Welcome To The Drones For Kids and Teens Blog

The #1 youth drone STEM summer program for kids, teens and high school students using drones in and out of the classroom

 

The Drobots Company started this blog to help inform, update and educate parents and students alike. We want kids and teens to be more engaged with drone technology as well as STEM education all together.

We are strong believers that students learn best when they are able to to (a) get outside and away from the computer (b) spark their internal curiosity through both mind and body in a STEM application and (c) create! Drones for kids and teens was specifically designed to open the door into both the present and the future. Fly away with us as we continue to educate students all over the world to both the application and usefulness of drones and how this technology will have an impact on how kids, teens and high school students to create, to think, and to solve.

Drones Transporting Blood Samples Across 161 Miles In Desert Conditions

Drones Successfully Transporting Blood Samples Across 161 Miles Desert Conditions

Johns Hopkins researchers have set a new delivery distance record for medical drones, successfully transporting human blood samples across 161 miles of Arizona desert. Throughout the three-hour flight, they report, the on-board payload system maintained temperature control, ensuring the samples were viable for laboratory analysis after landing.

In a report of the findings, published in the American Journal of Clinical Pathology on Sept. 6, investigators say the achievement adds to evidence that unmanned aircraft can be an effective, safe, and timely way to quickly transport medical samples from remote sites to laboratories.

Learn more about this article here

Drobots Company was originally founded by a small group of parents, educators, visionaries and do-it-yourself engineers. The mission was and still is to inspire students to reduce time in front of a computer screen and instead utilize drone technology in a setting that promotes collaborative project-based learning in a positive educational environment. Hence, the company trademark slogan, Where Technology Meets Fresh Air™.

The primary goal of any Drobots Company program is to mentor participants on how to become lifelong learners and instill a strong sense of curiosity, confidence and teamwork. Due to the exponential growth of the drone industry, kids and teens may now explore, learn and evolve along with the applications of today and the discoveries of tomorrow. Drobots fosters this new technological landscape with a unique curriculum and well-trained positively motivated instructors.

Drone camps“, “Drone STEM“, “Drone education“, “drone summer programs“, “drone kids events“, “drone teen events “drone curriculum” “futurism” for schools, academic institutions and other “drone STEM” related programs.

Attention kids and teens working on the next drone business plan. Join us at a Drobots Company “Drone Summer Camp program and determine what your first “drone business” is going to be? Drone technology has become the catalyst to so many new business ventures. So it’s never too early to “launch” your drone startup business now! Join one of the Drobots Company national “Drone summer program” boot camp and submit your “drone business solution and plan. Who knows what you may build…

Check out our Drone Review page to see which drone product best suits your needs, from the beginner to the advanced.

Drone Summer Camp Programs and Curriculum For Kids And Teens
Where STEM Education Takes Off & Technology Has Fresh Air!


Drones Walking Dogs! Start Your Business Now

Drones Walking Dogs? Yup! Last Year a Drobots’ Camper Created This Concept. Today….It’s a Real Business Model

Drone’s Direct has the cure for your pet’s problem with an exciting new drone that provides the dog walking service that you need. No more calling the neighborhood dog walker to wander the sidewalks when you purchase the DJI Phantom 4 Dog Drone. Can you believe that? We can. For years the number one conceptual design from Drobots’ campers has been a dog-walking business. Incredible. Dream big and it will happen!

With a sophisticated GPS guidance system, the DJI Phantom 4 Dog Drone follows a set pattern for your dog’s daily walk, and returns to the starting point. You can spend your afternoon sitting on a park bench reading news articles on your phone or chatting with friends while the dog gets his exercise. A built-in retractable dog leash attaches right to your dog’s collar, bringing your walking time to a stop. The drone hovers above the dog and directs his path along the route you have programmed, and a built-in camera sends video of the walk directly to your mobile phone.

Learn more about this article here

Drobots Company was originally founded by a small group of parents, educators, visionaries and do-it-yourself engineers. The mission was and still is to inspire students to reduce time in front of a computer screen and instead utilize drone technology in a setting that promotes collaborative project-based learning in a positive educational environment. Hence, the company trademark slogan, Where Technology Meets Fresh Air™.

The primary goal of any Drobots Company program is to mentor participants on how to become lifelong learners and instill a strong sense of curiosity, confidence and teamwork. Due to the exponential growth of the drone industry, kids and teens may now explore, learn and evolve along with the applications of today and the discoveries of tomorrow. Drobots fosters this new technological landscape with a unique curriculum and well-trained positively motivated instructors.

Drone camps“, “Drone STEM“, “Drone education“, “drone summer programs“, “drone kids events“, “drone teen events “drone curriculum” “futurism” for schools, academic institutions and other “drone STEM” related programs.

Attention kids and teens working on the next drone business plan. Join us at a Drobots Company “Drone Summer Camp program and determine what your first “drone business” is going to be? Drone technology has become the catalyst to so many new business ventures. So it’s never too early to “launch” your drone startup business now! Join one of the Drobots Company national “Drone summer program” boot camp and submit your “drone business solution and plan. Who knows what you may build…

Check out our Drone Review page to see which drone product best suits your needs, from the beginner to the advanced.

Drone Summer Camp Programs and Curriculum For Kids And Teens
Where STEM Education Takes Off & Technology Has Fresh Air!


AEDs on Drones Are Saving Lives

More than 350,000 cardiac arrests happen in the US outside of hospitals every year, according to the American Heart Association — and a person has about a 10 percent chance of surviving

​From Deloitte June 27, 2017
Researchers in Sweden are testing the feasibility of having drones carry automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to patients in cardiac arrest to reduce the time it takes to get the person to an AED. When a person goes into cardiac arrest, he or she needs the first potentially lifesaving shock from an AED as soon as possible: no longer than three minutes is ideal.

During more than 18 test flights in 2016, drones equipped with a global positioning system (GPS), a high-definition camera, and autopilot software delivered AEDs to a rural area where someone had gone into cardiac arrest. The median time from dispatch to drone launch was three seconds (compared to three minutes for the Emergency Medical Service (EMS) to get on the road), and it took a total of five minutes from dispatch for the AED-equipped drone to meet the patient. When compared to historical data of EMS trips, the drone arrived more quickly in all cases, with a median reduction in response time of 16 minutes and 39 seconds. The study shows great potential for use of drones to transport AEDs, though further testing is needed and improvements in technology could further reduce time.

Drobots Company was originally founded by a small group of parents, educators, visionaries and do-it-yourself engineers. The mission was and still is to inspire students to reduce time in front of a computer screen and instead utilize drone technology in a setting that promotes collaborative project-based learning in a positive educational environment. Hence, the company trademark slogan, Where Technology Meets Fresh Air™.

The primary goal of any Drobots Company program is to mentor participants on how to become lifelong learners and instill a strong sense of curiosity, confidence and teamwork. Due to the exponential growth of the drone industry, kids and teens may now explore, learn and evolve along with the applications of today and the discoveries of tomorrow. Drobots fosters this new technological landscape with a unique curriculum and well-trained positively motivated instructors.

Drone camps“, “Drone STEM“, “Drone education“, “drone summer programs“, “drone kids events“, “drone teen events “drone curriculum” “futurism” for schools, academic institutions and other “drone STEM” related programs.

Attention kids and teens working on the next drone business plan. Join us at a Drobots Company “Drone Summer Camp program and determine what your first “drone business” is going to be? Drone technology has become the catalyst to so many new business ventures. So it’s never too early to “launch” your drone startup business now! Join one of the Drobots Company national “Drone summer program” boot camp and submit your “drone business solution and plan. Who knows what you may build…

Check out our Drone Review page to see which drone product best suits your needs, from the beginner to the advanced.

Drone Summer Camp Programs and Curriculum For Kids And Teens
Where STEM Education Takes Off & Technology Has Fresh Air!


Get Away From That Electronic Device!

Where Technology Meets Fresh Air™

Today’s youth has a tendency to be joined at the hip to electronic devices, including TV. According to an article in the June 2017 issue of the journal Preventive Medicine Reports, a combination of increased sedentary behavior (SB) and decreased physical activity places youth at an increased risk for becoming overweight or obese. On average, children and adolescents spend eight hours per day engaging in SB. Children who watch TV for more than three hours a day have a 65% higher chance of being obese compared to children who watch less than one hour of TV per day.

Various features within the home and neighborhood can contribute to children’s SB. Children’s access to TVs may vary based on the location of the device throughout the house as well as parental rules regarding viewing time. The presence of a TV, computer, or video game device in the child’s bedroom increases SB (Tandon et al., 2014; Tandon et al., 2012; Maitland et al., 2013; Atkin et al., 2013). Although, multiple studies have compared parental rules to physical activity behavior, few have examined SB as the outcome variable (Crawford et al., 2010). Rules concerning safety (e.g. “stay close/within sight of the house/parent”) and electronic usage (e.g. “no more than two hours of TV per day”) are examples of what previous studies have assessed (Tandon et al., 2014; Tandon et al., 2012; Spurrier et al., 2008). One study found that rules limiting electronic media usage significantly decreased SB by roughly 8 min per day, and significantly decreased screen time by nearly 38 min per day (Tandon et al., 2014).

Drobots Company was originally founded by a small group of parents, educators, visionaries and do-it-yourself engineers. The mission was and still is to inspire students to reduce time in front of a computer screen and instead utilize drone technology in a setting that promotes collaborative project-based learning in a positive educational environment. Hence, the company trademark slogan, Where Technology Meets Fresh Air™.

The primary goal of any Drobots Company program is to mentor participants on how to become lifelong learners and instill a strong sense of curiosity, confidence and teamwork. Due to the exponential growth of the drone industry, kids and teens may now explore, learn and evolve along with the applications of today and the discoveries of tomorrow. Drobots fosters this new technological landscape with a unique curriculum and well-trained positively motivated instructors.

Drone camps“, “Drone STEM“, “Drone education“, “drone summer programs“, “drone kids events“, “drone teen events “drone curriculum” “futurism” for schools, academic institutions and other “drone STEM” related programs.

Attention kids and teens working on the next drone business plan. Join us at a Drobots Company “Drone Summer Camp program and determine what your first “drone business” is going to be? Drone technology has become the catalyst to so many new business ventures. So it’s never too early to “launch” your drone startup business now! Join one of the Drobots Company national “Drone summer program” boot camp and submit your “drone business solution and plan. Who knows what you may build…

Check out our Drone Review page to see which drone product best suits your needs, from the beginner to the advanced.

Drone Summer Camp Programs and Curriculum For Kids And Teens
Where STEM Education Takes Off & Technology Has Fresh Air!


The Edible Drone Can Save 50 Lives

Every Sale of This Edible Pouncer Drone Can Save 50 Lives

Migel Gifford makes drones with a difference. His humanitarian UAV, the Pouncer, is designed to deliver food aid in disaster zones – by being edible itself. That may sound unlikely, but Gifford, 70, has a history of succeeding with unconventional projects. He’s the Somerset-based engineer behind Aquila, the Wi-Fi-beaming drone bought by Facebook in 2014 to connect 1.6 billion humans to the internet.

In 2010, Gifford imagined Aquila (originally named Ascenta) as a high-altitude drone that could be used to beam internet or mobile-phone connectivity to civilians below.

“I absolutely believed in what we were doing; I could see how this could be a major benefit in communications applications,” he says. The UAV was designed with solar panels that would give it enough power to stay airborne for 90 days, with a flexible central section that could adapt to securely carry any cargo.

The call from Facebook dramatically changed Ascenta’s fate. It bought the drone for a reported $20 million (£16 million). Now with an enlarged wingspan the size of a commercial airliner, Aquila made its first successful flight – a 96-minute cruise above Yucca, Arizona – on June 28, 2016. Gifford is delighted: “For what it started out as and has now become, it’s super.”

Will Gifford sell this drone, like Ascenta? “We have the vision; we want to take it through to development,” he says. But any partnership allowing the Pouncer to be rapidly deployed would be a priority. “The key is getting the Pouncer used for humanitarian aid,” he says. “If this existed now it would be saving lives in Syria.”

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Drone camps“, “Drone STEM“, “Drone education“, “drone summer programs“, “drone kids events“, “drone teen events “drone curriculum” “futurism” for schools, academic institutions and other “drone STEM” related programs.

Attention kids and teens working on the next drone business plan. Join us at a Drobots Company “Drone Summer Camp program and determine what your first “drone business” is going to be? Drone technology has become the catalyst to so many new business ventures. So it’s never too early to “launch” your drone startup business now! Join one of the Drobots Company national “Drone summer program” boot camp and submit your “drone business solution and plan. Who knows what you may build…

Check out our Drone Review page to see which drone product best suits your needs, from the beginner to the advanced.

Drone Summer Camp Programs and Curriculum For Kids And Teens
Where STEM Education Takes Off & Technology Has Fresh Air!


The FDNY Is Now Using A Drone To Fight Fires

Drones Fighting Fires in NYC

For the first time in its history, the FDNY used a remote-controlled drone to help extinguish a burning building in New York City.

According to an FDNY spokesperson, the eight-pound drone was used to help emergency responders get a better look at a 4-alarm blaze that broke out at roughly 6:20 p.m. Monday night on the top floor of a residential building near the corner of Crotona Park North and Arthur Avenue in the Bronx. 168 firefighters responded to the scene, and two suffered minor injuries as they worked to extinguish the blaze.

“We were able to get a good view of the roof, which allowed the Incident Commander on the ground to view the firefighters as they were conducting rooftop operations, venting the roof and putting water on the fire,” Director of FDNY Operations Center Timothy Herlocker told the NY Post.

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Attention kids and teens working on the next drone business plan. Join us at a Drobots Company “Drone Summer Camp program and determine what your first “drone business” is going to be? Drone technology has become the catalyst to so many new business ventures. So it’s never too early to “launch” your drone startup business now! Join one of the Drobots Company national “Drone summer program” boot camp and submit your “drone business solution and plan. Who knows what you may build…

Check out our Drone Review page to see which drone product best suits your needs, from the beginner to the advanced.

Drone Summer Camp Programs and Curriculum For Kids And Teens
Where STEM Education Takes Off & Technology Has Fresh Air!


Drones Saving Lives – Check This Out, Zipline Drone Blood Deliveries

Drones Are Saving Lives

Drone based blood delivery truly demonstrates the medical application of drones and the fact that these are devices that actually can have a wide range of different benefits, including life-saving benefits.

Blood transfusions have been life-saving simple procedures for over a century now. However, in many parts of the world, just getting the blood to everyone involved has been very difficult. In areas like Rwanda, the simple problems with the roads and the infrastructure have made it difficult for people to reliably deliver blood, even in the case of emergencies. Obviously, responding to some of these problems with infrastructure would be the ideal solution. However, people can literally get around the problem with flying drones these days.

Given the speed at which the Zipline drones can travel, it should be that much easier to get blood to all of the necessary locations long before all of the resources expire.

Click Here to learn more about how drones are saving lives around the world.

Drone camps“, “Drone STEM“, “Drone education“, “drone summer programs“, “drone kids events“, “drone teen events “drone curriculum” “futurism” for schools, academic institutions and other “drone STEM” related programs.

Attention kids and teens working on the next drone business plan. Join us at a Drobots Company “Drone Summer Camp program and determine what your first “drone business” is going to be? Drone technology has become the catalyst to so many new business ventures. So it’s never too early to “launch” your drone startup business now! Join one of the Drobots Company national “Drone summer program” boot camp and submit your “drone business solution and plan. Who knows what you may build…

Check out our Drone Review page to see which drone product best suits your needs, from the beginner to the advanced.

Drone Summer Camp Programs and Curriculum For Kids And Teens
Where STEM Education Takes Off & Technology Has Fresh Air!


Flying Drones Are The Future For Flying Cars

Flying Drones Are The Future For Flying Cars

Project Vahana aims to transport people in a helicopter-style, autonomous vehicle capable of shuttling several riders. The company hopes to have the vehicle available for short-haul trips by 2021 – which means a fully functional prototype should be ready by 2017

We live in a time where Level 5 autonomous cars are close to becoming a reality, and more than one company is working towards bringing humans to Mars. Consider all this, it’s almost surprising that flying cars haven’t taken to the skies yet. But it turns out we may not have to wait too long: Airbus is planning to test a prototype, not only for a flying car but an autonomous flying car.

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Drone camps“, “Drone STEM“, “Drone education“, “drone summer programs“, “drone kids events“, “drone teen events “drone curriculum” “futurism” for schools, academic institutions and other “drone STEM” related programs.

Attention kids and teens working on the next drone business plan. Join us at a Drobots Company “Drone Summer Camp program and determine what your first “drone business” is going to be? Drone technology has become the catalyst to so many new business ventures. So it’s never too early to “launch” your drone startup business now! Join one of the Drobots Company national “Drone summer program” boot camp and submit your “drone business solution and plan. Who knows what you may build…

Check out our Drone Review page to see which drone product best suits your needs, from the beginner to the advanced.

Drone Summer Camp Programs and Curriculum For Kids And Teens
Where STEM Education Takes Off & Technology Has Fresh Air!


Airbus Using Drones To Inspect Airplanes

Airbus Is Using Drones to Inspect Airplanes

Drones are potentially dangerous to commercial airplanes if they happen to collide. But in some cases, drones can also be helpful to planes and the companies that make them.

Airbus showed off this week at the Farnborough International Airshow in England how it uses drones to inspect airplanes.

The aircraft manufacturer outfitted the drone with a camera so it could take pictures of one of its airplanes and look for scratches, dents, and other damages. Airbus can then use those images to construct a 3D digital model of the plane that the company said can help prevent and reduce additional airplane damage.

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Drone camps“, “Drone STEM“, “Drone education“, “drone summer programs“, “drone kids events“, “drone teen events “drone curriculum” for schools, academic institutions and other “drone STEM” related programs.

Attention kids and teens working on the next drone business plan. Join us at a Drobots Company “Drone Summer Camp program and determine what your first “drone business” is going to be? Drone technology has become the catalyst to so many new business ventures. So it’s never too early to “launch” your drone startup business now! Join one of the Drobots Company national “Drone summer program” boot camp and submit your “drone business solution and plan. Who knows what you may build…

Check out our Drone Review page to see which drone product best suits your needs, from the beginner to the advanced.

Drone Summer Camp Programs and Curriculum For Kids And Teens
Where STEM Education Takes Off & Technology Has Fresh Air!


Students’ STEM Projects Show Jersey City Needs More Trees, Bats

Students’ STEM Projects Show Jersey City Needs More Trees, Bats

Students at School 28 here are searching for ways to improve the environment in their hometown, and their work is getting state and national recognition. More than 40 middle school students in the Heights pitched their latest STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) projects to their classmates, teachers and sponsors on Thursday afternoon. 

But their projects aren’t your average grade-school science projects: a group of eighth-graders are using drones to map out every tree in Jersey City while sixth-grade students are developing a a fishing pole for blind students to use. 

“This is science, but I think this a cool kind of science,” 13-year-old Ryan Nitschke said while holding his group’s drone. 
Team D.R.O.N.E. — Drones Recording Our Natural Environment — was just named a first round winner for the national Lexus Eco Challenge competition. The students, Nitschke, Samantha Cuevas, Dianna Carreon, Fritz Perera, and Daniel Rivera, have already won $10,000 and are beginning to collect data for the February round two deadline. 

As part of their project, the eighth-graders use 360-degree-angle cameras attached to their drones to collect images of Jersey City’s trees. With data and research they have collected, they estimate only 17 percent of the city’s land is marked with trees. 

Click Here to learn more about this student STEM project

Drone camps“, “Drone STEM“, “Drone education“, “drone summer programs“, “drone kids events“, “drone teen events “drone curriculum” for schools, academic institutions and other “drone STEM” related programs.

Attention kids and teens working on the next drone business plan. Join us at a Drobots Company “Drone Summer Camp program and determine what your first “drone business” is going to be? Drone technology has become the catalyst to so many new business ventures. So it’s never too early to “launch” your drone startup business now! Join one of the Drobots Company national “Drone summer program” boot camp and submit your “drone business solution and plan. Who knows what you may build…

Check out our Drone Review page to see which drone product best suits your needs, from the beginner to the advanced.

Drone Summer Camp Programs and Curriculum For Kids And Teens
Where STEM Education Takes Off & Technology Has Fresh Air!