You cannot open a tech/news site without reading about a drone, UAV, UAS, multi-rotor, quad copter or flying robot. The headlines tend to be combat heavy, but the real applications is just being discovered – surveying, agriculture, photography, art, search-and-rescue, medicine, infra-structure etc. In this workshop, we will demonstrate how to build a working multi-rotor based drone. The demonstration will explain each of the components, sub-systems and showing step-by-step assembly. We hope to enable participants with a deep technical understanding of the technology and demystifying to the point where anyone can build their own drone.
3d printing is changing the way we think about manufacturing, design, construction, medicine and the list goes on. The best way to get into 3d printing is to 3d print! And we are planning a hands-on masterclass that will teach you how to 3d print, using the frame for a flying robot as the example model. We will explain the technology used in most desktop 3d printers, the materials that can be printed with, some 3d design basics, how to prepare the design, slice it, send it to the printer for materialization and then fly it. http://vote.tech4africa.com/session-328/#.UyItAqF1XyU