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Team Contact Information

Advisors (and respective Department)

Dirk Martin Luchtenburg (ME)

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  • Learn about coding and/or hardware involving drones
  • Develop a motion system for drones (whether it is motion detection or pattern flight)

Issues Involved or Addressed

  • Potential uses of a motion system in other flying projectiles
  • The expense of owning a drone


To be updated.

Methods & Technologies

C, C++, Python, Circuitry, Raspberry pi.

Majors Looking for on this Team

All engineering majors.

Preferred Interests, Preparation, Skills

1. Interest in drones.

2. Experience with or willingness to learn hardware (raspberry pi) or software (c, python) involving drones.

3. Completion of CS102/ECE160.

Team Contact information

dirk.luchtenburg@cooper.edu | hongyu.wu@cooper.edu | ruxi.xu@cooper.edu | david.yang@cooper.edu

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