As K to 12 school system now practiced here in the Philippines, a good learning material for STEM students are this drone kit.
Five childhood friends from the small Catalan town of Vallbona d’Anoia are hoping to encourage the next generation of engineers. The team is developing a kit that will allow students to design, 3D-print, assemble and fly their own drones. In doing so, they hope to also empower teachers by helping them develop the practical skills and resources they need. The start-up, BonaDrone, offers an all-in-one package that helps teachers and students bridge the gap between education and technology.
The BonaDrone kit takes students through the weeks-long process of designing, building, and flying drones. The company promises that within a day or two, students working with the drone kit will know more than the teacher. The company offers drone kits designed for students of all ages as well as preparation courses for educators. Younger students program the drones using DroneBlocks (a Scratch-based system) while older students can use Python. The kits also include ‘plug & play’ accessories for additional activities, including a stabilizer for attaching cameras, hooks for carrying objects, temperature sensors, and humidity sensors.
*image from BonaDrone