Want to help?

This class will put students in direct contact with people shaping the laws, practice, and technology of drone journalism. People of all interests and skill levels are welcome—that includes journalists, storytellers, technologists, makers, photographers,  hobbyists, and other interested persons.

It’s hands-on, with two parts:

1. a four-week prologue flying & programming toy AR Drones with Nodecopter (a Javascript library)

2. preparation for an eight-week  production of a (modest) drone journalism mission, using a DJI Phantom 2 Vision flying camera.

If you’re at ITP or part of the broader NYC tech / hobbyist community, I’d love to have your help. In return, you’d get to play with some fun toys.

For instance: are you good at Javascript, and have a lot of clever ideas to use AR Drones as a sensor platform? Are you an experienced DIY drone builder and pilot? Are you a super pro aerial photographer? Or have you played with these toys before?

If you have any skills that you’d like to lend to the students in the class, or if you would like to help out in any way, please get in touch! ben AT droneconference DOT org.