Experiment with the science behind drone flight as grades 9-12 students design, fabricate, and build their own indoor drone. This lesson has students using various capabilities inside the fab lab in order to explore the engineering design process when creating a working drone. Final designs are then sent through a series of flight challenges to complete for a final project grade.
Students use their base knowledge with different fabrication machines to choose their own methods in the design and fabrication of their drone's skeleton.
Students must use soldering skills in order to add all of the components that need to come together to make the drone operate.
When looking at the circuit board, all motors are expressed as M1, M2, M3, & M4, while LEDs are all LED1, LED2, LED3, & LED4.