Da Vinci Challenge: Build A Drone Workshop
DaVinci Challenge is a project of Kashmir Robotics the technology division of Kashmir World Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in Great Falls, Virginia. Through our projects we integrates art as a means of innovation, science
as a benchmark for invention, and technology as the result of creative solutions. Through global collaboration our projects improve the lives of humans and wildlife worldwide.
DaVinci Challenge: Build a Drone Workshop helps students see robotic aircraft from a broader perspective. Through the workshop we can train students and teachers in the design, fabrication, customization, and operation of small robotic
aircraft. It is an excellent blend of science, technology, art, engineering and math (STEM/STEAM). Students learn about 3D printing, integration of robotic systems, and flying techniques as they build a quadcopter or hexacopter in an actively engaging handson
and innovative workshop. With guest speakers from the Federal Aviation Authority(FAA), Academy of Model Aeronautics, and local Maker Spaces, we have graduated over 100 students with a "Drone Operator Certificate."
KwF believes it is vital for our country’s economic development through the surfacing commercial drone industry to foster interest within our students and expose them to Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM)
education. As our world evolves, our means of educating must evolve to actively engage students in handson learning workshops where critical thinking skills are developed. Through onthespot decision making, students can directly observe and understand what
Our projects are mission focused and provide great learning opportunities, combining aeronautical engineering with advanced science and robotics integration. With a little artistic talent,
using 3D printing drones can be created to mimic birds, bees, butterflies and more in flight.
Innovative projects are embracing drones as companions. At KwF, they are key to solving local
and global catastrophes. Right now, we are engaging over 140 teams around the world through the Wildlife Conservation UAV Challenge.
The mission is to develop drones optimized for protecting endangered species from poachers.