As Olin College of Engineering's AERO team, we design, build and fly unmanned aerial vehicles. We are a student run organization consisting of 18 undergraduates just entering its second year of activity. Our goal is to participate in the Sparkfun Autonomous Vehicle Competition this year with a unique fixed wing aerial vehicle. To successfully complete the mission, our plane must take off autonomously, locate a waypoint, and end in the landing zone without breaching the no-fly zone limitations. Bonus points we’re aiming for include autonomous landing, successful payload drops, clipping balloons, and passing under a wicket.
Dakota's interests range from computer security to robotics to space - he read too much science fiction as a kid. He writes software in his free time, and loves watching planes fly themselves. Check out his website at dakotanelson.com
Griffin is a software engineer who is passionate about designing great products. He also enjoys helping airplanes fly on their own. You can read more about him at his website.
Duncan Enjoys planes
He likes things that go sparky
We've actually got a lot of projects currently in the works, but we'll focus on some main ones here.
Currently we're working on using an Ardupilot board to make our airplanes fly
We just bought some more bixler planes to test our autopilot platform! We're also working on a 3d printed mount to hold all of our electronics that will be interchangeable between all of our Bixler planes, in case one or two break.
"Olin Aero convinced me that my dreams can take flight!" - Dimitar Dimitrov
Olin Aero's only been around a few short years, but in that time we've done some cool stuff. From computer vision to laying carbon fiber, Aero's members get hands on experience with real UAVs.
Take a look at some of our projects and stuff
Olin Aero is expermenting with all sorts of materials to build the strongest, lightest planes possible.
Skynet is alive
Griffin is working on it!
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