Ever wonder what it’s like to dance with a drone? Here are two EPAD (engineering, physics & applied design) students doing the compass calibration dance in order to, well, calibrate the magnetometer onboard a large sUAS. Lastly, a quick video of the first (successful 🙂 ) test flight of a large octocopter sUAS.
In case you’re not familiar, EPAD stands for Engineering, Physics & Applied Design and is a relatively new track developed as a venture between Physics & Applied Science. At the conclusion of a Physics-EPAD degree program the students have to undertake a year long engineering capstone project as a team that comes in a variety of flavors. As we head into the end of the AY20-21 year you can see some students working hard on their capstones.