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Why I took a Drone Apart (3 Times) So You Don't Have To!

Some of us will remember in the 1980s movie, Short Circuit, Johnny 5’s intense desire to “live.” Many times it’s when we take things apart, we can better understand how they work and more effectively use the instrument.

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Why I took a Drone Apart (3 Times) So You Don't Have To!

Some of us will remember in the 1980s movie, Short Circuit, Johnny 5’s intense desire to “live.” Many times it’s when we take things apart, we can better understand how they work and more effectively use the instrument.

Director Dan’s Notes: “I took a Typhoon Q500 4K drone apart 3 times, so you don’t have to!” 

In the case of learning about drones and the lingo associated with the technology behind them, I took one apart and rebuilt it. In so doing, I’ve learned about ESC’s, motors, firmware updates for drones, controller and cameras, gyroscopes, GPSs, satellites, barometers, wifi networks (yes, there’s more than one per drone), ESC/motor assignment, compass calibration, and so much more. 

We're going to have a great time this summer using some of the new terms and flying skills I've been learning . . . all as a part of the curriculum at the School of Hard Knocks! 

Drone technology is going to be a big part of Ci 3.0 this summer. If you have a young person who loves science, technology, engineering, or math, and would love to meet others who have the same passion for STEM, check out our summer camp opportunities. 

Our mission at Camp Infinity is to inspire students to explore how science and technology can be integrated with a creation apologetics worldview, preparing them to explain and defend their faith and succeed in their STEM education and future careers. 

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Dan Wooster

Dan is the founder of Camp Infinity, a retired computer science professor, cofounder of a software development company, and a member of the board for Answers in Genesis. He lives in Greenville, SC with his wife Karen. They have 3 married children and 5 grand children. He loves to inspire young people with a biblical view of the world, especially science & technology.

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Dan Wooster

Dan is the founder of Camp Infinity, a retired computer science professor, cofounder of a software development company, and a member of the board for Answers in Genesis. He lives in Greenville, SC with his wife Karen. They have 3 married children and 5 grand children. He loves to inspire young people with a biblical view of the world, especially science & technology.

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Georgia Purdom

A member of our advisory board, Georgia is a most gifted author, researcher and speaker for Answers in Genesis.

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RJ is a blog writer for Camp Infinity and a student at Bob Jones University majoring in engineering. He loves considering the science and technology claims of science fiction stories. He also loves reading. Throughout his life he has been a dreamer, imagining a never ending series of what ifs and maybes. From a young age, God gave him a passion for learning all he could about the world around him.

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Emily Barney

In addition to her strong organizational skills and heart for children's safety and well being, Emily brings to Camp Infinity a valuable perspective as a mother of two boys. She is happily married to a pastor. In addition, she works as the Children's Ministries Director at her local church. Visitors often comment on the high level of safety they experience when leaving their children under the supervision of Emily's team.

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Dr. Jeremy Ervin is the Inaugural Dean of the School of Education at Cedarville University. With his experience in providing professional learning for K-12 teachers and his time teaching pedagogy in higher education, he recognizes how the 21st Century classroom needs to center on the engagement of the learner with enduring understandings.

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Max Lorentz has loved science (and astronomy in particular) since childhood. He enjoys sharing it with others, especially with young people. He studied mathematics as an undergraduate and is currently completing a Ph.D. in astronomy.

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Avery Foley

Avery Foley is a blog writer for Camp Infinity. She holds a bachelors of science in biblical studies and a masters of arts in theological studies. She’s originally from Canada but lives with her husband and young son in Kentucky where she works as a writer for a creation apologetics organization.

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