September 24, 2014 jcaris

Maker Faire NYC

Three undergraduate students and I attended the Maker Faire 2014 in Queens, NY on Saturday, September 20th.  It was a very long day, but the students enjoyed the experience and engaged with a variety of innovative makers.  We spoke with artisans rethinking and re-imagining how drones can be designed and used.  We listened to the “drone lawyer” discuss the details and oddities of the FAA’s regulation of US airspace.  We were also able to visit a variety of makers to learn techniques for building drones.  And, perhaps an idea to bring back to the Five Colleges in some fashion is the game of drones, which puts drone makers in an enclosed area to square off for battle.  I imagine a Five College version to be less gladiator like, but more innovative and equally fun.  Care to offer some ideas?

Game of Drones

Game of Drones

Drone Artist

Drone Artist

Phoenix

Phoenix Drone

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