So it now seems that unmanned aircraft, or drones, are starting to gain acceptance from both public safety agencies and the constituents they serve. Are you ready? However, the more important question may be, “are you capable?” This paper will explore the requirements, obstacles and misconceptions of introducing drones into the lineup of an agency’s tools to better serve their public.
A primary concern for any agency is the amount of resistance received from the people living in their jurisdiction. This statement of fact is made based on the experience and resistance encountered in introducing drone programs in those municipalities that have had the vision and persistence to pursue it.
Welcome to drone day on the Adafruit blog. Every Monday we deliver the latest news, products and more from the Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), quadcopter and drone communities. Drones can be used for video & photography (dronies), civil applications, policing, farming, firefighting, military and non-military security work, such as surveillance of pipelines. Previous posts can be found via the #drone tag and our drone / UAV categories.
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.