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9/18/2015
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Maker Faire: 9 Projects That Will Inspire You

Innovation, mutual respect, and the open sharing of information are the hallmarks of the Maker Movement. Here's why a trip to your local Maker Faire might be the wake-up call your IT team needs.
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Drones Do More Than Fly
The world has been captivated by small quad-copters flying through fireworks or into the stands of sporting events. While copters are undeniably cool, drones (also called 'Remotely Piloted Vehicles,' or RPVs) are increasingly seen on the land and under the sea.
Underwater drones allow builders and users to see part of the world from a new vantage. They also allow builders to work with flotation and hydrodynamics, pressure seals, balance in multiple dimensions, and environmental isolation. In other words, if you build a submarine, you've done more than merely stick a camera on a model.
Many of the same principles that inform builders working on underwater ROVs are useful in high-altitude flying drones, drones built for industrial observation, and drones designed for space. The people who can successfully deploy such a platform bring skills in multiple areas.
(Image: Curtis Franklin, Jr.)

Drones Do More Than Fly

The world has been captivated by small quad-copters flying through fireworks or into the stands of sporting events. While copters are undeniably cool, drones (also called "Remotely Piloted Vehicles," or RPVs) are increasingly seen on the land and under the sea.

Underwater drones allow builders and users to see part of the world from a new vantage. They also allow builders to work with flotation and hydrodynamics, pressure seals, balance in multiple dimensions, and environmental isolation. In other words, if you build a submarine, you've done more than merely stick a camera on a model.

Many of the same principles that inform builders working on underwater ROVs are useful in high-altitude flying drones, drones built for industrial observation, and drones designed for space. The people who can successfully deploy such a platform bring skills in multiple areas.

(Image: Curtis Franklin, Jr.)

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