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Mr. Mack from Miami FL is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Physics In Parrot Flight Competition 2.0

My students need Parrot Minidrone Mambo and accessories to explore physics of flight along with engineering and concepts of design modification to participate in drone competitions that will engage them in the learning process.

  • $677 goal

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My Students

Students in my class enjoy working in a true Makers Space. In a hands-on, student-led classroom, my students are learning the fundamentals of the design process. They explore different forms of technology from hardware and software design to electrical and mechanical engineering.

Through this engaging, hands-on approach, students learn about different career opportunities that are found in our advancing technological world and look at ways they can be part of that world.

Every day my students come in excited to find new ways to design and build projects that may have practical applications in their community.

My Project

With the use of the Parrot Minidrone Mambo and accessories, my students will be able to take the information they learn through reading and investigating and apply them to real world engineering activities. Students will have to develop and use concepts of flight along with the engineering process to modify and fly their crafts in multiple competitions including search and rescue and GPS navigation.

Students will use these drones along with the skills they develop using AutoDesk Inventor, a 3D modeling program, to design new parts and 3D print using their Makerbot Replicator to assist in the competitions.

Additionally students will also have to code the flight controls to work with their individual remotes. Students will expand their understanding of the physics of flight through real world applications. After completing the basic build students will have the opportunity to think creatively to improve and expand on their current engineering design and improve on the base model.

Students will expand their knowledge of electronics and mechanical engineering in a format that they have yet to explore in aerospace technologies. After learning the principals of flight and studying the electrical and mechanical concepts of their projects students will explore ways in which this technology can be applied in their surrounding community to improve their world. Thank you for your contributions.

Mr. Mack
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Parrot Minidrone Mambo with Cannon and Grabber Accessories (Certified Refurbished) • Amazon Business $54.95 8 $439.60
Battery for Parrot Mini Drone, Morpilot 3-Pack 3.7V 600mAh 20C Li-po Battery w/ 3-Port Rapid Charger Circuit Protective IC for Parrot MiniDrone Jumping Sumo Swing Mambo Rolling Spider • Amazon Business $24.24 4 $96.96

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