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Russian Drone Startup COEX Crowdfunds to Advance Classroom Drone Education

A Russian startup is hoping a $30,00 crowdfunding campaign will enhance drone education in the classroom. Copter Express Technologies recently…

By Ronald Snow , in Drones & Helicopters News , at October 21, 2019 5:52 AM EDT Tags: , , , ,

A Russian startup is hoping a $30,00 crowdfunding campaign will enhance drone education in the classroom.

Copter Express Technologies recently developed an Indiegogo campaign dubbed the COEX Clover Educational Drone Kit. The programmable quadcopter equipment teaches students easy methods to assemble drones from scratch using open-source software and primary components.

Firm delegates say over 3,000 schoolchildren and other college students have studied drone tech through Clover.

The crowdfunding campaign will conclude in November. As of Oct. 18, the program was funded to just over $3,000 of the $30,000 goal.

The gear allows users to develop customized drone-training programs and includes coaching materials for 72 and 144 academic hours, teaching materials for applications in aerial robotics, and over100 hours of video on the practical assembly, calibration, and operation of the drone.

Along with drone-education programs, COEX further manufactures the Pelican line of industrial autonomous drones for “monitoring territories and delivering lightweight load” as well as automatic UAV charge platforms.

The company’s Indiegogo page makes a case for educating students utilizing the best drone solution for specific goals.

“One of the most essential features to consider is the buildability of the drone. If you’re looking for a prepared-to-fly drone, a modular quadcopter in all probability isn’t the best concept. As a drone not meant to be deconstructed doesn’t serve its full purpose in a robotics classroom seeking to probe. By using Clover – which may be taken apart, rebuilt, tuned, and configured – you’re offering your students with an immersive educational experience”, the company’s message reads