That’s a wonderful idea! I definitely agree with starting smaller with a whoop drone, in the future. I’d like to keep working with my current drone idea due to the more complex capabilities that it may have compared to a whoop drone (and also I’ve already come so far ), but I’m really thankful for your advice!
As for why I am moving from VEX to drones, students were able to create and program their own robotic designs (and vehicles for a fun project), so I thought I would bring them out of ROBOTC and VEX because those components and programming language are specifically for high school, not anything really past that. Plus this project would give them the opportunity to use their previous learned skills on Autodesk Inventor to make the 3D model of their drone rather than buying pre-made components. With the Makerbot Replicator Z18 we have, it only takes a day to 3D print each drone body.
If you have any further suggestions for the direction I should go with my students, please don’t hesitate to share your thoughts! This is my first year teaching Engineering, and I appreciate any and all help!
All the best,