Our team has grown, and we need a couple new drones to train students on flight safety protocols. We build many of our drones, but over the past few years we have rarely flown student-built drones in around school events or when groups of people are present. For those occasions, such as when we're shooting photos of our football team or the marching band, we use purchased drones. These aircraft are generally well-built, and they lower the risk of an incident occuring due to a hardware failure. The team is very proud of our flight safety protocols, and our hundreds of hours of student-controlled and autonomous flight. Drones under team control have never caused a personal injury or property damage.
This campagin will raise money for two new DJI Mavic Pro drones. They will join a pair of similar drones we already fly, sharing controllers, batteries, and spare parts. If we can compelete this small campaign in the next few days, we can have these new drones up and flying for Homecoming!
We use Crowdrise and Donors Choose to fund many equipment and travel needs. The RoboDawgs also raise money in a variety of other ways, including through program and team sponsorships. If you are interested in sponsoring our program or one of our teams that compete in JrFLL, First Lego League, VEX IQ, VEX EDR, FIRST Robotics Competition, or Drones in School, please contact one of our head coaches - Doug Hepfer (email@example.com)