Edudrone.eu project in EFA Oretana

Last 22nd November, CECE was in EFA Oretana (Toledo) presenting the EDUDRONE.EU Project. An innovative project coordinated by Cece Europa. EFA Oretana participated with Selina from CECE to teach teachers and students about drones.

 

Visit: https://efaoretana.org/proyecto-europeo-drones/

 

After the meeting in EFA La Malvesia (Valencia), Selina Martín who is the coordinator of this project, visited EFA Oretana and with the collaboration of one of the teachers, Adrián Santos, the students and the teachers could learn about drones and agriculture. They could build their own drones.

Un proyecto internacional desarrolla drones para el campo

Del diario “Las Provincias”

Docentes de tres países de Europa se reúnen esta semana en la EFA La Malvesía de Llombai para desarrollar drones que se puedan aplicar en la agricultura y así acometer una modernización del sector. Dentro del programa Drone European Platform (DEP), profesores de Dinamarca, Holanda y España intercambian conocimientos para conseguir los drones más potentes que ayuden en la detección temprana de enfermedades y plagas en cultivos, la supervisión de áreas fumigadas, indicadores de calidad en cultivos, generación de inventarios de cosechas, monitoreo de grandes extensiones y un largo etcétera. Los docentes consideran que con la aplicación de los drones detectan lo que el ojo humano no ve y permiten ampliar las inspecciones de manera más exhaustiva.

 

«Es un proyecto internacional cuyo objetivo es crear una plataforma de conocimiento del mundo de los drones aplicado al sector agrario y a las escuelas de formación profesional dedicadas a este ámbito. Vamos a generar una plataforma web donde los usuarios podrán compartir información, tener acceso a material didáctico, a un curso donde se expondrá paso a paso la construcción de drones y a un manual sobre la aplicación de estos aparatos en la agricultura de precisión», señalaron José Luis Sebastián, Selina Martín y Miguel Guasp, coordinadores del programa. Durante cinco días profundizarán en la construcción de un dron, conocerán toda la legislación vigente relacionada con el tema y pondrán a prueba su proyecto. Unas competencias que en los próximos meses transmitirán e implementarán en el proceso de aprendizaje y en la formación de sus docentes y su alumnado. Todo con la meta de que conozcan las últimas novedades y entren al mercado laboral completamente formados.

 Los participantes aumentarán sus habilidades y el conocimiento sobre la materia gracias a un curso que cuenta con el apoyo de la UE. El objetivo de los profesores es aprender a construir drones y potenciar el desarrollo del medio natural y rural a través de una iniciativa europea del programa ERASMUS+, que cuenta con las últimas novedades agrícolas y que permite llevar a cabo las actividades establecidas con la máxima eficiencia y seguridad.

Curso de Formación en EFA La Malvesia (Valencia)

 

CECE – Confederación Española de Centros de Enseñanza, dentro del marco de proyectos ERASMUS + está coordinando un proyecto innovador sobre la construcción de drones y su aplicación en la agricultura. En colaboración con 4 organizaciones y escuelas de formación profesional de 3 países europeos: Holanda, España y Dinamarca, durante la semana del 12 de noviembre se realizó una formación que consistió en formar a profesores sobre la construcción de drones y sobre la aplicación de éstos objetos en la agricultura.

El curso de formación se celebró en Llombai en la región de Valencia en la escuela EFA La Malvesia, y contó con varios expertos en drones que impartieron la formación: Joaquín Sanchez y Juanjo Martí.

Durante 5 días, los profesores y algunos alumnos de la EFA La Malvesia aprendieron a construir un dron y a volarlo.

 

Drone European Platformtiene una duración de dos años finalizando en el año 2019 , y tiene la misión de formar a 9  profesores y 36 alumnos de cada escuela que pertenece al proyecto, mediante un curso online elaborado por el consorcio que se puede encontrar en la página web del proyecto, a través de una plataforma Moodle.

Son varias las escuelas agrarias y organizaciones que promueven la formación profesional que pertenecen al proyecto:

  • Green Academy de Aarhus:Una escuela agraria de Dinamarca que ofrece una amplia gama de educación en agricultura, horticultura, silvicultura, floristería, equino y medio ambiente.

 

  • Helicon Opleidingen:Una escuela de formación profesional de Holanda que ofrece educación dentro del área agrícola, donde la sostenibilidad, el espíritu empresarial y la innovación son sus valores fundamentales.

 

  • EFA La Malvesia:De la región de Llombai en Valencia, EFA La Malvesia es un centro de promoción rural, cuya finalidad principal es la promoción profesional, cultural y social del medio agrícola, forestal y rural y de sus personas, principalmente mediante acciones formativas con jóvenes y adultos, que incluyen el desarrollo de programas reglados de enseñanza, así como actividades de formación permanente y ocupacional.

 

  • TIRANTES:Una empresa holandesa especializada en el ámbito de la educación y de la inserción laboral.

 

Como coordinador del proyecto Drone European Platform:

 

  • CECE:Una Confederación de Centros de Enseñanza a nivel nacional, que lleva desarrollando proyectos europeos desde hace 20 años con una larga experiencia en la temática en educación y formación profesional.

 

How to build a Drone

Is building a drone so difficult for us to try? Some people from CECE Europa staff have decided to find out the answer in Valencia a few days ago. The objective of this trip is to promote activities about building drones for students, thanks to the EFA Malvesia.

 

First of all, the 11th of November the team arrived to Spain and made some photographs to keep those unforgettable moments in time. The 12th, the elected ones for destroying the Death Star learnt how to build a drone accompanied by Joaquin, the expert who went there in order to explain the process. The 13th they put it into practise. Other students of the EFA could also construct incredible drones. Finally, the 14th drones could finally begin with their aerial life controlled by their creators.

Here you have a video which demonstrates how funny those days have been. WHat are you waiting for? Build your own drone! Now you know it is possible.

 

https://bit.ly/2zYRfhE

 

An equipment for becoming a racer

Recently, Rudi Browning, a 15 years old boy, has won the drone racing that took place in the city of Shenzhen, China, the 4th of November of this year 2018, being awarded as FAI Drone Racing Champion. In that race 127 racers from 34 different countries were gathered for the incredible experience.

 

If you are stunned by his age and his attainments, from Edudrone you are given those tools that made Rudi Browning the winner of that competition. The total cost of the equipment is roughly 870,64 €, without taking into account the chasis, screws or motors. It is a considerable amount of money, yet once you got it, you will not think about anything but your drone and the breathtaking flights you will be able to enjoy. Don’t stay still, keep moving!

Job in Drones World Part 2

Firstable, I have to notice that the app version of JobToDron has changed respect from the Part 1 of the new, making easier the task of knowing how can someone find a job with this website.

Anyway, this part 2 of this large new is about the web version from a computer view. I have to claim that it is absolutely visual and intuitive. The main page is destined for inviting us to join as a company, an operator or a pilot with three coloured buttons.

In the up side of the web there are some other options like “Cómo funciona”, “Suscripciones”, “FAQS”, “Quiénes somos”, “Contacto” and “Iniciar sesión”.

To sum it all up, the important service that JobToDron offers is finding what the interested one is searching. If you are a driver that wants to find a job, you can register and they will bring you an offer from a company, for example. Once it is clear, there are many options of contracting the JobToDron’s services.

If you click on “Suscripciones”, it will appear a similar page to the first one in which, depending on our identity (company, operator or driver), we will discover distinct prices. If you are interested about it as a company, the service of finding drivers or operators is 0,00 €*. It is logical because the demand has to be economically-well treated in order to encourage companies to register and, in this way, have more possibilities of making offer and demand find each other. From the other side, if you are an operator, there are three types of fees: first one, 0,00 € and you will count on having your perfil and views to the basic lists of possible jobs; second one costs 9,99 €, named “Básico”, offers the same services plus more information about other people and companies among the principle services; and the final one, 14,99 €, named “Premium”, which adds the all previous services plus immediacy in the communication of the remarkable news. If you are a driver, the fees are more or less the same utilities but prices change. “Gratuito” costs 0,00 €, “Básico” has a price of 2,99 € and “Premium” costs 4,99 €.

Regarding “Contact” button, it is more useful than the app version one, because there we can find information like the telephone number, the address (located in Zaragoza) and an email. There is the possibility of sending an specific problem by the same formulary we could find in the app version.

On balance, if you are one of these three people, this web is one of the most likely sites so that people can find a perfect job or a perfect employee. Let’s the people discover this amazing and well-made website in order to help people who are in the drones sector.

 

*Every prices per each contracted month.

 

The new fireworks made by drones in China

The new fireworks made by drones in China

In this video, it is possible to observe 1,374 synchronized drones making an outstanding performance in the sky above the wall of the ancient city Xi’an. This wonder seems that it took place the 2nd of May of 2018 at night.

The men behind that fantastic demonstration are from a Chinese company of drones called EHang Egret, which made this possible. Thanks to that, they broke a Guinness Record of “Most unmanned aerial vehicles flying simultaneously”, with the mentioned number of 1,374 drones.

 

The way they achieved that feat consists a software that can control every single drone individually but in “hive” too. Trying to do it with people controlling each drone would be most probably undoable.

 

Maybe, we are viewing the fireworks of the future.

https://bit.ly/2RaTDcR

The upgrading of drones market

As we have been claiming in other news in Edudrone, the world of drones is getting incredibly large not only in countries such as United States or China, but in Spain and in the European Union too. That increase is big enough to talk about it in a single new at least.

One of the most important companies of drones in Spain is FuVex. It is specialized in making drones, and its founder is Carlos Matilla, who insists in the attention that drones will take in the forward decades. The development of the drone sector comes mainly from the United States, and nowadays it has arrived to Europe.

Regarding statistics, the number of drones has been increasing continuously since 2000. Furthermore, it is expected that there will be 53500 drones in 2050. We can appreciate in this point how important the drones market is truly. Here a graph that demonstrate how the number of drones have grown wildly until our days:

 

 

Graph 1

In conclusion, having the drones piloting course will allow people to get nearby to this sector, which undoubtedly will gain importance every year.

 

Sources of the Graph 1:

https://www.embedded-vision.com/platinum-members/embedded-vision-alliance/embedded-vision-training/documents/pages/drones

The danger behind the bad use of drones

WMCH Drone

The video exposed in our social network is disturbing at the very least. In it we see how a drone crashes against the wing of an airplane. According to what the girl says in the video (“Bye, New York”), it seems to be New York City in 2015, year of publishing of the video.

 

If we read the comments, all of theme claim that it is a fake video. It can be, but the main thing is not that. The true issue is: ¿can it be possible? ¿Is that a proof of what a shock between a drone and an airplane can cause? Even though I am not an expert finding fake videos, it does not seem to me like that. La Sexta has published a new about how painful can be a drone to a plane. Here the link: (https://bit.ly/2OPnnh3). In this new we can find a video where engineers affirm that a drone can provocate such damage.

 

In conclusion, as we saw in the new about drones’ law, it is not allowed flying a drone in an aerial traffic zone. We must be aware about how dangerous can be ignoring the legal limitations of flying in areas of frequent aerial traffic. Therefore, let’s be responsable and cautious with the using of drones.

Drones help in Spanish reforestation

 

It is a fact that fires are the main enemy of woods. In Spain, since 2001 to 2015, there have been 82.543 fires that have calcined one or more hectares. This statistic is disturbing for all people.

 

Due to it, CO2 Revolution is a company founded by Juan Carlos Sesma in order to fight against fire consequences and deforestation. It has begun in summer of 2018 because of many fires that attempted to the forest security of the Natural Park of the High Tajo, Guadalajara.

Their project consists of using special seeds that have been removed their latency phase so that they can root as soon as possible, reaching an 80% of success. These seeds are wrapped by a capsule that contains the needed nutrients for growing in well conditions. By selecting different kinds of plants, the team of CO2 Revolution achieve to create a diverse and complete vegetal ecosystem wherever they fall. When the Iseeds are ready, they are tracked in drones and spreaded above zones that otherwise would be inaccessible for human being.

 

With this method, 100.000 trees can be planted in a day thanks to information from the Big Data, smart seeds and drones. In so doing, each drone can throw 2.500 seeds with one battery charge, which is a considerable number.

 

Volver arriba