Taking Autism To The Sky - We're looking for your support on KickStarter as kids with autism get a new perspective of the world - from the air - by building/flying a hexarotor and producing a video of their journey.
We've seen/participated in lots of discussion on DIY Drones about the non-military, social and environmental uses of the technology that we all are interested in. I've been one of those heavily engaged in that discussion. To that end, I'm excited to announce my KickStarter project that gives a group of kids on the autism spectrum a chance to build a hexarotor, learn to fly it and capture footage of both the process and the flight. Go check it out.
The team will be comprised of a small group of kids on the autism spectrum and a few adults including me. The kids will build a hexarotor from a kit that includes GPS, high definition video, and flight planning software. After building the hexarotor and learning to fly it, they will plan a mission, fly it, and then produce a video both of their time building and learning to fly as well as the flight itself. The video will be provided to their school district to put on their web site demonstrating the team's skills. We can post it here too! We've got a well thought out budget and a game plan.
I wanted to thank a handful of DIY Drone members (listed below) who were kind enough to offer some of their flight footage for use in the KickStarter video. I did use clips from a few of you guys. Thanks for the help!
- David Anders
- Stephen Dade
- Kevin Bouchard
- John Arne Birkeland
- Gerard Toonstra
Check out the project on KickStarter here. Thanks in advance for any support you're able to offer; a Tweet, a link posted on social media, or a donation to help fund the project!