see what happens next, but whatever it is, I'm thinking it will be pretty impressive. It already is.

Until then, thanks for reading, and thanks to Angie Chang for the pic.

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