Thursday, 20 October 2016

Drone Workshop in UCD

Drone Workshop in UCD

Date: September 29th, 2016
Location: Newstead, UCD

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or Drones developed rapidly recently and drawn attentions from mass public. To help students get a close contact with drone technologies, last month in UCD, Dr Eleni Mangina arranged a workshop for graduate students. PhD student Even O'Keeffe and I made presentations during the workshop. Almost 20 students attended.

In the beginning, Dr Eleni Mangina introduced the history and current applications of UAVs.

After that, Even O'Keeffe explained the legal requirement for UAVs application in Ireland. He also shared his experience in drone-related software developing.

Then, I showed them the steps of building a DIY drone. Introduction to each component and tips for model selection also included.

In the last, students get a chance to have a close look at different drones and ask questions.


Siyuan Chen
School of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering
University College Dublin, Ireland