Why am I fundraising?
We, the team ZeppelinFC-26 have made a drone which is completely autonomous and its highlight features are-
1.Completely autonomous take-off, flight and landing.
2.Mid-flight retasking i.e. it can change its path whenever we want it to.
3.Live video telemetry, it can provide you a live video feed even when its 32kms away from you.
4.Air-drop mechanism, It can drop an egg or a bomb or anythng else wherever you want on your single click.
We have made this to take part in competition named "AUVSI Student Unmanned Air Systems(SUAS) 2015". AUVSI SUAS is held every year in USA and is judged by the military officials of US Army. Teams from all over the world participate in this competition and help in the development of drone technology.
We wish to take part in this competition as we think that we can learn a lot from there and make drone technology more popular in India as we plan to start manufacturing of drone chassis and provide them at cheaper rates to the potential hobbyists in India who cant afford the expensive Drone chassis available on Indian sites today. As more people in India will get their hands on this Expesive hobby, it will help our country a lot in this field.
The amount required for active participation in AUVSI SUAS 2015 is huge and the support we have got from our college is quite small. Being from a middle-class family and studying in a private institution which charges us a hefty amount as tution fee makes it even more difficult to put forward our best as robotics is an expensive field. Also we have just completed our project 'ROBOMINTON' in which we made two badminton playing robots which were demonstrated in the "YONEX-SUNRISE 2015 INDIA OPEN BADMINTON CHAMPIONSHIP (24-29 March'15)" (See the video on the URL provided) which leaves us with no money in our pockets to carry forward this big project.
What do I plan to do with the funds?
The competition is of 5 days(17th-22nd June), the approximate per head cost inclusive of development of UAV, airfare, lodging and other expenses is INR1,20,000
We plan to take 4 of our team members to USA for this competition. Hence, the amount required comes out to be INR4,80,000
We, the team members have worked day & night for 4 months continuously to complete this project, in parallel with other projects and our academics.
We seek your kind cooperation so that our hard-work doesn't go waste.
Please help us!
Thanks in advance
Krishna Kumar Sharma