It is very important that the materials used to build the drone are reused or recycled so we don’t need to buy anything. What do you have in your house that you could use – some old toys, broken electronics, unused kitchen utensils? Take a look around and be creative!
Even if you have an idea for a material, but you don’t have it
yourself, it doesn’t matter! Add it to your design anyway as it could be used to build the final prototype. And who knows? Maybe another Ecowaterdrone Community member can help you out.
The drone needs to work in the water and can be either an underwater or surface drone, or why not both? You can use your bathtub or kitchen sink, a saucepan or a paddling pool to try it out. Once we complete our designs and build our prototypes, we hope to all go out during the summer and find a place to test them!
We want to make our marine ecosystems happier and healthier and help the world fulfill the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal #14 – Life below water. So our drones should have some functionality, such as collection of data like temperature or salinity, or capturing of images or videos of animals, reefs, or the seafloor. Or why not design a drone with arms that can pick up plastic in the sea?
Let’s create one big team! So the first and most important guideline for the challenge is teamwork. How can you help the community?
Share your ideas and sources with the Ecowaterdrone Community! Every contribution will be noted, and no idea will go unnoticed.
Photograph or film the stages of your research and construction and post on the Community forum or Instagram so we can all join in on each other’s journey.