A handcrafted bamboo drone designed by two students unable to be demonstrated on Tech Fest due to damaged battery

By | August 28, 2019

In order to take part in the maiden ‘Tech Fest’ of the state students from six of the government polytechnic colleges of Nagaland joined together. The theme of the fest was “Naga Tech: Redefining Ideas” and was held from 21st till 23rd August.

In spite of the availability of limited resources, the event of three days, which ended this Friday, witnessed the creativity of the students at the maximum after they showcased numerous remarkable projects such as minicomputers and Li-Fi amongst many others.

This was the first time when, at a huge platform like this, technically-skilled students showcased their innovations such as earthquake detectors, bamboo drones crafter by hand, as well as electric vehicles, in spite the challenges they had to face en route their completion.

Two senior-year students of mechanical engineering from Khelhoshe Polytechnic Atoizu Philip Tep and Mhademo Odyuo informed the EastMojo that they came up with the idea of their handcrafted bamboo drone after thoroughly researching the internet.

The drone project was named as “Sky Hover Fi-II” after it was developed by the duo. They first attempted to fitting aluminum, however, it failed as it was unable to withstand force.

Then the duo designed handcrafted bamboo arms so that the drone could hold 4 cornered motors with each having a 1,000 RBM and capacity of a thousand KW. The duo told that to complete the drone they invested 20 days and nights. There is no camera implanted in the and still, it is designed for taking a flight of up to 50 feet with a traveling duration of 18 to 20 minutes.

The duo, however, was unable to give a practical demo of their project due to the damage caused to the battery in rain days before the fest when they were testing flights.